Goldsmiths College

Peggy Cooke

Widening Participation Officer
0207 717 3143

The information on this page was last updated on 18 November 2019.

The details of support available can change, so before you apply it's best to speak to the named contact to check exactly what they offer.

Thank you for visiting the Goldsmiths, University of London page, and for considering us a place to study.
At Goldsmiths, we provide a package of support to support your access to university and experience as a student. I can provide 1:1 support and individual advice on all aspects of applying to and studying at university, and can arrange bespoke campus visits. If you would like any information about this, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

In addition, Goldsmiths offers pre-entry support through a wide range of activities and information, advice and guidance: from subject-specific summer schools, taster sessions and appointments with our pre-entry careers consultant. More information can be found at:

During your transition to university, you will be invited to take part in Goldstart, which offers you a chance to get to know your department before you start your course.

As a student, you are encouraged and supported to apply for our paid student ambassador programme, and would be guaranteed a place on our selection day. If you find that you need extra support as a student, either with your studies or mental health, you can get in touch with me, or contact our student support team by either attending our drop-in or emailing

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Support we offer

  • A named contact
  • Outreach sessions or activities
  • Pre-application help
  • Guidance for offer holders
  • A web page for care leavers
  • Careers advice and support after graduation

Accommodation we offer

  • A place to live all year round
  • If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year

Funding support we offer

  • Specific funding that's just for care leavers
  • Additional funding available (such as bursaries and grants)
  • Support for students seeking asylum
  • Support for those with discretionary leave to remain
  • Financial advice

At Goldsmiths, we have unlimited undergraduate scholarships available for care-experienced students, which are worth £1000 per year of study. The opening date for these will be announced in February 2020.