The University of Greenwich
Southern Utah University Visit
15 May 2014
Welcome to London!
A Student City
• 40 Higher Education institutions
• Around 390,000 students
• A Cosmopolitan City
• 10.00am – 10.15am - Refreshments Queen Mary 068
• 10.15am – University of Greenwich Introduction
and British Identity an...
Aisling Conboy, Study Abroad and Exchange
Coordinator (3 years at Greenwich!)
• Born in Donegal, Ireland
• Studied Politic...
About the University of Greenwich
• 23,757 students in the UK
• 14,200 students studying wholly
overseas
• Vice Chancellor...
Study at Greenwich
• Students from over 140 countries
worldwide
• Students Union - Over 50 clubs and
societies including A...
Brief History of Greenwich
• Set on the banks of the River Thames just four miles
downstream from Tower Bridge Greenwich i...
• Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site
• World Heritage Site status was awarded to 'Maritime
Greenwich’ by UNESCO in 199...
• The design of the US White House is based on the
Palladian style of the Queen’s House in Greenwich,
which now exhibits a...
The Queen’s House
• The Trafalgar Tavern on the
waterside, one of the most
historic pubs in the area, was
once frequented by
Thackeray, Dick...
Charles Dickens
• Charles Dickens b. 1812. Dickens had a
great love for Greenwich. This is revealed
particularly in essays...
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cww" frameborder="0"
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Brit...
Daniel Defoe is an
English novelist
known as the author
of Robinson Crusoe
New Greenwich
student
accommodation
‘Daniel Def...
Is This The Most Popular Filming
Location In The World?
• Empire Magazine - Greenwich ‘taking over Hollywood’
• The Dark K...
• Daniel Day Lewis (here in Lincoln) was born
in Greenwich
• Les Miserables
• Four Weddings and a Funeral – second
wedding
The London Marathon
Map of ‘Britain’
• Terminology can be
confusing, different
meanings
• Great Britain
• Britain
• The United Kingdom
• The B...
‘In recent times the British
state’s thinking has been
federal, multicultural, and
free market – a soft
Thatcherite mix wh...
British Literature – traditional or
modern?
• Literature is Great - Part 1- British Council
• Literature is Great – Part 2...
Modern British Identity?
UK Muslims feel
'more British' than
whites
Research study
says UK citizens of
Pakistani and
Bangl...
London 2012 Olympics –
celebrating British identity
Interesting recent features on British
Identity and ‘Britishness’
• Scrambling for Identity in Britain – NY Times Article
...
Aisling Conboy
Study Abroad and Exchange Coordinator
E-mail: a.conboy@gre.ac.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/studyabroadlond...
Thank You!
Southern Utah University - Presentation 15 May 2014
Southern Utah University - Presentation 15 May 2014
Southern Utah University - Presentation 15 May 2014
Southern Utah University - Presentation 15 May 2014
Southern Utah University - Presentation 15 May 2014
Southern Utah University - Presentation 15 May 2014
Southern Utah University - Presentation 15 May 2014
Southern Utah University - Presentation 15 May 2014
Southern Utah University - Presentation 15 May 2014
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Southern Utah University - Presentation 15 May 2014

  1. 1. The University of Greenwich Southern Utah University Visit 15 May 2014
  2. 2. Welcome to London! A Student City • 40 Higher Education institutions • Around 390,000 students • A Cosmopolitan City
  3. 3. • 10.00am – 10.15am - Refreshments Queen Mary 068 • 10.15am – University of Greenwich Introduction and British Identity and culture (Aisling Conboy, Study Abroad Coordinator) • 11.00am – 11.50am - Campus Tour (Student Ambassador Michael Browne, International Business student at Greenwich from the USA) • 11.50am – 12.00pm - Return to Queen Mary 068 for Recap and Farewell – best photo prize! Today’s schedule
  4. 4. Aisling Conboy, Study Abroad and Exchange Coordinator (3 years at Greenwich!) • Born in Donegal, Ireland • Studied Politics & History • Lived in US for 2 years (Penn State and Central Michigan University) • Enjoy concerts, vintage fashion and galleries in London • Identity? Irish Who am I?
  5. 5. About the University of Greenwich • 23,757 students in the UK • 14,200 students studying wholly overseas • Vice Chancellor David Maguire (President) • The university has three campuses: Avery Hill, Greenwich and Medway • Greenwich - largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century (formerly a naval college)
  6. 6. Study at Greenwich • Students from over 140 countries worldwide • Students Union - Over 50 clubs and societies including American Football • Masters degrees in UK are 1 year (undergraduate 3 years) - tuition fees approx. $19,000, all new students guaranteed university accommodation • Faculties of Business, Architecture, Computing & Humanities, Education & Health, Engineering & Science
  7. 7. Brief History of Greenwich • Set on the banks of the River Thames just four miles downstream from Tower Bridge Greenwich is particularly noted for its magnificent architecture, beautiful parkland and a lively town centre. • Since its earliest days, the town of Greenwich has changed and evolved to meet the changing needs of its people. • Since the Romans settled here, it has been shaped by seafaring, industry, the arrival of the railway and higher education, as well as by Royalty and the Navy. • The Royal Observatory, home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian line, is one of the most important historic scientific sites in the world.
  8. 8. • Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site • World Heritage Site status was awarded to 'Maritime Greenwich’ by UNESCO in 1997 UNESCO World Heritage Site
  9. 9. • The design of the US White House is based on the Palladian style of the Queen’s House in Greenwich, which now exhibits a selection of the National Maritime Museum’s vast art collection
  10. 10. The Queen’s House
  11. 11. • The Trafalgar Tavern on the waterside, one of the most historic pubs in the area, was once frequented by Thackeray, Dickens and friends who all enjoyed the tavern’s most famous dish – whitebait caught straight from the Thames!
  12. 12. Charles Dickens • Charles Dickens b. 1812. Dickens had a great love for Greenwich. This is revealed particularly in essays such as Greenwich Fair (Sketches by Boz, Vol.1, 1836). His late-in-life novel Our Mutual Friend (1864) has Bella Wilfer marrying John Rokesmith in St Alfege's Church and the wedding breakfast being held, apparently, in the Trafalgar Tavern. (Source) • This was the very same inn, indeed, to which his many friends invited Dickens for a whitebait dinner before his departure to the States on his last reading tour in 1867.
  13. 13. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qzUAjkDR cww" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> British traditions at Greenwich
  14. 14. Daniel Defoe is an English novelist known as the author of Robinson Crusoe New Greenwich student accommodation ‘Daniel Defoe House’
  15. 15. Is This The Most Popular Filming Location In The World? • Empire Magazine - Greenwich ‘taking over Hollywood’ • The Dark Knight Rises, Les Misérables, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, Gulliver's Travels, The Wolfman, The Golden Compass, Skyfall • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Sense And Sensibility, Shanghai Knights, The Young Victoria, Dorian Gray, Revolver, The Mummy Returns, Vanity Fair, Quills, Amazing Grace, The Four Feathers, Charlotte Gray, The Bounty, The Oxford Murders, Stage Beauty, The Madness Of King George, Garfield 2, The Wings Of The Dove, King Ralph, Anne Of The Thousand Days and more, all the way back to Stanley Donen's Indiscreet in 1958, with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman.
  16. 16. • Daniel Day Lewis (here in Lincoln) was born in Greenwich
  17. 17. • Les Miserables
  18. 18. • Four Weddings and a Funeral – second wedding
  19. 19. The London Marathon
  20. 20. Map of ‘Britain’ • Terminology can be confusing, different meanings • Great Britain • Britain • The United Kingdom • The British Isles • The Commonwealth • England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
  21. 21. ‘In recent times the British state’s thinking has been federal, multicultural, and free market – a soft Thatcherite mix which, according to the last five prime ministers at least, was more befitting the minimum process known as ‘Europe’ and the maximum process known as globalisation. Our current predicament is that none of this thinking has been sympathetic to the principle and the practice of British national identity.’ Source – History Today British National Identity
  22. 22. British Literature – traditional or modern? • Literature is Great - Part 1- British Council • Literature is Great – Part 2 – British Council
  23. 23. Modern British Identity? UK Muslims feel 'more British' than whites Research study says UK citizens of Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage rate "being British" as key to their identity. Source – Al Jazeera
  24. 24. London 2012 Olympics – celebrating British identity
  25. 25. Interesting recent features on British Identity and ‘Britishness’ • Scrambling for Identity in Britain – NY Times Article • Britain and Europe- An Identity Crisis – Channel 4 News • Scotland and devolution from the UK - Reuters • British and English Poll – BBC News • David Beckham and Prince George give our luxury brands a helping hand: 'Britishness' cited as a reason to buy by global shoppers – Daily Mail • As inclusive Britain becomes more multi-ethnic, what will happen to 'Englishness'? – The Telegraph
  26. 26. Aisling Conboy Study Abroad and Exchange Coordinator E-mail: a.conboy@gre.ac.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/studyabroadlondon Instagram: #studyabroadgreenwich Twitter: @GreenwichAbroad Contact
  27. 27. Thank You!

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