Celebrating 5 days of #ActiveGRE and 6 tonnes of waste saved from landfill


A round-up of successes across the university where students, staff and alumni continue to make us #ProudtobeGre.

Congratulations to:

  • All of the students and staff who helped reduce waste and raise money for the British Heart Foundation. Our donation campaign saved 6 tonnes of waste and raised over £10,000 for the charity.

BHF results

  • Professor Ed Galea, who recently received a Career Excellence Research Award as part of our GRE Awards.

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  • Greenwich graduate Mete Coban, who is currently under consideration for the Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur List.
  • Jessica-Sky Motion and Dr Claire Papaix, the winners of last term's Sports survey prize draw. Jessica won £200 in Amazon vouchers, and Claire won a year's gym membership.
  • Everyone that got involved during our 5 Days of #ActiveGRE. Watch the video below for some great ways to keep fit and reasons to get involved.

Well done to:

  • Naa Adei Kotey,  who has written an article on what she learned during her first term as a university student at Greenwich.
  • Melanie Thorley, who was featured in The Guardian discussing our excellent support programmes for disabled students.
  • Dr David Thomas, whose research into the musculoskeletal impact of current approaches to waste collection received extensive media coverage, including being featured in the Telegraph.
  • Marisa Bartoli, who has now collected 20kg of stamps for the National Kidney Federation. If you have any used stamps you'd like to donate, you can email Marisa.


  • Dr Colin Coulson-Thomas, who has been nominated to the Board of Governing Directors of the SRISIIM Research Foundation, a charitable organisation based in India.
  • Dr Andrew Hill , whose two day conference celebrating 40 years of the Electroacoustic Music Association of Great Britain was a great success.

EMA anniversary

  • Professor Steve Thomas, whose comments on Nuclear Energy were featured in the Financial Times, amongst other publications.
  • Dr Laura William, who spoke to Raconteur for The Times about the effect of social media on Diversity and Inclusion.

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