So far my experience at the University of Greenwich has been great. I made lots of new friends and in general the vibe around the campus is great. The University has one of the biggest international community globally (a big big plus in my opinion!) and you can definitely see it just by walking around the area.
The University has an Employability and Careers Office that student can contact whenever they need it. They provide support in finding internships, create the most effective CV and more. They normally run workshops throughout the year on different subjects (for example on how to attend a job interview).
Tutorials are the best part for some of the courses because you get the chance to exchange opinions and ideas with others.
Everything is from 5 to 10 minutes walking distance. There are also plenty of pubs and restaurants in Greenwich.
There are plenty of societies and sport activities. Both are great ways of making new friends especially if you are a fresher.
The University provides you a personal tutor within a couple of weeks of your first term at Uni. Your personal tutor is normally your first point of contact if you have any issue. The library provides academic support running regular workshops, drop-in or 1 to 1 sessions where you can ask for suggestions on how to improve your papers, research tips, critical thinking...
I have really enjoyed my time at university so far. I'm so glad I chose the university I did. The only thing that has caused any bad stress is the number of assignments I have due within a short period of time
The Employability and Careers service is available to anyone. I haven't personally used it yet but it is useful to know it is there is I wish to use it
I liked how our lectures are interactive through the use of Mentimeter and the materials provided to us are useful and thorough I like least how sometimes are seminar teacher rush through the content without letting us take it in
The Student Union facilities are very new and there are lots. I feel that representation is increasing but could be a bit better in terms of gender identities.
Most are very modern. I feel that there is a need for some more study spaces
Yes. Due to it being in Greenwich town centre there are lots of amenities and the accommodation is only 10 minutes away
I think the variety of societies is amazing. There is basically a society for anything you would want to do
I think the support is amazing if you know how to access it. Some of the support isn't widely advertised, e.g. STAART, but once you know about it and are involved it becomes an amazing support system. Also, academics are always willing to answer any questions you have
University has been a very different experience to how I had envisaged it, but only for the better! The course is very interesting, more so than I’d imagined! Very good experience
Holds helpful seminars etc
I like the large scale lectures and then the small seminars for more 1-1 help
Under represented as don’t hear much
A varied range
My university experience so far is satisfying, rewarding, providing the right kind of challenge. I am happy with my studies. In addition to my academic studies I am involved in the Student Ambassador work, which gives me a wealth of communication opportunities while providing a flexible paid position.
Employability is a big thing in University of Greenwich, as the vast majority of courses have a strong vocational strand in them (nurses, midwives, teachers, engineers, business managers etc). We have a strong Employability Department providing regular training to students (e.g. CV writing workshops), organising career fairs, individual coaching. In addition, the University runs a point system to facilitate students entry into employment, which is called Employability Passport.
In general, I am quite happy with the teaching. It is informative, relevant to the real world problems, engaging and interactive. I don't like when some of my fellow students do not show their best manners during lectures.
Student Union is robust and, most importantly, does what it is supposed to do.
The university's facilities are good in general, excellent in some specific areas like Engineering.
All engineering courses are run at the Medway Campus of the University of Greenwich (Kent). As I live in London, the location is not particularly good for me. However, on balance, my study is going well and I am happy with my course. My travel is helped by the heavily subsidised coach between Greenwich and Medway (slightly more than £2 if you buy a card with 20 journeys). For those students who live at the University Halls in Medway, the location is perfect, as on the one hand, they live on campus, and, on the other hand, they can easily travel to London, if they need it.
The Student Union societies are quite vibrant. In the Medway Campus, the Student Union covers not only University of Greenwich students, but also many University of Kent students and some University of Canterbury students. So, the diversity of the student population is immense and this is reflected in the diversity of the student societies (anecdotally, the online gaming society is the most popular one). In the Medway Campus the sport facilities are good, those who need specialised sports facilities like football pitches can travel to the Avery Hill Campus of the University of Greenwich where t he sports facilities are even better (subsidised bus is provided).
Excellent support is provided both academically and in terms of pastoral care. All students who need it can get help with maths (this is called MASH tutoring in Greenwich), writing essays, referencing, career advice through specialised career advisers and personal tutors, disability management and general well-being problems if they arise.
Good experience, good location and experimental facilities. The Generator at Cooper Building is especially good at providing me with lots of information amd support on how to create a business.
My university experience has been decent. The teaching and lecture style could have been better as many lecturers don’t know how to teach or even take students opinion into consideration. The facilities are good enough but the coach between campuses should be free and provide more times to travel
Good help recieved
The practical labs
Not enough communication
The Medway campus is not near any local shops
Not enough variety
Not enough and detailed feedback Student voice is often ignored
I’ve enjoyed it a lot. Been extremely different to my expectations held at first of university, but the course has exceeded my previously held expectations. Good!
Make lots of effort
I like the seminar and lecture style, dislike strikes
Could be m or e represented
Student Union lets the whole university down. Seems to be focussed on white students. The business school is amazing, Other faculties not so much. Would be nice to have clear markings on dietry requirements at the cafe
Yes via the BSEO
Reasonable. Could be more/better access to textbooks - hard and soft copies. Access to resources like Bloomberg. No general lift in Queen Anne
Lots of societies! Could be more prevalent in the SU
Personal Tutor Liz Warren and Programme Leader Dawn Reilly are amazing! Good access and resources available at the student wellbeing centre.
The overall experience in this university is very good and i like the facilities, teaching provided by the university. In short word if i say the university is the best university
The employability of the university is very helpful and it always guide the student with their careers department, work placements, transferable skills by giving them proper knowledge and guiding them wherever they wants. They provide special classes in which they help the students and it is very easy to contact them via emails
My lecturer taught us very good and he is my favourite
Students' Union in terms of student representation and facilities is very helpful
The university is very close to my home and it is very convenient to travel from my home whether it is Bus, Train or car. The location of the university is very good as you can find nearby bus station, Railway station
I love my time at Uni, the friends I have made as well as my progress so far as been amazing. this course have helped me to become and continue to be great in my current role as a teaching assistant.
There have been useful talks and seminars during my course so far, we have had visits from the careers departments and useful emails each week explaining job prospects and opportunities to book an appointment or turn up for a chat about the career options available.
What I like the most is how informative it is and how helpful the tutors and staff are at helping us with our work. What I like the least is the time schedule and how short the course is. I think it would be beneficial if the course was taught over a longer time for each module, rather than 12 weeks or so.
Student Union representatives are helpful and accommodating.
Very good. The gym at Dreadnought is very nice. The cafe also, however, it can get a bit busy at times, especially has it is open to the public. As a student, it can be difficult to find space to sit and eat during lunch times.
Yes, It takes me 30 minutes to get to University by bus or much less if I take the DLR from Lewisham. There are plenty routes and local services available, which is ideal for the location of my University.
There are plenty to choose from, which are all very interesting.
Extremely amazing is the only way I can put it. The staff and tutors all have been extremely helpful and amazing. I had to enrol later than the others but I was still able to attend lectures until I received my Mathematics grade for me to continue on the course.