University of Greenwich

By Sarah Caine, International Regional Director | 2018-10-08 10:52:02

Sarah Caine

International Regional Director

A popular filming location and counted as one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, the University of Greenwich with its mesmerizing campus right at the heart of London, offers the students with such a hearty campus experience, which can be cherished for entire life. With popular movies like James Bond, Gulliver's Travels, Thor and Namaste London being filmed at the Greenwich campus; it's not an unusual thing for students to come across famous faces from the world of entertainment. "At University of Greenwich, we create an environment in which, all aspects of educational life- academics, athletics and co-curricular- work in harmony to brace our students for life after graduation," shares Sarah Caine, International Regional Director, University of Greenwich. The University is endowed with an incredibly diverse student body that makes the learning surroundings a great place for innovation and collaboration.

Caine claims, "We have 20 percent international students studying at University of Greenwich that hail from 140+ varied countries, with over 38,000 students registered worldwide on our programmes, making us truly an international institution. This way, the students not only get to learn from the excellent teaching staff, but also possess the opportunity to learn and share knowledge with a vibrant student community".

Significantly, the University since its inception has produced a large number of world leaders like Nobel Peace Prize winners Charles Kao and John Morton. "Taking forward the legacy of excellence, the University always strives to constantly keep innovating and evolving the programmes to suit the international standards," pinpoints Caine. This undoubtedly helps the
student community of the University to stay ahead of the curve.

The University currently offers more than 400 programmes across a plethora of subject areas at three different campus locations along with over 100 accredited programmes including ACCA, CIMA, and the Engineering Council. "Our MBA International Business programme has evolved as a favorite among the international students; notably the most successful students on this programme in terms of the degree awarded are the Indian students. The programme requires no work experience and includes a 1-year working internship," pinpoints Caine. The University's programmes in Computing and Engineering are also quite preferable among the international students.

Caine adds, "With our Business faculty being based at a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the business students are facilitated to obtain a unique experience". The university boasts of 100 different student societies, a very active international society where students have the option to socialize with other international students, and a dedicated international welcome week, easing the adjustment and making the stay of the students fruitful.

Enlightening the Next-Generation
Responding to the inability of overseas students to confront the high tuition fees, the University puts ample effort to make higher education as accessible and affordable as possible. Not only through keeping the fee considerably low for a London-based University, but also by providing a good amount of scholarships and other facilities, to cope up with the financial constraints. "All students from India receive a £1000 nationality scholarship per year of study and if students pay in full before arriving they will receive a 5 percent discount off their total fees," shares Caine.

Moreover, the University also offers Alumni scholarship, where if the student graduates with a First Class or Upper Second Class, they can avail a 20 percent discount on their fee and on graduating with a Lower Second Class; they will be eligible for a 10 percent discount. And,
under the Student Ambassador Scheme, many of the students are rendered the opportunity to work on a part-time basis with the University to assist their living costs. "On the academic front, our faculty members are encouraged to undertake a PGCE HE from University of Greenwich along with participating in ongoing seminars, workshops and conferences, owing to which their teaching style and approach always remain contemporary and relevant," mentions Caine. At University of Greenwich, students benefit from a range of different teaching methods, resulting in a higher than sector average in the number of good degrees (First and 2:1) awarded.

"Our students are rendered a plethora of employment opportunities. We have a record of achieving 93 percent of students' employability within 6 months of completing their degree. Right from CV preparation to job applications, we assist thoroughly," claims Caine. Having associations with a wide range of reputed institutions, University of Greenwich is also looking forward to collaborating with Indian institutions so that their programmes can be imparted in India as well. "Apart from the team of international advisers, who are faithfully available to the overseas students, we also have an Indian Students facebook group which is run solely by students to offer peer-led support," says Caine. With the number of Indian students enrolling at University of Greenwich getting stronger with each passing year, the University guarantees the students to make them not only employable but also significantly heighten their career prospects and transform them enabling to survive in a rapidly globalizing world.

Sarah Caine, International Regional Director
A driven and ambitious Regional Director with 8 years international HE development experience, Sarah Caine is currently serving as the International Regional Director at University of Greenwich. She holds Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies from University of Central Lancashire, CIM Professional PG Diploma in Marketing from Oxford College of Marketing and MSc. from University of Derby.