1890: Founded as Woolwich Polytechnic, the second UK polytechnic1892: First CGLI certificate awarded1970: Thames Polytechnic established - one of the "new" polytechnics1976: Dartford College incorporated1985: Avery Hill College incorporated1992: The University of Greenwich1993: Thames College of Health Care Studies incorporated1996: Natural Resources Institute (NRI) incorporated
Their mission is to inspire society and the world through discovering, applying and sharing knowledge.Greenwich's research is in demand throughout the world, attracting international agencies, government departments and global corporations from over 50 countries. Recent clients include global giants such as Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, BAE Systems, Airbus, GE Aviation and Merck Consumer Health – alongside local businesses.
We have a team of professionally-trained counsellors on campus with whom you can talk confidentially with about problems of any kind.
Our counsellors are accustomed to helping people from different backgrounds and cultures and are experienced in dealing with a wide range of personal or study-related issues, from problems with stress, depression, alcohol and drugs to exam anxiety.
They also run regular workshops on topics such as positive thinking and stress management that help students make the most of university life.
Specialist support is also available for students with mental health needs.
Each of the universitys nine Schools is allocated an academic services librarian to give specialised advice via web pages, e-mails and meetings. Library and computing staff provide inductions and information/ computing skills workshops and help is available at any time at the library and computing help desks. Computer laboratory support staff are available to help during opening hours.
Networked PCs, printers and scanners are available in computer laboratories (conveniently situated in the same building as the libraries), with additional resources in other buildings on each campus. There is Internet access, e-mail and a wide range of general and specialist software.
Staying in good health and leading an active, balanced lifestyle will help you make the most of your time at the University of Greenwich. But when you register with us, you will also want the reassurance of knowing that if you do fall ill, you will receive immediate help and support.
The university continually invests in developing its three campuses. New buildings and improved resources include a teaching centre, multi-purpose sports hall, engineering research block, skills laboratories and libraries. We are committed to providing the best learning environment for our students so they have all the necessary resources to succeed in their studies.
Sports fans may be interested in our American football club, the Greenwich Mariners, which competes within the British Student American Football Association. We have cricket and basketball clubs, all of which have enjoyed success. The most popular team sports, such as football, rugby and netball, have multiple teams and compete against other universities in the British Universities Sports Association (BUSA).
Sports facilities across the campuses include pitches for football and rugby, courts for badminton and tennis and gyms to train in. Footballers at Avery Hill can use an artificial playing surface built by Charlton Athletic Football Club.
The Students Union is at the heart of student life at the University of Greenwich an essential place to be and a means of interacting with other students and tutors alike.
Whether you organise or attend events or write articles for the magazine, there are endless opportunities for you to get involved with your students union.
Many of our programmes are accredited by relevant professional bodies, and Schools are proud of their strong links with professions and industry. Such strong links with employers, plus research and investment in facilities ensure that our programmes reflect the needs of industry.