University of Greenwich


University of Greenwich

Infobox University
name = University of Greenwich


motto = "To learn, to do, to achieve."
established = 1992
type =
endowment =
staff =
chancellor = Lord Hart of Chilton [cite web|url= http://www.gre.ac.uk/news/articles/latest/a1488-lord-hart|title= Public Relations - Lord Hart Appointed as Chancellor|accessdate= 2008-04-15|date= 2008-01-21|publisher= University of Greenwich]
vice_chancellor = Tessa Blackstone
students = 24,915cite web|url= http://www.hesa.ac.uk/dox/dataTables/studentsAndQualifiers/download/institution0607.xls|title= Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2006/07|accessdate= 2008-04-09|format= Microsoft Excel spreadsheet|publisher= Higher Education Statistics Agency]
undergrad = 17,990
postgrad = 6,925
city = Greenwich Campus, London
state = Avery Hill Campus, London
country = Medway Campus, Kent
campus =
colours =
affiliations =
footnotes =
website = http://www.gre.ac.uk
coor =

The University of Greenwich is a "post-1992 university" located in the London Borough of Greenwich.

The main campus "(Maritime Greenwich)" is situated on the south bank of the Thames in central Greenwich, on the grounds of the old Royal Naval College. The old Royal Naval College is part of the "Maritime Greenwich" UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was designed as a naval hospital in the 17th century by Sir Christopher Wren.

Further campuses are located at Medway and at Avery Hill in Eltham South East London.

History

The history of the University dates back to 1890, when "Woolwich Polytechnic" was founded. In 1970, "Woolwich Polytechnic" merged with various other higher education institutions to form "Thames Polytechnic". In the following years, "Dartford College" (1976), "Avery Hill College" (1985), "Garnett College" (1987) and parts of "Goldsmiths College" and the "City of London College" (1988) were incorporated, extending the range of subjects taught considerably.

In 1992, "Thames Polytechnic" was granted university status by the Major government (together with various other polytechnics) and renamed "University of Greenwich".

Teaching and research

As a post-1992 university, Greenwich focuses on teaching and training. It has particular strengths in business studies through its Business School, in education, training and lifelong learning through its School of Education and Training, and in computing, information systems and multimedia technology through the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences. In 2005 it ranked 16th (out of 86) for media studies in "The Guardian"'s rankings. [ [http://education.guardian.co.uk/universityguide2005/ University guide | EducationGuardian.co.uk ] ] It also has strong links with further education colleges in the Thames Gateway area, including Bexley College and North West Kent College, and plays a leading regional role in training teachers, nurses and social care professionals. In addition, since taking over the UKs only specialist lecturer training college (Garnett College) it has become a major centre for training further education lecturers. It also includes Greenwich Maritime Institute, a freestanding department in the university with strong links in the maritime business community, teaching maritime policy and management and maritime history.

In March 2005 it was announced that Greenwich would be one of three British universities charging less than the £3000-per-year limit to be introduced from academic year 2006. After consultation with students, Greenwich will charge £2,500 for its undergraduate courses. Vice-chancellor Baroness Blackstone said this was "a reflection of our wish to attract students from a wide range of backgrounds".cite web| url = http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/comment/story/0,,1441087,00.html| title = Doing it differently | accessdate = 2007-08-05| date = 2005-03-18| work = EducationGuardian.co.uk| publisher = "The Guardian"]

Greenwich also houses some first-class research and consultancy, notably in architecture, landscape architecture, employment relations, fire safety, natural resources, social network analysis, education, training, educational leadership and public services.

Partner Institutions

Bird College

Bird College is a specialist dance and performing arts college based in Sidcup, Kent. Graduate destinations include West End and Broadway theatre, dance companies, music, film and television. The college's founder Doreen Bird, was awarded an honorary MA by the University in 1999 and Tony Clayton, a former Dean of the University, currently serves as Chairman of the college's Board of Directors.
*Foundation Degree in Creative Industries: Acting
*BA (Hons): Dance & Theatre Performance
*MA by Research: Dance and Musical Theatre

ALRA

The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts is a specialist drama college based in Wandsworth, London. Graduate destinations include West End theatre, film and television.
*BA (Hons): Acting
*Foundation Degree: Stage Management & Technical Theatre

Other

*Bexley College
*Bromley College
*Canterbury College
*European School of Osteopathy
*Greenwich Community College
*Hadlow College
*Lewisham College
*North West Kent College
*Orpington College
*South Xrub Centre
*West Kent College

Notable Alumni

Amongst the alumni of the University of Greenwich (or other institutions that now fall under that banner) are:;
*Natasha Bedingfield, pop singercite web| url = http://alumni.gre.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=229&srcid=338| title = Alumni Profiles A-L | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "University of Greenwich"]
*V. Rev. Dr. John Behr, theologiancite web| url = http://www.svots.edu/Faculty/John-Behr/index.html| title = Rev John Behr | accessdate = 2008-02-12| publisher = "St. Vladimir's"]
*Malorie Blackman, children's authorcite web| url = http://alumni.gre.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=229&srcid=338| title = Alumni Profiles A-L | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "University of Greenwich"]
*Andy Braunston, pastor Fact|date=August 2007
*Alex Cartana, singer-songwriter and actress Fact|date=August 2007
*Dr. Campbell Christie, chairman of Falkirk F.C.cite web| url = http://alumni.gre.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=229&srcid=338| title = Alumni Profiles A-L | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "University of Greenwich"]
*Siobhan Dowd, writer (A Swift Pure Cry)cite web| url = http://www.englishpen.org/news/_1634/| title = In Memory of Siobhan Dowd | accessdate = 2008-02-06| publisher = "English Pen"]
*Leo Fortune-West, professional footballer Fact|date=August 2007
*Pete Greig, founder of 24-7 prayer movementcite web| url = http://www.24-7prayer.com/cm/resources/288| title = 24-7prayer.com | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "24-7Prayer.com"]
*Pippa Guard, former actresscite web| url = http://alumni.gre.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=229&srcid=338| title = Alumni Profiles A-L | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "University of Greenwich"]
*Gareth Hale, comediancite web| url = http://alumni.gre.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=229&srcid=338| title = Alumni Profiles A-L | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "University of Greenwich"]
*Patrick Harrington, former leader of the British National Frontcite web| url = http://www.zoominfo.com/Search/PersonDetail.aspx?PersonID=11008903| title = ZoomInfo Web Profile: Patrick Harrington | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "ZoomInfo"]
*Rachael Heyhoe-Flint, female cricketercite web| url = http://alumni.gre.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=229&srcid=338| title = Alumni Profiles A-L | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "University of Greenwich"]
*Brian Jacks, 1972 Summer Olympics bronze medalistcite web| url = http://alumni.gre.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=229&srcid=338| title = Alumni Profiles A-L | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "University of Greenwich"]
*Matt James, musician (Gene)cite web| url = http://alumni.gre.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=229&srcid=338| title = Alumni Profiles A-L | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "University of Greenwich"]
*Charles K. Kao, fibre-optics pioneercite web| url = http://alumni.gre.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=229&srcid=338| title = Alumni Profiles A-L | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "University of Greenwich"] [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4671788.stm Lighting the way to a revolution]

;
*Graham Kendrick, Christian worship leadercite web| url = http://alumni.gre.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=229&srcid=338| title = Alumni Profiles A-L | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "University of Greenwich"]
* Doreen Lawrence, campaigner
*Sammy Lee, IVF specialistcite web| url = http://www.zoominfo.com/Search/PersonDetail.aspx?PersonID=174039245&slideshow=true&ssoff=0| title = ZoomInfo Web Profile: Sammy Lee| accessdate = 2008-02-15| publisher = "ZoomInfo"]
*Baron Marsh, politiciancite web| url = http://alumni.gre.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=240&srcid=229| title = Alumni Profiles M-Z | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "University of Greenwich"]
*Lucy Masoud, reality TV participant (Shipwrecked II) Fact|date=August 2007
*Joseph Nyangon, engineer, co-founder of TDS Globalcite web| url = http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1158658301492&pagename=Zone-English-HealthScience%2FHSELayout| title = Step Aside Men, Women IT Experts Coming Through | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "Islam Online"]
*Chinenye Ochuba, former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria
*Norman Pace, comediancite web| url = http://alumni.gre.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=240&srcid=229| title = Alumni Profiles M-Z | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "University of Greenwich"]
*Ann Packer, 1964 Summer Olympics gold medalistcite web| url = http://alumni.gre.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=240&srcid=229| title = Alumni Profiles M-Z | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "University of Greenwich"]
*George Panagiotou, co-founder of T.O.S.F. Fact|date=August 2007
*Richard Pybus, cricket coachcite web| url = http://alumni.gre.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=240&srcid=229| title = Alumni Profiles M-Z | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "University of Greenwich"]
*Lara Pulver, Olivier Award nominated dancer and actress
*Jamie Reynolds, musician (Klaxons)cite web| url = http://celebrityspy.org/indepth/Klaxons| title = In Depth - Klaxons | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "Celebrity Spy"]
*George Rose, businessmancite web| url = http://alumni.gre.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=240&srcid=229| title = Alumni Profiles M-Z | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "University of Greenwich"]
*Dave Rowntree, musician (Blur)cite web| url = http://www.nndb.com/people/710/000095425/| title = Dave Rowntree | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "NNDB"]
*Peter Skinner, MEPcite web| url = http://alumni.gre.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=240&srcid=229| title = Alumni Profiles M-Z | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "University of Greenwich"]
*William G. Stewart, TV presenter (Fifteen to One)cite web| url = http://alumni.gre.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=240&srcid=229| title = Alumni Profiles M-Z | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "University of Greenwich"]
*Gareth Thomas, politiciancite web| url = http://alumni.gre.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=240&srcid=229| title = Alumni Profiles M-Z | accessdate = 2007-08-19| publisher = "University of Greenwich"]

Fortune-West, Reynolds and Bedingfield left their courses prior to graduation.

References

External links

* [http://www.gre.ac.uk University of Greenwich web site]
* [http://www.suug.co.uk Student Union, University of Greenwich website]
* [http://www.brandliterarymagazine.co.uk 'BRAND' The new literary magazine for the University of Greenwich]

References

* [http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/universityguide/profile/story/0,9988,486085,00.html University profile at Education Guardian, 19 April 2005]


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