Greenwich University is in an area steeped in history. Opposite the Queens House and Maritime Museum, near Greenwich Park and the Observatory, the Meridian Line and the Cutty Sark.
Greenwich has a wealth of resources, and is an inspiring place to study.
A great place. Even if you dont go there, take a tour on the next open day. Its a fantastic place. A true momument that truelly represents london, in all its historic glory.
How did this manage to be so far down my list of places to write about? Being at uni gave me some of the best years of my life, student loans, student overdrafts, student accounts, student discount - free money - free money - free money! Oh and of course the pursuit of a deeper knowledge! But let's be honest, the most dominant thing at university is money. Whether you have it or not is a different issue, but the point is money was a huge issue at uni. Rent was due, books had to be bought, late student loan arrivals, library fees, study fee's etc etc etc. Nevertheless I had more money as a student than what I have now! Who ever told me to pursue this writing career, eh?
Anyhow, I love Greenwich University because I love Greenwich, it has become the centre point of my social life and has been for nearly five years. It is my local central point with my friends and isn't too bad an area, with bars, restaurants, clothes shops and a market! The university is phenomenal - as in the bricks or should I say the architecture not the actual institution itself. Greenwich University, or the Royal Naval College is a historical building and I often saw people just strolling through the university grounds enjoying the architecture and the history of Greenwich and the university buildings. The university has been a host to many film crews, the latest film it played a large role in was the film that tells the story of William Wilberforce called Amazing Grace 2006.
The university as an institution is cool, uni at the end of the day is as they say what you make it. However I had some really genuinely nice tutors who I went for Coffee's with and discussed theatre and plays! My degree was in English and Creative Writing and amongst my English electives, as well as studying Theatre I also studied American Studies and Latin American Studies. Latin American studies is an amazing elective to take, the culture is breadth and beautiful and has inspired me to explore some of these amazing countries and histories.
I had a really great time at Greenwich University, particularly in my last year when I ultimately really started to appreciate what I was learning and took a deep interest in the subject matter. This university ultimately led me to my calling of being a writer now all I have to hope is that it will lead to some money or at least employment!!! ;-x
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