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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


As a Student Ambassador, you have the opportunity to take part in an exciting variety of paid opportunities on and off campus. These range from open days, higher education fairs, subject support in schools, mentoring, student life talks, campus visits, creative workshops and much more! 

As part of Goldsmiths’ proactive aim to advance equality, diversity, and inclusion, we strongly encourage applications from students with Black or Ethnic Minority backgrounds, disabled students, and students who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or Queer.

Register and apply (closes 9am, Mon 9th October)

For more information contact Becky Gardner, Student Ambassador Coordinator: ambassadors (

Watch a Student Ambassador talk about their work

Department Reps

Students chatting and smiling in the Union

Department Reps (formerly DSCs) are students who work at a department level to represent their fellow students and their academic interests. They meet with key university staff to ensure the student opinion is listened to, and produce annual research which the college responds to.

Department Reps receive a £700 bursary and extensive training throughout their terms which last one year. If you are a current student who wants to learn more about how your university is run and are interested in working with the university on making the student experience the best it can possible be.

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Programme Reps

Programme Reps

Programme Reps are students who volunteer to represent students at course and year level.

They attend departmental meetings and collaborate with Department Reps to highlight good and bad experiences with the aim of improving the overall student experience. All Programme Reps receive training and development.

If you are interested in being a Programme Rep on your course, contact your department or find out more at 




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.

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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