Greenwich University – Proud to be GRE

The University of Greenwich is a large university with three attractive campuses. We have strong regional, national and international links with excellence in applied research, and, over the last 20 years we have become a major player in the education sector.

Students ice skating

Home to a diverse and talented community of 21,000 students in the UK, Greenwich University is one of the most respected, high quality universities in London and Kent It also has more than 17,000 students studying with 30 partner academic institutions in 29 countries. We believe in demonstrating a clear commitment to equality through exhibiting consistent values and behaviours, creating an environment in which students and staff are selected and treated solely on the basis on their merits, abilities and potential.

Location

The largest campus is centred on the Old Royal Naval College in Royal Greenwich, at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames and next to Greenwich Royal Park. The Avery Hill Campus in Eltham, enjoys a parkland setting and the Medway Campus features redbrick Edwardian buildings in Chatham Maritime, Kent.

Disciplines

  1. Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  2. Business School
  3. Faculty of Education and Health
  4. Faculty of Engineering and Science

The University’s Strategic Plan 2017-2022, ‘Making Greenwich Great II’ sets out a five year programme for the University, aiming to develop the University by building on the achievements of the previous 2012-2017 plan.

The University’s mission is:

  • To transform lives through inspired teaching and research.

We aim to achieve this through high-quality education, research and enterprise activities. Success is demonstrated by significant cultural, economic, environmental and social contributions at local, national and international scales.

The University’s vision is captured through our six strategic objectives:

  • Changing student lives through outstanding teaching and learning
  • Enhancing science and society through inspiring research and enterprise
  • Creating engaging campus environments and services
  • Supporting and developing our staff
  • Internationalising Greenwich
  • Enhancing student employability

Each objective is supported with individual projects and key performance indicators. The objectives have been designed to be integrated and fully inclusive

Diversity and Inclusion

University of Greenwich is committed to creating a positive, supportive working environment for all our students and staff. We value the diversity of all our students, and are committed to ensuring students are:

  • Treated with respect and dignity at all times
  • Treated fairly with regard to all procedures, assessments and choices
  • Actively discourage discriminatory behaviour or practice
  • Able to participate in training and encourage learning opportunities to reach to one’s potential.

 

We provide guidance and training in equality, diversity and inclusion issues for all our staff and will:

  • Publicise and raise awareness of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy amongst student and staff
  • Promote and raise wariness of our equality statement and supporting policies amongst student and staff
  • Operate a fair, open and transparent procedure for the recruitment of staff
  • Provide fair and accessible opportunities for training and promotion for staff
  • Operate fair and transparent procedures for student assessment, progression and attainment of awards
  • Promote the use of inclusive language and avoid the use of words or phrases which are discriminatory or exclusive in all university publications and correspondence
  • Introduce new and update existing policies and procedures which support our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

EDI Strategy [and Action Plan]

Equality, diversity and Inclusion StrategyUniversity’s commitment to place the promotion of equality, diversity ad inclusion at the heart of the University

Through valuing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion [EDI] this strategy takes active steps to provide an inclusive environment for students. Staff and visitors irrespective of their age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

University of Greenwich’s agreed Equality Objectives are:

  • Equality Objective 1.Improve systems to monitor and report data related to the nine protected groups as defined under the Equality Act 2010 amongst staff and students
  • Equality Objective 2.Promote the University’s values and behaviours of equality, diversity and inclusion by sharing best practice, awareness and learning
  • Equality Objective 3.Support the University’s mission to be positioned in the top 50 Universities in the country by our commitment towards Equality and Diversity accreditation

For more information, please see the attached link:

www.gre.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/1067539/EDI-Strategy-and-Action-Plan-June-15.pdf

People Strategy

People Strategy:  “The Greenwich Way: Aspiration/Confidence/Creativity/Professionalism/Responsibility” 

“This strategy’s mission is to recruit, develop and engage people who inspire society through the discovery, application and dissemination of knowledge”. It covers all staff both academic and professional with the aim of providing a framework for achieving the University’s mission through the contribution of our people.

This will be achieved by:

  • Developing an inclusive community of scholars and professionals, with a commitment to a common purpose, and in which we support each other for achieve individual and organisational goals.
  • Ensuring that all employees understand the University’s objectives and their part in achieving them.
  • Clarifying the expectations of the employee’s role and standards of performance required.
  • Providing feedback, coaching and skills development.
  • Fairly rewarding good performance and challenging underperformance

For more information, please see the attached link http://www.gre.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/1182897/University-of-Greenwich-People-Strategy-2016.pdf

Accreditations:

Stonewall Diversity Champion/Stonewall Top 100 Employers/HR Excellence/Two Ticks/Good Recruitment Campaign