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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 44 reviews
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Halls of Residence
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 24 reviews
3.7 / 24 reviews
Location
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 313 reviews
4.4 / 313 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 313 reviews
4.2 / 313 reviews
Freshers' Week
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
3.3 / 8 reviews
University of Goldsmiths - London
Overview

Goldsmiths, University of London, is a public research university specializing in the arts, design, humanities, and social sciences. It is a constituent college within the University of London.

Student Stats

Number of students8110
Male : Female34 : 66
Fulltime : Part time85 : 15
UK :International73 : 27

Awards

Top 10 university for Location
Top 20 university for Party Vibe

Goldsmiths, University of London Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars based on 44 reviews
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Campus/University buildings
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 13 reviews
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3.7 out of 5 stars based on 13 reviews
Sports facilities
3.2 out of 5 stars based on 13 reviews
Student Union
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 13 reviews
Careers service
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 13 reviews
Organisation
2.8 out of 5 stars based on 13 reviews
Inclusivity
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 13 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
3.4 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
Support for international students
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 11 reviews
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1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Consuelo Trevisan

15th April 2018
Did visual anthropology.Dropped out.Jaw droppingly low stimulating,terrible quality of teaching from the lecturers,little to no support offered to students.Just plain awful.Teachers overall so full of self and absorbed in their research 24/7 it's just ridicolous.It's an utter shame scholars get paid to do such a sloppy job,it really is,for a crappy 1h/2h lecture a week?and allegedly,UK education is supposed to be of a good standard.Students,in my opinion,are left at their own mercy,the only support available coming from researchers (which are overloaded by the amount of work,of course) and fellow students (if).Leaving this university means leaving with an enormous amount of debt for no reason whatsoever.PUT YOUR and YOUR PARENTS hard earned money somewhere else,I really mean it.I really can't grasp what the fuss is about with this place-to me,just a hub for the stereotypical london hipster.A lot going on on the surface but that is pretty much it.Students aren't taken seriously enough,in my opinion,neither encouraged and supported enough.came across a couple of capable seminar teachers,but that's all I can really say.No real lead,not enough structure in both teaching and departmental organisation.Again,this is something that might suit a18 y old coming straight out of college,but I discourage any mature student to apply.Shockingly awful.Also,I must point out,I ve noticed a very disrespectful and obnoxious attitude overall from many of the lecturers and departmental staff.AVOID AVOID AVOID.
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1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

14th March 2018
Goldsmiths is a great university, and i really enjoy my time here and never regretted my decision. Facilities are alright, I very seldom had reason to complain. Halls are also comfortable and accessible. I think it could do more for disabled students and also for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. However, the student union is great and helpful. I learnt a lot of things at Goldmsiths. It is thought of as a liberal, open-minded, progressive space. Which it usually is. And that's the best part.
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Course review , 16/05/2017

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The course was extremely immersive, we had projects every day and our teachers were attentive. The course taught me a variety of skills that has made me adaptable within the creative industry. It also taught me a design process that I have used throughout my career which has help me become confident and creative with my work.

Course review , 07/05/2017

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The course at Goldsmiths is very good, but going into the following years, you need to be prepared for the amount of work you are expected to do. It can be vwry stressful, especially during exam season, so preparation is extremely important during the summer holidays.

Course review , 28/04/2017

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I quite enjoyed the extensive topics and the approaches, using visual and material culture including analysing film, dress, literature early modern and medieval illustrations to understand socio-political history. It is a refreshing perspective, and topics such as dress of Victorian poor, protests were very interesting topics. I feared back when I was applying to Universities during A-levels that I would learn generic modern, early modern history in traditional way until I found this course. Ideally a few years back i wanted to enter East Anglia for its quality of research.

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Course module review - Global Development And Underdevelopment, 22/05/2016

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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.

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Course module review - Anthropology Of Art 1, 22/05/2016

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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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Course module review - Community Needs And Services, 09/05/2016

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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...

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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Stratford One
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
4.5 / 4 reviews
2 The Garden Halls
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
3 McMillan Student Village
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
4.0 / 5 reviews
4 Nutford House
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
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5 Raymont Hall
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
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6 Surrey House
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
3.3 / 4 reviews
7 Surrey House Annexe
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review
8 Loring Hall
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
2.0 / 2 reviews
9 International Hall
1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
1.0 / 1 review
10 Batavia Mews
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Rank City Student Rating
1 Newcastle
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 51 reviews
4.8 / 51 reviews
2 Sheffield
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 148 reviews
4.5 / 148 reviews
3 London
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 313 reviews
4.4 / 313 reviews
4 Manchester
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 77 reviews
4.6 / 77 reviews
5 Leeds
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 57 reviews
4.6 / 57 reviews
6 Cardiff
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 50 reviews
4.5 / 50 reviews
7 Liverpool
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 55 reviews
4.5 / 55 reviews
8 Brighton
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 47 reviews
4.5 / 47 reviews
9 Bristol
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 56 reviews
4.5 / 56 reviews
10 Edinburgh
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 49 reviews
4.5 / 49 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Anime Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
2 Gospel Choir Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
3 Jiu Jitsu
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
4 Muay Thai
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
5 Visual Cultures Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 (SMITHS) Magazine
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7 A Cappella Society
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8 ABACUS Chinese Society
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9 Alliance for Workers Liberty Society
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10 Anthropology Society
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1 Ministry of Sound
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 39 reviews
4.2 / 39 reviews
2 G-A-Y
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 17 reviews
4.4 / 17 reviews
3 Guy's Bar
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 11 reviews
4.5 / 11 reviews
4 XOYO
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 22 reviews
4.2 / 22 reviews
5 Fabric London
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 15 reviews
4.3 / 15 reviews
6 Electric Ballroom
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
4.6 / 8 reviews
7 Lightbox
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
4.3 / 12 reviews
8 EGG London
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 20 reviews
4.0 / 20 reviews
9 Zoo Bar
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 14 reviews
4.1 / 14 reviews
10 Tiger Tiger (London)
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 25 reviews
3.6 / 25 reviews
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1 Goldsmiths, University of London
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
3.3 / 8 reviews
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Awards

Top 10 university for Location
Top 20 university for Party Vibe

Location Details

Goldsmiths, University of London
London
SE14 6NW
United Kingdom