Celebrating charity cake sales, an 8.5 mile row on the Thames and half marathons


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

Congratulations to:

  • Lily Richards, one of our *Accessability ambassadors and to Yvette Fofah who organised bake sales for students and staff at Avery Hill as part of the Macmillan Coffee Morning. There was plenty of cake to go round and between them both bake sales raised a total of £286.43 for a great cause.macmillan cake sale
  • Our student and staff AHOY crew -  Claire Chalmers, Stephanie Wicken, Liz Laurence, Abigail Rickard, April Moore and Clare Turbridy - who completed their 8.5 mile row on the Thames in 51 minutes, 8 seconds raising £2,240 for the AHOY Centre in Deptford.

  • Debbie Sheppard, Wendi Freeman and Charlie Tennant, who completed the Shine Walk half marathon in 3 hours and 47 minutes. They raised a total of £2000 between them in aid of Cancer Research UK.

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  • Our Early Years Teacher (EYT) staff, who have doubled their student intake in a subject that many universities are closing due to lack of uptake.

Well done to:

  • Our first writer in residence Paul Ewan, whose latest book is set at the university. The book was reviewed by Nina Stibbe, a successful author and one of our honorary graduates.
  • Deborah Sims, who has been elected Vice President of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT).
  • Our team at the Stockwell Street roof garden, whose quince trees have produced a bumper harvest of about 15kg of fruit per tree. Not usually eaten raw, quince is instead cooked with sugar to make pink jelly or jam, or crumble.


And in case you missed these:

  • Associate Professor Andres Coca-Stefaniak provided evidence to a Parliamentary select committee as part of the "High Streets and Town Centres in 2030" inquiry.
  • Chris Shelley, our Director of Student and Academic Services, was a guest on the Wonkhe Weekly podcast, discussing UCAS stats, university sexual misconduct policies and drinking habits among students.
  • Professor Chris Birch gave a TED talk titled "From Zero to Hero" on how to regenerate the city of Coventry.
  • We now have over 10,000 followers on Instagram. You can find us here or by searching @uniofgreenwich.