Goodenough College is an educational charity that provides award winning residential accommodation for talented British and international postgraduates and their families studying in London.
The College provides a vibrant community for all those who live here through a unique programme of intellectual, cultural and social activities that aims to provide Members with an international network and a truly global outlook.
Goodenough College also offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to members to help assist with the cost of living in London.
We have an exciting couple of years ahead celebrating two significant anniversaries in one celebratory period – which we are calling the College’s Commemorative Biennium
To begin with, we’re sharing 90 Alumni stories each week.
Our third Alumni story from Gwen Lansbury (WGH 70-73) has just been published.
On 15 October the College welcomed Graham Ward CBE as President, succeeding Professor René Weis in the role.
Graham has been a Governor of Goodenough College since 2004 in addition to being an Ex-Officio Governor in 2000/01 and until 15 October was also Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee.
"At Goodenough, the boundaries between countries and cultures disappear. It becomes normal that you see things from totally different angles because we are all from different backgrounds. Taking part in College life gives you a welcome break from your studies, and if your course gets stressful, College Members and staff are always there to support you."
"Goodenough has given me something very special. While working on my Masters, I have found time to take stock of my life, to enjoy a wider perspective, and to make new friends."
"I have been privileged to enjoy an environment of diverse academic interests and disciplines, in which my thoughts and ideas have been tested, my views challenged and my perspective broadened."
"Since arriving, Goodenough has provided a sanctuary, where I have felt supported to develop myself both intellectually and personally. It is a community based on openness, candour, and integrity, and I cannot imagine life in London without it."
"Not only am I able to live in a community of like-minded individuals, but as the College is the only student residence in London that caters for families as well as single students, I have been able to live here with my partner and young son. This has enabled me to pursue my studies to enhance my career whilst also providing a welcoming home for my family. I have become very involved in College life running both the Kids Yoga & Buddhist events and my partner is the College’s photographer."