Information for students

The following information is for students enrolled on degree programmes validated by Goldsmiths.

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Goldsmiths’ validation

The programme that you are enrolled on at one of our partner institutions leads to a degree award made by Goldsmiths.

Your degree programme has been designed by - and is fully delivered by – the academic staff at your higher education institution (HEI). Through Goldsmiths’ validation procedures, your programme has been approved to be of an appropriate and equivalent standard and quality to lead to a degree award of Goldsmiths.

Quality assurance

Goldsmiths undertakes a range of processes to assure the quality of your degree programme. This includes annual and periodic reviews of the curriculum, monitoring of student and staff feedback and the moderation of assessed student work.

We appoint an Academic Link from Goldsmiths to help to ensure that the academic standards of your programme are consistent with equivalent degree programmes delivered at our campus in London. We also appoint an External Examiner to your programme to benchmark the quality and standards of your degree to other equivalent programmes across the UK and internationally.

Student feedback

Part of our validation arrangements with your institution includes ensuring that you will be able to participate in quality assurance and enhancement activities. Examples of this include student representation on decision-making committees and ensuring there are opportunities for you to provide feedback on your degree programme and your experiences in general. Once you have enrolled, your institution will provide you with information about how to get involved. 

Appeals and complaints

If you have a matter of concern relating to your studies, you should raise this in the first instance with your institution. Details about your institution’s appeals and complaints procedure will be provided to you in your programme handbook or made available on your learning portal/the hub.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of an appeal or complaint to your institution, you may escalate this via Goldsmiths’ appeals and complaints procedure. Your institution will provide you with full details of how to do this. 

For any further information on your validated degree programme please contact the Academic Partnerships team.