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Student spotlight: Meet Rachael from the USA

US student Rachael moved to London to study a Masters in Social Research at Goldsmiths, University of London. Rachael was one of 11 lucky students to be welcomed to London as part of the International Student Welcome event.

Rachael and the other students were welcomed to the city by Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh Agrawal at London’s City Hall, before being taken on a tour of some of London’s most famous sights. The day included afternoon tea at Shakespeare’s Globe, a private ride on the London Eye, an exhilarating speed boat tour with Thames Jet and a drinks reception at the rooftop terrace at Urbanest student accommodation.

Here Rachael tells us more about herself, why she chose to study in London and what her impressions are so far.

Rachael, why did you choose to study in London?

London is such a culturally rich city, I thought I would be selling myself short by not tapping into London as a resource for my research.

Why did you choose to study MA Policy Research and Goldsmiths, University of London and what are your impressions so far?

I wanted to study somewhere that would teach me the essential skill set of conducting in-depth research, while allowing me to have creative freedom over my work.

Goldsmiths houses a diverse set of students who don’t necessarily follow the rules of society. I love that. Everyone is passionate about something that’s going to make a positive impact on the world. Goldsmiths gives them the tools to further their expression whether it be via academia or constructive artistic medium.

I enjoy exploring various lenses of thought processes. My professors push us to take every thought a level deeper, it’s really quite challenging.

What have you enjoyed most during your time in London so far?

I have enjoyed meeting new people and exploring local restaurants and shows held across London. I love Clerkenwell, the small alley way streets and gardens along the roads. I lived there while studying abroad in 2012, so it’s really nostalgic for me.

How would you describe London in three words?

Cultural, artistic, breath-taking.

Watch the video from the International Student Welcome Event

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London welcomes new international students with the ultimate London experience

“Welcome to London – you’re going to have a fantastic time studying here!” That was the message from Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh Agrawal, at a special international student event at London’s City Hall. At the International Student Welcome event, eleven lucky students from around the world got a whirlwind tour of some of London’s […]

London in three words? Exhilarating, Open and Home!

This week we were at Goldmsiths, University of London catching up with Indian student Rhea Bhandari. In this interview Rhea talks about what inspired her to study Design in London, her advice for other Indian students wanting to study in London, and her aspirations for the future. How did you choose your course and university? […]

“London is an open-minded city which offered me a lot of opportunities” – Tae Youn Kim, from South Korea

BA Design student Tae Youn Kim moved from South Korea to London to study at Goldsmiths, University of London. Here he shares his experiences of studying in London. Why did you choose to study Design at Goldsmiths, University of London? I attended a British Council study abroad fair in Seoul and talked to many members […]

London universities’ masters scholarships for international students

A number of London’s universities offer scholarships for international students looking to study a masters degree to help cover the costs of studying in London. The list of scholarships below is a small selection of the postgraduate scholarships currently available in London for students who want to start studying in September 2016. Please search the […]

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What is the University of London? Many students ask this question. The University of London is quite different to many other universities. It was established in 1836 with its two founding members University College London and King’s College London. Today, it consists of 17 independent colleges and a number of smaller specialist research institutes. Each of […]

My top 5 reasons to study at Goldsmiths, University of London

Rebecca, from the USA, is studying for a masters degree in Social Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London. Here she shares her top reasons for choosing to study at Goldsmiths. 1. A Truly Unique Programme Most social entrepreneurship options are run by MBA programmes. With a background in education and practical experience working with social […]

London is the most searched for city by US students


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Goldsmiths: an incubator for artists

Goldsmiths, University of London, is one of the UK’s leading universities for the creative arts, with the success of its alumni proving this point excellently. From film and art to popular music, Goldsmiths’ alumni are found amongst the best known artists today. On 2nd March 2014, Steve McQueen’s film 12 Years a Slave picked up […]

Goldsmiths launch new creative Masters programme

Would you like to develop a business in the creative industries? A new Masters programme that aims to drive the creative economy was launched by Goldsmiths, University of London last week. The first of its kind globally, the MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship helps to develop new business and creative enterprises within the creative […]

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