Date of release: Thursday, November 24, 2016

Students' Union ranked 8th by BAM for Freshers' FairFreshers' Fairs at the University of Greenwich have been voted among the best in the country according to a new national poll.

The university is ranked eighth nationally, and top among all London universities, by BAM Media in its influential annual survey.

Greenwich staged three Freshers' Fairs in September – one at each of its campuses – to welcome new students and give them expert advice on everything that university life has to offer, from sports, clubs and societies to volunteering opportunities.

BAM, a marketing consultancy with expertise in the youth market, toured various Freshers' Fairs across the UK, from Scotland to the south coast, compiling the views of thousands of students and hundreds of stallholders. This year's table was its most detailed research project to date in this area.

John Schless, Chief Executive of Students' Union, University of Greenwich, says: "Freshers' Fairs are a rite of passage for any student starting university. They are busy, buzzing events that showcase what the Students' Union has to offer, and they provide a little slice of what students can expect life to look like at university.

"With hundreds of giveaways from local and national companies, plus over a hundred clubs and societies to join, and our advice services offering support, we aim to provide something for everyone. We help students to make the most of their journey and our Freshers' Fortnight is a huge first step on that journey.

"I'm incredibly proud of our national ranking and it's a tribute to a dedicated and talented team."

Greenwich also ranked highly in other categories within the poll, making the national top ten for 'Best Overall Experience' and 'Best Organisation of the Event'.

This year Greenwich laid on an action-packed programme of freshers' activities, which included outings, social and educational events as well as introductions to the academic side of university. Popular rapper Professor Green topped the bill at the Freshers' Ball.

For more information on BAM Media's rankings: http://www.bamuk.com/2016/11/08/bams-top-20-freshers-fairs-2016-2/

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Picture: The Students' Union prepares for Freshers' Fair.