Goldsmiths, University of London
Founded in 1891, Goldsmiths, University of London is an institution with a rich academic history, known for its creative approach.
Its 9,000 students are based on campus in the heart of south east London’s New Cross community, studying undergraduate, postgraduate, teacher training and return-to-study courses in the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management.
Goldsmiths is in the UK’s top 25 universities for the quality of its research (Research Excellence Framework, THE research intensity ranking).
It has been recognised as one of the UK’s top creative and political universities, as voted for by students (Which? University 2014), and in 2014 was ranked first in London for high quality and helpful staff by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.
Goldsmiths has made a huge impact on popular culture. Seven winners of the Turner Prize – and almost a quarter of those shortlisted for the award since it began – have been former Goldsmiths students, while others have gone on to receive Oscars, Mercury Music prizes, Ivor Novellos and BAFTAS.