As a relatively new university, with a distinguished pedigree at the cutting edge of the digital media and design sectors, we have considerable potential for growth and development over the next five years. We are looking for strategically-minded individuals from a variety of backgrounds to join the board to help the university in achieving its full potential and I hope that you will be interested in joining us.
The creative and digital industries are major drivers for growth in the UK and internationally. The university aspires to inspire young people from diverse backgrounds to rise to the opportunities in these sectors as well as develop their knowledge and skills to contribute to the betterment of society at large.
We have a strong base on which to build. The university is housed in an iconic building on Greenwich Peninsula at the centre of an expanding entertainment and residential hub that will soon home London’s newest area dedicated to the creative industries, the Design District.
We have a reputation for being at the cutting edge of digital media and design and are committed to fostering close links with the creative industries. We have one of the highest levels of graduate employment in Europe.
Our small size affords us the agility to pursue exciting creative opportunities and explore emerging fields of interest in our industry. We provide more than practical, digitally-focused courses. We care about our students and help them unlock their creative talent. We produce graduates that flourish as innovative, self-sustaining practitioners that enable the design and media industries to continue to thrive.
Our great aspirations come with many challenges in areas such as recruitment, funding, regulation and the long-term impact of the current coronavirus situation. However, since joining the university at the end of last year it has become clear to me that through dedication and a commitment to excellence we have the skills and opportunity to double the size of the university in the next five years.
I look forward to working with you to help make this happen.