University of Greenwich Overview

The University of Greenwich is a well-known public university with four faculties: the Business School, the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering and Science, and the Faculty of Education and Health.

In recent National Student Surveys, both the Greenwich faculty and its courses received impressive results, indicating the university's strong performance. Students consistently give higher marks to the university's English language programme, financial mathematics programme, business administration programme, computer security and forensics programme, and other programmes.

Furthermore, the University of Greenwich has five Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. It is also one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the UK, according to the People & Planet Green League Table.

Greenwich University's History

Frank Didden founded the University of Greenwich in the United Kingdom in 1890. It was known as Woolwich Polytechnic at the time and was the second-oldest polytechnic in the United Kingdom. Woolwich Polytechnic, inspired by Quintin Hogg's principles, initially focused on education combined with social and religious functions.

By 1894, the emphasis had shifted to providing higher technical education. This resulted in the establishment of part-time day courses in collaboration with the Ministry of War (Woolwich Arsenal).

Woolwich Polytechnic was renamed Thames Polytechnic in 1970 after a merger with a portion of Hammersmith College of Art and Building. Dartford College (1976), Avery Hill College of Education (1985), Garnett College (1987), and parts of Goldsmiths College and the City of London College (1988) were absorbed in the years that followed.

The government granted Thames Polytechnic its first university status in 1992, after which it was renamed the University of Greenwich.

The Thames College of Health Care Studies officially merged with the University of Greenwich as a full faculty in 1993.

Natural Resources Institute (NRI), formerly a UK government research agency, also joined forces and officially merged with the university in 1996.

The University of Greenwich is now a well-known modern public university with campuses in London and Kent.

University of Greenwich Business School Professors

Education, Health, and Human Sciences Faculty

Engineering and Science Faculty

Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty

The University of Greenwich offers a variety of courses.

Foundation \sUndergraduate \sPostgraduate

Statistics on students

71% of undergraduates

29% are postgraduates.

87% of full-time students

13% for part-time students

70% of UK students

8% of EU students

22% of international students

56% are female.

Male –44%

University of Greenwich Student Support

The University of Greenwich's student support services are proactive, offering advice and assistance to students even before they enrol. Each campus has its own Student Centre, which serves as the first point of contact for all students seeking assistance and guidance.

The university offers the following student services:

Academic assistance

Accessibility (for physical and mental disabilities) (for physical and mental disabilities)

Services for counselling and well-being

All of the mental health support systems work together.

Health and well-being

Finance and investment.

College life

Greenwich's student life is based on the principle of community building. Greenwich celebrates friendship, inclusivity, and harmony with a diverse portfolio of individuals from over 130 countries around the world.

Greenwich students can enjoy the best of both worlds thanks to its location. Everything from academic excellence to extracurricular facilities such as social, sports, and living spaces is available on campus or nearby.

The University of Greenwich's home campus is known for its architectural beauty as well as its prime location. The area is well-known for welcoming millions of tourists each year due to its proximity to the iconic Thames bank and the Royal Park. The campus has appeared in films such as Skyfall and Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as television shows such as The Crown.

Greenwich University's Living Quarters

Around 2,400 places are available in halls on or near the University of Greenwich's three campuses: Avery Hill, Greenwich, and Medway. Accommodation is guaranteed for all first-year Greenwich students. While Avery Hill and Medway housing is close to their respective campuses, Greenwich is a 5-10-minute walk away.

If necessary, Greenwich students are also provided with privately rented housing. The University of Greenwich makes certain that all new students have a place to live, whether in a hall of residence or in a Greenwich-approved housing facility. When allocating places in residence halls, the university also takes pride in giving priority to students with disabilities.

Along with housing, the University of Greenwich offers free on-campus gym membership and access to ActiveGRE activities. Students can also take advantage of a free intercampus shuttle service that runs between Avery Hill and Greenwich throughout the day (Monday through Friday).


Arrive at Avery Hill Campus.

Buses stop right outside the campus, National Rail is a short walk away, and there is pay and display parking.

Arrive at Greenwich Campus

The campus is in the heart of Greenwich, a short walk from the Cutty Sark DLR station and with excellent bus connections.

Medway Campus is located in Chatham Maritime, Kent, and has bus connections to the rail network as well as parking for permit holders.

Go to Bathway.

The hotel is located in the heart of Woolwich and has excellent public transportation connections.

Make your way to Hamilton House.

Park Vista is a short walk from the main Greenwich Campus.

Make your way to Stockwell Street.

A short walk from the main campus, it is located in the heart of Greenwich.