Meet the Bloggers

My name is Rima and I am currently studying BA Hons Business Studies at University of Greenwich. I have just completed my third and final year of my degree and just can’t wait to graduate and wear my graduation robe and the funny looking hat.

Studying at University of Greenwich has been so much fun and the best two years of my life, well without the studying part that is because I don’t think anyone calls studying fun.

I have been working with the Enquiry Unit for the past year as well as Clearing and it has been very enjoyable being able to help prospective students finding a place at this university. I am looking forward to another eventful summer of Clearing and helping people with getting a place at university and also with any enquirers they may have. I hope you enjoy reading through all the blogs throughout Clearing.


Hiya folks!

I’m Binal! Hope you lot are dandy! Not going to take much of your time. I’m going into my 3rd year of BSc Computing with Digital Media. When applying to University of Greenwich I had my doubts, media and the internet has its ways of creating a false image so I expected not the highest standard from the University. But since joining I have done a complete u-turn! As I have met students with the highest ability and potential to get anywhere they want, with this atmosphere you have nothing to lose and the most wonderful lectures that you will miss once you graduate. You pretty much have everything you need here, breathless views, lovely architecture, royal park, shops , easy transport to London . So why not, it has everything a girl needs?

Since being at University of Greenwich I have discovered so much its unbelievable and exciting. I once got locked in Greenwich Park for a few hours, yup nice, I may have failed to mention it was a snow day and I was soaked rolling down the snowy hills haha, it was definably worth it! But good news was after calling the police, I ended up befriending a lovely couple walking their dog and they managed to help us out. Thank you both so much! Ah good times... I have many stories that I will enlighten you with soon, like trying to feed a duck with a strawberry, but ending up hitting it on the head, opps ah! Oh no!... Or doing a chicken dance in the middle of the campus with my friend, bet I was terrible but it was a good laugh haha. However my commitments speaks for itself how attached I am with the University as while studying, I work as a Student Ambassador promoting the University of Greenwich, Events Assistant and work in the Enquiry Unit.

So that’s me for now! =}


Sawubona – ‘Greetings’ in Zulu!

Hello! My name is Blaze and I am studying MA Theatre Practices at the University of Greenwich. I travelled from my home town in sunny South Africa to study at Greenwich and I am enjoying every minute at this wonderful institution!

One of the main reasons I chose the University of Greenwich was the great diversity that I could see on campus. The university has students from across the world hence a great mix of international and home students. Studying has been an opportunity that has truly opened my eyes to new experiences and a way of interacting with people from all walks of life. 

I also studied my degree at Greenwich and my course was what one refers to as a joint or combined honours degree – meaning that half of the course is a component of English and the other taken from the school of Drama. The combined honours option is the perfect choice for me as it enables me to study my two favourite subjects simultaneously! Many of the Schools offer a combined honours route in many subjects, so it might be worthwhile to take a look at our website to see our degree options.

I am a Student Ambassador at the university, which means that I promote, not just, the University of Greenwich but also the general progression of local students into higher education. The university has many wonderful opportunities to get involved with the community and students in the local area. The JobShop is the part of the university that is responsible for hiring students for various jobs and is way of gaining work – which is great for extra cash and your CV.

One of my main hobbies is going to the theatre  whether it is watching a small intimate show or a large West End production…I love it all! Another reason why I chose to attend Greenwich is its proximity to central London. I study on the Maritime campus which is in Zone 2 of London, meaning it is a very easy commute into central. Greenwich for me is the best of both worlds, I have the serenity of the River Thames and Greenwich Park, which covers almost 183 acres, but at the same time I have the bustle of the city centre on my doorstep…perfect!

I hope you enjoy reading my blog just as much as I will enjoy writing it! I will try my best to keep you up-to-date on all the latest information! If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on our email or give us a call on 020 8331 9000

Enjoy reading :)



I am Deavon and a mature-ish student about to graduate from the Youth and Community Works degree. I say mature-ish as although I am 35, I swear I act more like a person in their mid-twenties. I think it’s the Peter Pan in me! Anyway, as a person I am full of contradictions and extremes – I am cautious by nature BUT can be extremely reckless. I am a peace and love kind of dude BUT can be very fiery. I can be very charming and the life and soul of a party BUT I also love my own company and can be somewhat of an introvert. I am a very deep thinker BUT can be quite superficial. Let’s just say there is more to me than meets the eye!

Greenwich University is actually the 3rd university I have been to. When I was 18 I attended Luton University (University of Bedfordshire) to do a HND in Sports Science, but dropped out after the first year. The main reason for dropping out was that I did not realize that sports science actually involved elements of science!?! I was more of an athlete you see! Despite dropping out, the year I spent away from home was one of the most memorable ever as I discovered lots about myself : ) The year after Luton I attended London Southbank University and completed a HND in Business Information Technology. Following the qualification I was fortunate enough to get a job with a reputable IT Consultancy company and spent the next 12 years of my life working for them. Through work I met some great people and the income gave me the opportunity to do many things, however I got to the point where I knew IT was not for me. I then had a choice to make, continue in a field of work that paid the bills and allowed me to live a relatively comfortably life or resign, retrain in an area I felt was more suited to my personality and see where I ended up. As you can tell (Dahhhh if you can’t tell) I chose the second option, and although I have found finances particularly hard to manage (I have had to pay tuition fees for the 1st two years of this degree due to me using up my allocated quota of student finance) I am extremely happy with the choice I have made.

Lol, if there is anything positive you have gleaned from the above …. well done ; ) But seriously for me life is about living, loving, making mistakes and learning. And I am most certainly doing all of that! : )


My name is Denise and I have just finished a degree in BA Hons Business Psychology. I have been a member of the university’s cheerleading squad for the entire duration of my three year degree, and was on committee as Social Secretary for the academic year just passed (2012/13). 

Besides, cheerleading, I love to travel, and try to get away at least twice a year (finances permitting!) I currently work for the University of Greenwich in the Enquiry Unit, and I also regularly blog and serve as a Senior Student Ambassador.

This year’s Clearing is the second I have worked, and believe me it gets manic! It’s also great fun, however, as extra staff are recruited so it’s a great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends whilst at work! :)

I hope you enjoy reading this year’s Clearing Diary, and if you happen to make an application to us through Clearing, good luck!

My name is Shanice and I'm a second year student at the University of Greenwich and I study History BA Honors in which I hope to become a History teacher. I love reading especially The Millennium series which consists of three bestselling novels, written in Swedish by the late Stieg Larsson.

Playing the Xbox also makes me happy. I think I am a very funny person to be around and I guarantee I could put a smile on your face, just ask a few in the Enquiry unit. Thank you for reading my blog, all the best :)

Hi, my name is Terry, I am just about to leap head first into the third year of my degree. I study Drama at the University of Greenwich, I have always been a huge fan of the arts and really believe that it can help society, whether that is to make people forget about their lives for a couple of hours or to make them think about current news and problems we face in the world. I like to keep myself busy as next year, as well as going into my third year, I will be involved in two societies within the University such as, the Treasurer for the Performing Arts Society and the Secretary for the Tennis Club. Alongside all of this I will be supporting myself with three part-time University jobs. I hope to finish my degree and begin work abroad in the TV & Film industry as that is where my heart lies :)

My name is Russell and I am an International student studying BA Hons Business Law first year. I'm originally from Zimbabwe and I lived there for 19 years, before coming to the UK in September 2012 for my Tertiary Education. This is to many people's surprise because apparently "I don't sound Zimbabwean" because I've got well above average linguistic skills. This gives me the chance to change people's perception of my country County by County proving that we aren't as 'primitive' as the media portrays us to be.

I'm a fun loving individual open to people of all genders and ethnicity, proven by the fact that my best friends are from Bangladesh. I play Basketball and I'm an active follower of Football and all types of music, if it sounds nice, I'm listening to it! Out to leave a mark in the world and enjoy the ride whilst I'm at it.

I am one of the students who work in the Enquiry Unit team and it is my 2nd year of being a Clearing Assistant! I have just finished my second year at the University of Greenwich studying for a BA Hons in Early Years Education. I had a further year of study before I graduate which is a scary thought but I reckon it will fly by! I originally wanted to be a primary school teacher but my application was unsuccessful… sob! But every cloud has a silver lining as the Early Years degree I am doing offers me a lot more options at the end as opposed to just being a primary school teacher… yay!

I am a mature student and once I completed my A-levels I went out into the big wide world to start working in financial institutions and management. After roles in processing, project management, offshoring, data analysis and HR I worked out that the corporate environment didn't float my boat and I really wanted to work with children so I jumped ship and swam to Greenwich! It's not a completely random change in direction though; I used to be a successful acrobatic gymnast and went into coaching younger children and I loved helping the young children achieve. I now use my gymnastic skills in the University of Greenwich Cheerleading competition team which I absolutely LOVE! I also 'sing' in the University choir but I can't actually sing but I love trying to and being part of the group!

I think that is probably too much information for now but I hope you enjoy reading the my blogs!

Hello everyone! My name is Michael, and I study Human Resource Management. I got a place at Greenwich through Clearing, and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. It is a picturesque university and I've met some amazing people. 

I live in halls on the Avery Hill Campus, and last year spent far too much time in Sparrows Bar, but you aren't really a student if you've not been drunk a few times a week! I love to travel and it would be amazing to see more of the world someday. In fact, I already have the next few years planned out with places I’d like to go, and the things I want to do, including studying my masters abroad, I think it would be a great experience and a chance to meet people in other parts of the world.

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Hi my name is Laura Cook I am 22 years old and have just finished my final year at the University of Greenwich studying BSc (Hons) Financial Mathematics. 

I have always been naturally able when it comes to maths and have really enjoyed studying it a degree level. I am a member of the maths society and was elected as secretary during my second year of study. I am currently working for the Enquiry Unit at the university where I helped with the Clearing process and am now continuing term with general enquiries. 

I am also an assisting student teacher at my previous dance school and enjoy playing around with music technology and creating pieces for my dance school to perform to at shows, festivals and competitions.


Hey guys I’m Towsyn. I’m originally from Nigeria but I grew up in Ireland so yes I do have an Irish accent.
I recently completed my undergraduate degree in Biological Science at the University of Greenwich and I’m going on to study Marketing/Public Relations at masters level also at Greenwich because it’s just so awesome studying and working here.
I think I’m funny (well that’s what people say anyway so I’ll take it). I’m always hyper and I’m quite outspoken although I get shy at times (my personality is complicated). I sing, dance, and act when the opportunity arises. I love making people happy in whatever way I can. I also love travelling, I love to experience new cultures and learn new things. That’s me in a nutshell.

Hey guys, my name’s Kelty and I’ve just completed my final year studying Psychology at the University of Greenwich.

How I ended up going studying at Greenwich isn’t exactly straight forward, as originally, I had a deferred place at Staffordshire University, to study Forensic Science and Psychology. As it was a deferred place it meant that I had a whole year off before I had to attend, which I intended to spend working for 6 months and then travelling for the rest, it really didn't work out like that though as I spent money as fast as I was earning it :p.

As my gap year progressed, I began to dread uni more and more, and actually refused to think/plan about starting, as every time I did I would get this sinking feeling in my stomach. I think a large part of why I felt this way was because of the sheer distance Staffordshire was from London, and my reluctance to leave my friends/family/bf etc….but as far as I was concerned I had my place and Staffordshire was where I would be going.

It was only until one day in the middle of June something just clicked in my mind, I was literally like ‘OMG.  London has universities. I can go there and stay at home’. The thought seriously had never crossed my mind before that I could go to a university in London. So that evening, without telling anyone, I contacted Staffordshire to withdraw my application and create a new UCAS application and applied for 4 courses at Southbank and just one at Greenwich just to feel space. As I had applied in June the Universities were under no obligation to even look at my application, let alone consider me, and as such I was turned down for all 4 courses at Southbank, but luckily Greenwich accepted me onto their Psychology course.

Now, I realise that was one of the best thing that could have ever happened. I'm so so so glad now that Southbank rejected me, as I got to experience everything Greenwich has to offer. I love everything about the uni life at Greenwich, from my course, to the social events at the SU to the general positive atmosphere that the campuses have, it’s hard to walk across campus without seeing at least one friendly face.

So yeah….because of that I am now an extreme believer in the saying ‘Everything happens for a reason’ as things turned out better than I could have imagined :)

My name is Uzo, a current student at the University of Greenwich studying Management of Business Information Technology (MSc). Constantly in search of new exciting places with the promise of adventure, the University of Greenwich was easily my preferred destination to kick-off a new chapter as I knew I would be immersing myself into the rich history associated with the campus (especially the Greenwich campus site – Old Royal Naval College).
I am totally into sports and I like to dream that I have managed to go almost pro in a few of them – taekwondo, badminton, football, swimming; these usually start of for me as a way of keeping fit and then transforms into an intense bout/competition depending on who the opposition is but in the end it’s all about having great fun while at it.
Hi, I’m Abigail. I have just finished my BSc Mathematics at the University of Greenwich and will soon be going into the big wide world. 

The reason I chose Greenwich was because they had particular aspects of my course that other universities did not cover, but what sealed the deal for me was the sense of community I could see when I visited the campus. One thing I would recommend is living on campus!  Living on Avery Hill campus for the past 3 years I have learnt so much about myself, met the greatest people and had the time of my life. 

My name is Elizabeth Oluyitan I am currently studying BA Hons, Accounting and Finance at the University of Greenwich. I live outside of London but moved back to study because I missed the hustle and bustle of the city. My interest is basketball and athletics and love Chinese food!!

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