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Goldsmiths, University of London

Lewisham | South East England

Creative Political City

Ucas code: G56

At Goldsmiths we offer undergraduate opportunities in subjects covering the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management. Goldsmiths is located in New Cross, south-east London. Vibrant, urban and with great transport connections to Central London, it's an ideal base for experiencing and enjoying the capital.
Source:Goldsmiths, University of London website

What students say about this university

Dialog 612 comments (163 students)
    • Everyday expenses

      The one thing you need to understand is you may not notice the higher costs of London as such, but you defiantly will with...

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      2012, 1st year, Media Studies

      Everyday expenses

      The one thing you need to understand is you may not notice the higher costs of London as such, but you defiantly will with travel. Topping up your Oyster card regularly can cost a bomb! However you can either order a student Oyster or if you have a railcard, link it to your oyster which is easy to do in any underground station and saves you money. As for everything else, try and keep an eye on your money, things add up that you don't realise. The odd sandwich and coffee makes a difference!

      2012, 1st year, Media Studies

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    • Academic Experience

      The teaching hours are fairly standard, with a lecture and seminar for each module. They seem to rely on you to study out of...

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      2016, 1st year, English Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      The teaching hours are fairly standard, with a lecture and seminar for each module. They seem to rely on you to study out of hours and teachers are fairly accessible, either in person or by email if you have questions. the content is interesting, but I guess it depends on if you enjoy what you're learning or not. Mostly, the work consists of essays that form a final portfolio and most of the modules have end of year exams. the feedback for these essays is given so you can improve them before final portfolio submission. It can be helpful,but it's good to meet your tutor in person so they can explain certain areas. Since I study English, the facilities don't need to be overly specific, but the lecture halls are big and comfortable and I like the setups for seminars afterwards, which are a bit more intimate and detailed.

      2016, 1st year, English Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Student support

      2013, 1st year, Sociology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      Great library, really handy internet services, state of the art recording studio

      2012, 1st year, Music

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    • Everyday expenses

      cheaper cost of living than central london

      2012, 2nd year, Fine Art

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    • The upside

      Diversity of student body and student life

      2013, 1st year, Applied Music/Musicianship

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

79%

HIGH

Sporty

36%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

54%

MED

Creative

90%

HIGH

Varied union activities

62%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £18.2k MED
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

83%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

8,525

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

66%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

13%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

67%

of students are female

Young / Mature

22%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

26%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

49%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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