History, Affiliations and Rankings
Woolwich Polytechnic, the United Kingdom's second-oldest polytechnic was established in Woolwich in 1891, giving birth to the university. It was founded by Frank Didden and opened to students in October 1891, with Quintin Hogg's backing and beliefs. It began as a combination of education, social, and religious purposes, similar to Hogg's pioneering business on London's Regent Street. Thames Polytechnic was founded in 1970 when Woolwich Polytechnic and a portion of Hammersmith College of Art and Building amalgamated to become Thames Polytechnic. The Major administration gave Thames Polytechnic (together with many other polytechnics) university status in 1992, and the institution was renamed the University of Greenwich in 1993. The university moved from its original main location in Woolwich's Bathway Quarter to its present main campus in Greenwich in 2001. The university has established itself as one of the world's top academic institutions over the years. It has received accreditation from a number of notable organisations, including the CIPD, APS, and AMBA. The University of Greenwich London was placed 101-200th in THE Impact Rankings 2021, while it was ranked 601-800th in THE World University Rankings 2022. The QS World University Rankings placed the university between #751-800 globally. As per the Complete University Guide's University League Tables 2022 and the Guardian's best UK universities 2022 – rankings, the university ranks #=92 and #94 respectively.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The University of Greenwich has three campuses namely Greenwich campus, Avery hill campus and Medway campus. The Stockwell Street Building, which houses TV and film studios, a library, and high-tech editing facilities, is located on the university's Greenwich campus. The £25 million Dreadnought Building also houses the campus's social and academic amenities. With four clinical skills laboratories, two weather-proof sports pitches, a sports hall, a large lecture theatre, and a gym, the Avery Hill campus boasts exceptional sports and instructional facilities. Many study facilities are available on the Medway campus, including an 8,000-m2 lab, the Drill Hall Library, residential facilities, and a student hub. Accounting, Finance, Architecture, Science, Business, Management, Engineering, Arts, English, Social Science, History, Law, Marketing, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Psychology are just a few of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes available at the university. The university's Faculty of Architecture, Computing, and Humanities, Faculty of Business School, Faculty of Education and Health, and Faculty of Engineering and Science all offer these courses.
Accomplishments and Alumni
With years of experience and competence in providing higher education to aspiring students from all over the world, the University of Greenwich has a long list of achievements and honours to its name. Furthermore, according to statistics, 96% of present and past University of Greenwich students would recommend the university to anyone seeking higher education. The National Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Rating in 2017 and the Higher Education Academic National Teaching Fellowships for many of the teaching staff are two of its most well-known achievements. The University of Greenwich maintains a variety of support mechanisms for its graduates, with over 250,000 alumni who have altered the world by their original ideas and accomplishments in sectors as diverse as science, politics, education, business, and sports, among others. It includes Charles K. Kao (Electrical Engineer), Malorie Blackman (British Writer), Gareth Thomas (Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom), Abiy Ahmed (Prime Minister of Ethiopia).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
As outlined in the Public Sector Equality Duty of the Equality Act 2010, the University of Greenwich values Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and takes active steps to provide an inclusive environment for students, staff, and visitors, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief (non-belief), sex, and sexual orientation. Students from nearly 140 nationalities are pursuing their degrees from the University of Greenwich. The university provides industrial placement schemes to help students get better jobs. Highly talented and experienced teaching staff and educational experts constitute the faculty of the university.