The Portal is the online one stop shop for everything you need at the University of Greenwich.

The Portal brings a range of facilities together to help you find what you need quickly:

Getting Started

The Portal provides 

  • Mobile-friendly design.
  • Distinct staff and student sites, allowing staff to view the Portal as students would see it.
  • Information organised in a way that reflects how people use it.
  • A comprehensive search tool allowing users to search the Portal, university websites and the staff directory.
  • Ability to better target information at specific populations of staff and students.
  • A design that replicates the look and feel of the University website.

What is the Portal?

The University of Greenwich Portal is a web platform, which provides a single point of access to a range of online information and services provided by the University.

Here students and staff can see their course material, read their emails, access personal calendars, search the library catalogue, view their marks, participate in university groups, and much more.

To access the Portal, please click on the link at the top of the University website, titled "Portal", or by entering the URL directly: https://portal.gre.ac.uk

The Portal features a login screen, which will alter to suit the device you are using.

Most importantly, however, you must still enter your University username and password.

Desktop login screen example

Desktop login

Tablet login screen example

Tablet login

Small mobile screen example

Mobile login

The Home Page

Portal Home Page

Portlets

Pages are made up of portlets. Portlets can contain individual links, groups of related links, text, images, live information such as your library account and additional search tools, for example LibrarySearch

Every page in the Portal is split into three columns. 

Three columns

Though not the case on every page, typically Portlets are grouped as follows:

  • The left hand column displays content relating to you as an individual: Content in this column will be tailored specifically for you with links to your teaching and learning resources, as well as the most useful content you used frequently.
  • The portlets in the middle column contain information and links to the resources available to you, to assist you in both your studies and your day to day life as a student at the University of Greenwich.
  • The right hand column contains information and links to support services, guidance and policies which you may need to refer to less frequently. 
On a mobile device, the three columns simply fall into one long column, with the portlets in the right hand column appearing at the bottom of the page.

Desktop to mobile layout

Links and Menus

The quick links menu provides links to the most commonly used applications, sites and teaching and learning resources for staff and students. 

  • Clicking on these links will open the selected webpage in a new tab or window of your browser.

On the left hand side of the menu, you will see links  to services and resources (these will change depending on whether you are staff, student, researcher or from a partner college)

Quick links menu left hand side

On the right hand side of the menu, you will see your name and the option to Logout of the Portal.

Quick links menu right hand side

On a mobile device, the menus above will change to appear as three vertical lines, or a "hamburger" as it is sometimes referred to.

quick links menu on mobile device

You can access the menu items by touching the screen on the "hamburger"

expanded quick links menu on mobile device

The page menu links menu provides links to navigate to different pages within the Portal. Staff and students will have different items on this menu.

Staff menu

Page menu for staff

  • The 'Home' page includes news for staff, announcements, University news, timely information and University social media.
  • The 'New staff' page pulls together information needed by staff new to the University and is displayed for the first six months after joining. (not displayed above)
  • 'Learning support' focuses on teaching and staff development.
  • 'Staff services' covers a broad range of resources and information relevant to all staff.
  • The 'Research' page provides a source of information for research students and staff.
  • Faculty of Engineering and Science staff get an additional page link to 'Fesweb', that faculty's intranet. (not displayed above)
Student menu

Page menu for students

  • The 'Home' page includes announcements, University news, timely information and University social media.
  • 'My learning' focuses on services and information related to students' learning journeys, for example teaching, assessments and using the library.
  • 'My student life' focuses on the day-to-day aspects of life at Greenwich, for example travel and transport, accommodation and the student unions.
  • The 'Help & advice' page covers a range of additional support and services for students.
  • The 'Research' page provides a source of information for research students and staff.
  • Faculty of Engineering and Science students get an additional page link to 'Fesweb', that faculty's intranet.

On a mobile device, the menu above will change to appear as the word "Menu" on the right hand side of the screen

page menu on mobile device

and will expand down when you touch on the word "Menu"

expanded page menu on mobile device

  • Clicking on these links will usually open the selected webpage in the same tab or window of your browser

Portal Search

The search facility allows you to draw upon content from the University website, blog server and staff directory.  You can also use the filter function to display content from only one of those sources, or just the content that is referenced directly in the Portal itself. 

To use the search, simply enter your desired subject into the search box and click on the magnifying glass icon.

blank search box


In this example, the search term "moodle" has been entered.  

The search has  returned 345 results, and the first ten are displayed on the page below.

In order to narrow down your search, you could add further keywords and re-search, or use the filter function to help find the most suitable content. 

On a desktop screen, the filter options will appear to the left of your search results,  while on a mobile device, the filter options can be accessed by clicking on the  "Filter result" bar.  

This will expand the filter menu and you can simply select the filter you wish to apply.

Search results - expanded filter


In the example below, Staff Portal was selected as a filter, and the results for the search reduced to just 2 items.

Search results - filtered by Portal


You can check to see if any filters are applied by again clicking on the "Filter results" bar, and see what is highlighted. 

You can also change your filter option, simply by selecting a different option.

search results - highlighting filter

  • Clicking on these links will usually open the selected webpage in a new tab or window of your browser.