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The Recruitment Team at the University of Greenwich are here to answer any queries, issues and questions you might have relating to the university. This can be anything from applications, accommodation, course information and student life on our 3 campuses - from London to the South East of England.

We have a diverse team who can answer queries relating to UK, EU and International applications, as well as across our 4 faculties. If we cannot answer it ourselves, we will find someone who can!

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Teaching Excellence Framework Award (TEF)

TEF Silver Award

The University of Greenwich has achieved a Teaching Excellence Framework silver rating in recognition of high quality resources, teaching and personalised provision.

 

Open Days

Our Open Days are a great way for you to discover what the University of Greenwich has to offer and to get a feel of what it would be like to study here.

To find out when the next Open Day is, take a look at our Open Day calendar listings here.

Upcoming open days
    • Saturday 10th October 2020
    • Undergraduate & Postgraduate
    • Further education
    • find out more
    • Saturday 21st November 2020
    • Undergraduate & Postgraduate
    • Further education
    • find out more
    • Saturday 27th February 2021
    • Undergraduate & Postgraduate
    • Further education
    • find out more

Student Life in Greenwich

London is ranked as one of the best cities in the world for students, as well as one of the most diverse. It has a vibrant and varied nightlife, top theatre, sport and music venues, and world-class museums and galleries, many of which are free. It's also a top shopping destination, attracting visitors from all over the world, and has thousands of acres of parkland and open spaces to enjoy. The go-to place for socialising on Greenwich Campus is the Lower Deck, a lively bar which hosts regular club nights and serves bar snacks and drinks at student prices.

The Medway Towns have lots to keep students entertained, from festivals and gigs to cinemas, nightclubs and restaurants. A popular hangout on campus is the Deep End, a social space shared with other universities co-located here. There are quiz nights, film screenings, live music and club nights.

Travel Information

The University has its own bus service which covers four routes between the campuses. The bus between the Avery Hill and Greenwich campuses is a free service. To assist train commuters, a free shuttle bus service runs from Falconwood station to the Avery Hill campus. As it is located in London, transport to and around the Greenwich campus is easily accessible and convenient even when travelling to airports. 

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Living here

The University of Greenwich has three campuses, each with its own charm and beauty:

Greenwich Campus sits on a UNESCO World Heritage Site just a few miles from central London and is a short walk away from world-famous attractions such as the Greenwich Meridian line and Cutty Sark. Central London is only 10 minutes away by DLR, making this campus an ideal base for students looking for work experience or their first graduate job. What’s more, many major firms have global or regional headquarters in London, including HSBC, Sky UK, Aviva and Unilever.

Avery Hill Campus is in a leafy neighbourhood of south-east London and is surrounded by beautiful parkland. Sport is a big deal here – the campus has two floodlit all-weather pitches, grass pitches and a five-court sports hall. Eltham high street is less than 10 minutes away by bus and has a range of retail stores, bars, restaurants and a six-screen cinema. The area is also home to Eltham Palace, the boyhood home of Henry VIII. There is a free intercampus bus service to Greenwich Campus on weekdays and regular trains into central London (journey time is 30 minutes).  

Medway Campus is the university’s specialist engineering and science centre and is situated in North Kent about 30 miles from London. An attractive campus with redbrick buildings, it is just down the road from the Medway towns of Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester. Students can get their retail fix at the Dockside Outlet Centre, which is a few minutes’ walk away. As well as lots of shops with bargain clothing and footwear, the centre is home to restaurants and a nine-screen cinema. There are direct trains to London (45 minutes), as well as seaside towns such as Whitstable (40 minutes) and Margate (60 minutes).

Job prospects

The employability team at the university offers students lots of support and advice, including career clinics, one-to-one sessions, interview practice, and CV and cover letter guidance.

The university has links with many graduate employers, including BAE Systems, PwC and IBM, as well as a mentoring scheme that connects students with industry professionals who guide and advise them.

Some degrees offer students the option to take a placement year as part of their course. There are also shorter placements and internship opportunities with a range of employers, including the university. The university has a team of student ambassadors who do paid, part-time work within the university; this is designed to be flexible and to fit around students’ study commitments.

Facilities

In the last five years, over £80 million has been invested in specialist laboratories, and teaching and student facilities. The university has library facilities on every campus – Stockwell Street Building (Greenwich), Drill Hall Library (Medway) and a brand new library is currently being built in the Avery Hill Campus – giving students access to almost half a million books, journals, periodicals and e-resources.

Courses and Fees

The University of Greenwich has four faculties:

Undergraduate fees

For home and EU students, the tuition fees for honours degrees are £9,250 for 2020–21 entry.

Postgraduate fees

Postgraduate fees vary depending on the faculty, with most courses ranging from £8,500 to £9,250. For more information, including a list of exceptions and details of research fee costs, please refer to the university’s website.

International fees

International fees vary by course and faculty. For a full fee breakdown, please see the university’s website.

Scholarships

The university offers a wide range of bursaries and scholarships. These are funded by the university, partnerships and generous donations from alumni and friends of the university. Currently, they include a commuter bursary and a sports scholarship. For a full list of scholarships and bursaries as well as eligibility criteria, please refer to the university’s website.

FAQs

  1. What is an Open Day and should I come to one?

An Open Day is when a university opens its doors to prospective students, and you should definitely come along to one, if you can. It is your chance to explore the campus, accommodation and study spaces. There are also taster sessions to give you a sense of what classes will be like, and you’ll have the opportunity to speak to academics on a one-to-one basis. The University of Greenwich runs several Open Days throughout the year. For more details, please visit the university’s website.  

  1. Will I be at a disadvantage if I live at home and/or decide to commute?

Not at all. A large proportion of the university’s students commute in from the local area. You will be part of a friendly, supportive community and will be encouraged to join in as much as students living on campus. The Greenwich Mobile app will keep you up to date on what is happening while you’re on the move so that you don’t miss out. If you decide you want to live on campus at any point, you’re welcome to do so, no matter how close you live to the university.

  1. Is there someone I can talk to if I experience any problems with my studies or personal life?

When you join as a student, you’ll be assigned a tutor. They will be a member of staff from your course and will act as both an academic and pastoral figure. They will organise regular meetings to check in with you, and you can request to see them at any time. In addition, there are dedicated teams to help students who have a disability, mental health condition, and/or long-term medical health condition. The university also offers counselling and wellbeing services to support students with a range of issues such as anxiety, stress and relationship problems.

  1. Do you hold any social events to help meet new people?

The Students’ Union hosts a Welcome Fair on all campuses during the first two weeks of term, with a series of events, workshops and outings to help you meet new people with similar interests and find your way around the area and university. This is also a great way to see what sports and societies you can join that will help you make the most of your time as a student. You’ll also be introduced to local companies who will tell you about any special deals they are offering.

  1. How far apart are different university buildings, and how far away is the accommodation?

Each of our three campuses (Greenwich, Avery Hill and Medway) have student accommodation within walking distance of the teaching blocks on-site.

If you need to travel between Greenwich and Avery Hill, you can take the free intercampus bus, which takes between 20 and 40 minutes. This service runs every half an hour Monday to Friday, from 8am to 11.30pm during term time, with a reduced service during the holidays.

The Medway intercampus bus service to and from Greenwich or Avery Hill costs £6 for a return journey and takes around 40 to 50 minutes. It runs at regular intervals on weekdays during term time.

  1. Do you have any famous alumni?

Yes, we do. The university’s alumni include:

  • Jme – grime artist, co-owner and CEO of the record label Boy Better Know (BBK).
  • Sir Charles Kao – Nobel Prize winner and pioneer of fibre optics.
  • Malorie Blackman – children’s author and writer of the Noughts and Crosses series
  • 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.
  • Holly Wang – designer and founder of UK-based fashion brand Miss Patina, stocked in more than 100 stores worldwide.

You can find out more about the university’s famous alumni on the website.

  1. How soon after graduation do students normally get a job?

89% of University of Greenwich UK-domiciled students are in work or further study within six months of graduation.

  1. What is one fun fact about the University of Greenwich?

Greenwich Campus is a very popular film location and has served as the set for Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows, Thor: The Dark World, The Crown and many more movies and TV shows.  

Contact us

Course Enquiries:
Telephone: 020 8331 9000
Fax: 020 8331 8145
Email: [email protected]

Student Centres:
Avery Hill Student Centre
Room 004
Southwood House
Telephone: 020 8331 9111
E-mail: [email protected]

Medway Student Centre
Blake Building
Telephone: 020 8331 8337
E-mail: [email protected]

Greenwich Student Centre
Room 040
Queen Mary Court
Telephone: 020 8331 8444
E-mail: [email protected]

International Office:
Telephone: 020 8331 8136
Email: [email protected]