University profile

University of Greenwich

Edition
2016/17 edition

About University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich is home to a thriving community of over 38,000 students of all ages worldwide. 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. We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which can be studied in a variety of ways. The university has a flexible approach to learning: many of our students balance the demands of education and family commitments by studying part-time or via online learning.

Our campuses

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 modern teaching facilities and laboratories and has extensive sports facilities such as pitches, tennis courts, a sports hall and a gym. For over 80 years the campus was home to Avery Hill Training College, some of whose 19th and 20th-century buildings are listed by English Heritage, while on Mansion Site there is a beautiful library housed in a former ballroom.

The Greenwich Campus is on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames. The university's largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century. "More breathtaking than the Versailles of Louis XIV" is how The Independent newspaper described it. The library has an extensive collection of books and journals, as well as language laboratories, and a 200-PC computing facility. Other computer facilities are on campus, including specialist laboratories for the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences. A TV studio and editing suites for use by Humanities & Social Sciences students are also on site. The Stephen Lawrence Gallery provides a showcase for the work of contemporary artists.

The university’s building in Stockwell Street is new addition to the Greenwich campus and houses a state-of-the-art library alongside the university’s departments of Architecture & Landscape and Creative Professions & Digital Arts in the Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities. Fourteen landscaped roof terraces, specifically designed for teaching, learning and research, have already been awarded an innovation credit from BREEAM, the world’s leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings.

The Medway Campus is a splendid Edwardian redbrick and ivy-clad campus - dating from 1903 - that 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 centrepiece of the development at Medway is a magnificent learning resource centre, the Drill Hall Library, converted from a naval drill hall and offering 100,000 square feet of space. It houses a library, computers, study areas and teaching rooms. The Pilkington Building next door, converted from the naval canteen, contains a lecture theatre, exhibition space, teaching rooms, a bistro-style café and the base for the Universities at Medway Students' Association.

The four Faculties within the university consist of 27 Departments, offering a comprehensive range of programmes. Programmes offered by each Faculty can be based mainly at one campus, but are sometimes based across campuses. Please check the online prospectus for the location of each programme.

Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Business School
Education & Health
Engineering & Science

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Our students and staff

Many of our students have won awards from prestigious organisations and awarding bodies covering a range of areas, including theatre, biomedical sciences and architecture and construction.

The university has highly qualified staff with wide-ranging expertise and significant links with business and industry. It also has a strong emphasis on applied research and enterprise, and is ranked amongst the highest of the newer universities for its income from applied research and consultancy.

At Greenwich we set high standards for teaching quality and provide professional training opportunities for all lecturers. With over 1,800 members of staff, there is a multitude of knowledge and skills to benefit the university. The university now has nine Times Higher Education Awards, three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher & Further Education and two Guardian University Awards for Research Impact. The university has also achieved the best quality rating in London for the education and training of midwives, adult nurses and mental health nurses.

Our research and business links

The university's research activities are vital to its academic vitality and relevance, the expertise of staff, and the intellectual base for teaching. We particularly value our applied research and collaborations with industry and commerce, as well as the public sector.

The university has many links with industry, including national and multinational clients such as Atkins, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Powergen and BAE Systems, as well as small and medium enterprises. The university uses these connections both as a basis for research and enterprise activity and to ensure that its curriculum remains relevant. Our current five-year collaboration with Atkins exemplifies this approach, involving a combination of initiatives in applied research, work placements and graduate recruitment. More information on research at Greenwich University.

Further information

To find out more about the university and the programmes that we offer you can order a personalised prospectus or book a place on one of our Open Days.

Contact details

Address
University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
London
Telephone
+44 (0)20 8331 9270