Open Days are now online
We cannot welcome you to campus right now, but we are planning events that will bring some of Goldsmiths to you, online. Join us to find out more about what makes Goldsmiths so special.
Undergraduate Open Week – July 2020
We offer undergraduate degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, computing, business and management. Join us for our online Open Days to hear from our academics and students about what Goldsmiths can offer you. As well as hearing from our academics about our degrees, there will opportunities to learn about funding, accommodation, student support and more.
See below for the range of session on offer across three days.
Undergraduate Open Week schedule
Wednesday 8 July
The live online Zoom events taking place on Wednesday 8 July:
1 – 2.30pm – Welcome and Support talks
This session will give you an excellent introduction to the university. You will hear about applying to university and student funding and support. The session will finish with an opportunity to ask your questions to current students, and our accommodation and admissions teams.
1 – 2pm – Confucius Institute
Goldsmiths is home to the award-winning Confucius Institute of Dance and Performance. As well as offering students the opportunity to learn Mandarin and study in China, the institute runs classes in Chinese dance, martial arts and musical instruments. Join the session online if you are interested in one of the institute's joint honours degrees, or in expanding through a short course your linguistic or cultural understanding.
2 – 3pm – Student Ambassador Q&A
Ask you questions about what it is like to study at Goldsmiths to our Student Ambassors. They will be able to tell you about life on campus, studying in London, and more.
3 – 4pm – BA Promotional Media
Find out about this degree, which is offered by the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies. It offers a solid basis of practical experience in promotions-based media production, and a critical understanding of the complex relationship between the media and promotional industries.
3 – 4.30pm – Welcome and Support talks
This session will give you an excellent introduction to the university. The session will address what studying under the Covid restrictions will look like, including blended learning. We will also talk about what it's like to study in London. The session will finish with an opportunity to ask your questions to current students, and our accommodation and admissions teams.
If you are interested in any of these sessions, please register your interest.
Friday 10 July
See the schedule of live online Zoom events taking place on Friday 10 July:
10 – 11.30am – Sociology
Learn about the undergraduate degrees on offer in the Department of Sociology. As a department we are interested in pushing the discipline forward and are known for pioneering ‘Live Sociology’ - focusing on contemporary issues, using innovative methods and celebrating the sociological imagination.
2 – 3pm – Law
Find out about the undergraduate degrees offered by our Department of Law. Law at Goldsmiths brings together world-leading research, teaching innovation and influential public policy work in areas such as criminal justice, media law, human rights, artificial intelligence, intellectual property, environmental law, European law and international law. The LLB Law and LLB Law with Criminal Justice and Human Rights programmes draw on this wealth of knowledge and specialist expertise to educate future lawyers.
2 – 3pm – BA Arts Management
Find out more about this degree, which is taught by our Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE). The degree is designed to give you a powerful combination of theoretical insights and professional practice skills to help you navigate cultural industries and the arts. There will be a presentation from lead academics Victoria Alexander and Pauline Muir, plus a 30-minute Q&A session.
2 – 3pm – Theatre and Performance
We are excited to meet you virtually to tell you about our degree programmes. As well as having an opportunity to meet a range of staff members, you will also get a chance to talk to a few of our current and recently graduated students. The event will give you an introduction to the department followed by information about BA Musical Theatre (2 – 2.15pm), BA Drama: Performance, Politics and Society (2.25 – 2.35pm), and BA Drama and Theatre Arts (2.35 – 2.45pm). The session will finish with an opportunity to ask your questions.
2 – 3pm – BA Media and Communications and Integrated Degree in Media and Communications
Find out about these three- and four-year undergraduate degrees offered by the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies. Bringing together media practice and communications theory, they cover a broad spectrum of critical perspectives on the media, and will introduce you to a range of contemporary media practices.
3.30 – 4.30pm – BA Media and English, BA Media and Sociology and BA Anthropology and Media
Meet BA Admissions Tutor, Ceiren Bell, BA Media and English programme convenor Philip Palmer, practice module leader Damian Owen-Board, Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam from Sociology and Dr Martyn Wemyss from Anthropology who will tell you about our joint degree programmes and answer your questions.
3.30 – 4.30pm – BA Journalism
The world of news and journalism is changing at an unprecedented rate. This programme offers an individual and innovative blend of contemporary multimedia journalism that ensures you will be prepared for the future of a rapidly developing news industry. Offered by the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies (MCCS)
3.30 – 4.30pm – Politics and International Relations
Join Dr Simon Griffiths, who writes about and teaches British politics and public policy, to learn about the Department of Politics and International Relations. Simon will talk about the undergraduate degrees on offer in the department, and you will have an opportunity to ask him your questions.
If you are interested in attending any of these sessions, please register your interest.
Saturday 11 July
See the schedule of live online Zoom events taking place on Saturday 11 July:
10 – 11am – Computing: science and industry programmes
After an introduction to the department from Dr Simon Katan, you will hear from Dr Jennifer George about the Foundation Year in Computing, BSc (Hons) Business Computing & Entrepreneurship, BSc (Hons) Computer Science, and BSc (Hons) Computing.
10 – 11am – Computing: creative programmes
After an introduction to the department from Dr Simon Katan, he will talk about the BSc (Hons) Creative Computing, BSc (Hons) Digital Arts Computing, BMus/BSc (Hons) Electronic Music, Computing and Technology, and BSc (Hons) Games Programming.
10 – 11am – Anthropology
Learn about the range of undergraduate degrees on offer in our Department of Anthropology with Dr Helen Cornish and Dr Ricardo Leizaola.
11am – 12pm – Computing
Join Dr Simon Katan for a Live Coding Workshop, and get a taste of what it's like to study computing at Goldsmiths.
11.30am – 12.30pm – Design
"So, what kind of design do you do at Goldsmiths?" An introduction to Design at Goldsmiths and an opportunity to ask Programme Leader Juliette Kristensen and some current students about the BA Design and the department.
11.30am – 12.30pm – Visual Cultures
Find out about the undergraduate degrees on offer in our Department of Visual Cultures: BA Curating,BA History of Art, and BA Fine Art and History of Art.
1 – 2pm – Psychology
Learn about our undergraduate psychology degrees with a welcome from one of the Heads of Department, Dr Michael Banissy, an overview of a week in the department, and an opportunity to ask your questions to a number of academic staff.
1 – 2pm – Art
An introduction to Department of Art undergraduate programmes, followed by a Q&A with senior members of staff.
1 – 2pm – Educational Studies
Dr Anna Carlile will deliver a 30-minute sample lecture from the BA Education, Culture and Society programme, followed by a talk about the degree.
2.30 – 3.30pm – History
Professor Alexander Watson will introduce you to the department, and some of its other leading academics. They will present the undergraduate degrees, and you will have the opportunity to ask them your questions.
2.30 – 3.30pm – Music
Join us for an introduction from Co-head of Department, Simon Deacon, followed by an introduction to the degrees in Music, Popular Music and Electronic Music, Computing and Technology from academics from across the department. The session will finish with an opportunity for you to ask them your questions.
4 – 5pm – English
Join us for an introduction to the undergraduate degrees taught by the Department of English. Meet Dr Carole Sweeney and have your questions answered.
4 – 5pm – Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies (STACs)
Our STACs department offers degrees in Therapeutic Studies, Community Studies and Social Work. Join us to find out about the programmes it offers undergraduates.
4 – 5pm – Institute of Management Studies (IMS)
Join us for this live Zoom session on the undergraduate degrees offered by the IMS, which cover economics, marketing, promotional media, management and entrepreneurship. Our academic team will be discussing their programmes and answering any questions you may have. The session will be led by Dr Dr Ivan Zupic (Management and Marketing) and Dr Tomas Rotta (Economics).
If you are interested iattending any of these sessions, please register your interest.
Do you have Art open days?
If you're interested in studying Art at Goldsmiths, you can attend one of our Art open days during the autumn term. During these events you'll get to hear more about our Art degrees, and tour art practice areas and studio space.