We need your help. Below are some of the ways you can currently volunteer to support Goldsmiths and its students.
Students particularly 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.
If you live or work in or around London, we are looking for alumni to return to campus and talk to current students about their career experiences since leaving Goldsmiths. We particularly encourage alumni who self-identify as being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* or Queer (LGBTQ), disabled and/or are from a Black or Ethnic Minority background, to come back to share their experiences in the workplace.
We are looking for alumni to take part in the following careers panels:
- 19 March 2018: Alumni from any department working in publishing or media
- TBC: Alumni from any department working in museums or galleries
Panels usually run between 4-7pm and last around two hours in total, including a briefing before and a chance to network with current students after the panel discussion.
Please email alumni (@gold.ac.uk) to express your interest and we will be in touch.
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 local and vibrant networks of alumni and integrate new and relocating alumni into local activities to make them feel a part of the wider Goldsmiths community.
Applications to become an Alumni Ambassador are now open, and we are especially keen to hear from alumni based in London and the rest of the UK.
Recruitment fair volunteer
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.
Below are current opportunities near you:
- Montreal: 3 March 2018
- Toronto: 4 March 2018
- Vancouver: 29 April 2018
- Oslo: 13-14 April 2018
- Trondeheim: 15 March 2018
- Austin, TX: 10 April 2018
- Dallas/Fort Worth, TX: 9 April 2018
- Hartford, CN: 28 March 2018
- Houston, TX: 12 April 2018
- Secaucus, NJ: 25 April 2018
- New York City, NY: 22 April 2018
Goldsmiths representatives will also be visiting China, Egypt, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Russia and Turkey throughout 2018. For any regional volunteer opportunities, get in touch to find out more: alumni (@gold.ac.uk)
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.