Submitted by YasmineH on Mon, 10/24/2016 - 18:39


One thing I love about Goldsmiths is the variety of ways you can earn money around campus. As someone who likes saying yes to anything and everything and who has been in her overdraft for almost a year now, I know firsthand the pain of being strapped for cash and wanting to do something about it.

So, I am here to offer you some tips on how to make some ~easy money~ around university based on my own personal experiences (desperation).

DISCLAIMER: All of these have been tried and tested by myself, and if there are more easy ways to make money - please leave a comment below!


1. Psychology experiments

Just like many other universities, we have a psychology department! They are located in the Whitehead Building and Ben Pimlott Building and regularly advertise psychology experiments on posters and flyers across university. Being a veteran 'experiment participant' in my gap year back in Oxford meant I could make as little as £10 for an hours worth of my time or even as much as £120 for regular visits!

At Goldsmiths, participating in psychology experiments will reward you with on the spot payment from £10+ and sometimes even extra compensation, like food! 

Look out for these experiments

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So last year during elections, we ran our campaign under the slogan 'Make change, look cute!' It was mostly comical, but actually reflects how we both want to navigate political spaces as LGBTQ+ folk- during our time as officers we want to focus equally on making tangible political change that benefits LGBTQ+ students on campus, and remembering to celebrate how fucking amazing, resilient, creative and beautiful we are. Making that change and celebrating our queerness while we do. 💅🏻💅🏽

This means over the year we're going to facilitate and help run student led campaigns, as well as parties and celebrations that showcase LGBTQ+ huns at our best. We're gonna be running our own projects and events but will be working closely with the LGBTQ+ Society and the other liberation officers to make sure that we accurately reflect what the student body wants. Point is, if you got ideas HIT US UPPPP. Send us an email, come see us at our drop in, it can be anything from hosting