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This page will be updated with information on issues affecting the running of Goldsmiths, University of London.

Papercut Card Readers and new ID Cards

IT&DS are aware that there is  currently an issue with  ID  cards  that have been issued to new students.

There are ongoing works that  need to be  carried out  in order for the printers  to connect the cards, we are working with the vendor to  resolve this issue,  this page  will be kept updated.

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.



Last  update 29/09/2023  14.54pm

Next update 02/10/2023   10:00am

Worktribe Upgrade

Worktribe will be unavailable from 5.30pm on Wednesday 27th October until 9am on Thursday 28th October.

This planned downtime is to allow Worktribe to be upgraded to the latest version.

If you are not able to access these services after this time, please contact IT&IS Service Desk:


We apologise for any inconvenience this downtime may cause.


IT&DS Service Desk

My Goldsmiths and Columbus (Student Records System) unavailable between Monday 2nd October and Tuesday 3rd October

My Goldsmiths and Columbus (Student Records System) will be unavailable between:

From Monday 2nd October 17:00 pm to Tuesday 3rd October 9:00 am.

This planned downtime is to allow UNIT-e to be upgraded to the latest version.

We apologise for any inconvenience this downtime may cause.




Richard Hoggart Building – Balcony

The balcony in the Richard Hoggart Building currently has reduced seating while decorative works take place.

Entrance to the Balcony will only be via the refectory central staircase from 22 September to 6 October 2023.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Last updated 21/09/2023

Richard Hoggart Building -Temporary Limited Access from 9 May 2023

Due to the volume of unaccompanied school age children currently accessing the site and the associated safeguarding issues this presents. For this reason from the 9th May,  we intend to manage this by restricting access to Richard Hoggard Building. This will involve the closure of all side doors to RHB (10.00 am) except the main entrance and the Laurie Grove Car Park entrance. During this period, security will be carrying out ID checks at the entrances, staff and students are required to produce their ID badges on request.  

 We hope that our actions at this time will help improve the student experience during the exam period, we remain committed to maintaining an open campus and accompanied children and any organised group visits will still be accommodated.  Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, if you have any further questions please email estates

Last updated 4 May 2023 9.38am

Lift outages

It has come to our attention that there are lifts and stair lifts across campus that are currently experiencing problems.  Please be assured that we are working with external contractors to get these up and running as soon as possible.

To ensure that you can plan appropriately please be aware of the following  are having problems:

Richard Hoggart Building – Stair lift outside 258
Rutherford Building – lift B
St James Hatcham Church building

We apologise for any inconvenience, and will update this as regularly as possible.

Last updated
18/07/2023 – 10:00

Tennis Courts

The tennis courts are now available for booking.

If you would like to book the tennis courts, please email estates from your Goldsmiths account.

Last updated
11 September 2023