Alumni experts return to Greenwich
Holly Wang – Big Picture Seminar
Holly Wang, the founder of fashion brand Miss Patina, spoke to a packed audience sharing her success story about how she got to where she is today.
She explained how her degree taught her that she could be both a business woman and a fashion designer, helping her to build a brand that has global reach.
She said ‘I built my confidence and I learnt the importance of giving back and helping others.”
Designer and founder of @misspatina Holly Wang’s inspiring talk about her brand was a huge success ‘’Being a student ambassador benefited me a lot as I built my confidence and I learnt the importance of giving back and helping others’’-Holly Wang @GreBusiness pic.twitter.com/kXsAcGjhz8— Greenwich Alumni (@GreenwichAlumni) March 14, 2018
When Mete met the PR Fraternity
Mete spoke about the collaborative national campaigns he has been a part of while pioneering digital democracy and promoting an ethos of inclusive community engagement.
Afterwards, the PR Fraternity’s society executive team went with Mete to the Houses of Parliament to discuss ‘A Better Brexit for Young People’.
Thanks to the @GreenwichAlumni team led by the brilliant Sarah Cretch (@carnival_lady) we’re giving back to the University of Greenwich. Here is just one example: Yesterday the @PRFraternity society exec team for the first time visited Parliament with @MyLifeMySay 👊🏼✌🏾❤️ pic.twitter.com/nBUogmBBJO— Mete Coban (@metecoban92) March 6, 2018
While the ‘Beast from the East might have brought the country to a standstill, it did not stop eager students from coming to the Brexit Café hosted by My Life My Say to explore why the Brexit negotiations should be representative and give young people a voice.
Alongside facilitated table discussions, students heard from Shabaz Khan, co-founder of MLMS who explained how the charity was set up and why it is vital to engage young people in politics, and Meike Imberg and Tom Dingley discussed LGBT campaigning.
There were some fantastic poetry and comedy performances. Student views will be feedback at a future All-Parliamentary Group (APPG) on a Better Brexit for Young People.
The Business School ran a series of post-Brexit Britain lectures that allowed Greenwich students, staff and alumni to listen to insightful speakers and take part in intellectual debates.
The final lecture in the series saw Lord O’Donnell, previous Head of the Home Civil Service; discuss ‘Making Brexit Work’.
If you were not able to make the lectures, you can watch the previous events via the links below:
Radoslaw Sikorski: European Union – the empire Britain has refused to rule.
Lord O’Donnell: “Making Brexit work”.