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Goldsmiths, University of London 4.3 / 27 reviews
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SO53046A
Anonymous

This sociology course outlines the structures and origins of the economic systems that make up our interconnected world. It gives an excellent base of knowledge for understanding economics on a social level, and understanding the language used to talk about the current issues we are involved in currently. Often economics is seen as something too complex to tackle, Brian Alleyne masterfully explains the underpinnings of these systems and makes them much more accessible to the average person. The readings are incredibly well chosen and informative. Great introductory course to social economics !

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AN53015A
Anonymous

The module is taught through one hour lectures combined with one hour seminars over an eleven week schedule. It is assessed through a 3000 word essay. The aims of the module include critical reflection on the relationship between art and anthropology. Through ethnographic case studies it considers key anthropological approaches to art history and themes.

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SW51021A
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Community Needs and Services is a great module, it is the first time you get to really engage with service users and go out and actually do some real research. My researched food banks and I found it really opened my eyes to the issues people face who access them. A note of caution though, it is easy to get into conflict whist doing group work. People simply don't always agree and sometimes people don't pull their weight. One member of my group simply didn't do her contribution towards a presentation we had to do that day which put the rest of us under a great deal of pressure... it sucked. Pull your weight guys and you will find the module both interesting and enjoyable.

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PS53044A
Anonymous

This module is both challenging and fiercely interesting. Students who chose to take this in their final year have agreed on the fact that all of their core beliefs and views have been challenged in a way that is both constructive, critical and ultimately rewarding. It allows students to dissect the complex and complicated structures of the contemporary social problems of today, and provides tools for students to come up with ways in which stigma and prejudices could effectively be tackled. I truly believe that the principles taught through this module are something that students will take home and apply to their future careers or daily lives outside of the classroom.

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Goldsmiths has truly allowed me to expand my knowledge of the world and the ways in which I think about my every day life.The professors here are engaging and critical, highly qualified and approachable. It makes for a wonderful learning experience!New Cross is a friendly and welcoming little area, with coffee shops and loads of choices in food and pubs. The uni holds lots of events open to the public which allows for a great interaction with locals in the area, and prides itself on keeping the people in the area involved and not excluded from the university environment.It gives the place a homey feel.

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The degree is taught over 3 years through a combination of one hour lectures followed by one hour seminars. The seminars are mainly facilitated by PhD students and student participation is highly encouraged. The first runs through the basics of both fields with methods and ethics being taught for anthropology. The second year progresses onto theory and finally the third year has a few optional modules and also practice options for the media side of the degree. Overall it is very well structured.

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I have found studying Social Work at Goldsmiths has been one of the best experiences of my life. The course has social work practice at it's core and prepares you for life as a social worker. Be warned though, this is not an easy course. Some BA full time courses only actually result in a few hours actually in university each week. Expect to be in 9-5 Monday to Friday and treat any study days a gaps between lectures as a bonus. Although the teaching is generally good, there have been occasions when it has been poor. There have also been inconsistencies in the standard of feeding regarding assignments. That said though, for the majority of the time it has been good. If I were to give some advice I'd say stay on top of your work and use study days for study. When you are work placement you will find time flies and it's easy to put yourself under pressure with assignment deadlines. You have to do your research or you simply won't do well.

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I have absolutely loved my time at Goldsmiths, the contemporary research conducted by the lecturers is incredibly interesting and allows for students to be immersed in the research field. Although administration across the departments can be a let down, with feedback on coursework and contact hours being limited, there is always someone there to help students through extracurricular support. The teaching quality provided by the lecturers is consistently good across a range of different modules and the range of module choices are exponential and cater to a variety of various courses within Psychology itself.  

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PO53014A
Anonymous

Lots of hard work and can be stressful if not started early. Lot of support from the staff though.

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HT51020A
Amy Simmons

This course is pretty good, although parts of it are repeated from A-Level courses. However, it's this way because it's political history and you cannot ignore these aspects of history.

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