Launch of Greenwich Portraits 2018

Dave Rowntree

Dave Rowntree, drummer with Britpop legends Blur

Staff, students and alumni heard from Raphael Bobie, the founder of Help The Youth and 2016 participant Cllr Mete Coban, the co-founder of My Life My Say, who described how their Greenwich experience helped them succeed.

“The launch of the Greenwich Portraits 2018 was a fantastic night! I honestly say that this event was by far my favourite since I started my job – In fact, I was just as excited as I was before my graduation..”

Meike Imberg, President Students’ Union

Ann Brightwell MBE

Ann Brightwell captivated the audience, receiving a rousing round of applause after telling her story, from PE student to world record-holding athlete: “The most important is to know your own abilities and set up your mind for success. Stay focused and keep moving forward.”

Ann Packer (née Brightwell) Wins 800m Gold For Great Britain – Tokyo 1964 Olympics

Alumni and students connect

A selection of student leaders attended the launch, connecting the alumni groups with current students (and, recent graduates), which has been an instrumental part of the project’s ongoing success.

Greenwich Portraits 2018 is part of a series of events featuring alumni, in February and March. This includes New Alumni, an exhibition featuring new graduates from the departments of Architecture and Landscape and Creative Professions and Digital Arts.

Greenwich Portraits 2018

University community celebrates success

Around 200 guests attended the launch of Greenwich Portraits 2018 including Dave Rowntree, drummer with Britpop legends Blur and Olympic champion Ann Brightwell MBE.

Among the alumni who feature in this year’s exhibition are a WWII code breaker, an ex-British soldier and some exceptional students and graduates, many of whom had faced considerable challenges on their path to success; all have inspiring stories to tell. They join 40 other high-achieving alumni who featured in the previous two exhibitions.

“Thank you to the team for making this event such a memorable one for me. I was truly honoured to be recognised.”

Mohamed Conteh, BA Hons Accounting and Finance 2016

“A lot of alumni from previous Greenwich Portraits said it was great to see and talk to so many students; they felt like they could give something back…”

Paula Zacharska, MA Public Relations and Corporate Communications

This year’s project in numbers:

New portraits
Female scientists
Rock star
Rugby internationals
Student leaders
Greenwich Portraits and New Alumni are both open to the public until Friday 23 March 2018 at the University of Greenwich Galleries.
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