The University of Greenwich
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About this university
The University of Greenwich is a London based university that is spread across three sites in the Greenwich area. It began as the Woolwich Polytechnic, founded in 1890, later becoming the Thames Polytechnic in 1970 and finally a full university in 1992.
There is a thriving international community at the university including students from over 100 countries around the world. The International Office is the first point of contact for these students and can help with a variety of matters around living in the UK. This includes assistance with accommodation, registering for medical services and immigration and visas advice. They help with the arrival in London while students get used to their new home and with daily life matters as well as academic ones. There are also language courses on offer for those wishing to learn or improve their English skills. At the heart of student life at the university is the Students Union and all students are automatically members. It offers a range of services to these members including academic and non-academic advice and support, representation and the organisation of various clubs and societies for extracurricular times. It also operates three different bars as well as a shop and an online shop for students. The university has a top record for its sports teams and there are a range of competitive and non-competitive activities on offer. Clubs take part in the BUCS leagues against other universities and colleges and range from cricket and football to netball and self-defence activities. Likewise the societies over all aspects of life including academic, activities and games, campaigning, cultural and performing arts as well as the chance to start their own should students find a niche.
The university is spread across a number of sites in the Greenwich area. The Avery Hill campus is composed of two area, Mansion Site and Southwood Site, both within the 86 acre Avery Hill Park. These are home to the school of education and of health and social care as well as having computer labs, sports and teaching centres and a 220-seat lecture theatre. Southwood also has clinical skills labs. The Greenwich campus is within the old Royal Naval College, which it took over in the 1990s. This means the main campus is actually a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames. The Business School, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and School of Humanities and Social Sciences are based here along with the Greenwich Maritime Institute. The university also has the Medway Campus, the former Royal Navy shore base called HMS Pembroke, where the Faculty of Engineering and Science is based along with the Natural Resources Institute and the School of Pharmacy. It is also a member of the Universities at Medway due to this campus. The university has a range of accommodation options across its various sites. There is the Avery Hill Halls of Residence, around 20 minutesâ€™ walk from the shopping centre at Eltham while there are four halls in the Greenwich area near the two main campuses. There are around 350 rooms on the Medway site and the university can also help students find accommodation outside their halls with third party providers.
There are courses available from this university with the following field of studies:
- - Finance
- - Finance and economics
- Agricultural sciences
- Biology and life sciences
- - Biomedical engineering
- Business and management studies
- - International and cross cultural management
- Chemical engineering
- Civil engineering and construction
- Computer sciences and IT
- - Computer forensics and cyber security
- - Computer science
- - Artificial intelligence
- Electronic and electrical engineering
- - Engineering management
- Environmental science and ecology
- - Energy and environmental engineering
- Food sciences
- Health sciences
- - Marketing
- Pharmacy and pharmacology
- Teacher training and education
- Transport engineering and logistics