A 4* review at our first Edinburgh Festival and SMASHfestUK shortlisted in the Times Higher Education Awards 2018


These are just two of the items in this month's round-up from across the university of where students, staff and alumni continue to make us #ProudtobeGre

Congratulations to:

  • All members of staff who have been promoted to Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor with effect from 1 September 2018. 
  • SMASHfestUK, and everyone involved in our collaboration with the University of Middlesex, which has been shortlisted in the Times Higher Education Awards 2018, in the Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community category.  If you've not heard of SMASHfestUK it's a narrative driven festival which aims to widen participation and build diversity in science, technology building and survival skills.
  • Our second and third year students from the Bathway Theatre Company who performed at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time, earning a 4* review for Blue Heart, performed at St Columba's by the Castle.
  • Students Gina Townsend and Lucy Stevens who have been accepted onto the Edinburgh TV Festival talent scheme.  They were shortlisted from thousands for this experience which will help them build their careers in the screen industries.
  • Professor Martin Snowden who has been named as an eminent fellow of the UK Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (APS), which is given to individuals who make a significant contribution in the field of pharmaceutical science, read more on our website.


  • Professor Steven Haines who has become Chair of Save the Children International's High Level Civil-Military Advisory Board, following his work on the Safe Schools Declaration with the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack.
  • Ian Thompson, Senior Lecturer in Media and Creative Industries, who has launched Sonos Localia, a new digital label distributing original recordings of electroacoustic music, sound art and experimental audio work following funding from the Seedling Fund.  The first release, Loudspeaker Music for Headphones, Volume One, features 13 electroacoustic pieces which have been replayed live through a circular eight-channel loudspeaker array.  All of the featured composers have previously presented work at Loudspeaker Orchestra Concerts at Stockwell Street.
  • Michael Green who has been appointed as a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching.
  • Vice Chancellor Professor David Maguire who has been appointed to the Expanding Excellence in England (E3) Panel. The Research England (a new council within UK Research and Innovation) E3 fund is designed to build the capacity and quality of research in departments and units within English universities where excellence exists at a small scale.

And finally, in case you missed it: 

  • Previously unseen photographs of Amy Winehouse taken by Diane Patrice, photographer of our Greenwich Portraits, were to be auctioned by the Amy Winehouse Foundation to help support and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.
  • Louis Hale, alumnus and former Vice President Student Activities (VPSA) at our Students' union has posted on LinkedIn reflecting on his time at Greenwich, the support and opportunities afforded to him and starting his #ellucianlife.  Louis says

My role at Greenwich gave me significant experience in everything from budget management to project management, and events and marketing. 

In May this year I spoke on behalf of the university at the Ellucian EU User Conference in Bath about the journey with the university's mobile application and how we'd chosen to refocus our efforts back on the student experience during its development, and I was overwhelmed by the positive reactions to the keynote.

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