Universities at Medway
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Study at the Universities of Medway

The Universities of Medway is a unique collaboration which brings together the University of Greenwich, the University of Kent, and Canterbury Christ Church University to provide a huge new campus at Chatham Maritime.

The campus has it's own PCSO - Joyce McEvoy who is very much involved in community engagement assisting students, particularly those from abroad.  Joyce can be contacted via email on jm3595s@gre.ac.uk.      

The £120 million scheme is the first of its kind in the country and aims to open up higher education to as many people as possible. Each of the partners welcomes applications from people without traditional qualifications, as well as from those entering higher education through a more formal route. Each partner is also committed to the highest standards of teaching and support services expected by students in the 21st century.

The shared campus is an economic, social and cultural focus for the Medway region, and is at the heart of the strategy to bring renewed economic prosperity to Medway.

The campus is also home to Medway School of Pharmacy, which opened in 2004. Jointly established by the universities of Kent and Greenwich, the School has been a great success and has won a prestigious seal of approval from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

In 2015 Greenwich and Kent Universities announced plans for a further investment in student facilities at the Medway Campus with the creation of a new student union building; work began in August 2015.  The building, formerly used as a swimming pool, is being brought back to life and will be a vibrant hub for students to enjoy.  It will have a flexible entertainment and social space and an Advice Centre together with offices for GK Unions and bookable activity space for students.  It is being designed based on lots of student feedback and is expected to open in Autumn 2016.  In November and December 2015 students voted on the names for the new building and the bar/café area.  After receiving 118 suggestions, the student building steering group short-listed the names.  Over 1,200 votes were received in total and it was great that students had shown such a keen interest.  The student building is to be called the Student Hub and the bar/café will be named the Deep End.     

Up until the end of July 2016 Cardy Construction was working on building the new student hub.   Cardy went into administration which inevitably impacted on completion of the project but the brand new facility is now open.   

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The new student hub had a soft opening on Monday 16th January 2017; it is set across two levels.  The former Navy sports hall features a café and bar, open-plan spaces for meetings and social activities as well as spaces for reading or working.  There is a cinema-style big screen for movie nights and students can also watch Sky Sports on flatscreen TVs.  An official opening will be held in March.       

The Deep End is hosting a student end of year party on Friday 26th May from 10 pm to 3 am and as well as a free pizza they are offering students the opportunity to win £1,000.    

Check out GK Unions.      

On Thursday 23rd March Dame Julia Goodfellow and Professor David Maguire officially opened the new student hub.  They were given a tour of the new facility, met students and unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion.  

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The University of Greenwich at Medway is offering a campus tour on Thursday 1st June from 13.30 to 15.30 hours ; this is a great opportunity to look around and get a real sense of the place. The timetable is:  

13.20 - 13.30             Arrival at Pilkington Building Foyer

13.30 - 14.30             University Life Talk and an applications Q&A session 

14.30 - 15.30             Campus tour delivered by a current student 

Campus tours are popular and places are limited so if you have booked a tour and are unable to make it, then please cancel your booking to allow someone else to secure the place.  Campus tours are not subject specific and will not include meeting teaching staff or seeing any halls of residence (these can be viewed on an Open Day event - see below).  Attendees are asked to arrive promptly for the tour start time.   

Saturday 1st July from 10.00 to 15.00 hours the University of Greenwich is holding an Open Day event.  This event includes presentations by staff fro the Medway School of Pharmacy and the Natural Resources Institute. Subjects taught at the Medway Campus include: Business, Engineering, Health and Science.   

The Open Day is a good information gathering opportunity with the chance to view specialist facilities, learn about student support and student life.  Each Open Day follows a similar format and provides a variety of activities:  

  • speak to lecturers in your subject area of interest
  • take a tour of the campus and the halls of residence
  • look around the departments and see the specialist labs and equipment
  • chat to current students and find out about student life  
  • meet staff from the wide range of student support services
  • listen to presentations about the different subjects available      

If you are unable to attend on the 1st July, the next open day is scheduled for Saturday 7th October 2017.      

Canterbury Christ Church UniversityUniversity of KentUniversity of Greenwich

The Faculty of Engineering and Science at the University of Greenwich at Medway holds a series of lectures in the Ward Room, Pembroke Building, on the Medway Campus.  The lectures commence at 6.30 pm and are followed by light refreshments.  As the lectures are free of charge they do prove popular so admission is by registration only via email:  FES-public-lectures@gre.ac.uk or by calling 0208 331 9800.  Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.   Click here for information. 

The next lectures are scheduled to take place on: Wednesday 24th May - 3D printing of Patient Scientific Healthcare

DouroumisPresented by Professor Dennis Douroumis, Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Environmental Sciences.  3D is a manufacturing process that has attracted significant interest in medicine.  The lecture will present the current trends and advances including bioprinting of tissues and organs, customized implants and models for surgical operations and finally printing of pharmaceutical dosage forms (e.g. tablets, pills) for personalized patient needs.  3D printing is revolutionized technology that will dramatically evolve in the next few years offering tremendous advantages in patient healthcare. 

Professor Douroumis is an expert in Pharmaceutical Technology and Process Engineering and for the last ten years his research has focused on three main areas including Continuous Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical processes, Nanotechnology and Medical Devices.  Her has joined the Editorial Boards of more than six international journals including the Wiley's Editorial Board for the edition of a series of "Advances in Pharmaceutical Technology".  Dennis has published more than 80 research articles, 7 book chapters and edited two books on HME and the delivery of water insoluble APIs.  He has also delivered keynote presentations at national and international conferences. 

On Wednesday 14th June the title of the lecture is Keeping soldiers safe in the line of duty and is presented by Dr Michael Okereke, Senior Lecturer in Engineering Mechanics   

Military vehicles are used in operating environments where they are constantly subjected to blast attacks especially from improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).  A new research, undertaken by Action on Armed Violence, has reported a 70% increase of IED attacks on civilians in the last three years.  This represents more than 53,000 civilian deaths between 2011 and 2013.  The increase is largely from car bombs and suicide attacks.  It is therefore essential that military vehicles are designed to resist under-belly blast attacks. 

This talk presents the research efforts between researchers from the University of Greenwich, Cranfield University, Defence Academy of UK and Blast Absorption Systems Ltd to address this problem.  The talk focuses on computational studies undertaken to inform design of prototype parts for development of next-generation blast-resistant underbody protection for military vehicles.  

OkerekeDr Okereke obtained his DPhil in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford.  He is interested in the impact mechanics of materials and uses computational methods to study these materials.  He is part of the Mathematical Modelling in Engineering (MME) Group and has published over 30 journal and conference papers.  He is working on a finite element post-graduate book due for publication in summer 2017.       


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