Winterfest: Check out What’s On at our Festival of Learning


From the team that brought you GREFest – check out WinterFest Event Calendar, packed full of winter wellbeing, study skills and online support. Whether you’re a new starter or joining us for your final term, there is something for everyone so don’t miss out!

Whether you’re studying from home or staying with us on campus, we're here for you. There are plenty of useful, informative and fun sessions to support you, whatever your academic New Year's Resolution. Packed full of events to support you over the winter period at university, take a look at our WinterFest website.

To help you plan, here are some of the event highlights - the colours relate to the events timetable on the WinterFest pages:

Library Skills (Green)

Looking to find out how to access digital resources and support? Or maybe you’re looking to access BOB, our on-demand TV and radio service for education, which you can use for work or pleasure? You need our Library Skills sessions, which cover all this and more.

Academic Skills (Orange)

Academic Skills sessions cover topics from academic writing, evaluating data and critical thinking to running successful online presentations. With sessions for New Students and those Returning to Study, as well as a confidential service from our Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellows, published authors to help continuing students improve writing skills, there is something for everyone. Just got a quick question? Join our Quick Stop sessions to access rapid support and advice on study skills, wellbeing and faculty matters.

Digital Skills, including Maths and IT Support (Purple)

Find out more about the Digital Skills you need for your studies and to prepare you for your future career. Run by our Student Digital Champions, these sessions can help you use Teams more effectively, conduct group work online or deliver an online presentation.

Run by our IT Service Desk colleagues, our IT Support Sessions will introduce you to our essential systems, good IT practice and keeping safe online, as well as how to access IT support at Greenwich.

Our MASH (Maths and Statistics Help) tutors support students of all levels and subjects, from Engineers to Nurses, with maths, statistics or data analysis.

Employability and Careers Advice (Red)

From careers advice to writing your CV and updating your LinkedIn profile, through to Interview support to Post graduate help, the Employability and Careers Service can support you with your career goals.

Activities for Student Wellbeing and International Student Welcome (Grey)

We have a range of activities covering the wellbeing support available from the university, guidance from MIND on managing your mental health, and tips for international students, including an introduction to British Customs and Culture with our university Chaplains.

Find out more from fellow students (blue)

Join Luna’s Hangout for a chat and to find out answers to your burning questions about studying or student life. Whether you want to know about student discounts or tips to keep on top of your coursework, she’ll give you the lowdown.

Not sure what you need?

Don’t fret, join our WinterFest tour guides Michael and Sharon who will be giving daily updates at 9:30am each morning. Start your day with friendly faces who can steer you in the right direction.

Still not convinced? Well don’t take our word for it, here’s what you said about GreFest:

“I loved the community feeling, it was so welcoming.”

“It was absolutely brilliant! I’m so glad even though it’s online a lot of fun can still be had.”

“The GREFest workshops were an invaluable source of support and guidance for my transition into university life….Something was available daily which supported my progress, provided a space to ask questions, was signposted when necessary and built up my confidence before the online lectures began. “

“Very interesting, informative and well-presented.”