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Extra curricular activities Business School

The University of Greenwich offers many opportunities for students to take part in extracurricular activities, to help improve their skills, employability and to get involved with the university.

Mentoring scheme

This scheme has been set up for students to liaise with industry for advice on careers, industry insight, guidance in looking for jobs, support on the application process, and future network contacts. Through his scheme students will be able to have one to one meetings with professionals in industry. Greenwich students took part in some 'life-changing' lessons thanks to a mentoring scheme run with computing giant IBM.

Marketing Society

The student's Marketing Society has over 100 members. Their first guest speaker was Nick Miller the CEO of Greenwich Meantime Brewery - which runs a brewery on campus! The Society combines a mixture of academic and social activities. It's is a great chance to hear about the industry from external sources and create business contacts. Other guest speakers have included a consultant from IBM, Director of Partnerships and Brands from Mediacom. Socials have included drinks at the local Meantime Brewery, an outing to London's Oktoberfest, and a social at London's Winter Wonderland.

PR Fraternity

The PR Fraternity is a group of students and alumni with a passion for PR. It has established itself as one of the biggest societies on campus and is a platform that provides networking opportunities and access to exciting guest speakers. Top speakers from the world of public relations will share some of their show business secrets and industry top tips in an exciting series of talks at the University of Greenwich.

Past speakers include:

  • Karen Triggs: PR for Afghanistan and Iraq war
  • Mark Borkowski: Celebrity publicist who has worked for Michael Jackson, Cliff Richard, Joan Rivers
  • Andy Parfitt: Executive Talent director at Saatchi and Saatchi
  • Polly Ravenscroft, Managing Director of PR Squared- whose clients have included the X Factor, Dermot O'Leary and EastEnders
  • Tessa Matchett, Head of PR for Sky One
  • Des Wilson, founder of Shelter
  • Colleen Harris, PR to Princes Charles, William and Harry
  • John Whaite, BBC Great British Bake-Off (2012) winner and Greenwich local who spoke about his rise to fame and advice on talent management.

"The society gives students the opportunity to come together and discuss their passions and thoughts about PR. It gives another dimension to studies with the opportunity to network with students on other courses and meet professionals in the field. Unique ideas can fly around the room and students can ask the professionals any questions they want! It's exciting to bring the outside world of PR into the university and for students to get their faces out there in the industry!"Maisie Goldney
PR Student and President of the PR Fraternity

Events Society

The Events Society is another fun way to really get involved and make a difference to the university. Joining the society will help you gain valuable work experience by working on the various events that held throughout the year. Previous events that the society has created have been, White Party, Spring Break, varsity football games and the Zoo Project. 

Industry guest lectures

The Big Picture Seminars are hosted by a number of high profile speakers, covering a wide range of topics appealing to Business School students, staff and the general public. Speakers share their expertise on a range of topics, from entrepreneurship, leadership and management to financial forecasting, the economic climate and the media today.

Some examples of previous speakers include:

  • Leadership and Management - What they are and what's the difference...
  • Andy Parfitt, Executive Director of Talent for Saatchi & Saatchi and Chair of UK Youth Music
  • Infrastructure and growth - myths and facts; Campaign for Better Transport
  • Stephen Joseph OBE, Chief Executive Officer
  • Managing change: Digital transformation
  • Trevor Goul-Wheeker & Matthew Cashmore, Chair Digital Director
  • Reducing Tourism VAT and the Route to Happiness
    Graham Wason, Chairman of Cut Tourism VAT

Competitions

A team of marketing students from the University of Greenwich landed a top award for the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing's Student Competition 2011. This particular competition, required entrants to devise a plan to encourage 40,000 students to register their interest in taking a teaching qualification. The team of four students won a prize of £1,500.