Meet the student community leaders in the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies.
Jacob Vickers (he/him), undergraduate
“Hello! My name is Jacob and I can't wait to meet you and hopefully grow the Media community at Goldsmiths. I'm starting my second year here at the university. My first year was a difficult start to say the least, with the strike breaking up large parts of the year and the shadow of Covid still looming large. But this year is going to be different!
As a Student Community Leader, I can't wait to bring the department together with plenty of events and activities so we can all get to know each other and connect as a community!
Outside of university, I am very passionate about Film and a lot of my spare time revolves around watching movies and making some of my own. I am also a massive music fan, with bands like Inhaler and DMA's littering my Spotify playlists. I hope to see you soon as we all strive to make this university a better place for all!”
Yanning Tan (she/her) undergraduate
“Hi, I'm Yanning! I'm a second year Media student from Singapore. I would describe myself as a typical Asian girl: I'm always down for boba, sushi or hotpot...and then heading to the arcade afterwards! In my free time, I do a little bit of boxing and running (check out the Goldsmiths Boxing society if you haven't!).
I love a good party, especially if there's k-pop involved - my most-played playlist on Spotify is a 10 hour long k-pop playlist, but when that's not on repeat I listen to artists like The 1975, beabadoobee and Cigarettes After Sex. I also have a special place in my heart for anything cute: my room is filled with Popmart figurines and JellyCat soft toys, and I love collecting cute stickers from all over the place!
Coming to university, especially as an international student, can be a particularly lonely and daunting experience - I became a SCL because I wanted to help make Goldsmiths a more welcoming place, and provide more opportunities to make friends”
Nikita Cecil, (she/her), undergraduate
“Hey, I'm Nikita! I study Media & Communications as I see it as a medium for sharing critical ideas and expressing oneself in a creative manner. I represent the MCCS department for Undergraduate students.
I'm an author! I've published an anthology of short stories and plays titled '15'. I love socializing and going out to places - please feel free to come and say "Hi!" as you're more than welcome to hang out! I'm a trained dancer and actor; I enjoy watching or partaking in all kinds of performance arts. I'm also a polyglot; I love learning new languages and dabbling in different cultures. Having moved countries myself, I hope to be of help to anyone feeling lost and in need of direction. I feel passionate about social issues and strive to use my platform to further nuance in conversations around it and advocate for equality, inclusion, and diversity. When I'm not indulging in anime, k-pop, or gaming, you can catch me babbling over my two dogs, Coco and Chanel, on FaceTime!
As a queer woman of colour and an international student at Goldsmiths, I believe I have a unique perspective on the student experience. I wish to provide this insight for improving the opportunities the students and faculty have to build a strong community.”