It is always a pleasure to follow students in their journeys at their chosen universities. Here at the Document Centre, we rub shoulders with students from many different universities because they come here for thesis and dissertation printing and binding. The University of Greenwich is one of the many universities that we have the pleasure in dealing with and so have put together a brief history and outline all about them.

The University of Greenwich has 3 campuses. The Greenwich Campus features stunning buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren and is located on the Banks of the River Thames at Greenwich. The Avery Hill Campus is located at Avery Hill Park, an 86-acre park in Eltham, South London. Finally, the Medway Campus is set alongside the River Medway and very close to the Kent coast at Chatham, Gillingham. The university has ranked in the top 5 list of London Universities since 2010. It dates back to 1890, at which point it was known a Woolwich Polytechnic. Over the years, other institutions merged with it and ‘Thames Polytechnic’ was formed. In later years, Dartford College, Avery Hill College, Garnett College, Goldsmiths College and City of London College also merged and in 1992, the college was given University status, becoming known as the University of Greenwich.

There is a strong maritime vibe running through the various campuses. The Greenwich Campus is located in the old Royal Naval College (sold off by the Royal Navy). Although it now incorporates Architecture, Computing and Humanities, it also houses the Greenwich Maritime Institute. The Medway campus is also located on the site of a Royal Navy shore base; HMS Pembroke.

One of the University’s strengths lies in its strong research focus and in 2009, it was ranked in the top 10 for one for the most important discoveries in the past 60 years. This was for developing an artificial cow that attacks and then kills the Tsetse Fly, something that has become increasingly important in very recent months if you’ve been watching the news about the infant deformities caused by the Zika virus in South and Central America. Scientists at the university have also developed equipment that converts land and waste into harmless pebbles.

Notable alumni of the university makes for an impressive and extensive list; too many to mention in full. The field of successes ranges from playwrights, authors, singers, songwriters, senators and comedians to world-class athletes and politicians. To name but a few, alumni include Charles Kao (awarded the noble prize for physics in 2009), Richard Marsh (former British minister for Transport), Gareth Thomas (former Minister of State), John Boyega (the actor best known for starring in the very latest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens) and Natasha Bedingfield, the pop singer.

University thesis binding and printing services

The Document Centre in London SE1 provides a wide range of print and document binding services including soft bookbinding, hard binding, wiro binding (plus many other types of document binding) and, of course, thesis printing and binding for university students from universities, colleges and institutions in the UK and from around the world.  Contact us on 020 7928 9738 to discuss your needs or make an enquiry via our online contact form, which you can use any time of day to send us a message. Alternatively, place an order online if you are requiring thesis or dissertation printing an/or binding. The system allows you to order online, upload your thesis and choose from the many options available. Click the bold links for more details or learn more about our thesis/dissertation printing and binding service here.

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