The transition from school or college to uni is one of the biggest moves you'll ever make. With our personal tutors, academic support and foundation courses, it will be the best move you'll make.

It's a big step from school to university. Many students find it challenging to study independently at first. At the University of Greenwich we give you all the support you need to make that all-important transition easier.

Inspiring teaching

We're an ambitious university: we take an innovative and modern approach to teaching and we are totally committed to making sure you achieve your potential. The quality of teaching at the University of Greenwich consistently scores highly in the National Student Survey. This is because courses are intellectually stimulating and staff are enthusiastic about their subjects and are good at explaining things.

The best thing about the University of Greenwich is the relationship with lecturers and the support they give. It was 100% important to my development. I didn't just get an education, I found clarity of purpose.

Mete Coban, Political Science and Government graduate

Take advantage

It's an exciting time to be charting your own course. So it makes sense to take advantage of what is on offer.

We can provide all the extra help you need on things like:

  • Taking better notes
  • Writing essays
  • Doing research
  • Referencing your sources
  • Managing your time better.

You'll also get plenty of personal attention from our experienced and supportive lecturers and all the help you need when you work on large projects or dissertations.

We give you access to everything from online tutorials and downloadable guides to sharpen your research skills, to checklists and guidelines on using the correct referencing style.

Study skills centres

Our study skills centres are a wonderful resource for new students: you'll be able to learn invaluable techniques to prepare for exams and manage stress and anxiety.

We offer a friendly and approachable service where you can be helped to overcome particular problems relating to the demands of academic study.

Contact us

You can reach your campus study skills centre on:


Tel: 020 8331 9894/7866 (Greenwich)

Tel: 020 8331 8911 (Avery Hill and Medway)

Personal tutors

Studying at university is about much more than coping with academic demands. This is where personal tutors come in. They make all the difference to your experience and success at university. They help you feel you belong, and guide and support your journey.

The University of Greenwich has a longstanding commitment to personal tutoring. We recognise the crucial role it plays in student retention and achievement.

Every student has a designated personal tutor who is there to make your life easier. You'll have regular group and individual meetings with your tutor who will help you get the most out of your time at university.

Early contact with your tutor can help you to manage your studies successfully and your tutor will know about additional support you can access.

The university's personal tutoring does more than the National Union of Students (NUS) recommendations in the NUS Charter on Personal Tutoring. Your personal tutor will help you gain tools in communication, self-development and self-management which will stand you in good stead for the rest of your life.

Studying at the University of Greenwich changed my life, and it was the tutors that have helped mould me into the person I am today.

Jo Kirby, Graphic and Digital Design graduate

Visit the Students' Union website to watch personal tutoring videos.


Tel: 020 8331 8267

English language support

If English is not your first language and you want to improve your English language skills, we can direct you to helpful resources that will improve your English and help you make the most of academic life.

You may still be able to catch a pre-sessional English language course before you start your degree. These courses are perfect for international students who have accepted a university place. Some of our extended degrees also offer English language support.

Foundation year support

If you're nervous about higher education, don't worry. We've designed the four-year extended degrees to give you the best start to university. The courses are identical to the three year degree, and include a foundation year. It's the perfect way to bring you up to speed and maximise your ability to perform on a degree course.

In the foundation year, you will get the baseline skills to excel, including:

  • A thorough introduction to your degree subject
  • The full student experience from day one
  • Confidence to study independently
  • Academic writing skills
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Essential and practical computing skills
  • English language skills if you need them (on selected courses).

Start your extended degree with 64 UCAS points or more.