At Goldsmiths, we recognise that work placements can provide you with a number of benefits.
- They can bring a new dimension to your studies, enabling you to apply and evaluate classroom learning within the workplace.
- You can develop an array of personal skills, which will be critical when you graduate.
- They give you the chance to reflect on and refine your career goals.
- You may be able to develop a useful network of contacts.
This is why we don't just have placements in our professional training courses, such as teaching and social work- we have developed placement options within a wide range of degree courses.
Over 1,400 students at Goldsmiths each year undertake some form of placement which is related to their studies. Some of them describe their experience.
Staff at Goldsmiths have a network of contacts and will support you in finding a suitable placement. In the past, students have had placements at
- British Council
- Friends of the Earth
- M&C Saatchi
- Tate Modern
- The Wall Street Journal
and many others.
In addition, practice-based assignments, where you can work on projects brought in by external organisations, are exciting elements of some programmes.
Both of these schemes give an added dimension to your studies and also enhance your career prospects.