The university’s library and academic building on Stockwell Street, in the heart of Greenwich, includes hi-tech, state-of-the-art film, TV and sound studios, seminar rooms, lecture theatres, open presentation spaces, as well as a café, exhibition and gallery spaces. It also boasts one of Europe’s largest teaching and learning 'green roof' landscapes. Stockwell Street has won a series of major prizes for architectural excellence since it opened in 2014, and was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize, the premier prize of British architecture.
The Greenwich Campus includes many other attractive teaching facilities, as well as language laboratories, computing rooms, the Stephen Lawrence Gallery and a bookshop. The Students’ Union building houses all the usual student activities.
Four halls of residence are within easy walking distance of the Greenwich Campus. The newest of these, the state-of-the-art Daniel Defoe Hall, has 356 en-suite bedrooms as well as a café and gym.
Avery Hill houses modern teaching and living facilities, within a large student village complex. Students can use state-of-the-art computing and laboratory equipment, lecture theatres, a TV studio and an extensive library. It is also home to an extensive range of sports facilities.
The Medway Campus has hi-tech laboratories in science, engineering, pharmacy and natural resources and an outstanding learning resource centre, the Drill Hall Library, as well as high quality, on-campus accommodation.
Students’ Union University of Greenwich is a democratic organisation, run by students for students. It’s a non-profit organisation too – all the money from sales of student group memberships and commercial activities is put back into providing student opportunities, improving and expanding on what’s already on offer.
It provides volunteering opportunities, which help boost students’ CVs. The SU employs lots of students in a wide range of flexible part-time jobs. It runs student-led campaigns throughout the year on issues which are important to students and directly impact on student life.
All students coming to the university for the first time are guaranteed a place in a hall of residence provided they meet the conditions of the accommodation guarantee.
All university managed accommodation is self-catering. Internet access is provided. International students are able to apply for any of our residences across the three campuses. There are a mix of International Students living alongside UK based students in all of the residences.
The university is committed to consistently producing highly qualified and employable graduates. It aims to ensure that, throughout their academic studies, students also hone skills much valued by employers such as leadership, teamwork and entrepreneurship.
Students have many opportunities to gain experience of the workplace during their time at Greenwich, via internships and placements, to further develop these employability skills. The university also provides mentorships and professional guidance. Around 50% of students undertake a substantial placement as part of their studies.
Greenwich runs an innovative job-hunting and careers guidance services for all students, ensuring access to extensive expert help when it comes to finding sought-after, graduate-level employment.
The University Jobshop offers a large number of students a variety of employment inside and outside the university, as well as work experience and placements. JobShop also helps students to improve their employability skills whilst studying, and has a strong network of local employers.
The Greenwich Campus is near to the employment opportunities of Canary Wharf, Docklands, Greenwich town centre and the O2 Arena, to name but a few.
The university’s campuses in south east London and Kent all offer modern, hi-tech facilities within magnificent and historic settings. The largest campus is centred on the Old Royal Naval College in Royal Greenwich, at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames and next to Greenwich Royal Park. The Avery Hill Campus in Eltham enjoys a parkland setting, and the Medway Campus features redbrick Edwardian buildings in Chatham Maritime, Kent. All sites are served by excellent rail and bus links, and an inter-campus bus service.