Applications for 2013/14 Chevening Scholarships now open
The Scholarships, which are funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, operate in over 100 countries worldwide, and this year will support about 700 students. The Scholarships are awarded to exceptional individuals with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Masters degree, in any subject and at any UK university. The Scholarships aim to support UK foreign policy priorities by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision makers around the world. Priority subject areas vary from country to country; to find out more visit the country pages of the Chevening website.
London Student Ambassador programme launched
Goldsmiths is proud to be part of a group of 16 universities in London that have launched a new initiative with international students who will become ambassadors for London. 30 lucky international students were presented with a symbolic key to the city to unlock the yearlong programme of activities that demonstrate why London is the world’s best study destination. The chosen students from the USA and India will take part in a series of learning, networking and behind-the-scenes tours which will give the students unprecedented access to the city’s iconic organisations and attractions.
The programme launched by the London Universities International Partnership (LUIP), and supported by London & Partners, is designed to help the student ambassadors discover the unrivalled opportunities that studying in such a multicultural, vibrant and creative city like London can offer. They will be communicating their experiences to a wider audience in the USA and India, online through their own blogs, tweets and videos.
MD Adil Hossain studying MA Development and Rights at Goldsmiths says: "I am from a small village in West Bengal in India so to be in London and chosen as a student ambassador means getting unending avenues to realise my dreams. London is a bustling international city and by experiencing the many facets of the capital including access to the many big organisations working in the sector of development, I am sure I will have the opportunity to expand my horizons and develop my critical thinking."
Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Programme
Applications are invited from Goldsmiths international graduates and recent alumni to take part in Goldsmiths Graduate Entrepreneur programme. Work with mentors, advisers and business experts to develop your own business in the UK. Successful applicant will be supported to apply for a 12-month visa to develop their business idea with support from Goldsmiths specialists. For more information please visit our Student Services pages. Deadline for applications: 1 November 2012.
Music Department wins a prestigious Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Award
Instigated and coordinated by Dr Naomi Matsumoto, associate lecturer in the Music Department, the project is entitled '"SHIZENGAKU": Nature, Material and Aspects of Identity and Creation' and is designed as a collaboration between the Music Department and Seian University of Fine Arts and Design, Goldsmiths’ institutional partner.
The grants are a £13,000 Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Award, (the highest ever amount granted for a single group by the Foundation); and £11,500 from Seian University’s International Research Fund.
Alumni events held in Singapore and Thailand
Alumni in Singapore were invited to a reception on the evening of Monday 6 February 2012 hosted by the Warden, Patrick Loughrey. The event, hosted at The Tanglin Club, brought together alumni living and working in Singapore.
The British Council's Thai UK Grand Reunion took place on Saturday 28th January 2012. This is the biggest event of its kind every year with over 6,000 members attending from the Thai–UK Alumni and Professional Network.
All alumni are welcome to join the Goldsmiths Alumni facebook group for the latest news and photos from events at Goldsmiths.
Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance launches at Goldsmiths
Goldsmiths has launched a Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance, in partnership with the Beijing Dance Academy. Studies at the Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance at Goldsmiths will be based around Mandarin provision at various levels. Teaching will extend across many aspects of Chinese performance and culture, as well as providing opportunities for academic visits and exchanges to explore research and creative projects with the Beijing Dance Academy.
Several Goldsmiths departments across the arts and social sciences are already involved - in particular Theatre and Performance, and Music - in addition to language tuition.
There are around 300 Confucius Institutes worldwide. Their aim is to promote Chinese language and culture, and support Chinese teaching and cultural exchanges. Each institute determines its own specialist programme of activity.
Madame Xu Lin, Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), welcomed Simon McVeigh, Deputy Warden, at the annual conference of Confucius Institutes worldwide to establish a partnership agreement.
Commenting on the launch of the Institute at Goldsmiths, Simon said: "I’m delighted that Goldsmiths is joining the vibrant community of Confucius Institutes worldwide, with a focus on international cultural exchange that is at the heart of our own ethos. We are very much looking forward to building on our strong connections with China and its rich artistic life, working closely with Hanban and the Beijing Dance Academy."
Fulbright Scholarships announced
The US-UK Fulbright Commission has announced awards for postgraduate study or research in the US in any field for 2013-14 and beyond. For further information please visit - www.fulbright.co.uk/postgrad.
Brazilian arts and humanities students expand academic horizons at Goldsmiths
Fourteen undergraduate students from one of Brazil’s most prestigious universities will come to Goldsmiths this winter to benefit from an international academic experience.
The students, from the arts and humanities faculty at UNICAMP, were selected through the Santander International Mobility Program and will spend ten weeks at Goldsmiths with registration, tuition, airfare, health insurance, accommodation and spending money covered by the bank.
Professor Marcelo Knobel, Dean of Graduate Studies at UNICAMP, said that this model of 'summer school' is a way to ensure students broaden their knowledge and experience of the arts and humanities which are not provided by the Brazilian federal programme ‘Science Without Borders’: "It's the first summer school (summer for Brazil, but winter in London). We are testing this model and it will be interesting to see the return of students, with insight and ideas that allow us to enhance and grow the project for future generations."
Geraint Fox, Head of International Partnerships and Developments at Goldsmiths welcomed the initiative: “This cohort of students will join a growing cohort of students from Brazil and wider Latin America who choose to come to Goldmsiths; I am particularly pleased that the sponsorship from Santander is enabling students who do not traditionally have the opportunity to study abroad to attend Goldsmiths, very much in line with our own commitment to widening access to higher education.”
Gustavo Macedo, a student of social sciences at UNICAMP, said: "This trip is very important to broaden my research and personal experiences. As a social scientist, it is crucial to study international politics to connect with other cultures."
UKCISA's survey on Tier 4 student experience
If you applied for a visa under Tier 4 during 2011, UKCISA would like your feedback on the experience to help make recommendations for improvements. If you complete the survey, you can choose to be entered for a prize draw, with five ipod shuffles to be won. Do pass on details of the survey to other students to whom it might be relevant. The deadline for responses is 31 October 2011.
Click on the link to complete UKCISA survey.
1st European Conference for Brazilian Postgraduate Students and Researchers
The Brazilian Association of Postgraduate Students and Researchers in the UK (ABEP) is inviting applications from Brazilian students (Master and PhD levels) and researchers currently enrolled at Goldsmiths to present papers or posters on the '1st European Conference for Brazilian Postgraduate Students and Researchers', to be held at King's College London on 14 and 15th October 2011.
Further event details and instructions for papers and posters are available on ABEP website.
Orientation dates announced
Accommodation move in dates: 23rd - 25th September 2011
Orientation programme: 26th September - 2nd October 2011
Classes start: 3rd October 2011
For more information please see our Guide for New International Students
Guide for New International Students
Our Guide for New International Students is now available online. It aims to provide international students with useful information on many aspects of their student life at Goldsmiths. As well as containing pages on immigration advice, finance, arrival in the UK, students will also find information about College facilities and things to do in south east London.
Free International Student Reception at City Hall
Become an ambassador for London! The Mayor's Office and Study London invite you to join them at City Hall for the International Student Reception on 20 May 2011. Find out how to become a London ambassador, meet students from across the city, listen to the live student band and enjoy a 360° panoramic view of London's skyline.
Time: 5pm onwards, Friday 20 May 2011
Japan earthquake & tsunami:
Advice and guidance for staff and students [Read more]
Indonesian government scholarships 2011
Indonesian government is accepting applications for Indonesian language, Art, Music and Craft scholarships for one year or half year term studies in Indonesia. Participants can choose one of 45 universities located in different cities in Indonesia. The main purpose of the Darmasiswa scholarship programme is to promote and increase the interest in the language and culture of Indonesia. [Read more]
Goldsmiths International Pathways
Goldsmiths launches exciting new Foundation, Graduate Diploma and Pre-Masters programmes [Read more]
Shine! International Student Awards 2011
Are you an international student enjoying living in the UK? Do you have a story to tell about your experiences here and at home? Could you be the International Student of the Year? Take part in Shine! and win great awards and prizes [Read more]
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