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 careers. The Alumni Office works closely with Careers Service and academic departments to ask alumni back to inspire students.
For any of 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).
Year 12 Creative Arts Day Panel | Friday, 24 May 1.30-2.30pm | On campus
The Student Recruitment and Widening Participation team is seeking alumni working in a creative role or sector to join a panel of academics, alumni and other professionals. The panel will speak with a group of young people in year 12. As part of the panel, you will be asked to speak about your profession and how you got into your role, and participate in a Q&A.
End Game: PhD Careers Panel | Wednesday, 12 June 3.15-5pm | Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Whitehead Building
Did you do a practice-based PhD at Goldsmiths? Careers Service would like you to speak with current PhD students about life after submission. The panel will cover postdoctoral funding, lectureships, research positions, 'stop gap' jobs, non-academic careers and retraining.
MA Critical & Creative Analysis alumni-student meeting | Thursday, 6 June 6-7pm or Thursday, 13 June 6-7pm | On campus
Current students of MA Critical & Creative Analysis are looking to find out what former students went on to do after leaving the programme. Please indicate your availability while updating your details.
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.
Debate series: Goldsmiths Connect Presents - Is global finance a force for good? | Thursday, 17 October 7-10pm | On campus
Goldsmiths Connect Presents is a series of debates themed around specific sectors. Each event features a panel of alumni debating the most topical questions facing their sector followed by a Q&A and an informal networking session.
We are pleased to announce the theme of the next debate: Is global finance a force for good? The event will take place on 17 October. If you are well placed to speak to the debate question or have an idea for a future sector-based debate, email us to introduce yourself!
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.
Around the World in 7 Days volunteer
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. For more information about the series and how you can volunteer, please see the dedicated page.
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.
Our alumni network is a great way to keep in touch with fellow alumni and continue your relationship with Goldsmiths. Alumni Ambassadors are our primary points of contact between Goldsmiths and alumni based around the world. They help us to develop vibrant local networks of alumni and integrate new and relocating alumni into local activities to make them feel a part of the wider Goldsmiths community.
Please note that we are not currently recruiting new Alumni Ambassadors. If you are interested in becoming an Alumni Ambassador in future, please email alumni (@gold.ac.uk) so that we can get back to you if an opportunity arises in your area.
There is also the opportunity to offer one-to-one mentoring to students and alumni at all stages of their careers. E-mentoring is open to all, but we are currently looking for e-mentors with the following expertise:
- Visual Arts
- Museums and Galleries
- Arts Administration
- Career Planning
Email alumni (@gold.ac.uk) to find out more.
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.