Thursday, 23 January 2014

Pirates of the Caribbean visit McDonalds with Thor and The Duchess

My title probably doesn’t make any sense, but as you read along you’ll understand! Walking through the campus and remembering when I first came for my Open Day, reminded me of why I chose Greenwich in the first place. Walking through the historic buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren still amazes me, 3 years into my study.

I look forward to having my graduation in the Painted Halls in June and taking some beautiful pictures with the university buildings in the background (Captain Jack Sparrow has also been initiated of some sort here- see pictures). Not only is Greenwich University an iconic landmark in London, it holds its place in the film world too!

Last week there was a film set with props, actors and directors shooting for an upcoming film. Rumour has it, they were filming for an upcoming McDonalds advert. This is not an uncommon part of studying here. In the past 3 years I've seen Johnny Depp, Robert Downing Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Jude Law and a few more to list. The sets of Thor and Sherlock Holmes have been featured at our beautiful campus and seeing the props just brings those films to life!

As the University of Greenwich is such an important historical building, during the Olympics it was used as an official Host Venue. It seems like such a great honour to be a student of the University of Greenwich and to be associated with such big events!

If you want to see the campus and get a feel for it, you should definitely think about attending our next Open Day for prospective students! It's on the 15th Feb and you can book your place online now! If you don't manage to book, don't worry, just turn up and the student team will be happy to help!
It only takes two minutes:

I hope you enjoy the pictures, some are even my own!

Monday, 20 January 2014

Events Planning

Hi Guys,

As we have come into the new term in the New Year, dissertation and assignment deadlines are all pending! As I do Events Management, all final year students have to plan a live event which is very exciting. As part of my course this is the second event I have had to plan and it’s going to be the biggest one yet. Along with a group of 6 friends we are planning a Launch event for a client’s new website service. We have looked at potential venues, catering menus, AV hire and have been planning an extensive schedule for the evening’s event. If you love planning parties or events for friends and families then this is the course for you! We are taught on a theory basis but explore the practical areas of event planning and then put on a great event combining all our experience. The event takes place in March and we are corresponding with guests from 5* star companies which is great for making contacts and networking. Within events management networking is so important as you can never know too many people! We are taught how to network at events through classes and extra workshops to help you make the most when attending networking events yourself.  So whether you love to plan events, attend them or a mixture of both, Events Management may be the course for you.

If you haven’t already made an application to study with us, it still isn’t too late- you can apply as a late applicant until the end of June if you have changed your mind! There is a list of courses available on the UCAS website which tells you all about the entry requirements.

Goodbye until next time and good luck with your application!