Information for schools and colleges

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The Student Recruitment and Outreach team at Goldsmiths is committed to providing up to date information, advice and guidance to prospective university students and their support networks.

By working closely with academic departments at Goldsmiths, the team delivers a wide range of activity - both on campus and in schools and colleges - to allow students to make informed choices about their future.

We have a wealth of experience and knowledge to support your school and college, and look forward to working with you and your students. 

Our provision includes: campus visits, talks in schools and colleges, transition days, summer schools, academic taster sessions, progression schemes, student shadowing, virtual lectures and CPD opportunities for teachers and advisers. 

If you would like to contact us about any of our work with schools and colleges, please fill in our enquiry form.

How we can help you

Find out more about our work with Primary, Secondary and Post-16 students.

We also offer plenty of resources for teachers and advisers, including an annual conference, and our GoldNetwork magazine, a termly publication full of insights and advice.

You can read more about the ways we can support you on our working with teachers pages


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Meet the team

James Ringer - Deputy Head of Recruitment

James is responsible for the strategic direction of the Student Recruitment and Outreach team and ensuring that the work we do contributes to Goldsmiths’ OFFA agreement and student recruitment objectives. James has worked in higher education throughout his career, having previously worked at Aston University, Anglia Ruskin University, Queen Mary University of London and the University of Reading.

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Clare Allison - Recruitment and Outreach Manager

Clare manages the Student Recruitment & Outreach team. She is responsible for managing the widening participation and outreach activities delivered by the team, which are designed to support students who are currently under-represented in higher education and encourage progression into HE / Goldsmiths. She manages all school partnership programmes and school & college liaison activities, with the objective of raising the profile of Goldsmiths, University of London across all undergraduate degree programmes.

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Becky Gardner – Student Ambassador Coordinator

Becky is responsible for the Student Ambassador programme at Goldsmiths. She oversees the recruitment and training of 170 Student Ambassadors who support the team at events, fairs and school visits, along with other activities across the University. Becky joins the team following her experience in event and volunteer management at Students’ Unions.

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Jonathan Bridges – Student Recruitment and Outreach Officer

Jonathan heads up the Goldsmiths Progression Scheme (GPS), a two year course which provides students with a series of enhanced subject-based learning experiences and information on Higher Education. He also manages our Outreach Summer School programme, an intensive week-long programme allowing students to concentrate in-depth in a particular subject. Alongside that, he assists with sixth form activity in schools and colleges local to Goldsmiths. He joins us from having previously worked at Exeter and Sussex University in various roles across the Outreach and Recruitment sector.

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Andy Roper - Recruitment and Outreach Assistant

Andy works across the Student Recruitment and Outreach team, supporting all events and activities. He delivers workshops and talks in schools and colleges on all areas of higher education and progression. 

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Emma Sheldon – Student Recruitment & Outreach Officer

Emma works with schools and colleges across London, delivering workshops and talks covering various aspects of higher education, with particular focus on KS4. She is responsible for the Recruitment & Outreach team social media and organises taster lecture webinars for groups of school and college students. Emma joins us from previously working in Recruitment and Outreach at Cardiff University and the University of Cumbria.

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Lee McMahon - Student Recruitment and Outreach Officer

Lee runs the ‘Goldclass’ programme at Goldsmiths – our annual series of masterclasses designed to give young people a taster of what University lectures might be like. He also regularly visits Schools and Colleges to deliver talks to both students and parents on a wide range of topics. He is also responsible for Goldsmiths’ annual Teachers & Advisers conference, designed to bring Teachers and support staff closer together with Goldsmiths to support young people making their first steps towards University. Lee joined Goldsmiths from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in March 2016.

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Lindsay Stewart - Postgraduate Recruitment Manager

Lindsay is responsible for the recruitment and marketing of Goldsmiths' postgraduate programmes to students, both taught and research. She also is responsible for EU student recruitment. She attends events throughout the UK and Europe, speaking to students, parents and teachers. She also works closely with academic departments, as well as the marketing and communications teams to highlight opportunities related to postgraduate study. Lindsay joined Goldsmiths recently, having worked over the past eight years for other London universities, specialising in international recruitment, admissions, and marketing.

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Dominic Grego - EU Recruitment Officer

Dominic looks after the operational aspects of EU student recruitment.  He travels extensively in Europe, attending events and working with schools, agents and other educational bodies to promote Goldsmiths’ programmes and initiatives. Dominic has recently joined Goldsmiths with a background in international student recruitment.