"The tutors have always been approachable – whether I've knocked on doors with tangible questions or just to chew the fat."
"I initially applied to Goldsmiths on account of the university’s reputation in arts circles; I was applying to study English, and hoped that the freedom often affiliated with the creative arts would apply here to the humanities. My expectations were exceeded. The American side of the course has been brilliant – establishing a little community that seems driven by a mutual respect between staff and students – arguably echoing the atmosphere in the College at large – a kind of learning environment that feels ingratiating rather than exclusive. The department of English and Comparative Literature has been welcoming throughout the degree, and the tutors have always been approachable – whether I’ve knocked on doors with tangible questions or just to chew the fat, teachers have always been encouraging.
The course itself has been comprehensive, running from the Renaissance to the post-modern moment, and has proved to strengthen not only a knowledge but also, I would argue, a love of literature: the enthusiasm of the lecturers precipitating a mutual sense of excitement. The degree has, as hoped, been an opportunity to consolidate this love. Given the current cultural and political climate, it feels of unique significance to be affiliated with an institution that champions the humanities, and that exercises this championship without any sense of elitism. Currently in the final year of my undergraduate programme, I hope to continue studying at Goldsmiths, and undertake a Masters with the Department."