University of Greenwich

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Founded

1890

Description

The University of Greenwich was founded in 1890, previously existing as Woolwich Polytechnic and Thames Polytechnic, before being granted university status and renamed in 1992.

Serving around 21,000 students, the majority of which are undergraduate, it is made up of four faculties: Engineering and Science, Education and Health, Architecture, Computing and Humanities, and the Business School.

Situated on the banks of the River Thames, the university’s main campus is in what was the Old Royal Naval College – a UNESCO World Heritage site in Greenwich, southeast London. It features three baroque buildings that were designed by the celebrated architect Sir Christopher Wren in the late 17th century. The campus is often cited as one of the greenest in the UK.

Just off the main campus in Greenwich is the Cooper Building where the Student Union is located, complete with a modern bar, pool room, shop and eateries.

The university has two other campuses. The Avery Hill campus is located in 86-acre grounds in Eltham, southeast London, and is made up of two sites that feature computer clusters, laboratories, lecture theatres and libraries, as well as being surrounded by pubs, clubs and restaurants.

The university’s Medway campus, 30 miles from central London on the Kent coast,  is defined by Edwardian redbrick and ivy-clad buildings that house the Faculty of Engineering and Science as well as programmes from the Faculty of Education and Health.

The university has a large international community and students come from nearly 180 countries worldwide. Students also have the opportunity to study abroad either in Munich or at a variety of universities in the United States.    

University of Greenwich alumni include Olympic athletes, Academy Award winners and John Boyega, the British actor who plays Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Specific details

Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Medicine and Healthcare, Life Science and Biology, Social Science, Law, Physical Science, Arts and Humanities, Education, Psychology

Location

United Kingdom
30 Park Row, Greenwich, London , SE10 9LS, London, United Kingdom

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There are certain amazing lecturers, but there are also many awful ones. There are loads of societies to get engaged in which is a positive! The organisation is terrible, lack of lecturers, for example for a whole term for core module, sometimes...

There are certain amazing lecturers, but there are also many awful ones. There are loads of societies to get engaged in which is a positive! The organisation is terrible, lack of lecturers, for example for a whole term for core module, sometimes the emails are not being answered… This year has certainly been worse than the first year for me. The strikes did impact us on a big scale over 4 weeks. The money was not worth it. I would not really recommend Greenwich…

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I loved the teachers, who were not just real professionals in their fields, not just academics, but real human beings and always there to help you. The university itself is in a picture-perfect location and the campuses are just mesmerising, a...

I loved the teachers, who were not just real professionals in their fields, not just academics, but real human beings and always there to help you. The university itself is in a picture-perfect location and the campuses are just mesmerising, a place where old meets new. I did both my undergrad and postgrad there and am very happy with every single moment I've spent there. Would highly recommend to anyone that wants to be in London and at the same time connect with nature.

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