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University of Greenwich


Located in the capital city of London in the United Kingdom, the University of Greenwich is a public university which has its origin traced back to 1890. Founded by Frank Didden, the University was first named as the Woolwich Polytechnic which is the second-oldest polytechnic in the United Kingdom. In 1897, the institution established its first Woolwich Polytechnic School with a vision of concentrating on higher technical education. 

Subsequently in the year 1970, Woolwich Polytechnic amalgamated with a part of Hammersmith College of Art and Building, forming the Thames Polytechnic. In the following years Avery Hill College, parts of Goldsmiths College, Dartford College, the City of London College and Garnett College also merged with the Thames Polytechnic. In 1992, the Thames Polytechnic was awarded it's university status by the Major government. And in the year 1993, the institute was renamed as the University of Greenwich. 

Currently catering a total of 20,000 students, the University offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in subjects including humanities, architecture, maritime studies, computing, mathematics, natural sciences, pharmacy, education, business, social sciences and engineering. 

Student Accommodation university of Greenwich

Known as the educational hub of the UK, London is home to many universities and a massive student crowd. So, if you are a student looking out for student accommodation in London or private housing in London, do not worry! The city houses a wide range of student housing options to cater to the needs of the students, which includes halls of residence, student dormitory and cheap private housing options.

The students studying at the University can opt for the Greenwich Uni Accommodation. The Greenwich University Accommodation or halls of residence are buildings built by the University to provide students with in-house accommodation options. They generally consist of apartments with shared rooms and dorms. Also, they tend to get sold out pretty quickly, thanks to the popularity and proximity to the University.

So students can always opt from the extensive range of private student flats in London, which includes affordable en-suites apartments, non-en-suites flats, studios and shared apartments. While there are lots of student accommodation in London to choose from, some of the popular private accommodation near the University of Greenwich include AXO Oxford Circus, Urbanest King's Cross, iQ Kingston, Blithehale Court, and Urbanest St Pancras


The University of Greenwich has a total of three campuses; Greenwich Campus, Avery Hill Campus and Medway Campus. 

Located in the Old Royal Naval College at Park Row, the Greenwich campus is home to the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Business School. The campus also houses University's Greenwich Maritime Institute, specialist maritime management, policy and history teaching and research institute. The Greenwich campus also has a vast library at Stockwell Street which incorporates a vast collection of books, journals and language labs.

Spread across 86-acre Avery Hill Park, the Avery Hill Campus comprises of two sites; Southwood Site and Mansion Site located on the Royal Borough of Greenwich in south-east London. Home to the Faculty of Education & Health, the Southwood Site houses a number of clinical skill laboratories which enables trainee health professionals to gain in-hand experience. The campus also houses a general shop, student housing buildings and a launderette. 

Located at Central Ave, Gillingham in Chatham, Medway Campus is home to the Faculty of Engineering and Science as well as the Natural Resources Institute. Apart from this, the campus also houses the Faculty of Education & Health and Medway School of Pharmacy, a joint school run by the Universities of Kent and Greenwich. Other facilities of the campus include a computer-aided design studio, laboratories, a training dispensary and workshops. 

Student life

The student life at Greenwich University is not only about lectures and books but is also filled with full of fun activities, vibrant nightlife, food, lively bars, pubs, music and sports. 

The University offers its range of cutting-edge facilities including a state-of-the-art library, on-campus cafes and restaurants, bars, shops and university sports facility, where you can enjoy a game of football or cricket or rugby with your friends. Also, the University houses a Student Union which puts on regular events, talent shows, gigs and also provides support to all students studying at Greenwich University. 

Talking about life off-campus, you can spend your Sunday morning walking around at the Greenwich park or Enjoy a wonderful mix of food and artisan stalls at the Greenwich Market. Experience a wine-lovers' heaven at Vinothec Compass or treat your taste buds to a seasonal British dishes at the Rivington Greenwich. Also, you can visit the St Alfege Church- an Anglican parish church located right in the heart of Greenwich.

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