You may not be familiar with Medway, but here are five reasons why you should study here with us.

1. Top-notch. World-class.

Here at the Medway Campus, we don't do things by halves. In fact, we go all out. So much so that we've invested £50 million since 1996 and recently undergone a renovation of our laboratories and teaching spaces. It's all designed to support the delivery of the degrees on offer, and it's been a rousing success. 98% of Medway graduates are employed or go on to further study within six months, and 85% of students are completely satisfied. You can't argue with the numbers.  

The campus is also home to the Wolfson Centre, which is one of only three research centres in the world specialising in bulk solids handling. The Natural Resources Institute which was the recent recipient of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for excellence in research and development on cassava, an important food security crop in Africa and the university has invested more than £1 million in integrated engineering laboratories at its Medway Campus, including a robotics suite, to provide the right environment for students to research and experiment with future technologies and the systems that will support them.

2. Pioneering Degree programmes  

Four Greenwich courses designed for students keen to construct the roads, buildings, bridges, canals and dams of the future have again gained full accreditation for fulfilling worldwide professional civil engineering standards.

Last year all Greenwich's civil engineering graduates gained jobs in the industry, or were enrolled into postgraduate engineering programmes, within seven months of leaving university.

The seal of approval was granted by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) following a full examination of course content and teaching methods, the university's engineering laboratories and discussions with current students.

New Master's degrees have been launched to meet growing demands for highly qualified, specialist engineers.

Students taking the MSc in Future Intelligent Technologies will work at the frontline of the expanding and developing 'Internet of Things' – taking a pioneering approach to analysing and predicting the innovative ways future smart devices will be designed and will communicate with each other. Successful applicants for the faculty's new MSc in Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering will develop the type of skills and knowledge now in short supply across the developing world, as well as in the UK. The programme brings together science and engineering to analyse and resolve complex environmental problems in the handling of water and waste on an industrial scale.

3. Award winning STEM research  

The Faculty of Engineering and Science embraces the opportunities provided by the inclusion of the NRI into its structure. NRI is a unique multi-disciplinary centre of excellence that has an established reputation for delivering high quality research, advice, teaching and training in support of global food security, sustainable development and poverty reduction.  NRI has the capability to realise its ambition to be a leading European centre of excellence in its fields of research: it is already internationally recognised in several areas such as integrated pest management, root and tuber crop research, trade and development and overcoming post-harvest losses. Our research influences and enhances health, education, science, engineering, computing and social policy.

Our mission is to inspire society and the world through discovering, applying and sharing knowledge. Greenwich's research is in demand throughout the world, attracting international agencies, government departments and global corporations from over 50 countries. Recent clients include global giants such as Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, BAE Systems, Airbus, GE Aviation and Merck Consumer Health – alongside local businesses.

4. Inter-University Campus Collaboration

The faculty is distinctive in that it shares a number of its facilities with its immediate neighbours; the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, including the library, some teaching space and catering facilities. The three universities work in collaboration under the auspices of the Universities at Medway partnership. The faculty also works with, and supports, the Medway School of Pharmacy to foster new teaching developments and innovations and will develop platforms to share good practice in teaching and learning.

The £5 million Student Hub at the Medway Campus celebrated its official opening with a visit from the Vice-Chancellors of the universities of Greenwich and Kent.

5. Anchored in history

Chatham is home to the Historic Dockyard, which is where HMS Victory was built. And it's also where Lord Nelson boarded his first ship. While Medway's history is largely anchored in the sea, its legacy is also dotted around in its other towns. Rochester Castle was instrumental to the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215 and it's also home to England's second oldest Cathedral. But its real claim to fame is Charles Dickens, who lived in Rochester for many years.

It's nice to know you're part of something that's got such an impressive legacy, but with such a forward-thinking, innovative attitude.