Goldsmiths’ College (trading as Goldsmiths, University of London) is a higher education institution in south-east London. Goldsmiths is a technical and recreative institute set up in 1891 to provide educational opportunities for the people of New Cross, and remains committed to the local community and life-long learning.
The institution attracts nearly 9,000 students each year in undergraduate, postgraduate, teacher training and return-to-study opportunities in subjects across three schools covering creative arts, social sciences, humanities, management, and computing. All funded higher education institutions in the UK are subject to scrutiny, through a process called Higher Education Review, by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, which has the responsibility of safeguarding the public interest in sound standards of higher education qualifications, as well as encouraging continuous improvement in the management of the quality of higher education. Goldsmiths’ Quality Office manages and oversees policies and procedures to assure the standards of its awards and the quality of learning opportunities and to support the enhancement of learning, teaching and researching. The Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship within Goldsmiths will be involved in the project.
ICCE delivers enterprise, cultural management and policy education to the creative and cultural sectors, and supports research in to new approaches to business, financial models and management in the Creative Economy. Our approach is to integrate entrepreneurship within the development of creative practices, and to take a creative approach to the development of new businesses.
ICCE teaches audience development within frameworks of understanding cultural policy and creating strategic plans for arts organisations.