We’ve launched the Academic Communities Fund, providing money and staff time to help you to build academic communities.

Academic Communities

We’ve launched the Academic Communities Fund, providing money and staff time to help you to build academic communities.

Research shows that students are happier and perform better academically when they feel part of a community. At Goldsmiths this usually means feeling part of the department you study in.

With this in mind, we launched the Academic Communities Fund in 2017, which provides money and staff time to help you to develop a community within your department. In the 2017/18 academic year we funded over 150 events, attended by over 8,000 students.

We want to continue to build up a calendar of events throughout the academic year that will help you to meet students in your department - to socialise, experience London, and expand on what is already offered in your curriculum.

For this to happen, we need your ideas. We’ll do the rest.

If you have an idea that would help to bring together students in your department, we want you to get in touch: simply fill out the form below, and we’ll get back to you. Here is our 2018/19 criteria to help you with your application. 

Please note the deadline for any remaining term 1 applications is Friday 7th of December. After this applications will not be accepted until the start of term 2. 

We've also put together some event inspiration, with examples of things we've funded before, to help you to come up with your own department-based events and trips.