A fun way to earn while you study is the Student Ambassador program at Goldsmiths. Popular Music student James Williams caught up with some friends who have just finished their first year on the program to discuss their experiences, and answer some frequently asked questions about working as an ambassador.
What kind of work do you do?
James: I mainly work on Music Applicant Days, which involves giving campus tours and directing people around the department to their interviews. I also write articles for the Goldsmiths Student Blog aimed at prospective students.
Do you enjoy being a student ambassador?
Matthew: My first ever shift was making a video for Goldsmiths’ social media, which was great fun – having fun while getting paid is something I’m not used to!
Kieran: I presented a video exploring three markets near campus for Fresher’s Week, which was probably my favourite, but I enjoy doing campus tours too; you end up learning from those on the tour as much as you’re teaching them.Read More »
Working a part-time job while in University is an interesting prospect to a lot of students, but balancing a job with coursework, classes, and a social life can be challenging. Sofia Wickerhauser spoke to three Goldsmiths students about finding a job, and balancing work with student life.
The most common way of finding work is by searching on one of the many job-search websites like Monster, Indeed, or Totaljobs. Rebecca Steve Masker found her job as a retail and admissions assistant at the Imperial War Museum through Arts Jobs.
“I work 15 hours a week, Saturday and Sunday. I really enjoy working at the museum – I majorly rate retail over catering or bar work. It’s a very interesting place to work, and I get paid the London Living Wage. However, it is not a job I imagine I will stay in after graduation.”
Beginning university for the first time can be challenging. Whether you live with family, or in halls, you will find yourself budgeting throughout your student days. Politics and International Relations student Terrelle Iziren offers advice on how to stay savvy, and give your finance a leg up as a student.
Student Bank Accounts
Many student accounts are created exclusively for university students, and only require photo ID (passport or driving license), as well as a proof of address, and of student status. Don’t be lured in by freebies like Amazon gift cards or Cash rewards – keep your eyes peeled for the account that gives you the largest overdraft with the lowest interest rates. Many university campuses have on-site banks so you won’t have to travel far to sign up. Save the Student has a list of the leading Student Accounts currently available.
When you arrive at university, seeing your new, empty room for the first time can be daunting. James Williams gives you his tips on filling a whole new, empty space, and knowing exactly what to bring with you when leaving home.
When you arrive at university, seeing your new, empty room for the first time can be daunting. With a whole new space to fill, it can be difficult to know exactly what to bring with you. James Williams gives his tips for moving into your new place.
Moving to another country, or even to another city, can be an exciting (and stressful) experience. Goldsmiths MA student Sofia Wickerhauser interviews fellow Goldsmiths’ students about the things they brought with them from home.
Suzanne Hayes brought something from her home in New York on a friends advice: “She told me to bring a mug from home just so I had something familiar… It’s a mug my mom gave me that says, “the evil sister”, but I also bought myself a mug at Anthropologie for my birthday that looks like subway tiles that I use more than the other. The subway tiles remind me of New York, so it’s become my favourite mug.”