Goldsmiths, University of London
Founded in 1891, and part of the University of London since 1904, Goldsmiths has a rich academic history but is also known for its creative approach. It’s a world top 100 creative university, offering programmes in the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management.
Goldsmiths is a small campus community with a global reach, bringing learning to life through powerful conversations and personal connections. Proud to nurture the best and the brightest minds, students and staff look at the world through their own lens. Goldsmiths is based on a single-site campus within London’s vibrant New Cross, but it’s also just minutes from the heart of this great global city.
• Goldsmiths is in the world’s top 100 universities for the arts and humanities [QS World University Ranking 2012]
• They’re ranked 9th in the UK for world-leading research [Research Assessment Exercise]
• Former Goldsmiths students include artists Antony Gormley, Steve McQueen and Bridget Riley, and musicians Katy B, James Blake and Alex James
Life in London
London is an amazing place to be a student, with world-famous galleries, museums and theatres on your doorstep – many of which can be explored for free.
From Shakespeare’s Globe and Tate Modern to the Natural History Museum and Royal Albert Hall, London is home to some of the biggest names in the cultural arena, and hosts some of the most famous exhibitions, performers and festivals in the world.
New Cross has been described by The New York Times as being a hub of creative talent, thanks in part to its arty feel and thriving music scene. It’s well connected to the rest of London by public transport, and you can get to central London by train in less than ten minutes.
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