Apply for a PhD studentship at Goldsmiths Design

The Design Star Doctoral Training Centre (a collaboration between Goldsmiths, University of Reading, University of Brighton, Loughborough University and the Open University) is now opening for applications up to 12 studentships for full time and part time PhD studies. The studentships include fees and a stipend and they are available for the 2014/15 academic year.

So if you want to study for a PhD at Goldmiths Design, what are you waiting for? Apply for a studentship on here. The deadline is Friday 28 February 2014.



PhD student Olga Noronha enjoying success with her jewellery work

Jewellery designer Olga Noronha, who is currently a PhD student at Goldsmiths Design, is having some very busy and successful times these days in her home country of Portugal. Her “Medically Prescribed Jewelry”, which has been previously featured on this blog, is being exhibited at the Municipal Gallery in Matosinhos until November 2nd; meanwhile, Olga has had a solo catwalk show at Lisbon Fashion Week with the same collection, as well as another show at Porto Fashion week where she provided accessories for fashion designer Elisabeth Teixeira.

If you are still not impressed, Olga is also going to be featured in a TEDx Talk in Portugal at the end of November. Watch the video to see Olga’s show from Lisbon; if you want to refresh your memory, our interview with her is over here (and have a look at her website as well).

Research funding for the Design Star Consortium

We are very happy to announce that the Design Star Consortium, a collaboration between the University of Reading, Loughborough University, Brighton University, the Open University and the Design Department at Goldsmiths, has been awarded £2.2 million in funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The AHRC funds will be matched with similar amounts from the universities and will be used to support around 60 PhD researchers over the next five years, a great investment in the design research of the future. You can expect to hear more on this from us soon, but until then, you can read the official press release from the University of Reading HERE.

Design Matters postgraduate seminars

Throughout the academic year that just started, the Design Department at Goldsmiths has planned a series of postgraduate research seminars under the title “Design Matters”. The sessions are targeted at MPhil/PhD students as a path for presenting research to peers and colleagues. The schedule includes roundtable discussions, panels and guest speakers; the first seminar, which takes place on October 23rd, will be a PechaKucha style presentation of doctoral research topics.

Click HERE to see the full schedule of the seminars as it stands now.