Date of release: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A2441-Open-Day-23-Feb-2013The University of Greenwich is holding an Open Day for prospective students on Saturday 23 February. The event is aimed at those considering university this year and takes place from 10am to 3pm.

All three of the university’s campuses will be open. These are in Greenwich, at the Old Royal Naval College, within a World Heritage Site; Avery Hill, among 86 acres of parkland within the Royal Borough of Greenwich, and in elegant Edwardian red-brick buildings at Chatham Maritime, Medway.

Students and lecturers will be available to answer questions and show visitors around, and there will be displays and talks by staff.

Every School will be represented. These are the School of Architecture, Design & Construction; The Business School; School of Computing & Mathematics; School of Education; School of Engineering; School of Health & Social Care; School of Humanities & Social Sciences; Medway School of Pharmacy, and the School of Science. There are also excellent opportunities for further research and postgraduate study.

Free buses will take visitors between campuses to help them get a feel for the university and its full range of facilities. Transport will also be available to visit the university’s newly refurbished theatre space at Bathway.

“The Open Day will provide an opportunity for prospective students to meet academics, have their higher education questions answered and see why Greenwich is a great place to study,” says Dan Beynon, the university’s Acting Open Day Manager.

The university is home to more than 26,000 students, drawn from more than 100 countries.

According to the latest National Student Survey, 85 per cent of Greenwich’s final-year students say that they are definitely or mostly satisfied with the quality of their degree courses. This rating was even higher than 2011, which at the time was a record for the university.

Greenwich is officially the greenest university in the UK, according to the 2012 People and Planet Green League table published by the Guardian.

For more details, contact 0208 331 9900, see www.gre.ac.uk/study/opendays or email opendays@gre.ac.uk

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