Located on a single-site south-east London campus, Goldsmiths, University of London is a public research institute that specialises in the studies of creative and social subjects – arts, humanities, design, and social sciences. The university was established in 1891 and it became a constituent college of the University of London in the year 1904. Goldsmiths has continually been ranked amongst the top 25 universities in the UK for the internationally excellent quality of research it puts forth following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
Goldsmiths offers a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the cultural arts, humanities, computing, social sciences, and entrepreneurial business and management. The university currently has more than 8,000 students enrolled in the different courses from over 100 countries around the world. According to “Which? University 2018” Goldsmiths has been voted one of the top-most creative and political universities in the country by the students who go there.
Off-campus student accommodation
London is not just a tourist attraction but is also a preferred destination for students pursuing their higher education. Now there are more than 100K students and not many on-campus accommodations available for all of them. The city has a range of student housing options, close to the campus as well as the city centre, which is perfect for those who want to balance their academic life and social life. These accommodations offer various amenities such as laundry room, study spaces, games room and much more, all of which is provided for the comfort of students.
London has a multicultural diversity, with more than 100,000 international students from around the globe deciding to attend a university or college here. The city has continually been ranked among the top-rated cities in the world for higher education, with 4 of the top 40 universities located in London. At the heart of city centre stands the House of Parliament, the Big Ben, and the Westminster Abbey. The London Eye observation wheel is the perfect spot from where you can take in the views of the entire city, across the Thames.
London has excellent connectivity with the rest of the country as well as the world, with one of the largest airports, Heathrow in the city. For traveling around the city, London has a vast underground network of trains called the tube that are regularly running on routes and lines. The city has around 270 stations which is why most students prefer to take the tube. Another budget-friendly option is the bus and at times you can walk when you need to clear your head. There are also docking stations around the city where you can get a bicycle.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different types of accommodation?
University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.
What are the different types of rooms?
The major room types are:
Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.
Ensuite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared.
Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.
How do I know my accommodation is safe?
All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.
Does my accommodation offer meals?
Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!
Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.
Is there Wi-Fi?
Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.
Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.
What items should I bring while moving in?
Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!
What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.
Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.
Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period!