Information for schools and colleges

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The Student Recruitment and Widening Participation team at Goldsmiths is committed to providing up to date information, advice and guidance to prospective university students and their support networks.

By working closely with academic departments at Goldsmiths the team delivers a wide range of activity - both on campus and in schools and colleges - to allow students to make informed choices about their future.

We have a wealth of experience and knowledge to support your school and college and look forward to working with you and your students. 

Our provision includes: campus visits, talks in schools and colleges, transition days, summer schools, academic taster sessions, progression schemes, student shadowing, virtual lectures and CPD opportunities for teachers and advisers. 

If you would like to contact us about any of our work with schools and colleges, please fill in our enquiry form.

How we can help you

Find out more about our work with Primary, Secondary and Post-16 students.

We also offer plenty of resources for teachers and advisers, including an annual conference, and our GoldNetwork magazine, a termly publication full of insights and advice.

You can read more about the ways we can support you on our working with teachers pages.  

Meet the team


Elizabeth McCullough

Elizabeth McCullough - Interim Head UK/EU Student Recruitment and Widening Participation

Elizabeth has worked in student recruitment, widening participation and marketing for over 20 years at a range of Russell Group and post-1992 universities. She manages the strategic direction of the team on issues and developments such as the Access and Participation Plan (2020-25), the Gatsby Benchmarks, and Goldsmiths’ scholarships and bursaries review. She represents Goldsmiths on a number of bodies including Realising Opportunities, Linking London and Aimhigher London, and she is a school governor at King Henry School in Erith.  

Peggy Cooke

Peggy Cooke - Widening Participation Manager (Maternity Cover)

Peggy manages the Widening Participation team. She is responsible for overseeing the projects delivered by the team, which are designed to support students currently under-represented in higher education and encourage progression into HE / Goldsmiths. Peggy leads on partnerships and school & college liaison activities, aiming to raise the profile of Goldsmiths courses and provide high quality guidance and support to learners.

Jonathan Bridges

Jonathan Bridges – Widening Participation Officer

Jonathan heads up the Realising Opportunities, a nationwide scheme which provides students with a series of enhanced university based learning experiences. He also manages our Summer School programme, delivering intensive week-long programmes allowing students to concentrate on a particular subject, DE:CONSTRUCT – a year 12 conference that each year looks at exploring a particular theme through culture and seminars and Discovery Days. Jonathan also heads up our creative outreach projects, which focus in developing culture capital and supporting creativity within learning. Alongside that, he assists with sixth form activity in schools and colleges local to Goldsmiths. Jonathan previously worked at Exeter and Sussex University in various roles.

Sophie Rowe

Sophie Rowe - Widening Participation Officer

Sophie coordinates our Pre-16 Widening Participation projects. These include; The Alchemy Project, a music production Saturday club and mentoring programme targeted at local students who are at risk of exclusion from school, as well as all creative pre-16 projects such as our Writing and Talking, and Art and Design clubs. She is also responsible for developing the team’s taster days and school visits for students in key stages 2-4. Sophie joined the team from the Goldsmiths’ Careers Service, and has previously spent 5 years working in a Secondary School in South London in various roles.

Dominic Grego

Dominic Grego - Interim Student Recruitment Manager

Dominic manages the recruitment team, focussing on working with post-16 schools and colleges, fostering new partnerships with school, college and teacher networks and liaising with selected schools and colleges throughout the UK and Europe. He is also responsible for Goldsmiths’ student recruitment strategy in Switzerland and the European Union travelling regularly in the region and coordinating on-campus activities for potential Postgraduate and EU students.

Andy Roper

Andy Roper - Student Recruitment Officer

Andy runs Goldclasses, our masterclass programme for Year 12 students designed to introduce them to University . He also heads up the Young Writer Prize, a short story competition for 16-18 year olds. Andy coordinates the annual Teachers and Advisers Conference held at Goldsmiths as well as offering talks and workshops around all areas of progression and higher education. Andy graduated from the University of Leicester, where he was a student ambassador, in 2011.

Sophie Farmer

Sophie Farmer – Student Recruitment Officer

Sophie runs the Goldsmiths Progression Scheme for sixth form and college students, providing a series of in-depth subject specific learning experiences alongside events supporting progression onto Higher Education. She organises videoconference webinars and talks through Channel Talent, bringing academics into classrooms across the UK and Europe. She is responsible for delivering workshops and talks on all areas of higher education and progression in schools and colleges across London. Sophie joins us from previously working in Student Recruitment and Outreach at the University of Southampton.