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This south London college is arguably best known for incubating the Young British Artists (YBAs) – the UK’s most radical art group in recent memory. Many of the key members who graduated in the late 1980s, including Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson, have previously auctioned off work through Christie’s to raise funds for the Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, which was designed by the Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble.

Founded in 1891, and part of the University of London since 1904, Goldsmiths offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate study options in the arts, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management.

The college has been voted one of the top creative universities in the UK by students (Which? University 2016) and they’re also 3rd in the UK for effective teaching (Guardian University League Tables 2017) and in the UK's top 25 for the quality of their research (Research Excellence Framework, THE research intensity ranking).

Goldsmiths is small but mighty – a close-knit community based on a single-site campus within London’s vibrant New Cross, an area that’s been described by The New York Times as a hub of creative talent.

The College is friendly and vibrant, and proud of the diverse student population which adds to this welcoming atmosphere - nearly 20% of students come from countries outside the UK. Goldsmiths is a serious academic force, reflected in the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework (2014) which judged that nearly three quarters of the research carried out by academics at Goldsmiths is rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

New Cross has a thriving music and arts scene, fantastic restaurants, buzzing cafes, and a genuinely diverse and eclectic population. Plus, it’s just a short journey away from the centre of London, and all of the entertainment, facilities and opportunities that offers.

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