Looking back on the decade 2010-2019

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As we begin the new year, it’s an opportunity to reflect back on the previous decade and remember the highs and lows. A lot can and has changed across the three campuses and local area.

2010 – New beginnings

Greenwich Students’ Union, formerly known as Students’ Union University of Greenwich (SUUG) launched their new website.

The UK holds the first of four General Elections of the decade. David Cameron starts his time serving as the Prime Minister, a role he holds for a further six years. He is preceded by Gordon Brown the only non-Conservative Prime Minister of the Decade.

2011 – The England Riots

The England Riots hit Greenwich where major fires were started.

2012 – The Olympics

In 2012, the university was rated as the greenest in the UK by People & Planet Green League Table.

Great Britain’s Mary King rides Imperial Cavalier on the cross-country course in Greenwich Park at the London 2012 Olympics. King, alongside Nicola Wilson, Zara Phillips, Kristina Cook and William Fox-Pitt, won silver in the team eventing.

2013 - A year of success

Sparrows nightclub won the competition for UK Rapper Mikill Pane (collaborated with Ed Sheeran and Example) to perform at the event Flirt!

The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir reach Christmas number one with A Bridge Over You.

2014 – Big changes for Medway begin

A new Student Hub for Medway Campus is announced – later to be The Student Hub and The Deep End.

2015 – Greenwich campus development

Dreadnought ‘student hub’ project given green light.

The UK holds the second of four General Elections of the decade.

2016 – A green year

The Students’ Union welcomes new Chief Executive John Schless. The Students’ Union achieve a gold award for NUS Green Impact.

2017 – Another General Election!

The UK holds the third of four General Elections of the decade.

2018 – Goodbye SUUG!

Dreadnought officially opens, SUUG is rebranded as GSU and the Lower Deck and Change open.

2019 – The Royal approval

In 2019, University of Greenwich awarded the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize. Pioneering and innovative research in pest management and control to combat human and animal diseases in the UK and internationally.

The UK holds the fourth General Election of the decade.



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