Evacuating buildings, the Reminiscence Archive and Britpop band Blur - more from our July Awards Ceremonies Articles

Last week, it was a week of awards at Greenwich campus, with two Awards Ceremonies held at the start of the week closely followed by our Recognition scheme award winners. Thursday and Friday saw more graduations take place, with three more honorary awards:

Jake Pauls is one of the founding fathers of evacuation dynamics and his research is one of the main themes in our world renowned Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG). He was an important supporter of the group's research project concerning the World Trade Centre Evacuation and contributed to them winning the EPSRC grant.  

Read more details of Jake's honorary award see the article on our website.

Pam Schweitzer MBE has been awarded a Honorary Doctor of Arts (HonDArt) for her tireless research and work within the local community. Pam currently runs the Reminiscence Theatre Archive at the university's Bathway Theatre. This unique archive is a complete record of the Reminiscence Theatre productions created over a 20 year period and is a resource for students.

We also recognised alumnus David Rowntree for his professional achievements across a wide ranging field. He's most well known as the drummer in Blur, one of the most successful British bands, but is also a computer animator directing an animated series for Channel 4 and contributing to several research papers in this area, and is currently a solicitor working in the criminal department of a central London law firm.

For more details about the Honorary Awards at Friday's ceremony see the article on our website.

The Awards Ceremonies continue, with graduations taking place for Medway students on Wednesday and Thursday this week (26 and 27 July).