Pre-16 and primary school engagement (Key stage 2-4)

Find out how our Widening Participation team can support younger students to think about their futures.

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This work largely focuses on secondary school groups; however, we are open to working with students as young as nine.

Our Widening Participation team delivers activities aimed at students in Years 5 to 11. We focus on working with local schools and colleges (including those in wider Southeast London), and schools with an above-average proportion of Pupil Premium students.

Primary schools - Key stage 2

We are open to working with primary schools in Lewisham and neighbouring London boroughs. We also engage with primary schools through our work with The Brilliant Club and IntoUniversity.

Secondary schools - Key stage 3 and 4

Our activities include:  

  • Attending school and college-based Higher Education and Careers Fairs.
  • Delivering information, advice and guidance talks and workshops in schools, covering topics like why university, choosing your GCSE’s/A-levels, myth-busting student finance and funding, student life, thinking about careers, and more!  
  • Attending selected UCAS exhibitions and UK University Search fairs.
  • Virtual Q&A panels with our student ambassadors (current Goldsmiths’ students).

Subject to availability, Goldsmiths’ academics can deliver subject talks and webinars to give your students a taste of university-level study. These talks may take place in schools, colleges, or online.  

We run Discover Gold Days throughout the year for school groups. These campus visits 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. Please email to find out more.  

We work in partnership with Aimhigher London and The Brilliant Club to deliver campus visits to students taking part in their programmes.

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