Warden's welcome

Our Warden Professor Frances Corner OBE welcomes you to Goldsmiths.

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Professor Frances Corner OBE, Warden of Goldsmiths standing outside the Richard Hoggart Building

“Thank you for applying to study at Goldsmiths – I’m delighted that you want to join us. We are a diverse and inclusive community that sees everyone as an individual with their own strengths, interests and needs.

As a world-class institution and a member of the University of London, we offer you the highest standards of teaching and research. The world has changed a lot over the past year, and like every other part of society we have needed to adapt quickly, ensuring we provide the best possible experience and support to our students. But I have been so heartened to witness the incredible commitment and creative thinking of the entire Goldsmiths community in responding to these challenging times in a way that fills me with hope for the future.

Goldsmiths embraces innovative and critical thinking across all of its disciplines and programmes, and these are approaches which I believe – particularly in our fast-changing world – will be vital in shaping you to reach your full potential. They will also help you in encouraging others to do the same.

As a university we are at the very front of the curve where environmental protection and tackling climate change is concerned. We have taken real action on this: from committing to becoming carbon neutral by 2025, to removing all beef products from campus food outlets, and switching to a 100% renewable energy supplier. It doesn’t stop there. You can read more about the different ways we’re reducing our environmental impact

 I hope you will be taking your place amongst our truly creative, inquisitive and supportive community of students and staff. I look forward to welcoming you.”

Professor Frances Corner OBE

Warden of Goldsmiths, University of London