Open Day, 25 February: Change starts here

Open Days give prospective students the chance to gather the information they need about university life. They provide opportunities to view specialist facilities and learn about student support.

The next Open Day takes place on Saturday 25 February and runs between 10am and 3pm. Buses running throughout the day will take visitors between the university's three campuses, at Greenwich; Avery Hill, near Eltham; and the Medway Campus at Chatham Maritime, Kent.

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Those attending will be able to:

  • Speak to the academics who teach the subjects you are interested in;
  • Take a tour of the campus and the halls of residence;
  • Look around the departments and see the specialist labs, facilities and equipment;
  • Chat to current students and find out about student life;
  • Attend subject taster sessions;
  • Meet staff from the wide range of student support services;
  • Listen to presentations about the different subjects available.

Included within the day will be tours of the award-winning Stockwell Street building in Greenwich, home to the university's state-of-the-art library. Stockwell Street includes hi-tech, state-of-the-art film, TV and sound studios, seminar rooms and lecture theatres, and boasts one of Europe's largest teaching and learning 'green roof' landscapes.

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Transport will also be available for those wanting to see the theatre space at Bathway in Woolwich. 

"My advice to any students is to really make the most of an Open Day," says Robert Mayor, the university's Director of Communications and Recruitment. "Choosing the right university is a big decision – it's where you may be spending the next three years of your life, and a visit can play a big part in helping someone weigh up the options.

"At Greenwich we pride ourselves on being welcoming, offering good advice and a 'hands on' experience. We aim to give students the best possible idea of what it would be like to study here."

The University of Greenwich is home to more than 21,250 students, drawn from more than 150 countries. It was recently named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet, with a further 15,500 students studying with a range of partner institutions from across the globe.

Greenwich's Open Days have been praised for their 'welcoming staff and students', the 'excellent advice' and the 'hands on experience' offered. One attendee said: "I loved every minute of the whole day".

For more details …

Contact 020 8331 9000, see https://www.gre.ac.uk/open-days-events  or email courseinfo@gre.ac.uk

To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-day-greenwich-campus-tickets-25954356178?aff=ebapi

A Live Chat option is also available on the web.

Six reasons to visit a uni …

Even in the online age, when everything is at your fingertips online, there are still many good reasons to brave the weather and visit the universities you are thinking of applying to. Here are just six of the many reasons to make the trip. 

https://www.gre.ac.uk/articles/cross-faculty/six-reasons-visit-uni 

Great things about Greenwich

There are many wonderful things about studying at Greenwich. Here are just a few of them!

Award-winning: Greenwich has won numerous honours, including four Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher & Further Education, nine Times Higher Education awards, and two Guardian University Awards.

Stunning locations: Three magnificent campuses, combining high-tech facilities with awesome historic settings. 

Global impact: One of the "most international" universities on the planet, according to Times Higher Education. 

Diversity accolade: Voted one of the UK's most LGBT+ friendly workplaces by Stonewall. 

Best Freshers' Fair: The university is ranked 8th nationally, and top among all London universities, by BAM Media in its survey of Freshers' Fairs. 

Sports investment: We have two new artificial sports pitches costing £1.7 million – to add to other state-of-the-art sports facilities. 

Spending on students: A £5 million Student Hub at Medway has just opened. At Greenwich, the Dreadnought Building is being transformed into a vibrant learning, teaching and social centre thanks to a £25 million programme of investment. 

Travel the world: Our Santander Universities partnership is giving hundreds of students international study and employment opportunities. A recent trip to Chile proved hugely popular. 

Careers focus: The university is committed to producing highly qualified and employable graduates. Students also learn skills valued by employers in leadership, teamwork and entrepreneurship.

Top speakers: Our students have the opportunity to hear talks from, and to meet, many senior figures from law, industry and commerce. Lord Judge, a former head of the judiciary, and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, are among recent speakers.

'Most beautiful' accolade puts Greenwich in top five

One of the most beautiful university campuses in the country can be found at the University of Greenwich, according to a prestigious international news site.

Business Insider UK ranks Greenwich in fifth position in its assessment of the most stunning UK campuses, jostling for top spot with Oxford, Cambridge, Glasgow and King's College London.

Based on a UNESCO World Heritage site by the River Thames, and featuring baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the Old Royal Naval College is home to Greenwich's largest campus. It is a famous location which often attracts national media attention and frequently appears in feature films.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide commented: "The university accurately describes its main campus as one of the grandest university settings in the world… the buildings conjure up images of history and science in equal measure." A previous Sunday Times Guide had stated that Greenwich "had premises to match any Oxbridge college".

An award-winning university

Greenwich staff, students and graduates regularly win national honours and awards. In recent times, these successes include:

Student Midwife of the Year award for undergraduate Heidi Stone;

Gold medals for Greenwich landscape graduates at last year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show, RHS Hampton Court Show and BBC Gardeners' World Live;

Network Group of the Year 2017 accolade for the university's LGBT+ Staff Network, presented by Stonewall;

Best New Student Pro Bono Activity: The university's Legal Advice Centre was honoured in the LawWorks & Attorney General Student Awards;

University Trading Challenge: Two top prizes won by students from the Business School;

Honeywell Prize: For Engineering student Steve Collins, for outstanding talent.

Health and Social Care Open Evenings

Expert advice for careers in nursing, health, social care – as well as general campus life – is on offer during these events, which take place at both the Avery Hill and Medway campuses. All prospective students are welcome to come and meet expert staff from the Faculty of Education & Health, gather information about courses and view the facilities. 

https://www.gre.ac.uk/open-days-events?c=opendays 

Campus tours

General tours are also a great opportunity to take a look around our outstanding campuses and find out more about student life. Additional tour dates will be added throughout the year. 

https://www.gre.ac.uk/open-days-events?c=opendays 

For further information:

#GreOpenDay

Open Days: https://www.gre.ac.uk/open-days-events?c=opendays  

Getting the best out of an Open Day: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/open-day  

Students' Union: https://www.suug.co.uk  

Bursaries and scholarships: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/finance/undergraduate/scholarships