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Prospective students - advice for applying

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We can help people with a long-term mental health condition, or health condition, or Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) like dyslexia, who are applying to come to Goldsmiths.

Any disability declaration will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and will not influence the admissions process. Your application will be assessed solely on academic merit.

Contact us as early as possible as early as possible so we can ensure that the required support is in place, from applying, visiting to starting your course. There is no need to wait until you are offered a place or receive your exam results.

Accessibility of Goldsmiths’ facilities

Goldsmiths works hard to ensure its courses offer the best possible opportunities for full participation by disabled students. However, some older buildings are not fully accessible.

Anyone with access requirements is strongly encouraged to contact the Disability Service to discuss their needs before applying.

See full access information and guides to our buildings for visitors with mobility difficulties.

Tell us about your disability/SpLD on your application form

Both the Goldsmiths and the UCAS application forms have an option to tell us if you have a long term medical or mental health condition, or a Specific Learning Difficulty. We strongly encourage you to do this.

The Disability Service will contact you after you’ve been offered a place. Responding to us quickly helps us set up everything ready for the start of your course.

Tell us about your disability/SpLD after applying to study at Goldsmiths

Use the Applicant access and support requirements form to tell us about your disability.

Open days and interview support

We can arrange support for you to attend open days or interviews.

Open day, campus tour or applicant day

Email events (@gold.ac.uk) after you book onto an event and they will get back to you with more details.

Interviews

Contact the person or department who has arranged the interview.

Car parking

There is limited parking at Goldsmiths. Contact the person/department or events at least two working days in advance and they will request a pass for you.

Campus accessibility

See our campus mobility guide.

Alternatively, contact the Disability Service for help disability (@gold.ac.uk).

Disability related funding

You may have additional course related costs as a direct result of your impairment, condition or Specific Learning Difficulty. This could include costs for equipment, software, travel and support workers.

Disability Advisers offer guidance on the type of funding available and how to apply for it.

Accommodation - accessible halls and flats

Goldsmiths offers student accommodation at a number of locations close to campus. Due to overwhelming demand, students are not always offered their preferred housing options.

Therefore, it is very important to inform Accommodation about your access requirements as early as possible, ideally on your accommodation application.

For example, you may need:

  • To live in a particular location
  • To access specific facilities such as an en-suite bathroom
  • A parking space
  • Step-free access
  • A fridge for storing medication
  • A visual, or vibrating alarm

Accommodation require medical evidence of the applicant’s impairment or health condition. Alternatively, this can be given to the Disability Service. Applicants, who have already provided evidence to the Disability Service, should indicate this on their accommodation application.

Please contact Accommodation, or the Disability Service by emailing disability (@gold.ac.uk), for further information.

Specific Learning Difficulties including Dyslexia

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