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Membership of the alumni community comes with a number of benefits, wherever you are based in the world.
Keeping in touch: the latest news and alumni email
The latest news
Receive the latest news from Goldsmiths and fellow alumni throughout the year via the alumni magazine, Goldlink, and newsletter. We welcome submissions so get in touch if you have anything you would to share: alumni (@gold.ac.uk).
Keep in touch via social media
After leaving Goldsmiths, you can access a free alumni email. Use it to keep in touch with friends or provide a professional email address for CVs and job applications. Please note that 140 days after your course ends you will lose access to Office 365 and learn.gold (VLE).
If you experience any problems accessing your email, check our website for known problems. If you wish to reset your password, please email alumni (@gold.ac.uk) in the first instance. The Development and Alumni Office will put in your request with the Service Desk, who will be in touch with your new password. Please note that the IT Service Desk email does not receive non-Goldsmiths email.
You left Goldsmiths from September 2019 onwards
You will receive an email in November/December 2019 asking you to apply to convert your @gold.ac.uk email to an Alumni Email.
You left Goldsmiths June/July 2019
The deadline to convert your @gold.ac.uk email to an Alumni Email was Tuesday, 1 October 2019. Find out more about your alumni email if you’ve left from June 2019.
You left Goldsmiths between 2015-December 2018
Your Email for Life has changed to an Alumni Email. You will need to let the Development and Alumni Office know that you wish you to keep your Goldsmiths email by Friday, 29 November 2019. You can do so by completing this form. Find out more about your alumni email if you’ve left between 2015 and December 2018.
You left Goldsmiths before 2015
You will need to email the Development and Alumni Office at alumni (@gold.ac.uk), who will put in a request to create a new Goldsmiths email to IT Service Desk on your behalf. Your incoming email address will be different than your student email address while at Goldsmiths and your new email will include ‘alumni’ in the suffix: alumni.gold.ac.uk. You will not have access to your email history or contacts.
Once you have completed your course and become an alumni of Goldsmiths, you no longer have access to your student VLE account. It is also not possible to access the VLE unless you are a current student or member of staff.
For any further queries about access to materials from your time as a student, please contact your department. For general queries about how the VLE works, please email talic (@gold.ac.uk).
Reunions and events: on campus and across the globe
Goldsmiths reunites with alumni in London, the UK and across the globe to celebrate our vibrant alumni community based all over the world. It includes Around the World in 7 Days, a series organised by local alumni volunteers in their cities across.
Lifelong learning: library membership and discounts on study
You can continue to use the Library at Goldsmiths for free as a reference user, or if you would like to borrow books, there is a new and more affordable rate of £30 for three years. For new alumni (those who have left within three years), borrowing membership is free for three years after you’ve left Goldsmiths. You can also access the Library 24/7 and use the guest Wi-Fi.
Please note that alumni are currently unable to access computers. While on campus alumni are able to access most of the Library's online resources; however, are unable to access them remotely due to licensing restrictions.
Access alumni e-resources
Are you thinking of postgraduate study or want to continue to enrich your knowledge? Use the alumni portal to access e-resources wherever you are in the world. Please note that this account is separate from any existing library membership you may have and is not dependent on you also having an alumni library membership.
Below are e-resources currently available to alumni:
- JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collections
- SAGE Premier Journals Collection
- Duke University Press Journals & eBooks
Discounts on study
Alumni, including Study Abroad and LaSalle students, can access a 30% fee discount if you are a home/EU student or equivalent amount in pounds sterling if you are an international student. The discount applies to taught Masters programmes and for 2019 entry.
Please note that the alumni discount will be reviewed and is not guaranteed to be available for 2020 entry. Please email fees (@gold.ac.uk) for any questions.
Goldsmiths offers a range of short courses in the arts, social sciences, business, computing and more. You can receive a 15% discount on our short courses (see individual courses for terms and conditions). Email alumni (@gold.ac.uk) for the discount code.
Networking and careers support
Ongoing careers support
New alumni continue to have access to CareerSPACE and receive professional careers advice and resources for three years after they’ve left Goldsmiths. You will need to register for an alumni account to access this free service offered by the Goldsmiths Careers Service. Find out more about the careers support available to you.
On campus benefits and discounts
Our on-site cinema offers discounted tickets for alumni. To access this discount, all you need to do is present a printed copy of the alumni e-newsletter or your former student ID (if you still have it!). For listings and to make a booking go to the Curzon Goldsmiths website.
Join Club Pulse, our campus gym, and receive a 20% discount on your monthly membership. Find out more about the facilities and classes available at Club Pulse.
University of London benefits
Goldsmiths alumni can access Senate House Library, a benefit offered by the University of London.
With alumni membership, you can borrow ten books and have off-site access to a range of e-resources. Membership for three months is £70 or £210 for one year.
To register for alumni membership, you will need to provide proof of graduation, which can include a degree certificate, academic transcript or your Goldsmiths alumni library card, along with photographic ID and proof of address. Register online.
Third party discounts
You receive a 10% discount when you subscribe to The Economist, which offers insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
If you are interested in offering a discount to Goldsmiths alumni, email alumni (@gold.ac.uk) to discuss.