The University of Greenwich was established in 1890 at Woolwich Polytechnic and received its first CGLI certificate in 1892. In 1992, the institution gained the status of a university and was renamed the University of Greenwich. Over the years, the university has made its place among the top academic institutions in the world. It has gained the accreditations of many prestigious organizations like CIPD, APS, and AMBA.
Notably, the University of Greenwich has three campuses. Two of these campuses, Avery Hill Campus and Greenwich Campus, are located in London while the third campus, Medway Campus, is located in Kent, England. The Greenwich campus is the university’s home campus and has the Stock well Street Building that houses TV and film studios, a library, and high-tech editing suites. Also, the social and teaching spaces of the campus are located in the £25-million Dreadnought Building. The Avery Hill campus has excellent sports and teaching facilities with four clinical skills labs, two weather-proof sports pitches, a sports hall, a huge lecture theatre, and a gym. The Medway campus has many study facilities like an 8,000-m2 lab, the Drill Hall Library, residential facilities, and a student hub.
The university offers many undergraduate– and postgraduate-level programs in various fields like accounting, finance, architecture, science, business, management, engineering, arts, English, social science, history, law, marketing, nursing, pharmacy, and psychology. And, the university offers these courses through its Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities, Faculty of Business School, Faculty of Education and Health, and Faculty of Engineering and Science. The university has alliances with many regional and international academic institutions to provide students with facilities like student exchange and study abroad programs. Further, the university’s industrial placement scheme is available to help students get suitable jobs.
The University of Greenwich has over 225,000 alumni across the globe. Amongst the names of notable alumni include Charles K. Kao, a well-known physicist who won a Nobel Prize in physics for pioneering the use of fiber optics in telecommunications. Malorie Blackman is the author of some famous novels like Hacker, A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E, Pig-Heart Boy, Tell Me No Lies, and Dead Gorgeous. Jamie Adenuga (Jme) is a popular record producer and co-founder of Boy Better Know. Abiy Ahmed is the third Prime Minister of Ethiopia. Dave Rowntree is the drummer in the rock band, Blur. He is also an English animator, solicitor, and politician.
Why Greenwich? The student experience
Greenwich is a place where students have a great and memorable student experience. It brings together people with a shared interest in learning new things, developing skills, and fulfilling potential.
When you join the University of Greenwich, you’ll soon find out why 96% of our current and former students would recommend us.
Our students are part of an amazing community that celebrates difference and diversity, representing over 140 countries around the world. You’ll meet people who you identify with, can relate to and who will become your friends.
We’re also one of the few London universities that has everything you need in one place. Teaching, social, sports, and living spaces are all on campus or close by.
Beautiful, inspiring locations
Greenwich campuses are very special places to study in. We have two south-east London campuses in the Royal Borough of Greenwich – the iconic Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich and the attractive Avery Hill – and historic Medway Campus in Kent.
Greenwich home campus is the historic Greenwich Old Royal Naval College on the bank of the River Thames and next to the Royal Park. The iconic Greenwich Maritime World Heritage Site receives millions of tourists each year who visit the Royal Observatory meridian line, Cutty Sark ship, historic market, museums, and, of course, the ORNC. Our campus can be seen in many movies including Skyfall and Pirates of the Caribbean, and TV series such as The Crown.
Just a short distance away and easily accessible by a regular university bus service, Avery Hill is a purpose-built green campus with a student village and impressive sports facilities situated next to the beautiful park in Eltham. Its cluster of teaching, living, and sports facilities offers a relaxed atmosphere to study, live, and work out.
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