5 things for a great start to university


Whether you're joining us for the first time, or if you're returning to continue your studies - we think these 5 things will help you get off to the best start to this academic year.

1. Safezone

Safezone is our personal security app which is available for everyone at Greenwich because in an emergency every second counts.  You can download it from your usual app store, make sure to register using your university email address.

2. Timetables

Once you've completed online registration you'll find your personalised timetable in the Greenwich Mobile app.  You can download the app from your usual app store, we've got more information about the app and your timetable on our webpages.

3. Apps and software

Yes, more apps.  You can use Microsoft 365 tools on up to five devices for free  when using your university email address.  You'll need to download and install Teams for your online lectures and virtual meetings. We've got more information on our webpages, and our Academic Skills team are running drop-ins (up to 11 September) to help you prepare to learn online.

New students can also access our LevelUp course, which aims to help you develop your skills and knowledge - make sure you register using your university email address.

4. Register for Password Self-Service

Our password self-service tool is safe, secure and easy and means you can manage your password and ensure you can access university systems, such as Turnitin, Moodle, Panopto and the portal. So when you're busy and up against deadlines and you have password issues, you can reset it yourself without needing to contact the IT Service Desk.  

Check out our webpages for how to register.

5. Training workshops, available all year round

You can book one of our online workshops to equip yourself with the tools and skills you'll need for university learning.  Go to and keep checking to see what's on, our Academic Skills team are here to help you.

Together, these five things will give you a great START to the next academic year.