A message to students from the Vice-Chancellor Articles

This term has seen us open some fantastic new student facilities, the Student Hub at Medway and the Sports Pitches at Avery Hill, both of which are major additions to campus life.  The Varsity sports tournament was a great day all-round, with a good win for Team Greenwich.  It's been fantastic to have the input from students via the Students' Union to ensure that we really are delivering facilities that will improve your experience at Greenwich.  The refurbishment work on Dreadnought on Greenwich campus continues and we expect that to open in 2018.

We value what you tell us through our feedback channels and support the plans for the Academic Reps Network developed by the Students' Union and I encourage you to find out more and how you can get involved.  If you're a final year student then you can also do that through the National Student Survey which is open until the end of April.

Once again there have been many successes this term including:

  • The announcement that university's Natural Resources Institute has led a team and developed the most promising solution to the Rockefeller Foundation Cassava Innovation Challenge, a global appeal for solution to Cassava post-harvest losses.  Against six hundred applications from 32 countries the NRI cassava bag was selected for a grant of up to $500,000 to support the testing and marketing of a storage bag for cassava roots – an innovation that includes built-in curing technology to keep the foodstuff fresh.
  • Claire Axcell, a midwifery undergraduate was awarded Student Midwife of the Year.
  • We entered our first robot in BBC's Robot Wars, and
  • We celebrated the managerial success of alumni Danny and Nicky Cowley in the FA Cup.

As the timetable moves towards revision, self-study and examination weeks please do make full use of the help & advice available to you, whether that's personal tutoring, the academic skills hub or the support offered by Student Centres. We're ambitious for each and every student at our university and in helping you secure the future you desire.

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you success in your studies, enjoy the Easter break and I look forward to seeing you around the campuses.

Warm regards,
David
Vice-Chancellor