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University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich empowers students to change their lives, in an iconic setting that offers the best of city and campus life. Greenwich is a place where students discover new talents and gain valuable life experiences to help them graduate with the skills they need to meet the demands of today's fast-changing workplace. The university's three beautiful campuses in London and Kent include the Old Royal Naval College, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of Greenwich.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city

Town Centre
Town Centre

In or close to the centre of a town

Campus
Campus

The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

Full Service
Full Service

Offers degrees in a wide range of subjects

UCAS Code: G70

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population

Small
<5,000
Medium
5–10,000
Large
10–25,000
Largest
>25,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 78%
  • Postgraduate 22%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 74%
  • Part Time 26%

Where students come from

  • UK 81%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 12%

Student gender

  • Male 41%
  • Female 59%

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • 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 and gain valuable work experience while studying by becoming a student ambassador. Paid work opportunities for student ambassadors range from assisting with open days, campus tours and higher education to providing computer laboratory and office support.
  • The Student Ambassador Coordinator holds weekly one-to-one advisory sessions with students, and work is available throughout the year, allowing students to balance their studies with paid work.

Careers advice

  • The university's Employability and 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

  • There is a medical centre on Avery Hill campus and the university can advise students how to register with a local GP if they are at Medway or Greenwich campus.
  • Students can get information on how to lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle while they are at university through an online Well-being Hub.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • 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. They can get in touch with the AccessAbility Team 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.

Students' Union

  • The Students' Union campaigns hard for students. In 2018–19 the SU worked with the university to get the free intercampus bus service between Greenwich and Avery Hill Campuses extended until the late evening.
  • There are 100 plus student groups and societies to get involved in, from sport and games to campaigning and volunteering.
  • Academic reps make sure students' voices are heard and provide informal advice for academic issues.

History

  • In 1990 the university celebrated 100 years as an institution, gaining university status two years later.
  • An 'outstanding' rating from Ofsted was received by the university in 2016 for its primary education provision.
  • The Dreadnought Building reopened in 2018 – a Grade II listed 18th-century building with a 21st-century makeover. It offers students a cool contemporary space of warehouse proportions where they can socialise and study, with a cool basement bar and gig area.

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 record label Boy Better Know (BBK).
  • Malorie Blackman OBE – writer and Children's Laureate.
  • Sir Charles Kao – Nobel Prize winner and pioneer of fibre optics.
  • Michael Kelpie – BAFTA award-winning TV producer and executive producer of The Chase.
  • Doreen Lawrence OBE – social justice campaigner and member of the House of Lords.
  • 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.
  • Nina Stibbe – writer and award-winning author of Love Nina; her memoir of life in London including her time at university.
  • Holly Wang – designer and founder of UK-based fashion brand Miss Patina, 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 Hot 100 list.

Address

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