Goldsmiths, University of London has been named as one of the top universities for politics and creativity in the Which? annual student survey.
The poll asked over 12,500 undergraduate students about their university and how they rated its creativity, social and political scene and quality of facilities.
Goldsmiths was placed in the top five creative universities and in the top ten for politics -– alongside Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities.
Students said Goldsmiths provides ‘countless opportunities to be creative and give political issues a voice’.
Politics at Goldsmiths
Goldsmiths has a long history of being politically engaged and through its Department of Politics, encourages students to debate and discuss cultures, societies and systems.
Most recently a new undergraduate degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) was launched. The degree builds on Goldsmiths’ reputation for interdisciplinary study and excellence in the creative and visual arts, and offers an alternative to the traditional PPE of Oxbridge.
A wide range of political leaders form part of the Goldsmiths community. Former students include the first Black President of a Students’ Union Russell Profit, Mayor of Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock and 2016 Mayoral candidate Tessa Jowell. Honorary graduates and fellows include the late Tony Benn, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and civil rights campaigner Angela Davis, who recently returned to Goldsmiths to speak at the Professor Stuart Hall conference.
Find out more about Undergraduate courses in the Department of Politics.