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College News
The newsletter of Greenwich School of Management, London
The Vice Chancellor of The
University of Hull, Professor
David Drewry, was recently
invited to be the Guest of
Honour at a ceremony to
celebrate the 30th "Pearl"
anniversary of Greenwich
School of Management.
Professor Drewry was
welcomed by the Principal
of the School, William
Hunt. The event was attended by students,
academic and administrative staff of
the School.
Dr Drewry unveiled a plaque which
commemorates the School’s thirtieth year of
providing business education in London. At
the ceremony he warmly congratulated the
School on the achievement and endorsed
the deepening relationship, confirmed by
the School’s Affiliation to the University. He
told the gathering that he took great pride
in the academic partnership between
Greenwich and Hull. He recognised that
the School provides an ongoing stream of
quality students in this very competitive
world. “We have”, he said, “created a
benchmark for sharing and pooling
academic and administrative resources to
maximum benefit.” He added that, “It was
no coincidence that Hull is now regarded as
a top twenty university in terms of teaching
and research. We look forward to many
more graduates from the School in the
years ahead."
Bridgette Pollard, Director of Teaching and
Learning, recently organised the inaugural
coach party for new students of the School
to visit The University of Hull. A tour of the
University was followed by lunch and a
seminar with the University’s Head of
Careers, John Franks. A productive and
enjoyable time was had by all concerned.
“We can take
great pride in
our academic
partnership”
Building Bridges
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SPRING 2004
INSIDE
■ Graduation News
■ DMS - A Study in Success
■ Library Gift
■ First class travel
Students
■ Principal meets Princess
■ Flying the Flag
■ Alumni Corner
■ Enrol a Friend and
Reduce Your Fees
■ People Panel
■ Leading the Way
■ A credit where it’s due
William Hunt with Professor Drewry, Vice Chancellor of The University of Hull.
The following Greenwich School of Management
students were conferred with their degrees at the
Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees of
The University of Hull recently. A Study in Success
It was evident at our recent Greenwich School of
Management Graduation Ceremony that the
Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) continues
to offer opportunities and is truly all things to all
people: a pathway to the Hull MBA, a qualification
in its own right or as a proud and personal
achievement.
The latter is especially true of William J. Gallagher,
whose management role with the Leonard
Cheshire Foundation called for an insight into
business procedures and planning. Based at
Battersea in South London, William is concerned
with the needs of over 150 disabled people.
His Regional Director, Rosemarie Mitchell, suggested the DMS as an
introduction to senior management and in William’s words, the end result is
"an escalated confidence in myself.” William explains, “I was initially
concerned about what it would take to complete the course, but I now know
that graduating is one of the proudest moments in my life. I can invest my
knowledge in the people in my care. I was impressed, from the first moment,
by the professionalism and positive attitude of the School’s staff and the
exceptional quality of the lecturers. I would have no hesitation in
recommending the School to anyone".
William Gallagher
MBA
DAYTIME & EVENING
WITH DISTINCTION
Aditya Dipak NAIK
PASS
Aderonke Olubunmi ADENIYI
Shereen AHMED
Zoe Zolesha Angie Maria
BROWNE
Amer CAROUBA
Richard William CARRICK
Wells Dzidzai CHOMUTARE
Jimoh Bodunrin Olakunle
DARANIJO
Alexander DARMOO
Marcel FAUSCH
Paula Ferreira DE ANDRADE
Jeanette FONTAINE
Mimi FREMPONG
Kwadwo FREMPONG-BOADU
Shenghua GU
Hakan HANER
Mary HARRIS
Katy Jane HAZELL
Oluwafunmilayo O IMMANUEL
Abdallah KAGIMU
Xihan LI
Isabell LIGHTFOOT
Hai Kun MA
Waddah MARDINI
Mihaela MIHAI
Irina Sergeevna MOROZOVA
Issei MOTOOKA
Kaizer Mabhilidi NYATSUMBA
Maria Alison O’MAHONEY
Oladoke Adeyemi ODETOLA
Olutomisola Adebayo
ODUKOMAIYA
Charles Abimbola ODULEYE
Nana Yaw Amankwa ODURO
Claudius ODUSANYA
Gauresh PATEL
Piyushkumar PATEL
Daniyal QURESHI
Naveed Shahid SIDDIQUI
Egbert Anthony THOMAS
Hai Xia TIAN
Leonard Kweku TORSU
Doreen Norah ADHIAMBO
VICENTE
Feng WANG
Min WANG
Jonathan Dai WILLIAMS
Aminat Bose YAKUBU
Gokhan YILMAZ
Kankay YUMKELLA
MBA
EXECUTIVE
WITH DISTINCTION
Linda CHAMBERLAIN
Richard Duncan DRYDEN
Clive Shaun FORRESTER
Shahla Hassan-SYED
Andrew Martin MARRINER
Jonathan Melville RIDLEY
Adrienne SMITH
PASS
Paul Andrew BARTON
Sean Mark FLANAGAN
Peter Thomas FRENCH
Nana John FRIMPONG
Leroy Francis GILLETT
Josephine HO
Freddie HOSPEDALES
Hans Henrik NIELSEN
Pallavi Upendrabhai PATEL
Nicholas Mark PRONGER
Joy ROBINSON
Tamara SOLOMUN
Michael George STONE
Angela Mary TOBIERRE
Kofi William TORGBUIGA
Peter Mark TURNER
Caroline Rachel YEOMAN
MBA
HEALTH SERVICES
MANAGEMENT
EXECUTIVE
WITH DISTINCTION
Paul James RIX
PASS
Adekunle Ayodele ADEYEMI
Ann Marie BAXTER
Michelle GALLIFENT
Suzanne Jane HILTON
Simon Noel McCULLOUGH
Elaine Ann ODLUM
Margaret Nnene OKORO
Geraldine OWTRAM
Joanne PREECE
(Pictured below - left)
Nicola Wendy THOMPSON
(Pictured below - right)
BACHELOR
OF SCIENCE
FIRST CLASS HONOURS
Amina BADAT
PASS
OluwaseyI ADENUBI
Lamiaa AKESBI
Harold AZALETEY
Anjana Kunverji BHAVAN
Zuhal BOYBEYI
Pedro Henrique De Almeida
PEREIRA
Matthew Kevin GOLDING
Eylem KOYUNCU
Xiao Jing LIU
Nicola Joanne MENCARINI
Tinotenda Zororo MUSHONGA
Izabela OLAHOVA
Mimine SEDAT
Hema SEEBORUTH
Iris STEINBAUER
Cynthia YANKEY
Hoda YOUNIS
Tzu Shan YU
HIGHER DIPLOMA
IN BUSINESS STUDIES
Ajay HALAI
EXECUTIVE DMS
WITH DISTINCTION
Antoinette BERNARD
Kulvinder BHAMBRA
DMS
WITH DISTINCTION
Munyaradzi CHIMBAIRA
Marcella Estell HALLS
Rohan JOSHI
Becky LOWE
Kingsley Darko MANTEY
Maryam REHMAN
Thirulogajeyanthi
THIRUNAVUKARASO
Somasekadam Pillai
THUSIHARAN
DMS
Teresa Mojisola ABU
Kwabena AGYENIMBOATENG
Eva AIDOO-MICAH
Olukemi AMUSA
Czarina ANKU
Albert ASARE-ATTRAMS
Roberta Josephine AZU
Jing BAI
Michelle BEUGRE
Esther Nancy BOLAJI
Ajoke BRAITHWAITE
Mitesh CHOKSHI
Aleksandrs CJUPKO
Cedric COUASSI-BLE
Bakai DARBOE
Andrew DAROPALE
Alexis EHIPPA
Joe Niranjan EMMANUEL
Pamela Pandora
GARANGANGA
Lourine Della GATI
Priyangie Nirodha
GEDARA
Gautam GUJRAL
Joan HAMILTON
Bashir Osman HASSAN
Serife HELVACI
Mary JONES
N’touan KOUASSI
Angela Emefa KPEGAH
Olatunbosun LANA
Oliade LAGUNBABALOLA
Ekambaram MANICKAM
Tentin Aissata MEITI
Modupe Omotola
MOLADE
Eugene MOLLEL
Clara MUFANDAEDZA
Leslie KOTEY NIKOI
Flora NWIKPO
Victor NYAMALOR
Seiyefa Miriam OKARA
Olayinka OMONIJO
Thanuja Jennifer PERERA
Jinny RUNGSAWANG
Edwin SIGANDE
Susan SIGANDE
Sujanthie SRIKANTHA
Anita UTI
Wei Wei WANG
John James WEBBER
Dennis Olufemi WILLIAMS
Maxine WILSON
Fang XING
Li Qiong XU
Albert Kweku YARBOI
Aftab Uz ZAMAN
Geremaa ZORIGT
Xue ZHENG
Xiaolu ZHU
EXECUTIVE
DMS
Alexander T DAVIES
Andre De FREITAS
William GALLAGHER
Fareida IBRAHIM
Breda JOYCE
Rebecca Dolphine
ANNAN
Giuliana QUADERNUCCI
EXECUTIVE DMS
HEALTH SERVICES
MANAGEMENT
Helena Okoampah
AGYEMANG
Emmanuel APIEDU
Martha BERE
Eunice CHIWAYE
Olatokunbo David COKER
Nahideh ECHRAGHI
Daisy MASONA
Olaniyi OYINLOYE
Mandla Moses
SHONGWE
Leticia Farirai ZULU
The Autumn 2003 Graduation Ceremony honoured the following students:
Flying The Flag
Stephen Fettes, Director of Development and Tamara
Solomun, Marketing Manager recently travelled to
Japan and Korea to attend two major MBA fairs in
Tokyo and Seoul. As part of the tour the pair also met
with our local representatives who are based in the
respective countries. These local counsellors are able
to offer advice and assistance to students who are
planning to come to Greenwich School of
Management to further their academic careers, and are
a key aspect of the pre-enrolment student support and
counselling undertaken by the School.
"We were very impressed with the quality of the
students that we met," said Tamara. "They all had
excellent academic and work experience, and we hope
to be able to welcome many of them to Greenwich
over the next few months." Stephen goes on to say,
"At present Japanese and Korean students make up a
small percentage of the students on our full-time
postgraduate programmes. We are looking to increase
the numbers of applicants from Japan and Korea to
improve both the diversity, and experience base of
course members on the full-time programmes. This will
be good for the School and students."
It is always satisfying when an alumnus of the School comes back to see us;
especially when they offer a tangible gesture of their appreciation. Dr Aminu Bala
recently did precisely that. He offered the School a donation of £2000 towards the
purchase of a superb selection of books for The Lord Harris Library.
At the ceremony to mark the official presentation of this generous gift, Principal
William Hunt set the scene. “Back in 1982 a young man, recently arrived from
Nigeria, commenced a Diploma course in Business Management at Greenwich
School of Management. Seven years later he had attained an MBA and a PhD.
Along the way he also gained a Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma. After
his time at Greenwich he went on to start-up a company that was to become one
of the largest security enterprises in the London area.”
Dr Bala replies, ”The School transformed me from a novice to a member of
society who was able to take his place in the world of commerce and freeenterprise.
I am proud, confident and happy to be part of this excellent business
education institution which has launched so many entrepreneurs across the world.
And I am equally proud to offer this contribution as a token of thanks for the
support and education of future students at Greenwich School of Management."
Many pundits predicted that the travel industry would suffer following the
events of 11 September 2001. It appears however, that in terms of training and
development, many companies are still keen to ensure that their staff are
adequately apprised of travel and tourism policy and procedures. The
Greenwich School of Management travel and tourism programmes recently
recorded their highest enrolments ever.
The Director of Travel and Tourism Programmes, Terry Warne has no doubt that
the popularity and success of the programmes is based on the constant
adaptation of the curriculum to meet the changes and technology in the
industry, as well as the flexibility of study patterns, whether Full-Time, Evenings
or Saturdays.
Terry is proud to announce that Agnes Young achieved the best ever graduation
marks in the recent examinations, and that all the Travel and Tourism graduates
achieved Distinctions across both Diploma programmes, in Airline & Travel
Studies and Travel & Tourism Management.
First class travel students
William Hunt, Principal of Greenwich School of
Management, was recently honoured to be selected
to attend a gathering of senior London academics
who were presented to Princess Anne the Princess
Royal. The Princess was introduced to the Principal
at Birkbeck College, one of the federal colleges of
The University of London. She is the Chancellor of
The University of London. The meeting discussed
the role and nature of research which is of particular
interest to Her Royal Highness.
William Hunt greets the Princess Royal.
Tamara, Stephen and Hyo Jung Han our Korean Adviser.
Taro Momiyama who
recently completed
his Hull MBA with us
helped Tamara and
Stephen to advise
potential applicants
at the Tokyo Fair.
Dr Bala (centre); The Principal; staff and students in The Lord Harris Library.
Successful Travel and Tourism students display their Diplomas.
Library Gift Principal meets Princess
Four newcomers to introduce to you: My Ai Do now assists Solange
Gaymard in the Lord Harris Library; Savas Uzun has joined the
Marketing Development team; Sumara Khan is the new Assistant
Registrar; David Scales has been appointed Careers Advisor.
David’s appointment is one of several innovations designed to
support our students. Another, was the recent inaugural visit to Hull
for new BSc students, organised by Director of Teaching and
Learning, Bridgette Pollard. The visit enabled the students to
identify with the University and to see the facilities at first hand. It
was an opportunity to foster closer relations between the two
institutions from the students’ perspective. The highlight of the day
was a presentation given by John Franks, Head of Careers at Hull,
who gave a comprehensive overview on how to tackle the
challenges of the ever-demanding work place.
It is planned to repeat the success of this trip at relevant intervals.
Students from all courses are welcome to approach David Scales
and take advantage of our Careers Service.
Paul Wildman, Manager,
Survey Services at the Abbey
Building Society, believes
that a good MBA offers the
dual benefits of being the
best business education programme and the optimum launch-pad for
corporate progress.
Paul chose Greenwich School of Management which offers the
Executive MBA pathway based on weekend attendance.
As an experienced financial services professional, Paul is typical of
those managers who want to raise their profile in the organization,
equip themselves for general management roles, and give
themselves a passport to senior status.
Paul is an excellent ambassador for Greenwich and the Hull MBA.
"I needed to broaden my horizons beyond my role in my
organization. To move out of my silo, as it were.” he says, “The
combination of location, fee structure and the executive format,
linked to a respected university was ideal. The personal networking
also played a major role. The programme gives a wider perspective
and a structural, analytical approach to business issues. The MBA
provides the appropriate skills, and status and was an important
factor in my recent career move. It has certainly opened up my
corporate future.”
The School is proud to announce that a recent inspection by the
British Accreditation Council resulted in Greenwich School of
Management being approved for a further five years until
December 2008. The BAC assessment is, quite rightly, very
demanding and thorough. Their examiners recently spent two
days on our premises, checking everything from "teachers to
toilets". As the leading accreditation body for independent
schools and colleges BAC approval confirms the School’s status as
a quality educational institution in this sector.
Alumni Corner People Panel
Enrol a Friend and
Reduce Your Fees
Survey Your
Future
The events at the World Trade Centre on 9/11
had a dramatic effect on people’s lives, not least
in terms of undermining confidence in the
financial sector. The result was that Sohail Khan
lost his job at a leading French bank in London
overnight, and he quickly needed to reposition
himself as a candidate in this highly competitive
business sector.
The "fast-track" University of Hull BSc (Hons) at Greenwich gave
Sohail the ideal combination of strategic business education and rapid
access to a positive new future. With reduced holiday breaks and
completion possible in two years, rather than the usual three Sohail’s
BSc (Hons) in Business Management and Information Technology will
provide him with a marketable, pertinent qualification.
Sohail observes "Although only in my mid-thirties, I had come up
against problems of ageism and prejudice against my lack of general
business experience. This course will most certainly equip me for a
new future as well as giving me the status of a respected, quality
university graduate. The programme is up to date in terms of IT
systems and the lecturers are very good indeed. Greenwich School of
Management was recommended to me by a friend, and in turn I have
done the same for another potential student."
Fast-track Financier
Greenwich School of Management prides itself on
providing satisfied customers. We know that our
students are satisfied with their experiences at
Greenwich because so many of them recommend
the School to others. We like to reward these
satisfied customers by paying them a commission
which can be received either as a cash payment or
credited against school fees.
If you would like to help a friend to benefit from one of the courses that
the school offers, all you have to do is to give us their names and contact
details. We’ll do the rest. We will get in touch with them – send them a
prospectus and give any necessary guidance that they require to enable
them to make an informed choice about their academic future.
If they enrol, then the person who gave us their names gets a commission
based on the amount of fees that the new student pays the School.
Tamara Solomun administers the scheme and she will be pleased to help.
Tamara Solomun
Leading the Way
For new students, we have pleasure in introducing the
Programme Leaders of your respective courses.
Programme Leaders are concerned with overall quality and
standards; liaising with students, Module Leaders and Lecturers;
co-ordinating and implementing strategy; monitoring lecturing
delivery and preparing assessments and reports as appropriate.
Brian Buckley
Executive MBA
My Ai Do Sumara Khan David Scales Savas Uzun
Stephen Fettes
Day & Evening MBA
Trevor Sharpe
Undergraduate
A credit
where it’s due