The University of Greenwich is home to a thriving community of over 28,000 students of all ages. Students from over 140 countries choose to study at Greenwich, which is also a popular option for people from our local communities in south-east London and Kent. The university has three campuses, each with modern teaching and learning facilities, including libraries, computers and laboratories, in beautiful historic buildings.
The Avery Hill Campus consists of two sites, Mansion Site and Southwood Site, both of which are located in the 86-acre Avery Hill Park in Eltham, south-east London. Only a few minutes' walk apart, these two Victorian sites house some of the best teaching, living and sporting facilities. The Avery Hill campus is home to the following Schools; Architecture & Construction, Education & Training and Health & Social Care.
The Greenwich Campus is on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames. The grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, in which the Greenwich Campus is situated, also houses the tourist attractions of the Painted Hall and Chapel. The Greenwich Campus is home to the following Schools; Business, Computing & Mathematical Sciences, Education & Training, Greenwich Maritime Institute and Humanities & Social Care.
The Medway Campus is a splendid Edwardian redbrick and ivy-clad campus – dating from 1903 – has benefited from £50 million in investment since 1996. Extensive new laboratories and research facilities have been opened at Medway and the university has linked with other educational establishments to develop the campus as a major higher education centre in the Medway region, known collectively as the Universities at Medway. The Medway Campus is home to the following Schools; Business, Engineering, Health & Social Care, Natural Resources Institute, Pharmacy and Science.
The university provides library and computer laboratory facilities at each campus. Our computer facilities have work spaces (with and without PCs), which provide access to traditional printed materials and, via the university’s portal, electronic journals, e-books and databases. Most of these electronic resources can be accessed from home, and the complete holdings of all the libraries are available from the library catalogue via the Internet.
The Drill Hall Library on the Medway Campus is run in partnership with the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. It serves users from all institutions on the site, known collectively as the Universities at Medway. Each library and computer laboratory is open for 100 hours per week during term-time, including late opening until midnight 7 days a week. There are photocopying facilities and self-service machines for users to beat queues by processing their own loans. Kiosk-style terminals are available for checking e-mail. A specialist team supports the growing number of users working off-campus. These include distance learners and those studying on a Greenwich-validated programme at another institution.
Each of the university’s nine Schools is allocated an academic services librarian to give specialised advice via web pages, e-mails and meetings. Library and computing staff provide inductions and information/ computing skills workshops and help is available at any time at the library and computing help desks. Computer laboratory support staff are available to help during opening hours.
The University of Greenwich is served by two students' unions: students at Greenwich and Avery Hill are represented by the Students' Union University of Greenwich (SUUG) while those at Medway are represented by both SUUG and the Universities at Medway Students' Association (UMSA). Both unions are here to give you the best possible student experience. They do this by offering representation, advice, services and a range of activities. Being a students' union member and therefore also a member of the National Union of Students, means that you can access various student discounts both locally and nationally.
A free, confidential and impartial advice service is available at all our campuses. You can ask for advice on a range of topics, including financial matters, academic issues, housing and immigration. You can contact a professional adviser by e-mail or phone, or attend a pre-booked appointment, drop-in session or workshop.
The unions run various bars and cafés to help you escape the pressures of study, meet friends and get to know new people. Each venue has its own unique atmosphere and offers regular entertainment, including club nights, ‘open mic' nights, karaoke, quiz nights and fancy-dress events. Each campus also has its own convenience store, where you can stock up on groceries, snacks, drinks, and course materials, newspapers and magazines - everything you would expect from a local shop.
There are more than 50 societies across the campuses to choose from, ranging from the political to the cultural, from the religious to the bizarre, and from the programme-related to the social. Even if you can't find anything you are interested in, you can easily set up your own - all you need is enough students to meet demand. Sport is a great way to get involved in student life and helps you meet new people and keep fit. There are lots of sports clubs to choose from, including clubs for football, netball, rugby, hockey, American football, tennis, badminton, basketball and table tennis. Most sports clubs play every Wednesday and compete in the British Universities & Colleges Sport league.
There are also lots of opportunities to get involved in the student media. Whether you want to contribute articles for the student newspaper or magazine or take photographs, you will be welcome.
For more information on local sports facilities and other entertainment facilities, please go online to our Campus Explorer at .
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You may be a new student living away from home for the first time, or an international student adapting to life in a new country. Or you may be a mature student or a parent juggling conflicting demands on your time.
Whatever your circumstances, our student support and advisory services will help you make the most of academic and social life at the University of Greenwich and will help you deal with any issues or problems you may face. The university's Office of Student Affairs offers a wide range of integrated services through its Student Centres. These include careers advice and guidance and opportunities for part-time and vacation employment, as well as the chance to volunteer. The centres also offer financial advice; spiritual, faith and pastoral care; childcare services; counselling; support for disabled and dyslexic students; international student advice; mentoring support; study skills materials; and medical services. Detailed information about all the services offered can be found by logging on to .
Staying in good health and leading an active, balanced lifestyle will help you make the most of your time at the University of Greenwich. But when you register with us, you will also want the reassurance of knowing that if you do fall ill, you will receive immediate help and support. Through our health and medical services you will get all the information and advice you need on how to live healthily at university and will have access to medical treatment in the event of sickness or emergency.
The University of Greenwich has a close working relationship with GPs near the Greenwich and Medway Campuses and a medical centre at Avery Hill for students who live on or near the campus.
What to do in the local area
For detailed information about shops, restaurants and things to do in the local area you can see our lifestyle guides and campus explorer at 
The University of Greenwich has a thriving guidance and employability team (GET), offering a range of assistance and opportunities for all students and recent graduates to help them achieve their potential in the graduate labour market. GET co-ordinates a range of activities throughout the year, including hosting employer presentations, recruitment fairs, and networking and personal development events.
The JobShop is the first port of call for students looking to earn while you learn, providing valuable work experience, skills development and extra cash through a range of part-time and vacation work.
Professional careers staff, as part of GET, consider career planning to be an ongoing process and not a one-off event. Our aim is to help you make career decisions based on your personal needs and current opportunities. We do this through a range of information, advice and guidance on careers, professional qualifications, employment and further study options. In addition to individual interviews and dronp-in sessions, we run workshops and offer many other facilities, including the coputersiised carreers guidance system, Prospects Palnner. We also help tyou to choose option courses, prepare your CV, fill in application forms and help with your interview technique.
There is a 'Job shop' which helps students find work whilst studying.
The university Chaplaincy is active on all three campuses. It will offer you somewhere to go for pastoral care, whether you are in need of someone to talk to, want help with finding information about where to practice your religion or want to meet other people. There are five members of staff, some part-time, some full-time, located across the campuses and they run religious services, lectures, discussions, social activities and a general 'drop in service' on campus.
The website also has extensive information regarding different religions to provide everyone with a basic understanding of what they are all about.
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Clubs and societies
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The University of Greenwich offers halls of residence to its students on the three main campuses - Avery Hill, Greenwich and Medway - all of which are either complete new build projects or modern refurbishments offering high specification study/bedrooms, equipped to the highest standards. Students will often have a choice of accommodation, from single study/bedrooms in self-contained, self catering flats to studio apartments with en-suite kitchens and bathrooms - but the exact nature of each of the halls and their facilities varies from location to location, so please check the different campuses by logging on to .
Each campus has a wealth of facilities:
Avery Hill Students can use computing and laboratory equipment, lecture theatres and a TV studio with 1,000 square feet of floor space. The library has an extensive collection of books and journals and its staff provide expert media support. The university bookshop offers a wide range of course texts and has an online service for ordering over the Internet.
A £14 million project to improve facilities on campus has brought two new buildings to the Southwood Site. The David Fussey Building is home to a sports and teaching centre with a multi-purpose sports hall for staff and students and a 220-seat lecture theatre. The upper floors include four clinical skills laboratories, which replicate NHS wards, allowing trainee health professionals to get real hands-on experience.
A piazza-style courtyard, with wide, curved steps linking upper and lower levels, will offer ample social areas. The new Mary Seacole Building is the main base for the School of Health & Social Care and has teaching space for all Schools on campus.
The village complex on Southwood Site offers accommodation, a general shop and a launderette, plus nearby sporting amenities for tennis, rugby, football and cricket. 'The Dome' in the centre of the complex, houses a food outlet and a gym. Mansion Site has a café, a canteen and general shop. Down the road at Sparrows Farm, there is a student union bar and entertainment facilities. Outside here is the Airdome, an indoor football facility shared between Charlton Athletic Football Club and the university.
Medway The campus boasts a mix of social and leisure facilities, including a restaurant in Pembroke Building and the Venue café in Pilkington. Sports facilities include a sports hall, a gym with cardiovascular and weights rooms and outdoor tennis courts. The on-campus bar, Coopers, offers meals and traditional pub games. A general shop is also on campus.
Greenwich A few minutes' walk from the campus is Cooper Building, which is home to the students' union. Inside, Bar Latitude, the has bright, modern decor and offers a range of hot and cold food. A pool room and the union shop are also in the building.
The campus also has its own selection of eateries. There are two coffee bars where you can grab a drink or bite to eat between lectures. The undercrofts of the campus have more substantial food on offer, with a restaurant below King William Court and a new café/canteen underneath Queen Mary Court.
The university has been rated first in London for student satisfaction for the second year running. In the latest Sunday Times University Guide league table, the university is ranked 26th out of 122 institutions in the UK, ahead of all other universities in the capital. The table is based on the National Student Survey, which gives students the chance to express their views on every area of university life, from lecturers to libraries. Some of our individual subject areas have done exceptionally well; top performers were Civil, Chemical and other Engineering courses, Law, and Medical Science and Pharmacy, which were all rated as number one in the country for studentsatisfaction in these subjects.
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