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I am doing my MSc in Forensic Psychology here. I thought my undergraduate uni was bad but this really is something else. Severe lack of communication of anything of importance with students. Wrong grades published on transcripts for students, with no explanation and no way of knowing the true grades. If you have applied for mitigating circumstances for any reason, you will not be told if it has been approved, and when I asked I was led to believe it was denied and I'd be getting a zero mark until I chased it up and it was in fact approved. Contradicting instructions regarding coursework explanations and exam resits. You'll be waiting at least 2 months for some coursework marks to arrive. We suffered weeks of no lectures due to the strike earlier this year (with a refusal to publish lecture slides or reschedule). Now it wasn't so much the strike in itself that was the problem, it was made worse when we was told the 3-4 weeks of missed topics could still come up in our exams!

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By member732791
On 10th July 18

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I am doing my MSc in Forensic Psychology here. I thought my undergraduate uni was bad but this really is something else. Severe lack of communication of anything of importance with students. Wrong grades published on transcripts for students, with no explanation and no way of knowing the true grades. If you have applied for mitigating circumstances for any reason, you will not be told if it has been approved, and when I asked I was led to believe it was denied and I'd be getting a zero mark until I chased it up and it was in fact approved. Contradicting instructions regarding coursework explanations and exam resits. You'll be waiting at least 2 months for some coursework marks to arrive. We suffered weeks of no lectures due to the strike earlier this year (with a refusal to publish lecture slides or reschedule). Now it wasn't so much the strike in itself that was the problem, it was made worse when we was told the 3-4 weeks of missed topics could still come up in our exams!

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By member732791
On 10th July 18

Applying to Goldsmiths, University of London

Entry Requirements:

224-239 UCAS Points

Average range for Goldsmiths, University of London entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.

TEF Rating

More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.

Goldsmiths, University of London Reputation

Goldsmiths, University of London is located in South East London, Newcross. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Bronze rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 9,345 students are enrolled at Goldsmiths, University of London:

- 7,035 of these students come from the UK
- 850 come from other EU countries
- And 1,465 are students from non-EU countries.

(Source: HESA 2016/17)

The graduate outcomes for Goldsmiths, University of London show that six months after leaving university, 91% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving Goldsmiths, University of London is £19,500 a year.

(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)


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Hi,I had received a leaflet from Goldsmith University. On 24th January 2018 telling me to wait for my offer to join for the course. However, I had got a message on my UCAS track informing me that the offer has been rejected, this was sent to my UCAS track on 22nd January 2018. What should I do?
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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 13th November 18

The lecturers are frequently lazy , egotistical and racialy oppressive. 'Commitment to equality and diversity' is just a phrase they write to lure you in - be warned. Their VLE is a joke and information is not uploaded in any logical way - more like hunt the thimble... The lectures are often disorganised and they rely heavily upon out of date powerpoints. Much like a Micheline star restaurant banking upon the chefs of yesteryear but really only serving reheated frozen food...That they are still charging Micheline prices for.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 23rd August 18

I would not recommend this uni, don’t bother applying especially if you want to do a psychology degree. Speaking to my peers a lot weren’t happy and felt the department was badly organised. If you’re in a stream you will constantly have issues with timetables and being put into the wrong group. Also the grades published were always incorrect and unfortunately they were not willing to help with queries most likely passing you on to someone else or not replying. Information is messaged to you an 1hr or less before labs or lectures which is so frustrating if you commute. Timetables are so inconvenient and awkward, you could come in for just 1hr or you could have a 6/7 hr gap. No rescheduling of exam topics missed due to strike. Speaking with other psychology students it seems like you shouldn’t bother appealing or doing a mitigating as the psychology board is very harsh, unsympathetic and inflexible, not even the offer of resits made to those students. My advice is APPLY SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th July 18

I am doing my MSc in Forensic Psychology here. I thought my undergraduate uni was bad but this really is something else. Severe lack of communication of anything of importance with students. Wrong grades published on transcripts for students, with no explanation and no way of knowing the true grades. If you have applied for mitigating circumstances for any reason, you will not be told if it has been approved, and when I asked I was led to believe it was denied and I'd be getting a zero mark until I chased it up and it was in fact approved. Contradicting instructions regarding coursework explanations and exam resits. You'll be waiting at least 2 months for some coursework marks to arrive. We suffered weeks of no lectures due to the strike earlier this year (with a refusal to publish lecture slides or reschedule). Now it wasn't so much the strike in itself that was the problem, it was made worse when we was told the 3-4 weeks of missed topics could still come up in our exams!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th April 18

This is in a different league from e.g.LSE or KINGS. Teaching staff are laid back and sloppy, and taking refuge in petty bureaucracy to avoid onerous teaching , and PARTIULARLY marking taks (ALTHOUGH PAID FOR DEARLY) 2nd rate academics' absolutely nothing inspiring. Absolutely NOT value for the huge amounts of money in anyway shape or form AVOID.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th April 18

This is in a different league from e.g.LSE or KINGS. Teaching staff are laid back and sloppy, and taking refuge in petty bureaucracy to avoid onerous teaching , and PARTIULARLY marking taks (ALTHOUGH PAID FOR DEARLY) 2nd rate academics' absolutely nothing inspiring. Absolutely NOT value for the huge amounts of money in anyway shape or form AVOID.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th December 17

It is an amazing University recently visited on a school trip thought that the quality of training was excellent but the food needs to be better.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 6th September 17

Biggest let down of my life. Students are clique-y, departments are badly organised and the amount of teaching does not correspond to the money you are asked to invest in your education at Goldsmiths. The careers service is no good and the Uni is not considered as highly as it claims amongst employers. Do not go, especially if you are genuinely looking to study Media and work in creative industries. Employers have told me, several times, that a Media degree does not guarantee a job in the media (you might as well go study biology and become a tv producer before I even get a job as a runner). Stay away!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 19th July 17

If you're into arts then Goldsmiths is great - otherwise, stay away. So many students from London give it an almost Sixth Form like feel, but not in a good way. Anyone not from the South East is a rarity, the staff are weak and the reputation in most subjects is lacking. If you're grades are good enough to get in, you can go to a better uni. Look elsewhere, unless you're on an arts on related course.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 24th March 17

Terrible university can't recommend this at all.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd November 16

It's a very small campus, so things are all walking distance. However because it's so small, there is much less on offer (less societies and events, short opening hours for facilities, etc.) and since it's not central that means you have less exposure to things that other schools in London might offer. The wifi is terrible - often missing, hard to connect to, have to keep reconnecting. Have had lots of issues with really disorganised admin issues - things not appearing in their computers that should. My department was equally disorganised, none of the tutors seemed to know what was going on half the time, deadlines got changed, things weren't put on the VLE that tutors said should be there. It does have a nicely diverse student presence but I think I'd go somewhere else if I could do it again.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 29th October 16

Everything about this university is dreadful. Student support doesn't reply to my emails, I don't like anyone on the course and there is far too much group work for my liking. As well as this, there aren't many societies on offer, and the union seems really out-of-touch.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th May 16

campus is lovely, most the buildings are very nice, particularly Richard Hoggart Building and the library. seems to have invested a lot into improving over the last few years. atmosphere at the uni is amazing and inspiring, people are typically super creative, interesting people and politically engaged. love it

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th November 15

The university has a beautiful campus and the facilities are great. The library is open 24/7 and has plenty of facilities like computers and macs. There are a range of societies but could do with more of them and some aren't as well organised as they could be. The students union is quite expensive and not very big, the events aren't attended by many people. Careers service is great. The wifi is good, but can be quite slow. You can't really watch things like player.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd November 15

Goldsmiths is definitive the best place to study media and communications and fine arts.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th October 15

Although I love Goldsmiths, the WiFi is practically inexistent. Then again it makes me actually be productive.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th October 15

Great thing about gold smiths is that everything is compact - all the buildings and campuses are all located within 5 minute walking distance, unlike other universities. Theres a great range of people thanks to the fine art department, and the student union does some pretty cool social/political stuff! Wifi is alright, could be better but works most of the time.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st October 15

Great atmosphere Very diverse Great research facilities

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th October 15

I was really nervous about starting at university but everyone at goldsmiths are so kind they have made me feel at ease. There are so many opportunities to be had at goldsmiths with their wide variety of clubs and societies.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 20th October 15

More of a diversity in societies would be good, our SU is naff and doesn't offer half as much nights as other unis. Internet is sometimes faulty and you'll struggle to get it on your phone, even with IT Support. As for the careers services, they don't really make themselves known and you always have to approach them. It'd be great if they could organise internships with local institutions, or even put on events showing you your options. (Besides the one off part time jobs fayre- which lacks diversity in employers). Overall I feel uni could have a lot more going on

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th August 15

Vibrant and exciting campus and people

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th August 15

Good atmosphere great courses..

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