Information for schools and colleges


If you work with sixth-formers or want to help younger pupils understand more about studying for a degree, our Outreach Team is here to help you help your students.

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How we can help

Find out more about our work with Primary, Secondary and Post-16 students.

We also offer plenty of resources for you, including an annual conference for teachers and advisers, and GoldNetwork magazine, published each term full of insights and advice.

You can read more about the ways we can support you on our working with teachers pages

Upcoming events

We regularly attend UCAS fairs and run Goldclasses and Summer Schools.

Meet the team


Clare Welsh - Recruitment and Outreach Manager

Clare manages the Student Recruitment & Outreach team. She is responsible for managing the widening participation and outreach activities delivered by the team, which are designed to support students who are currently under-represented in higher education and encourage progression into HE / Goldsmiths. She manages all school partnership programmes and school & college liaison activities, with the objective of raising the profile of Goldsmiths, University of London across all undergraduate degree programmes.


Ben Churchill - Student Recruitment and Outreach Officer

Ben runs Goldsmiths’ masterclass programme Goldclasses, as well as visiting schools and colleges to deliver talks on a broad range of subjects to students and parents. He is also responsible for schools and colleges liaison, and is keen to work closely with teachers and advisers to understand further how we can best support institutions in a changing and challenging landscape. Ben joins Goldsmiths from the University of Reading, having previously worked in the voluntary sector for several years.


Jonathan Bridges – Student Recruitment and Outreach Officer (Post-16)

Jonathan has recently joined us from Exeter University, and manages the Goldsmiths Progression Scheme (GPS), a two year course which provides students with enhanced learning experiences and information on HE through a series of activities at Goldsmiths. Jonathan also manages our , and all sixth form activity in local schools and colleges.


Lucy Jenks – Outreach Project Officer 

Lucy works with academic departments to develop outreach plans and co-ordinate delivery of outreach activity with local schools and colleges. She develops progression agreements with local schools and colleges to highlight pathways for non-traditional learners to progress to higher education. She supports specific outreach and widening access initiatives at Goldsmiths including Realising Opportunities, a national programme supporting year 12s into research intensive universities. She also provides advice and guidance to access and mature students applying to university.

Lucy Grace Trotman - Pre-16 Coordinator

As the Pre-16 Outreach Coordinator, Lucy manages relationships with, and activities for, local primary schools and secondary schools. Lucy joins the team after eight years working in the arts and heritage sector, having led outreach for Tate Modern, the South London Gallery and National Maritime Museum, as well as two years of primary school teaching.


Andy Roper - Recruitment and Outreach Assistant

Andy works across the Student Recruitment and Outreach team, supporting all events and activities. He delivers workshops and talks in schools and colleges on all areas of higher education and progression.


Dan Bond – Student Ambassador Coordinator 

Dan recruits and trains Goldsmiths' student ambassadors so that they are prepared to go out to schools and colleges and deliver a series of workshops in areas such as the university application process, student life, subject specific talks, homework and revision sessions. He is also the main contact if you need to book an ambassador for your event or progression activity.

Lee McMahon - Student Recruitment and Outreach Officer

Amadea Afful - Student Recruitment and Outreach Officer