Goldsmiths College is a constituent research university of the University of London.  It was originally founded in 1891 as The Goldsmiths’ Technical and Recreative Institute by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in New Cross, London.  It was renamed Goldsmiths’ College after being acquired by the University of London in 1904. The main building on campus, known as the Richard Hoggart Building, was originally opened in 1792 and is the site of the former Royal Naval School.

Goldsmiths offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, business and computing, from its campus in South East London.  In 2020, the university enrolled over 10,000 students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 37% of students come from outside the United Kingdom and 52% of all undergraduates are mature students (aged 21 or over at the start of their studies). Additionally, around a third of students at Goldsmiths are postgraduate students.

Goldsmiths Research Online (GRO) is a repository of research publications and other research outputs conducted by academics at Goldsmiths. The repository also holds Goldsmiths’ collection of doctoral theses. GRO is part of Goldsmiths Online Research Collections (ORC) which also includes Goldsmiths Journals Online (GOJO), a hosting platform for open access journals and conference proceedings.

The Department of Psychology offers an undergraduate degree, master’s degrees, and doctoral studies. It has 5 research groups and 3 research Units, including the Unit for School and Family Studies which is the base for involvement for the PARTICIPATE project.