We need your help. Below are some of the ways you can currently volunteer to support Goldsmiths and its students.
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.
For the opportunities below, please email alumni (@gold.ac.uk) specifying which volunteer opportunity you are interested in and your current job details (organisation, position and industry).
Anthropology podcast series | Autumn term and dependent on your availability | At your workplace
Did you study Anthropology while at Goldsmiths? Are you able and willing for current students to visit you in your workplace and speak with you about how your degree equipped you for your current line of work? Students in the Department of Anthropology will be working together to build an exciting podcast series and need alumni to volunteer to be interviewed. Whether or not you went on to become an anthropologist, get in touch if you are interested.
For alumni who live further afield, we have a range of ways for you to volunteer and support Goldsmiths. For any regional volunteer opportunities, get in touch to find out more: alumni (@gold.ac.uk), letting us know which opportunity you are interested in.
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.
Recruitment fair volunteer (location-based)
Would you like to share your experience of studying at Goldsmiths or help us promote Goldsmiths in your city? Join staff from Goldsmiths Student Recruitment Team throughout the year, all over the world at a university fair to answer questions from prospective students about your time here.
Around the World in 7 Days volunteer (location-based - recruitment opens November 2019)
Around the World in 7 Days is our signature event series. During a single week every May, volunteers host and attend regional events and gatherings, wherever they are in the world.
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.
The platform will enable you to offer introductions, internships, placements, advice and mentorship. Watch this space!
Offer placements or internships
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.
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.
We are currently seeking profiles from recent graduates. Please consider giving 15 minutes of your time to complete the graduate profile form. Email alumni (@gold.ac.uk) to find out more.