Is Greenwich University Good?
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Is Greenwich University Good?

Vincent Ralph August 13, 2022

There are a number of factors to consider when asking if Greenwich University is good. The first place anyone should start is student feedback. After all, those who have studied there will know the place better than most.

A quick glance at Student Crowd seems to answer that question emphatically: Yes. According to those current or former students who have given their opinions. The University of Greenwich is ranked number 2 out of 140 UK institutions with an average rating of 4.46 out of 5.

With only The University of Sheffield above Greenwich on Student Crowd, they are clearly doing something right.

One person said: ‘I had the time of my life, the education was exceptional but, more importantly, I had the best experience.’

Another said: ‘Great experience. That people are what made it. (The) campus is also beautiful considering we’re in London.’

While a third claimed the ‘University of Greenwich (is) one of the best universities in the UK with great diversity and infrastructure.’

Given the overall rating, many of those who have attended the University of Greenwich have happy memories. But that is, of course, only part of the picture.

There are also league tables to consider. According to the Times Higher Education table, Greenwich currently sits at 69 in the UK. In contrast, the Guardian University Guide 2022 places the University of Greenwich at 94, up one place from last year. In this table, it is rated 75.3% for student satisfaction.

Finally, The Complete University Guide puts Greenwich at 83 in the country, up eight places on last year. It is rated 77% for student satisfaction, 72% for research quality, and 68% for graduate prospects.

When you factor everything in it is clear that, while the University of Greenwich may not be high on the traditional yearly lists, the vast majority of its alumni are happy with their experience. In that regard, Greenwich can seemingly be regarded as a good uni.

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Why choose University of Greenwich?

There are a few reasons to choose the University of Greenwich. One of these is the location. After all, the campus is beautiful, many of the buildings are historic, and you are just minutes from the centre of London.

If you have always wanted to study in the capital, this could be the ideal destination.

Alongside this are the obvious good travel routes. Greenwich is relatively easy to get to from practically anywhere in the country with little fuss. That will certainly help those travelling from outside London and when family or friends come to visit.

Everyone’s university experience is different. What one person sees as a great uni, another ma as a poor one. But of the main reasons for that is subject choice. Universities often specialise and/or excel in certain areas so what is the University of Greenwich known for?

Among the subjects the uni has been rated highly for are Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nursing, and Engineering. But they have a very wide array of degrees on offer so it is well worth doing your own research regardless of your preferred course.

Is University of Greenwich Russell Group?

No, the University of Greenwich is not in the Russell Group. That group consists of the following 24 universities.

  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • Cardiff University
  • Durham University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • Imperial College London
  • King’s College London
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Liverpool
  • London School of Economics & Political Science
  • University of Manchester
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University College London
  • University of Warwick
  • University of York

That should not put you off applying for the University of Greenwich if that’s where you want to study. As we’ve seen from the student opinions, there is plenty to applaud about this particular university, from its location to its teaching and expertise.

Some people look down on any university that is not part of the Russell Group, but that is certainly not the be all and end all. You need to choose the university that is right for you.

When it comes to the University of Greenwich, there are plenty of reasons to have it on your list of options as you approach the next stage of your academic life.

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Vincent Ralph is Senior Managing Editor at GRV Media. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Greenwich and later completed his NCTJ in Newspaper and Magazine Journalism while studying in Cornwall. He was previously Head of Sixth Form at a secondary school in Kent, where he worked with hundreds of 16 to 19-year-olds over eight years. He joined GRV Media in 2014, working his way up from football writer to a senior member of staff. After two years as Managing Editor of Rousing The Kop and The Boot Room he became Senior Managing Editor of new student website Freshered. Vincent is a two-time New York Times bestselling author and his second novel is also a USA Today bestseller and the winner of the Southern Schools Book Award.