About Goldsmiths


Goldsmiths: a close-knit community, a rich academic heritage, a creative powerhouse, a thought-provoking place.

Goldsmiths, University of London was founded in 1891, and has been part of the University of London since 1904. We’ve a rich academic history, but we’re also known for our creative approach. From the moment you enrol you’ll be part of a powerful legacy of learning.

  • 91% of our students are happy with the teaching on their course (2013 National Student Survey)
  • Ranked first in London for our high quality and helpful staff (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014)
  • Alumni include 7 Turner Prize winners and recipients of Oscars, Mercury Music prizes, Ivor Novellos and BAFTAS
  • Recently launched the Goldsmiths Prize, rewarding boldly original fiction

At Goldsmiths you can be whoever who you want to be. We nurture individual talent, providing a safe and supportive environment to grow academically and personally. Our former students reflect Goldsmiths’ brand of magic across the world, and are shaping the socio-cultural landscape on a global scale.