Post-16 engagement (Key stage 5)

Find out how our teams can support students in Years 12 and 13 through our engagement with schools, colleges, and individual students.

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Our Widening Participation and Student Recruitment teams deliver extensive activities aimed at students in Years 12 and 13. This is our broadest area of provision and covers activity delivered within schools and colleges and on the Goldsmiths campus.

In schools, colleges and online

Our activities include:  

  • Attending school and college-based Higher Education and Careers Fairs  
  • Delivering information, advice and guidance talks and workshops on site or online, covering topics such as:
    • Choosing a course or university
    • Student funding and finance
    • Student life
    • Studying in London
    • Writing a personal statement
    • Interviews
    • Portfolio preparation
    • Volunteering
  • Attending selected UCAS exhibitions and UK University Search fairs
  • Virtual Q&A panels with our student ambassadors (current Goldsmiths’ students)  

We're also happy to create bespoke content according to your students' needs, please contact a staff member to discuss.     

Subject to availability, Goldsmiths’ academics can deliver subject talks and webinars that reflect current research, or cover topics that are part of the A-level, BTEC or IB syllabuses. These talks may take place in schools, colleges, or online. Goldsmiths staff regularly feature as speakers on Channel Talent. We also run Young Writer Competitions.

On campus

The Widening Participation Team runs Discover Gold Days throughout the year for school and college groups and individual prospective students. Discover Gold Days are campus visits, which usually include a campus tour, a workshop about university, a free lunch in the campus refectory, a Q&A with student ambassadors, and an academic taster session.

When assigning places for these events, we prioritise schools and colleges in Southeast London, and students from underrepresented groups, such as those entitled to Free School Meals (Pupil Premium students). Please email to find out more. 

The Department of Art runs an Art Summer School in partnership with the Widening Participation Team for Year 12 students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in studying creative courses at university. Applications open each Spring. Find out more about the programme and how to apply.