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Welcome to the 2020 applicants thread. This is a place to chill, meet other applicants, and chat during the application process

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BA Media and Communications

I’ve already got my place for September 2020 (I deferred a year)
So excited to come to goldsmiths!
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I’m Abby, I’m from the states and I’m currently finishing my undergraduate degree in Communications with a minor in a photography and digital media.
I’m applying for a MA in Promotional Media and as of now Goldsmiths is the only uni I’ve applied to. I want to see if I get into this one before applying to others.
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Was it easy to defer?? I’m considering deferring if I get accepted for financial reasons if I’m unable to get the loan I’m trying to get.

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Niamh
North Yorkshire
BA Media and Communications

I’ve already got my place for September 2020 (I deferred a year)
So excited to come to goldsmiths!
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Was it easy to defer?? I’m considering deferring if I get accepted for financial reasons if I’m unable to get the loan I’m trying to get.
For me it was easy because I applied through UCAS, so the process was the same I just selected 2020 as my start year instead of 2019 - but I’m sure if you emailed/called the admissions office they’d let you defer
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Niamh
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BA Media and Communications

I’ve already got my place for September 2020 (I deferred a year)
So excited to come to goldsmiths!
Hi there, Niamh :hello:

Congratulations! You've picked a great course. We look forward to welcoming you to campus in 2020!

-Miranda
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Hi there, Niamh :hello:

Congratulations! You've picked a great course. We look forward to welcoming you to campus in 2020!

-Miranda
Thank you! Could I just ask, when will I be able to apply for accommodation?
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I’m Abby, I’m from the states and I’m currently finishing my undergraduate degree in Communications with a minor in a photography and digital media.
I’m applying for a MA in Promotional Media and as of now Goldsmiths is the only uni I’ve applied to. I want to see if I get into this one before applying to others.
Hi Abby

It sounds like your background in Comms and photography will be really useful for the MA Promotional Media! I was also an international postgrad student from the US so if you have any questions about the transition or moving to London feel free to ask

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Was it easy to defer?? I’m considering deferring if I get accepted for financial reasons if I’m unable to get the loan I’m trying to get.
I've just spoken to our Admissions department and they've said that deferrals for postgraduates would be considered on a case by case basis after you've been made an offer to the university. Should you wish to defer we would then need to contact the department and request their approval.

Keep in mind that as an international student you'll need plenty of time to arrange a student visa, so once you know it's best to contact Admissions as soon as possible to determine your options.

Hopefully this helps but if you have more questions feel free to PM me

-Miranda
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Thank you! Could I just ask, when will I be able to apply for accommodation?
Hi Niamh,

We haven't published the exact date yet, but the application usually opens around March/April and closes in June so you've got plenty of time. As the time gets closer the information will be updated on the website here: www.gold.ac.uk/accommodation/apply/

You should also receive emails in the Spring with more info about applying for accommodation

-Miranda
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For me it was easy because I applied through UCAS, so the process was the same I just selected 2020 as my start year instead of 2019 - but I’m sure if you emailed/called the admissions office they’d let you defer
Yay! Thank you so much! I definitely know I want to attend Goldsmiths more than anything, I just have to get the money beforehand to make it work!
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Hey everyone!

Welcome to the 2020 applicants thread. This is a place to chill, meet other applicants, and chat during the application process

Name:
Location:
Course:
Also applying at:

Good luck to you all; let us know how you get on!
Name: Tabby
Location: London
Course: Music
Also applying at: Oxford, Manchester, KCL, City UoL

I came to the open day last week and honestly goldsmiths looked perfect for me!! i really hope i get in.
So far i have sent in my form as i am applying early for oxford too, but i havent been to an open day so still wonder whether the course would be good for me if i loved goldsmiths so much. and ive only put down goldsmiths and oxford, i will add the others soon.
at goldsmiths, i loved the look of every module, as well as the learning style, atmosphere, and location.
anyone else applying for music?
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Name: Tabby
Location: London
Course: Music
Also applying at: Oxford, Manchester, KCL, City UoL

I came to the open day last week and honestly goldsmiths looked perfect for me!! i really hope i get in.
So far i have sent in my form as i am applying early for oxford too, but i havent been to an open day so still wonder whether the course would be good for me if i loved goldsmiths so much. and ive only put down goldsmiths and oxford, i will add the others soon.
at goldsmiths, i loved the look of every module, as well as the learning style, atmosphere, and location.
anyone else applying for music?
Hi Tabby

So glad you enjoyed the Open Day!! The Music programme is awesome, and you get to spend your time in the beautiful Richard Hoggart Building 😍

What instrument do you play?

-Miranda
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Name: Meg
Location: Coventry
Course: English
Also applying at: Bournemouth, Brighton, Northamton, and then probably Swansea

Just wondering how much is student life at Goldsmiths as currently it is my personal first choice as I just fell in love with the place during the June open day, but a lot of people (including my parents) are warning me over the high cost of living and seeing as I will be mostly funding myself (through student loans, I'm also working as a barista now and will probably continue that during uni) and want to get a sense of how much I should try and save now ))
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Hi Tabby

So glad you enjoyed the Open Day!! The Music programme is awesome, and you get to spend your time in the beautiful Richard Hoggart Building 😍

What instrument do you play?

-Miranda
Hi Miranda.
My main instrument is the piano but I also play flute, bass guitar, and sing.
And yeah the facilities and buildings in Goldsmiths are so good in comparison to other places !
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Name: Meg
Location: Coventry
Course: English
Also applying at: Bournemouth, Brighton, Northamton, and then probably Swansea

Just wondering how much is student life at Goldsmiths as currently it is my personal first choice as I just fell in love with the place during the June open day, but a lot of people (including my parents) are warning me over the high cost of living and seeing as I will be mostly funding myself (through student loans, I'm also working as a barista now and will probably continue that during uni) and want to get a sense of how much I should try and save now ))
Hi Meg 👋

So exciting!! Obviously London has a reputation for being pretty expensive, but I find the cost of living varies a lot depending on your lifestyle! I'd definitely recommend living in halls (at least for your first year!) as Goldsmiths has some pretty good affordable accommodation options. If you decide to live in halls the prices start from around £147 per week including utilities and bills. Plus, they're all either on campus or a short walk away so you can definitely save on transportation that way!

Other than accommodation, I always say that London can be as cheap or as expensive as you make it. For example, you can save a lot of money if you choose to cook at home instead of eating out. A lot happens in London, and you can always find free events on campus and in the city if you look for them!

If you haven't already, feel free to check out the study cost page on the Goldsmiths website for some approximate living costs and advice for budgeting while studying: www.gold.ac.uk/programme-costs/

I hope this helps but feel free to reach out if you have any other questions 🙂

-Miranda
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My name is Lisa and I'm applying as an international student (from Australia) to study the MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths in 2020. I have my Skype interview with an admissions tutor on the 11th November!

I have also applied for entry into the MA in Arts, Festival and Cultural Management at QMU, Edinburgh...I am unsure which uni would be better for studying Arts Management at as an international Masters student. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Wishing everyone the best of luck with your applications!
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Hello!

My name is Lisa and I'm applying as an international student (from Australia) to study the MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths in 2020. I have my Skype interview with an admissions tutor on the 11th November!

I have also applied for entry into the MA in Arts, Festival and Cultural Management at QMU, Edinburgh...I am unsure which uni would be better for studying Arts Management at as an international Masters student. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Wishing everyone the best of luck with your applications!
Hiya!

First of all, congratulations on being offered an interview! 😊

The Arts Administration & Cultural Policy programme is amazing training if you want to work for an international arts organisation! London is a great city to meet people in the industry, and the programme has connections with loads of amazing companies such as the Barbican, English National Ballet, Royal Court Theatre and the Tate. I'ts also pretty unique because you can gain specialised training in your area of interest within arts admin. For an idea of the sort of companies you'll learn from, I'd recommend checking out the programme's partners in learning page. 🤩

I'd also recommend having a look at our student profiles to get different perspectives from students all over the world who've completed the programme and what kind of careers they've gone onto afterwards!

Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions about the course or moving to London, I'm always happy to help 😎

-Miranda
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Location: Europe
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On Thursday I received an award for attaining the best grade in the world in AS international Media Studies, but I'd already sent my application. I contacted Goldsmiths hoping I could use it to supplement my application and the admissions team was super friendly and helpful. When I sent them the certificate I got an offer of BBB an hour later!!!! I'm super excited, this is the first offer I've gotten!
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Location: Europe
Course: Media and English


On Thursday I received an award for attaining the best grade in the world in AS international Media Studies, but I'd already sent my application. I contacted Goldsmiths hoping I could use it to supplement my application and the admissions team was super friendly and helpful. When I sent them the certificate I got an offer of BBB an hour later!!!! I'm super excited, this is the first offer I've gotten!
Congrats on the award and your offer, how exciting! 🎉 We hope to see you at Goldsmiths next September! 😊

-Miranda
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Name: Will
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Music, Computing and
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Also applying at: Nottingham Trent, UWE


Going to the open day on Wednesday, looking forward to it. Haven't received an offer yet.
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