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Goldsmiths Blogs - Summer 2013

We feature a selection of blogs written by Goldsmiths students.

The blogs we feature are authentic and have not been produced at the request of Goldsmiths. The bloggers are aware we're linking to their site but have not been asked to edit their posts on our behalf. Whilst they may not deal with Goldsmiths specifically, we hope the blogs will offer a genuine insight what it's like to live and study in London. Want your blog linked here? Email hello@gold.ac.uk and let us know your course and year of study.

Goldsmiths is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Sarah Libros

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Sarah is originally from Philadelphia and moved to London in September 2012 to study BA Social & Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths. She loves to knit and is a self-confessed bookworm.

What inspired your blog?
I started my blog to record my experiences of living abroad and student life, as well as a way to keep far-away friends and family up to date with my life. It has also become a place for me to speak out about issues I feel strongly about and to explore my voice as a writer.

Which blogs do you like read yourself?
I read a ton of blogs, just a few of my favorites are The Belle Jar, Truthfully, and My Fairytale Bones.

What makes a great blog?
An intriguing writing style, being relatable and genuine, and discussing things that matter (either to the world or that are important to the writer). A great blog design and nice pictures help too!

What's the best thing about studying at Goldsmiths?
The people! I have met so many great people who have interesting and unique points to make about any topic.

Who would you most like to get stuck in a lift with?
Jane Goodall [British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist]. I've admired her since I was about 8, and think it would be pretty great to get a chance to chat about her work.

What's your guilty pleasure?
Trashy TV shows.

What subject will always get you in a rant?
Any feminist topics! I'm pretty non-confrontational in most situations, but if I hear something sexist I get too angry to ignore it.

 

Jack Hillcox

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Jack lives in Peckham and is in his second year studying BA Economics, Politics & Public Policy at Goldsmiths. He is a political blogger, writer and actor.

What inspired your blog?
For a long time I've been interested in becoming a writer/journalist. I saw that writing a blog would give me the freedom to hone my writing on subjects that I found interesting.

Which blogs do you like read yourself?
I try to read a wide range blogs. Although my blog is mainly political, many things can catch my interest. Gizmodo is a great source for tech news, I also very occasionally dip into science and culture blogs. I'm a big fan of podcasts and vlogs [video logs] and I am in the process of launching one myself called ThemsApples.

What makes a great blog?
I think the best blogs challenge the perceptions and ideas of their readers, whilst at the same time being very relevent to the reader and not coming off as preachy. I like it when a blog looks at areas that aren't necessarily covered in the mainstream press. That's also why I'm not really a big fan of fashion or sport blogs, they all just seem a bit silly to me.

What's the best thing about studying at Goldsmiths?
I love the multicultural nature and relaxed attitude at Goldsmiths. It's a bit of a paradox that a place can be so laid back, but also such a creative hub.

What's your favourite place in London?
Hyde Park in the winter. I come from the countryside, so it's nice to see such an abundance of green. London's such a manic and hectic place, but the park in the winter is so quiet and calm.

Who would you most like to get stuck in a lift with?
Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the South Park guys).

What's your guilty pleasure?
Musicals, I don't think I've ever seen a bad one! The last one I saw was The Book of Mormon.


 

 

Maisie Linford

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Maisie is currently studying BA English and Comparative Literature, she started blogging to help herself remember things and share research ideas and opinions.

What's your favourite place in London?
My favourite place in London is Clapham. It's just so nice.

How would your friends describe you?
Possibly a bit eccentric. But I'm sure they think I am lovely.

What's the best thing about studying at Goldsmiths?
It's very mixed and everyone is very creative. I like the way you can always find people that will tell you about the interesting projects they are involved in, it keeps me on my toes. I also love how politicised it is, makes me feel like it's worth taking an active interest in whats going on in the world.

What will make you scream?
I screamed this morning because I saw a mouse. I didn't even realise I was afraid of mice.

Who would you most like to get stuck in a lift with?
My boyfriend.

What's your guilty pleasure?
I watch far too much Mad Men and then relate it to real life more than I should, but I don't feel guilty about that, because Mad Men is great.

What subject will always get you in a rant?
Feminism. Though I'm sure that's just because people respond to it as a rant.

 

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