The University of Greenwich is a modern educational establishment with strong links to business. Its three campuses in London and Kent include the Old Royal Naval College, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of Greenwich, offering students the best of city and campus-style living. Courses are built with employability in mind and graduates leave with the right skills to meet the demands of the fast-changing workplace.


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UCAS Code: G70

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Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 78%
  • Postgraduate 22%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 72%
  • Part Time 28%

Where students come from

  • UK 81%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 12%

Student gender

  • Male 38%
  • Female 62%

Student Services and Facilities


  • The university has library facilities on every campus – Stockwell Street (Greenwich), Drill Hall Library (Medway) and Mansion Site Library (Avery Hill) – giving access to almost half a million books, journals, periodicals and e-resources.
  • At certain times of year the libraries are open 24/7, usually in the run up to exams or other periods of intense study; an online reservation system and self-service kiosks make borrowing and returning books easy and hassle-free.
  • A specialist team supports students working off-campus and most electronic resources can be accessed from home.

Student jobs

  • Students can earn extra cash while studying by applying for paid part-time positions within the university. The Student JobShop advertises jobs that include library and computer laboratory support roles, and marketing and events assistants.
  • The university Jobs Board advertises part-time, temporary and holiday jobs in the local area and across the country.

Careers advice

The university's Employability & Careers Service has heaps of advice and tools to help students achieve their goals:

  • Career clinics, one-to-one sessions and an online e-learning centre help with everything from mock interview practice to application advice, and covering letter or CV writing tips.
  • The university has strong links with many graduate employers, including BAE Systems, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM, and a mentoring scheme that connects students with industry professionals who guide and advise them.
  • Internship opportunities are available within the university and in external organisations.

Health services

  • Students at Avery Hill campus can register with the on-campus medical practice, or with a local GP.
  • The university also provides guidance on how to have a healthy, balanced lifestyle in order to enjoy student life and deal with the demands of academic study. There are lots of resources and support services on everything from eating healthily to exercising and relaxing.

Counselling services

  • The university offers confidential one-to-one counselling with trained counsellors, plus well-being self-help guides on common issues such as coping with stress, learning to relax, and motivation for academic success.
  • Students can make an appointment with a student well-being coordinator (mental health) if they are concerned about any mental health difficulties. Professionals are available to discuss concerns, offer guidance, support and coping strategies, and, where needed, can signpost students to external mental health services.

Disability support

  • Students with a disability, specific learning difference or long-term medical condition are supported by the university from application to graduation. Get in touch with the AccessAbility Project before joining the university for information and advice on the support that is available.
  • Once students join the university, the Student Well-being Service is on hand to provide any extra support required, be it specialist study skills support, advice on assistive technology training or requirements, or support and guidance on reasonable adjustments and applying for a Disabled Students’ Allowance.

Other services and facilities

  • Autumn 2018 sees the opening of the Dreadnought Building on Greenwich Campus; a £25-million renovation has transformed the interior of this 18th-century building into a dynamic teaching, study and social space. It houses the student hub, student support services and the Students' Union, along with flexible teaching spaces and a computer area, plus leisure and social facilities, including a large music and entertainment venue.

Students' Union

  • Friendly student clubs and societies have plenty of activities to get involved in, from sport to performance, campaigning or volunteering for a cause. There are almost 100 to choose from, or students can start a group of their own.
  • Whether students want to launch an online news site, run a radio station or get involved in student politics, the Students' Union is there to help.
  • Academic reps work hard to ensure that students have the best academic experience possible while at the university, making sure the students' voice is heard and providing informal advice for academic issues.


  • 1990: the university celebrated 100 years as an institution, gaining university status two years later.
  • 2014: the award-winning Stockwell Street Building opened its doors, offering state-of-the-art library and study facilities and a home for the brand-new Department of Creative Professions & Digital Arts.
  • 2016: the university receives an 'outstanding' rating from Ofsted for its primary education provision.

Fascinating Fact

  • You've probably seen the university's Greenwich Campus at the cinema or on TV – it's been used as a location for a number of films, including Pirates of the Caribbean, Skyfall and TV series The Crown.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Jme, Jamie Adenuga – grime artist, co-owner and CEO of the Label Boy Better Know (BBK).
  • Malorie Blackman OBE – writer and Children’s Laureate.
  • Sarah Eberle – award-winning landscape architect and garden designer.
  • Professor Charles Kao – Nobel Prize winner and pioneer of fibre optics.
  • Doreen Lawrence OBE – social justice campaigner and member of the House of Lords.
  • Wilson Leech – Executive Vice President, The Northern Trust Company.
  • Ian Livingstone CBE – entrepreneur and co-founder of prominent games company Games Workshop.
  • Karl Ohiri – artist whose work has been exhibited at Tate Britain and the National Portrait Gallery.
  • Holly Wang – designer and founder of UK-based fashion brand Miss Patina, which is stocked in more than 100 stores worldwide, including Topshop.
  • Solomon Wifa – lawyer, the youngest ever MD of a major law firm: named in The Lawyer’s 'Hot 100' list.


University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich, London, SE10 9LS