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Tinashe

BSc Computing & Information Systems

"Goldsmiths has pushed me to start thinking outside the box, which is something I have now taught myself to do."

My name is Tinashe and I am a third year student at Goldsmiths, University of London. I study Computing and Information Systems. The one thing that attracted me most to Goldsmiths is the size of the university. I liked it because it was nice, small and less confusing to navigate around especially if someone was new. I also liked how multicultural it was because I have been able to meet people from all parts of the world and from different courses too.

My course has been really challenging over the last three years and I have been able to develop a lot of skills (Programming and Communication) along the way and these skills are definitely going to aid me when I do my Masters. It has pushed me to start thinking outside the box which is something I have now taught myself to do. The lecturers have been fantastic and very helpful. I have really enjoyed my time here at Goldsmiths and I am even considering coming back for my Masters. To me Goldsmiths is like my second home.

Abri

MFA Fine Art

"The experience of attending Goldsmiths is still tinged with the surreal. ­ I am constantly surprised by the dedication and talent of my peers, commitment to political integrity, radical research, and the drive to find fresh cultural articulations."

Since the second year of my BA in Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, I was enticed by the notion of coming to Goldsmiths to do a MFA. This predilection was grounded on little knowledge: Goldsmiths in my mind was this mythical place that saw only a handful of South African artists as alumni. It was only during 2011, as a postgraduate student and a part-time lecturer in Visual Studies, that I started to earnestly research Goldsmiths, New Cross and London, a venture that at times seemed overwhelming for someone who had not been in the UK before, and who knew that any future plans would be subject to scholarships.

The experience of now attending Goldsmiths, and having a studio in the Laurie Grove Baths, is still tinged with the surreal. ­ I am constantly surprised by the dedication and talent of my peers, the commitment to political integrity, radical research, and the drive to find fresh cultural articulations. After graduation I hope to sustain this degree of stimulation by working as an artist's assistant and doing a Post-Masters Studio Program.

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