Moving in to Avery Hill Student Village

Move in to Avery Hill Student Village and experience life on campus. Information on facilities including a gym, café, shop and launderette. Car parking available.

The halls will open for new arrivals at 10am on the Saturday prior to the start of the new academic year. Exact dates can be found within the FAQ section of the website, in the offer and acceptance correspondence sent with booking information and on your licence agreement. Please try and arrange to arrive between 10am and 5pm on either Saturday or Sunday during arrivals weekend. If your licence starts before or after the main arrival weekend staff will contact, you with your specific arrival instructions.

If you have paid the £400 deposit before arrival, your room will be held for you for two weeks from the start of your licence period. Please note that you will be charged room fees from your licence start date, regardless of your move in date.

What if I cannot arrive on the day my licence starts?

If you cannot arrive on the date your licence starts, please notify Accommodation Service staff via email at Please note if you arrive after 5pm you will still be able to take up residence, but you should contact Accommodation Service if your arrival will be late at night or in the early hours of the morning.

How to get to the halls

Information available at Please plan your route before you leave home and contact staff no later than 4pm on Friday (if you are moving in at the weekend) if you need any assistance. Staff will not have access to phone or email during weekends.

On arrival go directly to the Avery Hill Village. Parking is available on campus, please ensure you pay and display and due to the number of people using the site, move your car as soon as it is convenient to do so.

Please note Saturday is usually the busier day so be prepared to queue to collect your keys. If you would prefer to avoid the queues, you may find Sunday is quieter.

You will be asked to show photo ID so please bring a passport or drivers licence with you. Only the person licensed to the room can collect the keys.

What to bring

Bedding and towels:  Please bring your own towels and bedding as these items are not provided for you.

Plates, cutlery, and crockery do need to be brought with you along with pots and pans.

Every kitchen at Avery Hill is furnished with at least a toaster, kettle, and combi microwave, as well as an iron, ironing board and vacuum. If you bring your own electrical equipment, please also note that it must be fitted with a suitable and fused plug and must carry an internationally recognised certification mark. All equipment must be kept in a safe condition.

If you have any queries or concerns about what to bring, then please contact a member of the team.

Bedding, kitchen items and stationary shopping

Why not take the hassle out of buying and transporting your bedding and kitchen items by pre-ordering from our friends at UniKitOut. All you need to do is CLICK HERE, choose the items you want, select your residence, then confirm and pay for your goods. The pack will then be pre-delivered directly to your residence, so it is there ready and waiting for you in your room when you arrive, leaving you to quickly settle into your new and exciting environment.

Don’t forget to enter promotional code: Greenwich10 to receive 10% off.

Contents insurance

It’s easy to underestimate the value of your possessions, and we're not just talking about your laptop and phone. Items such as your clothes, hairdryers and other smaller gadgets, like Fitbits and watches can all add up. The great news is that we include insurance for all the students who live with us, by partnering with Endsleigh, the No.1 student insurance provider.

Watch this video to understand your content insurance: Student insurance explained

What is My Endsleigh?

My Endsleigh  is a  personalised account area for your insurance policy.  Once registered, you can confirm the contents cover arranged by us, then instantly access your cover details and policy documents, as well as contact the claims team at any time.

It’s also packed with loads of useful products and information to help you through your first year at Uni, including:

  • My Uni - student city guides; Everything you’ll need to know about your new Uni town. From top eats to best nightlife, in one place
  • Student-friendly insurance products such as gadget, motor, and bicycle
  • 24-hour Wellbeing support

Register and you could win!

As a welcome treat, Endsleigh are giving away £100 a week for a year to one lucky student and you will also be automatically entered into the prize draw when you register for My Endsleigh, below:

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Food shopping

The most easily accessible food shops for the halls are the Sainsbury's and Lidl’s superstore both located on Eltham High Street. The 162 and 286 bus will take 5 minutes to the High Street or alternatively it is approximately a 20-30 minute walk.

Additionally, The Village Shop located on the campus, which is run by GSU, sells a range of day-to-day products. Whether you need a quick meal or refreshment or something for your halls, you can get it at the Village Shop.

Eltham High St is a 20minute walk from campus or a short bus ride, the 132 bus from Reifield road will take you to Bexleyheath shopping centre and takes about 30 minutes to the Market Place stop. For essentials and items to make your room a home, you will find a range of shops.

Societies and the Students' Union

At the Avery Hill campus, Greenwich Students' Union (GSU) runs a range of activities. Our 'Building Better Communities' project provides an excellent student experience on the campus throughout the year. From the start of year in September, expect to see a wide range of activities including:

  • An open-air cinema for Welcome, large enough for all our residents to enjoy
  • A series of fun, recreational sporting activities and 'wake-up work-out' sessions
  • Events in our bar in The Dome such as games evenings, karaoke nights and pub quizzes.

The Village Shop, which is run by GSU, sells a range of products. Whether you need a quick meal or refreshment or something for your halls, you can get it at the Village Shop. Every penny of profit goes back into services and activities for students at Greenwich too. Find out more about the community at Avery Hill.

In Greenwich, the Dreadnought is the home of the University of Greenwich Students' Union and is the primary place for student social gatherings in Greenwich. You'll find open spaces for studying and socialising, and our two outlets: Lower Deck, great for food and drink from day to evening; and Change, our student-led independent coffee shop.

With societies ranging from academic interests to musical performance, and a diverse set of sports clubs, you are bound to find something that takes your interest. If you're unsure about joining a society or club, GSU Welcome is the best place to explore your options. You can meet student groups during GSU Welcome activities, and join them online via the GSU website.

Public transport

An Oyster card is critical to transport in London, you can't get on a bus or tube without one unless you have a UK bank debit card with a contactless facility. You can apply for a Student Oyster photocard here

The halls are served immediately by several bus routes, which you can take to various other modes of public transport. Available from the halls are:

  • The 286 to Cutty Sark via Blackheath.
  • The 162 to Eltham Station or New Eltham station, from which you can take a south-eastern train into central London.
  • The 132 to North Greenwich links with the Jubilee line.

What to expect

After unpacking your things, the best thing to do is to get to know the people who are living around you. A great way to meet people is simply to leave your door open (if you are in the room!) and say hi to everyone who comes past! There are a huge number of activities to get stuck in to during Fresher's Week, which is a great time to meet new people and try new things.