Take Time...

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Take Time is our campaign to welcome you back onto campus after the Christmas holidays. January can be a testing month for even the most resilient of us so we've organised a series of extra events on campus to help guide you through it successfully.

From 13-24 January there'll will be free tea and coffee on weekdays in the pop-up Snug in the RHB foyer, free tea and toast in the Multi-Faith chaplaincy, free yoga and pilates sessions (booking required), and a chance to get creative in our crafternoon sessions or at our terrarium building masterclass. 
We'll also be hosting two double-bill film nights (with hot drinks and pizza) in the library social learning space, holding a social evening for our Mature Students' Network, and learning the art of calligraphy with the Confucius Institute.
Our support services will be available throughout to give advice on assessments, reasonable adjustments, academic skills, and all other aspects of university life.

24-hour Library

24-hour Library

The Library will be open 24 hours a day throughout the exam and assessments period, including UK public holidays (6 and 27 May).

Find study spaces in and around Goldsmiths using our searchable map of local libraries.

Student support and wellbeing

Student Centre
Your first point of call for confidential and practical student support, including fees, housing and finance.

Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri, 9am-5pm
Tues, 10am-5pm

RHB 117
020 7919 7050
studentcentre (@gold.ac.uk)

Wellbeing Service
Support with personal circumstances that might be affecting your wellbeing or studies.

Mon-Thurs, 2.30-3.30pm (register at 2pm as appointments operate on a first come basis)
Fri, 9.30-10.30am

RHB 123
wellbeing (@gold.ac.uk)

Disability Service
Get help with reasonable adjustments.

Tues, 11am-12pm

RHB 123
020 7919 7050
disability (@gold.ac.uk)

Campus Support Officers (CSOs)
CSOs are on hand to help you with anything and everything.

Weekdays - 6pm to 6am, weekend - 24 hour opening

Loring Management Centre
020 7919 7284
campus-support (@gold.ac.uk)

Free online self-help programmes you can complete in your own time to support you with stress, anxiety and depression.

If you are in crisis, dial 999 or go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department.

Find out more about emergency help and support

Academic Skills Centre

The Academic Skills Centre will be offering a range of workshops and one-to-one tutorials. Topics include:

  • Managing your studies
  • Exam skills
  • Academic writing
  • Researching
  • Referencing

Read our revision tips (new link to be added)

Exam day checklist

Know the dates, times and locations of your exams
View your online timetable ahead of time and check again on the day in case of any changes.

Make a plan to arrive on campus early – bring your student ID
Plan your journey, arriving at least 30 minutes before the start of your exam as latecomers will not be guaranteed entry.

Leave your coat and bag in the cloakroom
Bags, coats and personal items (eg keys, mobile phone, smartwatches) are not allowed in exam rooms.

They should be left in the free cloakroom in MMB 212 (Margaret McMillan Building). 

Allow plenty of time before your exam to get to the cloakroom and check your items in.

If have valid RASA you are not required to use the cloakroom, you can leave your coats and bags at the side of the exam room.

Check the exam room seating plan to find your seat
Arriving early will give you time to see where your assigned seat is and get comfortable.

Read more advice and information about what to do on the day of exams

Religious observations

Religious observations

Goldsmiths recognises religion and belief as a protected equality characteristic and offers support to all staff and students, including while exams are taking place.

The campus Multi-Faith Prayer Room is located in RHB 2.106.

Find out about the Goldsmiths Multi-Faith Chaplaincy

... for you

Food and drink

You Monday - 20 January 2020
Forget Blue Monday - all day we’ll be running activities across campus to bring a smile to your face.

The Snug
10am-3pm, RHB entrance foyer
Tea and toast
10.30am-3pm, Multi-faith Chaplaincy
Chat with a chaplain
10.30-11am & 12-1pm, The Snug - RHB entrance foyer
12-2pm, The Snug - RHB entrance foyer
Pilates (free, but booking required) 12.30-1.30pm, RHB 221
Book here
Film night with hot drinks and pizza
6-10pm, Library social space
- 6pm - School of Rock
- 8pm - Mamma Mia!

... to be active

Exercise objects

Learn the basics of pilates at a free session run by Club Pulse.
- Wednesday 15 January, 12.30-1.30pm, RHB 300
- Monday 20 January, 12.30-1.30pm, RHB 221
Book here

Try it out for the first time or pop in for a free refresher session.
Wednesday 22 January, 12.30-1.30pm - RHB Chesterman Room 
Book here

You’ve thought about it so why not get involved? Run 5k, meet new friends and feel great without spending a single penny.
Every Saturday, 9am, Hilly Fields.

... to explore


Just a short bus journey away from Goldsmiths, Greenwich features a Royal Park, a historic ship and a popular market.

One of the most creative and cultural areas in London, vibrant Shoreditch is a great spot for art, food and vintage shops – and it’s just 15 minutes away on the train!

For more ideas check out our local area guides:

... to make a connection


Film night with hot drinks and pizza
6-10pm, Library social space (No booking required)
Tuesday 14 January
- 6pm - Billy Elliot
- 8pm - Breakfast Club
Monday 20 January
- 6pm - School of Rock
- 8pm - Mamma Mia!

Vegan lunch
Tuesdays during term time,  12.30-1.30pm (No booking required)
Catholic Chaplaincy

Mature Students’ Network social
Tuesday 21 January, 6-9pm, Cafe Thirty Five (No booking required)

Academic socials
Dates and times vary, click for listings


... to try something new

Arts and crafts objects

Tuesday 14 and Monday 20 January, 12-2pm
The Snug, RHB foyer - (No booking required)

Terrarium making
Wednesday 22 January, 12.30-1.15pm
RHB 137
Book here

Calligraphy with the Confucius Institute
Thursday 23 January, 6-7pm
RHB 140 - (No booking required)

... for your community

Paper cranes

Good Gym
Get involved with a local community running club which combines fitness and good deeds.

Find out how you can put some of your spare time to great use.

SU Welcome Back Fair
Wednesday 22 January, 10am-4pm Students’ Union building

SU Give it a go week
Monday 27- Friday 31 January, 10am-4pm
Students’ Union building