Launch of Greenwich Portraits 2018
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.
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.
University community celebrates success
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.
A great unveiling of new portraits last night. Glad to see I’m still on display at my old Uni, part of #GreenwichPortraits; recognising my work on @outcomelgbt 📸👤🌈— Tom Dingley (@TomDingleyPhoto) February 22, 2018
-#gp2018 #proudtobegre https://t.co/wAGxGhTVYn pic.twitter.com/cTIfyFLOyf