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Mentoring, representing & ambassadors

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Becoming a mentor, representing or ambassador is a rewarding role, allowing you to give something back and also helping you to develop your own skills

Goldsmiths university and Goldsmiths SU offer a range of opporunities for you to help and get involved.

Student Ambassadors


Student Ambassadors are a resource for motivating, engaging and advising young people who can benefit from their honest accounts and positive views regarding Higher Education. Student Ambassadors are trained in all aspects of UCAS, presentations, working with young people, and much more and represent Goldsmiths at a variety of events and activities.

Video: a Student Ambassador talking about their experience

For more information contact Becky Gardner, Student Ambassador Coordinator: r.gardner (


Students chatting and smiling in the Union

DSCs or Departmental Student Coordinators work collectively to provide a positive impact on their programme of study by representing the views of their students to their department.

DSCs are given a £700 bursary for the role. If you've got something to say then think about applying to be a DSC for your department. It is an excellent opportunity to become involved in your department, to engage with a larger student cohort and develop excellent communication and organisational skills.

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Student Representatives

Student Representatives

Student Representatives play a vital voluntary role at Goldsmiths; providing an essential link between the students, the Students’ Union and the University.

Representatives are responsible for gathering and reporting on feedback from students on a particular year of a particular programme, whereas Departmental Student Coordinators are responsible for all undergraduate students, or all postgraduate students, within an academic department. 

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PAL stands for Peer Assisted Learning. It provides weekly review sessions for students to compare notes, discuss concepts and consolidate material. It's a safe space for questioning, making mistakes and building confidence. The programme is free and takes the form of face-to-face weekly sessions. Sessions and materials are prepared and run by PAL Leaders – students who previously completed the same modules of study.

Find out more about becoming a PAL Leader

The Open Book Project

Open Book

The Open Book project works with those from socially excluded groups to encourage them to take up education, offering them ongoing emotional and practical support throughout their course. The project sometimes requires volunteers to help with teaching or mentoring.

Contact The Open Book Project for more information.

Resident Assistants


The Resident Assistants (RA's) provide a link between the University and the resident students in halls.

They help to foster a good living environment with special regard to student welfare, discipline and safety.

Resident Assistants are unpaid but receive discounted accommodation.‌

Annual Fund Telephone Campaign


Every February a group of our current Goldsmiths students pick up the telephone and look forward to talking to some of our alumni. Our callers are great bunch of students who really love Goldsmiths and are keen to talk to alumni.

The Alumni Office recruits a small group of students each year to work on the campaign.

Dedicated Listeners

Dedicated Listeners

Goldsmiths Students' Union runs the Dedicated Listeners Student Support Service (DLs for short!). It is a non-judgemental peer support system provided for students, by student volunteers. 

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