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Mentoring, representing & ambassadors

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Becoming a mentor, representing or ambassador is a rewarding role, allowing you to give something back and also helping you to develop your own skills

Goldsmiths university and Goldsmiths SU offer a range of opporunities for you to help and get involved.

Student Ambassadors


Student Ambassadors work on open days, at higher education fairs, give subject support in schools, are mentors, give student life talks, campus tours, creative workshops and much more. As a Student Ambassador, you can learn new skills, develop your CV, engage with local school, meet new people, earn money while you study, and gain HEAR accreditation.

Applications for 2018-19 are now open, you just need to register and apply online by Monday 8 October, 9am.

We welcome applications from all Goldsmiths students, both undergraduate and postgraduate.

For more information contact Sophie Farmer, Student Ambassador Coordinator: ambassadors(

Department Reps

Students chatting and smiling in the Union

Department Reps (formerly DSCs) are students who work at a department level to represent their fellow students and their academic interests. They meet with key university staff to ensure the student opinion is listened to, and produce annual research which the college responds to.

Department Reps receive a £700 bursary and extensive training throughout their terms which last one year. If you are a current student who wants to learn more about how your university is run and are interested in working with the university on making the student experience the best it can possible be.

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Programme Reps

Programme Reps

Programme Reps are students who volunteer to represent students at course and year level.

They attend departmental meetings and collaborate with Department Reps to highlight good and bad experiences with the aim of improving the overall student experience. All Programme Reps receive training and development.

If you are interested in being a Programme Rep on your course, contact your department or find out more.


The Open Book Project

Open Book

The Open Book project works with those from socially excluded groups to encourage them to take up education, offering them ongoing emotional and practical support throughout their course. The project sometimes requires volunteers to help with teaching or mentoring.

Contact The Open Book Project for more information.

Annual Fund Telephone Campaign


Every February a group of our current Goldsmiths students pick up the telephone and look forward to talking to some of our alumni. Our callers are great bunch of students who really love Goldsmiths and are keen to talk to alumni.

The Alumni Office recruits a small group of students each year to work on the campaign.

Dedicated Listeners

Dedicated Listeners

Goldsmiths Students' Union runs the Dedicated Listeners Student Support Service (DLs for short!). It is a non-judgemental peer support system provided for students, by student volunteers. 

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