University of Greenwich

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Hello from the Education Support Unit at the University of Greenwich

The Education Support Unit co-ordinates the University's work with schools and colleges and is a team with extensive and varied experience in the education sector, including qualified teachers and careers advisers, outreach officers, recent graduates and student ambassadors. We work closely with schools, colleges, and education partners across London and the South East to support academic attainment and progression to higher education.

We offer a wide range of activities designed to give students a chance to experience university life.

GREat Skills

GREat Skills is an initiative designed to develop academic skills and help students prepare for the transition to University. GREat Skills is a programme of academic and personal skills workshops delivered by our trained student ambassadors and staff, aimed at students from local sixth forms and colleges across London, Kent, Essex, Sussex and Surrey.

Skills Workshops at the University of Greenwich

Our academic/personal skills workshops cover:

  • Choosing a question
  • Selecting and evaluating sources
  • Referencing and avoiding plagiarism
  • Effective Presentations
  • Reflective Writing
  • Understanding Feedback
  • Managing Stress
  • Developing Resilience
  • Learning Independently

For targeted schools and colleges we can deliver these sessions in school or college or as live virtual sessions, please contact us to discuss your requirements: [email protected] Alternatively, we deliver GREat Skills webinars throughout the academic year that students can book onto as individuals.

HE Workshops at the University of Greenwich

These include our HE Workshops on topics such as:

  • Why go to University
  • Choosing your Course
  • How to Apply and Personal Statements
  • Student Finance
  • Student Life
  • University of Greenwich

Talks normally last 30-45 minutes plus a 15-minute Question and Answer session, but they can be tailored to your requirements if we are able to deliver these in your school or college. To see whether we can deliver in your school or college, please see our list of schools and colleges predominantly based throughout London and the South East. We also have pre-recorded versions of our HE Workshops which we can share if we are unable to deliver directly to your school or college and students can book or join any of our upcoming application support webinars. Please get in touch with us to find out more [email protected]

Subject specific talks at the University of Greenwich

We offer a series of twilight lectures which are delivered by academics. They cover a range of subject areas to complement students’ sixth form or college studies and help to provide an insight into studying these disciplines at degree level. Subject areas covered in the series include:

  • English Literature
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Maths
  • Psychology
  • Science

Students can book onto these sessions individually, and we welcome bookings from teachers and advisers also.


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