Alumni email & IT access

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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.

140 days after your course ends you will lose access to Shibboleth, Office 365 and learn.gold (VLE). You can keep your email.

September 2019 onwards graduates


Application to convert your @gold.ac.uk email to an Alumni Email account opens in December 2019
Deadline to be confirmed
 

If you don't apply above, your @gold.ac.uk email will automatically deactivate at 140 days from your course end date. Your email history and contacts will be deleted at this point – we encourage you to save important emails, documents and contacts as these cannot be retrieved after deactivation.

June/July 2019 graduates

The deadline to convert your @gold.ac.uk email to an Alumni Email account has passed. If you applied, you would have received an email confirmation and your account will convert at 140 days from your course end date.

If you didn't apply, your @gold.ac.uk email will automatically deactivate at 140 days from your course end date. Your email history and contacts will be deleted at this point – we encourage you to save important emails, documents and contacts as these cannot be retrieved after deactivation.

2015-2018 graduates

Your email for life has been changed to an Alumni Email. The deadline to keep your Alumni Email has passed (Friday, 29 November 2019). If you applied, you would have received an email confirmation.

If you didn't apply to keep your Alumni Email, your @gold.ac.uk email will automatically deactivate in December 2019. Your email history and contacts will be deleted at this point – we encourage you to save important emails, documents and contacts as these cannot be retrieved after deactivation.

How Alumni Email works

Your email address will be changed to @alumni.gold.ac.uk.

You will still receive emails sent to your @gold.ac.uk address but any replies will come from @alumni.gold.ac.uk.

Login into email as before with your Goldsmiths IT username and password. You will not have access to the rest of Office 365.

Restoring deactivated accounts

Once an email is deactivated, all emails and contacts are deleted and cannot be restored.

Due to a high volume of request, application for creating a new alumni email is currently closed and will not open until January 2020.

Problems accessing email

If your username or password doesn't work, email alumni (@gold.ac.uk) for help. The Development and Alumni Office will forward your request to Service Desk, who will be in touch. Please note that the IT Service Desk is unable to receive non-Goldsmiths email.

Otherwise, see our email help pages for your Goldsmiths email and accessing it across devices.

learn.gold (VLE)

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 questions about accessing 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.