The information below is designed to help finalists (current students in their final or only year) to make the most of the support and resources available to you as you begin to prepare for the end of their studies.

Finalists have a lot to think about and many of you may also be juggling your studies with work and family commitments. We want to make things easier for you and to prepare you for the ways you can continue to benefit from your membership of the University community of staff, students and alumni.


Your wellbeing

The Student Wellbeing Team offers a range of mental health, wellbeing, disability and dyslexia support to help you achieve your full personal and academic potential, including one-to-one counselling, group workshops and Togetherall, a safe, anonymous online community where you can connect with others and share how you’re feeling. Togetherall provides 24-hour online mental health which you can continue to access this service for six months after graduation.

Preparing for exams

Our dedicated Academic Support Team are here to support and prepare you for the Exam and Assessment period with specialist workshops, extended one-to-one appointments and drop-ins. You can also access a range of articles designed to help you develop your academic skills.

Your personal exam timetable can be viewed on the Student Portal by clicking on the 'Timetable' quick link and selecting 'My Timetable' and the appropriate exam weeks or via the Greenwich Mobile app.

Discover a range of exam resources on the ‘Practical help for the exam period’ page and find answers to your questions in our Examination FAQs.

Your Results

We aim to publish all student results letters on the Student Portal within 10 working days of the Progression and Award Board (PAB) meeting.

Although your results will not be posted to you, it is important to update your contact details as they will be printed on student letters. This is where your final certificate and transcript are posted, and (if applicable) is a requirement of your student visa.

Your results letter(s) will continue to be available on the Portal for up to 90 days following completion of your studies.

Your official documents

An academic transcript is a record of your academic achievement whilst studying at the University and includes a breakdown of modules and results. You will receive a final and official academic transcript with your certificate upon graduation.

Your certificate and academic transcript will be posted to your mailing/permanent address held on the University's student record system 4 to 8 weeks after you receive your results letter.

The University of Greenwich expects all students to look after their own addresses, updating them as soon as they change.

Please check the Certificate and Transcripts pages for more information, including collecting or requesting a replacement certificate or a letter confirming your award.

Managing your finances

If you have any questions about repaying your student loans, please visit the Government's website for the latest information.

The University of Greenwich Citizens Advice Bureau can provide you with free debt advice and after you join the alumni community, you can also get in touch with your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

IT, library, and e-mail access

To avoid library charges, you will need to return any library loans when you complete your studies. You can return most items by self-return via one of the main campus libraries. For more information, visit the library website.

When you complete your studies, your student account, including email, will remain active for up to 90 days after your results are confirmed. If you have emails and documents you would like to access in future, please make sure you save or download them before your account is deactivated.

Unfortunately, after this 90-day period, you will be unable able to access the same e-resources available to you as a student. However, the Library Service has compiled an extensive list of open access resources to assist alumni in further study or independent research.

Graduation

We know that graduation ceremonies are important opportunities to celebrate your hard work and achievements with loved ones. We are cautiously optimistic about resuming in-person ceremonies, starting in the summer of 2021 with the Class of 2020. For more information, visit our Awards ceremonies website.

Staying in the UK

If you are an international student, and you want to stay in the UK to work or undertake further study, you will need to apply for a new visa.

The International Student Advice Service provides free and confidential immigration advice to University applicants and students. Recent graduates may also be eligible to use this service. Please see our guidance on accessing the service for more information.

Further Study

You might find that completing a further course will enhance your career options.  Also, if you really enjoy your subject, progressing to the next level will allow you to deepen your knowledge and specialise in certain aspects of your field.

If you are interested in post-graduate study, find a programme at the university by browsing the online postgraduate prospectus and finding out how to apply.

International students will need to consider their visa options and we recommend you start planning as soon as possible.

Greenwich graduates may be eligible for an Alumni discount of £1000 on your postgraduate tuition fees, or if you achieve a First or Upper-Second Class degree a Fast-Forward Scholarship of £5000 (terms and conditions apply

Planning your career

The Employability and Careers Service can help you gain the confidence, skills and experience to achieve your career ambitions. You receive support with CVs, job applications, careers fairs, internships, mentoring, graduate jobs, mock interviews and more. This service is open to current students and recent graduates (those who graduated in the last two years).

Thinking of starting or developing a business? The University's Generator is a centre for business and social enterprise which can help students and recent graduates develop ideas via workshops, mentoring, and other financial and non-financial support.

You are also encouraged to join Ask Alumni, the University’s online community for students, staff and alumni. Here you can broaden your professional networks, seek career insights, and receive e-mentoring from a Greenwich graduate in an industry that interests you.

Joining the alumni community

You will automatically join the alumni community – a global network of more than 250,000 former students – as soon as your student status has come to an end (90 days after you receive your results). This membership is free and lifelong. There’s nothing that you need to do in advance of joining, except update your contact details via the Student Portal when prompted during your final year.

Take a sneak peek at the benefits and services you can immediately enjoy once you join the community.