London is a global business and creative hub, meaning there are plenty of opportunities for work placements during your studies and a range of career prospects once you graduate.
How studying in London can help you succeed
One massive advantage of studying in London is the access it can give you to the movers and shakers of so many industries. Whether you are interested in working in politics, the media, an NGO or the arts, there’s no doubt that living in the capital brings you closer to the large organisations that influence Britain and the world.
Many Goldsmiths students complete work placements while they are studying with us. Being so close to the headquarters of influential organisations gives you much better access to CV-boosting work experience.
You’re also one step ahead of those who’ve studied outside London when you graduate. With the centre of business and the creative industries so close by, your employment options are likely to be wider than those who do not know the city.
Krys shares her top London resources
PhD student Krys is making sure she accesses the resources and organisations that being in London allows while she studies. Here are some of her top picks.
I’ve had the privilege of volunteering with various activist organisations while studying in London. However, I’ve felt most connected to Restless Development – a transnational youth-led development agency that believes young people are the most impactful catalyst for progressive social change in our world.
I feel privileged to study within a cosmopolitan city that fuels global communication. I highly recommend the Media Trust, Britain’s top communications charity, which hosts a range of creative opportunities for 16 to 25-year-olds through notable media powerhouses such as YouTube, ITN, ITV News, Community Channel and the Evening Standard.
The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm is one of the city’s most iconic concert venues and creative media hubs, and it engages with young people through various music, media and performing arts projects. As a striving broadcast journalist, this platform continues to provide me with an inspirational, tightknit support network and a boost of confidence while undertaking media studies at Goldsmiths.
Events at Goldsmiths
As a Media and Communications student, I definitely enjoy the various public seminar series hosted by the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy at Goldsmiths. Each event provokes insightful discussions and debates, with topics ranging from social justice, inequality and diversity representations.
I also always make sure I attend the annual Goldsmiths Human Rights Film Festival, which features Q&A sessions with the film directors after the screenings. Some of the impressive documentaries shown include: ‘How to Change the World’, ‘Dreamcatcher’, ‘Blood in the Mobile’ and ‘Fuocoammare’ (Fire At Sea).