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Radio 4 : A Sound British Adventure

Director of Creative Computing Dr Mick Grierson has appeared on the Radio 4 documentary, “A Sound British Adventure”, talking about the ‘Secret History of British Electronic Music’. He discusses the pioneering work of Daphne Oram, and the relationship between technology and creativity in electronic music alongside key historical figures in the field including synthesiser pioneer Peter Zinnovieff (whose machines were used by Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones), and Brian Hodgson, creator of the Dr. Who Tardis sound effect.

You can listen to the program here until the 21st of August 2012

National Student Survey: See how our students rate us!

The National Student Survey is exactly what it says on the tin. Each year students across the UK are asked to rate their programme of study in several areas including: teaching, quality of assessment and feedback, academic support and personal development.

The Department of Computing at Goldsmiths works hard to be friendly, supportive, and offer students the best possible experience while they study with us. So we’re delighted to see that so many of our students feel we’re doing just that, and even more pleased that we’ve scored higher in almost every area than we did in 2010!

Even so, we’re not going to stop there and we will continue to aim for improvement year after year – after all, we expect the best from our students and so it’s only fair that you can expect the best from us. Take a look at our high marks here!


Web Chat Success!

Yesterday we ran our first web chat for applicants and people thinking of applying for one of our undergraduate degrees. It was really good for us to listen to our applicants’ questions and gave us an opportunity to hear from people who want to find out more about our programmes.

We will be posting up a transcript soon so that our blog readers can see what other people were asking us.

We will also be running another web chat shortly for postgraduates so if you’re thinking about one of our postgrad programmes then either watch this space or email admissionstutor[at]gold.ac.uk or r.hepworth[at] gold.ac.uk  for further details.

Web Chat Reminder – Tomorrow!

Still trying to make up your mind about where you want to study? Want to ask more about the entrance requirements or the contents of a particular degree programme? Sign up for our web chat on January 24th!

If you join in with the web chat, you will have the chance to put your questions to some of our lecturers as well as Prof. Robert Zimmer, the Head of Department, and Dr Marco Gillies, the Director of Studies.

If you would like to sign up, please follow this link to the sign-up page.

Web Chat -24th Jan – Sign up!

Still trying to make up your mind about where you want to study? Want to ask more about the entrance requirements or the contents of a particular degree programme? Sign up for our web chat on January 24th!

If you join in with the web chat, you will have the chance to put your questions to some of our lecturers as well as Prof. Robert Zimmer, the Head of Department, and Dr Marco Gillies, the Director of Studies.

If you would like to sign up, please follow this link to the sign-up page.