Vincent Atigla

BAME Network President

Meet Vincent Atigla. He is the President of the Union’s BAME Network. He’s our next ProudtobeGRE profile in honour of Black History Month.

What do you study?

I’m studying BA (Hons) Mathematics Education

What attracted you to the University of Greenwich?

After shuffling through the profile of most universities in London on the UCAS webpage, I was particularly drawn to the University of Greenwich because of the course content of their Mathematics program, as well as their national ranking for student satisfaction. I also had the privilege of attending one of the Open Days and I was thoroughly impressed by how enlightening the experience was. This enabled me to make a firm decision that University of Greenwich was the place for me.

What makes you Proud to be GRE?

Since I set foot here, I had the feeling this is where my change will start from. The environment was filled with a strong sense of pride and integrity.

Another thing about the University of Greenwich which makes me proud is the friendliness of the students. You can always see a smiling face while walking to lectures. Students are always out and about, hanging out in the parks, the markets or in the many restaurants around the city of Greenwich. I also feel proud to be studying at a university with great historical heritage.

Do you have any advice for new students starting?

No matter how much the academic workload is or how much of an introvert you are, try to join appropriate groups and Societies, and keep up a friendly relationship with your peers on and off campus. Never feel shy to ask for help and try to find the right balance between studying and socialising. But more importantly, keep trusted company.

What opportunities has The University of Greenwich given to you? It has afforded me the privilege to develop transferable skills through set academic work and group tasks involving presentation. It has been a case of self-discovery through hard work and dedication amidst various challenges. I have also had the opportunity of managing people while serving as the President of the Mathematics Society and also in my capacity as the President of the BAME Society. All these have enabled me to develop effective communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to manage and lead others, which form part of the skills required to be a teacher and eventually take up leadership positions in the future.


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