The University of Greenwich staff nominated for five University Alliance Awards


Teams and individuals from Greenwich have been nominated for The Innovation Award, The Alliance Award, The Braveheart Award, Star award and a Lifetime Achievement award

The awards - now running for their fourth year - recognise excellence in higher education and research across the UK’s leading professional and technical universities. UA Logo

The Innovation Award celebrates innovation and is for individuals or teams who have delivered impact through an exceptionally innovative idea or initiative. The Greenwich Learning and Simulation Centre (GLASC) have been nominated. GLASC consists of experienced academics, researchers and technicians working collaboratively and innovatively with clinical, patient and industry-based partners within state-of-the-art healthcare simulation facilities.

Over the past four years, this collaboration has developed a series of diverse and culturally-inclusive manikins that represent wider society. This change has had a measurable impact on students and how they engage in their studies. A significant recent success is the result of collaboration with industry partners, Lifecast, to develop the world’s first training manikin representing a child with Down Syndrome.

The Alliance Award celebrates collaboration and is for individuals or teams who have delivered exceptional impact through smart and collegiate collaboration. Following the launch of T-levels in September 2020, the University’s Outreach and Educational Partnerships (OEP) Team, led by Outreach Manager Amie Greensted, developed the T-level Outreach and Mapping Pathways Project. This supports the univerisity’s commitment to widening access to HE and its vision of Education Without Boundaries.

Executive Director and Chief Information Officer, Paul Butler is nominated for The TechnologyOne Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Alliance Awards. Paul has had a distinguished 30-year career at the University of Greenwich. Starting as a student and then visiting Lecturer in 1994, he became Head of Corporate Information Systems, Director of Information and Library Services before his current role as Executive Director and CIO.

The Braveheart Award celebrates integrity and is for individuals or teams who have shown exceptional levels of integrity in their work. The awards have been designed to recognise and reward the behaviours and values captured within the University Alliance’s principles of working.

Louise Hewitt, Director of the Innocence Project London (IPL), is also a Senior Lecturer in Law in the University of Greenwich’s School of Law and Criminology and has been nominated for this award.

The IPL makes applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) on behalf of convicted individuals who maintain their innocence but have exhausted the criminal appeals process. Each year, the project recruits student volunteers to deconstruct claims of innocence alongside lawyers and academics volunteering their own time. The Innocence Project London has provided access to justice for five clients this year alone, filling a funding gap in the legal system because of the limited legal aid funding for lawyers to do this work.

The Star Award recognises the values and behaviours that lead to a culture and environment that is consistently positive and rewarding for all involved even in the toughest times. The excellent work of the university’s Menopause team has been recognised with a nomination for this award.

The university wishes all the nominees the best of luck and congratulates them on their nominations.