Through existing involvement in the UTCs at Greenwich and Dartford (The Leigh), and now with the Waterfront UTC, the University of Greenwich is committed to enhancing the technical schooling of young people in South-East London and North Kent. With a focus on the technical specialisms of engineering and construction, working in close partnership with the Waterfront UTC and local employers in providing a ‘learning by doing’ approach to students’ education will provide them with the knowledge and skills to that are in demand by businesses. The university’s comprehensive expertise and facilities at its Medway campus will be available to assist students with their studies in the engineering and construction specialisms. Additional to this, the university pledges that, subject to achieving the required grades, students will receive a firm offer to study on an appropriate course on-campus on leaving the UTC.
In short, through the Waterfront UTC the university is committed to providing young people in Medway and surrounding areas with an excellent education and skills base that will prepare them for an exciting and rewarding career in the world of work.
Professor Alan Reed, University of Greenwich.