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Studying at Goldsmiths has had a huge impact on me as a person; I have learnt so much
I have enjoyed my time at Goldsmiths so much and am sad it's coming to an end. At times it has been hard work and difficult but worth it when I think about how much I have learnt. Studying at Goldsmiths has had a huge impact on me as a person; I have learnt so much and will be leaving a totally different person.
I love the diversity at Goldsmiths and the opportunity of being exposed to different thoughts and ideas that it brings. I found my department to have always been very supportive and even more so during the pandemic. I have always felt that I am able to speak to somebody when I need to and feel that I am being listened to.
I've had many amazing opportunities by working as a student ambassador which has not only allowed me to earn money alongside my degree but also gain invaluable experience for my CV. The work roles have been interesting and varied too: IT support, mentoring young people, tutoring, admin support to name a few. I have also worked as a Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) facilitator which has not only allowed me to support others' learning but also consolidate mine.
I am a mature student but have never felt out of place, and have made lifelong friends for sure.
My advice for future students is be as organised as possible! You will have a lot of work to do and it will be so much easier for you if you are organised and can manage your time well. Be sure to reach out if you need to, you will be listened to. Similarly, be sure to speak up, your opinion is just as important as others. Most importantly, make the most of every moment here, it goes so quickly!
My favourite part about studying in south east London is the fact that it has so much to do to suit all moods: markets, bars, shopping, parks, landmarks, museums all easy to visit as Goldsmiths is very well connected for travel.
The New Cross area, in general, is great for its variety of bars, restaurants/takeaways and shops to suit all budgets. But also has some really lovely green spaces close by.
Be sure to try salt and pepper chips from Yao Kee (opposite Goldsmiths' main entrance)! A visit to Telegraph Hill Park is also a must!