Whoever you are and wherever you’re from, we’ll support you in getting the best from your time at university.

Are you a current student or a new starter at the university? You can get information for current students or  information for new arrivals.

The university's student support services are on hand to provide information and advice before you join us and throughout your time here. You may be a new student living away from home for the first time, an international student adapting to life in a new country, or a mature student juggling study with bringing up children.

Our Student Centres will be your first port of call for help and guidance, once you join us. Our staff can provide broad advice and support, and direct you to specialist services you may need. There's a Student Centre on each campus, so it's easy to drop in for advice. Alternatively, book an appointment to see a trained adviser.

Here are the main support services we offer our students:

Academic support

Our online Academic Skills Centre can help you improve your essay writing, research skills, presentation and exam techniques and any additional study skills you may need. We also offer one-to-one tutorials with academic skills tutors and workshop sessions with subject librarians. Our workshops are free and run throughout term time.


We have a dedicated team to help students with a disability, including physical and mental health difficulties, long-term medical conditions and specific learning difficulties. We also support students from disadvantaged backgrounds and students who are carers.

Before you join the university, you can speak to the AccessAbility Team about any concerns on entering higher education and adapting to university life. Once you're a student, we can provide further information and support, such as advice on assistive technology requirements and Disability Allowance Needs Assessors to help you access any financial help you may be entitled to.

Disability & Dyslexia Team

Here to help at any stage in your studies, the Disability & Dyslexia Team provides information and support, and offers advice on Assistive Technology requirements for people with disabilities. This includes support for students with mental health needs and long-term medical conditions. Whatever you need, just ask.

Call 020 8331 7875 or e-mail wellbeing@gre.ac.uk

Find out more information for DSA Needs Assessors

Find out more information for Non-Medical Helpers

Counselling and wellbeing services

Our professional counsellors are on hand, should you need them, at any time during your studies. We support students with a range of issues, such as anxiety, low mood, stress and relationship problems. You can also get confidential advice and support from our Listening Ears, a network of university staff committed to student wellbeing.

Each campus has at least one university chaplain to help students settle in and provide information on local places of worship. Our chaplains also provide confidential pastoral care to those in distress or need, whether or not they have a faith of their own.

To make a counselling appointment please call 020 8331 9444 or email counselling@gre.ac.uk.


If you have an offer to study at the University of Greenwich, you can access an award-winning online mental health resource.

Our partnership with Togetherall (formerly the Big White Wall) provides you with free, safe and 24-hour online mental health support from a diverse community ahead of your first day with us.

More on Togetherall

Health and Welfare

If you live on or near Avery Hill Campus, you can register with the on-campus medical centre. Students at Greenwich and Medway register with local practices.

International students studying for six months or longer are entitled to free National Health Service (NHS) treatment. If you are a national from the European Economic Area studying for less than six months, you can get free treatment by completing Form E128 in your home country.

We also offer guidance about how to stay healthy during your time with us, whether it's realistic, practical information about alcohol consumption or eating well and maintaining a balanced lifestyle.

Finance and funding

The university provides information and advice on financial issues, including budgeting and money management, financial hardship and debt management, and funds and bursaries.

You can book to see a student finance adviser at one of our Student Centres. Your adviser can check you're receiving your full entitlement to financial assistance and help you budget and plan ahead.

Find out more about fees and finance, including loans grants and allowances.

Careers service

Our aim is to help you secure your ideal role once you have graduated. We'll help you find internships and placements to build vital workplace skills. We also have a Careers Clinic during term time for CV checks, interview tips and individual careers advice.

About our Employability and Careers Service