Enhancing Academic Skills (Spring Term)

Last term, the Library, Student Services (Learning and Inclusion Team), Careers and CELAW ran a number of workshops together designed to help Goldsmiths students develop first class academic and writing skills.

These sessions were so successful that we have decided to run them across the Spring term. Each session will be run four times, so there will be plenty of opportunities to attend the sessions you’re interested in.

Attend one or all of these workshops to learn about:

  • How to get the most out of lectures and seminars
  • Research skills and effective use of learning materials
  • How to plan and write great essays
  • How to use the library and online resources to research

Enhancing Academic Skills workshops are free and open to all Goldsmiths students. Please see below for the dates, times and rooms for each workshop.

With the Academic Skills Certificate you can gain recognition for enhancing your academic skills. The certificate can be achieved through attendance at workshops and reflection on the learning and skills gained.

For more information visit The Frame on learn.gold or email frame@gold.ac.uk.

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The New York Times



Goldsmiths has recently taken out a subscription to the New York Times. Founded in 1851, this daily broadsheet is one of the world’s most prestigious, influential and widely circulated newspapers and has won 117 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.

The New York Times covers news, both national and international, politics, business, tech, science, health, sports, as well as features on the arts, style, food and travel. The newspaper also features opinion, including editorials and contributions by columnists, including Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman.

To access, either visit the Library e-resources A-Z page and browse under ‘N’, or alternatively visit the New York Times website directly. Once there, click on the Log In screen at the top of the homepage.

You’ll first need to register an account, so click on Sign Up and then create an account. You will need to use your Goldsmiths email address when signing up. If you use your personal email address, the New York Times will not recognise you as a Goldsmiths user and you may be asked to pay to access parts of the website. Once registered, access again through the Log In screen on the homepage.

The homepage features the latest news, but to find older content or more in-depth content, use the search function or click on sections and browse for content. You can also click on Today’s Paper to see which content is in today’s print version of the newspaper.

Each news story can be saved for reading later, or shared via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and more.

The New York Times is not just the only newspaper Goldsmiths students and staff can access. Through our subscriptions to Proquest Online Newspapers, you can access the archives of the main UK national newspapers and many local and regional newspapers since approximately 1997. To access this, visit the Library e-resources A-Z page and click on ‘P’.

Other sources of news that are available include the British Library’s Newsroom at St Pancras and even your local public library will have access to resources such as the Times Digital Archive, so it is well worth paying them a visit.

If you need help using the New York Times or accessing any newspaper resources, just visit the enquiry desk.