Mentoring, representing & ambassadors

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

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Goldsmiths university and Goldsmiths SU offer a range of opportunities 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 a local school, meet new people, earn money while you study, and gain HEAR accreditation.

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

For more information contact the Student Ambassador Coordinator: ambassadors (@gold.ac.uk)

PAL

PAL stands for Peer Assisted Learning. It provides weekly review sessions for students to compare notes, discuss concepts and consolidate material. It's a safe space for questioning, making mistakes and building confidence. The PAL scheme takes the form of weekly face-to-face sessions. Sessions and materials are prepared and run by PAL Leaders – students who previously completed the same modules of study.

Find out more about becoming a PAL Leader

Department Reps

Department Reps 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.

More about Department Reps and representation on goldsmithssu.org

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 on goldsmithssu.org.

The Open Book Project

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.

Giving to Goldsmiths Telephone Campaign

Every spring a group of Goldsmiths students telephone alumni to stay connected, gain careers advice, develop skills and raise funds. Donations from our alumni remove the barriers to education and improve the student experience. Our student callers are confident and passionate when talking about Goldsmiths.

The Development and Alumni Office recruits 36 students each year to work on the campaign.

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. 

Find out more on goldsmithssu.org.