The Spirit of Dartford returns to Greenwich

We were delighted to welcome back members of the Bergman Österberg Union to celebrate their achievements at Dartford College, the university’s predecessor and a ground breaking pioneer in physical education, sport and the advancement of women’s rights. This special occasion followed on from two ceremonies held in October last year.

Thousands of teachers gained Certificates in Education at Dartford. They went on to make huge contributions to society, influencing the development of Physical Education both nationally and internationally.

Around 100 attendees received honorary degrees in the Chapel of St Paul in Greenwich on 25 October 2018.

“Today is a celebration and a formal recognition of our Greenwich community. We are here as an anchor for our diverse graduates. Thank you you for all joining us here today and continuing the legacy of Martina Bergman Osterberg”

Honorary Pro Chancellor, Stephen Howlett

Michele Verroken

Michele Verroken, also an alumna of the University of Greenwich’s predecessor, Dartford College of Education, was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Education (HonDEd).

Michele is a global expert in the field of ethics in sport. Michele designed and implemented internationally accepted standards of doping control, results management and education.

By |2018-11-30T11:49:27+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Dartford College, Graduation Ceremonies|

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One Comment

  1. Alison Stockley November 1, 2018 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    The thanks are all mine! I cannot thank you enough for what was a very unexpected event all these years after training. You really pulled out the stops for us all and our families. There have been many communications with you in the months leading up to last Thursday and I have been so impressed by your anxiety to make that day so special for us. It has never bothered me that I did not have a degree as I knew that the course I had enjoyed 50years ago was second to none. I knew it at the time and I benefitted from it during my career and as an educated mother, something that tends to be forgotten when women leave the workforce to bring up families. My son followed the ceremony up in Aberdeen – how wonderful! – and my daughter and family who accompanied me were so happy to see me meet those I had often talked about. It has prompted me to renew my BOU membership as the society has clearly been instrumental in making it all possible. Thank you one and all! The efficiency and of the whole event was superb, but above all it was the lovely welcome you gave us which will be remembered for ever – and what glorious weather with a spectacular backdrop! Thank you, thank you and my very best wishes to you all at Greenwich, which is now considered to be part of our family history.

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