I was out of school for over two years working and travelling before I decided that I wanted to attend university. In my first gap year in 2007 I travelled around Europe and was lucky enough to be able to experience and become involved in a few endeavours of university life in London, as I had a number of friends commencing fresher’s year.
I was thrilled about the dynamics and general aspirational flow of the university lifestyle. Through witnessing and being able to draw upon this small yet rewarding experience, I fell in love with the idea of studying in the UK. I seized the opportunity and started my own research into the British university system. Being a foreign student not knowing much about the universities in the UK, and doing it on my own without much guidance, it was hard for me to decide on which uni was the best to apply to for drama, specifically around the London area.
What made Goldsmiths stand out to me was the embracing nature and laidback attitude it presented and its acceptance to whomever you are as a person no matter where you are from and what background. The strong arts and performance foundation Goldsmiths holds grabbed my attention more than anything and its intimate yet vibrant community appealed very much to me.
The amount of freedom given to the students was ideal as well, as the creativity Goldsmiths is renowned for was the epitome of perfection. What made me decide to attend Goldsmiths in the end was simply by word of mouth. Most people, strangers and people I know, strongly urged me to consider Goldsmiths as my option due to the inventive, unique and edgy reputation Goldsmiths has as a university.