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.