We need your help. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer to support Goldsmiths and its students.
Volunteer in your region
For alumni who live further afield, we have a range of ways for you to volunteer and support Goldsmiths.
Regional recruitment volunteer (remote)
Would you like to share your experiences with those near you who are interested in studying at Goldsmiths? Being a regional recruitment volunteer means that during a set period of time we may contact you with email requests from prospective students who have questions that only alumni can answer about life at Goldsmiths, New Cross and the UK.
Around the World in 7 Days volunteer (location-based) - now postponed until 2021
Around the World in 7 Days is our signature event series. During a single week every year, volunteers host and attend regional events and gatherings, wherever they are in the world. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Around the World has been cancelled for 2020, but express your interest if you want to organise a gathering in your area in 2021.
Speak at Goldsmiths
Students appreciate hearing from alumni when they are thinking about their future. The Development and Alumni Office works closely with Careers Service and academic departments to ask alumni back to inspire students.
Keynote talks | Various dates in 2021 | on campus
Departments across Goldsmiths are increasingly turning to alumni to share their expertise and perspective at solo talks delivered to prospective students, current students and even staff.
While we are particularly interested in hearing from industry leaders who identify as BAME, LGBTQ or disabled, if you have industry experience and feel confident about delivering an engaging talk to sections of the Goldsmiths community, please introduce yourself.
Offer a placement or internship
A number of programmes at Goldsmiths offer students the chance to undertake a work placement as part of their studies, and it makes sense that it is our former students who get to host these placements. This means offering relevant opportunities to students and getting the return benefit of having helped nurture future talent within your own sector.
We also welcome paid internships, and if you are a small- or medium-sized enterprise, we may be able to offer subsidies in collaboration with Santander.
If you are interested in offering a work placement or an internship, email alumni (@gold.ac.uk) and we will put you in touch with one of our colleagues in the Careers Service.
See below for specific requests from departments
The Department of Media, Communications, and Cultural Studies runs a Work Placement module during which students do a 10-day unpaid work placement as part of their degree. Get in touch with us if you can offer work placements to students who are seeking to gain experience in:
- Sound production
- TV and film production
- Interactive media
- Social media
- Visual effects
- Public relations
- Events management
- Web design
Inspire others with a graduate profile
Share the experiences that characterised your time at Goldsmiths and let students know how it shaped the things you have gone on to do since.
Graduate profiles allow us to share successful alumni career stories, promote the University programmes to prospective students and inform current students about how their degree can help with their career after they leave Goldsmiths. You can see some of the graduate profiles online.
Be a connection
The new iteration of our networking platform, Goldsmiths Connect, is designed to make it easier for alumni to give their time to students and other alumni.
Mentor a student
The Goldsmiths Mentoring Scheme is an annual opportunity for students to receive mentoring from an alumnus at regular meetings held at the mentor's workplace. The mentor's role is to empower students in expanding their skills, experience and professional network. Read through details of the scheme and consider giving back to Goldsmiths by mentoring a current student.
Consideration for this year's scheme is now closed. Please check back in 2020 and make sure you sign up as a volunteer if you would like to mentor in the future.