Goldsmiths Students' Union

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Goldsmiths Students' Union (GSU)
Goldsmiths Students' Union logo
Institution Goldsmiths, University of London
Location Tiananmen Building, Dixon Road, Lewisham, London
President Howard Littler
Sabbatical officers Shay Olupona (Campaigns & Activities Officer)
Bahar Mustafa (Welfare & Diversity Officer)
Sarah El-alfy (Education Officer)
Affiliations National Union of Students of the United Kingdom

Goldsmiths Students' Union (GSU) is the students' union for Goldsmiths, University of London. It offers services to students including advice, sports clubs and activities as well as a list of entertainments and events and a 1000 capacity live music venue. It is also a campaigning students' union, with representatives attending many marches throughout the academic year.

GSU members also have access to University of London Union facilities and the Senate House Library.


Recycling and the environment[edit]

Since 2005 GSU has recycled all paper waste and since 2007 has recycled all paper, glass and plastic. The union offices also have facilities in place for the recycling of ink and toner cartridges as well as mobile phones and similar devices.


Elected positions[edit]

GSU is democratically run by elected officers. Each spring, Goldsmiths students elect candidates based on submitted manifestos for a variety of positions. These consist of four full-time positions that are remunerated and 14 part-time positions. The elections are independently verified by a returning officer from the National Union of Students of the United Kingdom.

Annual report[edit]

Each year the students' union publishes its Annual Impact Report which outlines to all stakeholders the work it has been doing throughout the year, its campaigns and its achievements. The document is designed in house and present to the college management board as well as being made available to students.[1]

Student involvement[edit]

GSU helps support 50+ student run clubs and societies and over 20 competitive and non-competitive sports teams.[2][3][4]

Commercial services[edit]

GSU operates a number of commercial services in order to raise funding for the non-commercial aspects to its function. Without these sources of income the students' union would have to rely solely on the grant provided by Goldsmiths, University of London.

Students' Union Shop[edit]

The Students' Union Shop is located in the Richard Hoggart Building of Goldsmiths, University of London. It sells snacks and non-alcoholic beverages as well as arts supplies and materials.

The Stretch/Live music/Bar & club[edit]

The Stretch is the union's 1000 capacity live music and club venue hosting two licensed bars, a night club, common room and cafe area as well as conference room and multi-faith prayer room. The Students' Union primarily organises student-led events but also hosts big gigs like the Mystery Jets, Metronomy, Late of the Pier, Shy Child all player. Blur played on 22 June 2009.[5] Two of Blur's members, Graham Coxon and Alex James, had previously studied at Goldsmiths before forming the band.

Summer ball[edit]

Every year, Goldsmiths Students' Union holds a Summer Ball which since 2007 has been themed.

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