University of Greenwich: University of Greenwich expands partnership with Visit Greenwich

The University of Greenwich and Visit Greenwich have agreed to expand their existing working agreement.Cutty Sark

New elements to their partnership include:

Visit Greenwich tourism and hospitality businesses will work directly with 2nd year University of Greenwich and postgraduate students on three key projects a year.
Funding of five 4-week placements outside term time for students from all years within local businesses.
Continued seed funding for a local conference bidding unit to attract companies and professional bodies to host their conferences at Greenwich along with other venues such as the O2.
University of Greenwich will continue to host and participate in local jobs fairs to promote apprenticeships.
The partnership builds on previous agreements already in place between the partner organisations and emphasises the University’s commitment to contribute to the local community as set out in its Strategy 2030.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane Harrington, at the University of Greenwich said:

“I’m delighted that we are expanding our partnership with Visit Greenwich. Engaging with, investing in and collaborating with the local community is a key part of our Strategy 2030. This partnership will continue to bring benefits to the university and our students as well as Visit Greenwich and the local community and I look forward to seeing it continue to flourish.”

Barrie Kelly, CEO of Visit Greenwich said:

“The University of Greenwich is an incredibly valuable institution in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and I’m delighted they are enhancing their partnership with us. The partnership will create a better connection between the University’s expertise and student base to our 150 commercial partners who employ 17,000 people. There are some exciting projects in this agreement that will have huge benefits for our businesses, academics and students.”

The existing partnership benefits both the University and Visit Greenwich. Students on relevant courses can access get real-world experience with opportunities to work within the hospitality and tourism industries, which also give them a head start on building their networks within the industry.

In turn, Visit Greenwich and aligned businesses gain input from young and aspiring professionals to support their work and are able to nurture a talent pipeline from early on.

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