Course dates

Tuesday 5 Mar 2024
6:30-8:30pm | 6 weeks

Course overview

Our warm and inspiring tutor, Victoria Hogg, has a ‘Yes, and’ approach to confidence building; this being the belief that ‘Yes, and’ can only encourage positivity, enquiry and an openness to change.

“I loved the course and got so much out of it. I was starting a new job and it really helped. I got less stressed and did the job really well. Thanks so much.”


Sarah, Administrator/Creative Writer

“Vic creates a completely safe environment to gradually experiment and have fun improving without the fear of ‘getting it wrong’.”


Richard, Luxury Goods Brand Ambassador

This 6-week, live online short course, will give you the tools to become more confident, in work, and life in general. It will help you feel more confident in group settings and improve how you feel internally when facing new situations.

Drawing on a range of social science theories and using improvisation techniques, this course aims to unlock your best potential. Creating a safe space through play, you'll be encouraged to take risks.

We invite those from a wide range of backgrounds, including those whose first language is not English. No matter your age, job, or experience level, we all want to learn how to manage our nerves when in unfamiliar situations, and how to be creative and relaxed when put on the spot.

Course structure

  • Session 1, reset and refresh. Reminding ourselves who and how we are in a safe, playful space.
  • Session 2, confidence and connection. Exploring group dynamics via key social-science research.
  • Session 3, story and personal brand. Sharing tips and techniques for successful presentations.
  • Sessions 4 and 5, presentations and Feedback. Practising public speaking in a playful, relaxed way.
  • Session 6, consolidation. Reinforcement of learning outcomes, fun exercises, games and presentations.

Learning outcomes

This course aims to help you:

  • Become more confident and self-assured, improving your body language across a range of situations.
  • Feel more in control in formal, relaxed, work, and social situations.
  • Become a better listener and team player.
  • Develop your creativity and imagination.
  • Feel more comfortable in the present moment.
  • Become more embodied and empowered which, when at work, will improve your team cohesion, thus making teams more productive.
  • Find your one-to-one attention becomes more grounded, authentic, relaxed, and connected, which will lead to better relationships in work and in life.

You’ll receive a digital certificate of completion if you attend 80% of the course.


Early bird price: £204 Standard price: £240

Goldsmiths offers a 15% concession rate on short courses to Lewisham Local cardholders, Students and Goldsmiths Alumni. Please email for further information. Please note these concessions cannot be applied to early bird bookings.

Booking information

Please note our short courses sell out quickly, so early booking is advisable.

Tuesday 5 Mar 2024
6:30-8:30pm | 6 weeks




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Tutor information

Course tutor, Victoria Hogg

Victoria Hogg

Victoria is a highly regarded business coach specialising in confidence, creativity and cohesion. Her company The Offer Bank, delivers low-risk, high-reward sessions that lead individuals and groups to their best success via various techniques and tools, including play and improvisation. Vic’s teaching is grounded in social science sub-genres such as neuroscience, psychology and verbal and non-verbal communication. Her company guarantees positive outcomes in a wide variety of settings from teaching to non-profit to corporate. Vic has an Applied Theatre Masters from Goldsmiths College that informs her coaching and creative arts practitioner career. It gives her great joy to give back to the university that she spent so many wonderful hours at as a student.


About the department

Our Department of Theatre and Performance is committed to approaching performance in exciting and challenging ways, both within and beyond European traditions. The Department is ranked 22nd in the world for performing arts, and has a strong focus on balancing academic study with creative and technical practice. This enables our students to explore hands-on theatre making while developing their knowledge of theatre history and culture. There is a particular onus on interdisciplinary learning throughout the department, as well as international networks within the industry. The Departmental facilities include our 160-seat George Wood Theatre, four performance studios, scenic studios, a sound studio and open-access media lab.

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