Prospective students - advice for applying
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.
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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 so we can ensure that the required support is in place, from applying, visiting and starting your course. There is no need to wait until you are offered a place or receive your exam results.
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 and Inclusion Service to discuss their needs before applying.
See full access information and guides to our buildings for visitors with mobility difficulties.
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 and Inclusion 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.
Use the Applicant access and support requirements form to tell us about your disability.
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.
Contact the person or department who has arranged the interview.
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.
See our campus mobility guide.
Alternatively, contact the Disability Service for help disability (@gold.ac.uk).
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.
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 and Inclusion Service.
Applicants, who have already provided evidence to the Disability and Inclusion Service, should indicate this on their accommodation application.
Please contact Accommodation, or the Disability and Inclusion Service by emailing disability (@gold.ac.uk), for further information.
See the Dyslexia Screenings and Assessments page.