Renting privately means you can decide where you live, who you share with, and the type of accommodation that suits you best.
As a Goldsmiths student, you’ll also have access to the University of London Housing Services’ database. This is a site where you can search for available rooms and a service that offers contract checking and housing fairs. They have a housing guide which can give you advice about searching for a place to live and also organise Flatmate Finder events.
You may also want to look at the facebook group run by the Goldsmiths Students’ Union, where students post information about spare rooms.