HR academy: University of Greenwich

HR specific/related courses: MA in Human Resource Management, one
year full-time, two years part-time; MA in International Human Resource
Management, one year full-time, two years part-time; MA in Employment Strategy,
one year fast-track block release or more usually one and a half years block
release; MA in Strategic Human Resource Development, one year fast-track block
release or more usually one and a half years block release; BA Hons in
Personnel Management, three years full-time, four years sandwich, and which
qualifies students for Graduate Membership of the CIPD; CIPD Professional
Management Foundation Programme/Professional Qualification Scheme, two years
part-time.

Founded: Its roots go back to Woolwich Polytechnic, established in
1890, which pioneered part-time and sandwich education. A number of mergers
have taken place over the years and in 1970 it became Thames Polytechnic. It
was designated the University of Greenwich in 1992.

College CV: Spread across three campuses from Greenwich to Medway, the
university has grown over the last 10 years to become a major player in the
region and student numbers, including those enrolled at partner colleges, have
increased to 18,250. It works in more than 80 countries around the world
carrying out research, consultancy and teaching and there are projects going on
as far afield as China, Russia and Australia. It has made steady progress in
the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) ratings and the average grade per
researcher in the 2001 RAE rose to 3a. The business school has more than 2,000
students and is based at the Maritime Greenwich campus and some courses are
taught at the Kings Hill Institute in West Malling, Kent. The largest research
group, the Work and Employment Research Unit (WERU, carries out research and
consultancy in HR and also houses the NHS-funded Innovations in Pay and Grading
Research Project.

Star HR academics: Dr Anna Pollert, professor of employment
relations, who has written widely on the gender implications of employment
relations. Following research on the East West Programme, she has had work
published on industrial relations in post-communist countries and her most
recent book, Transformation at Work in the New Market Economies of Central
Eastern Europe, is a critical account of wider theories of transformation. Dr
Janet Druker, professor of HRM and director of research at the business school,
who is currently working with Dr Celia Stanworth on a study of employment
bureaux and the private recruitment industry.

Entry: Please see website.

Alumni: There is an active alumni network around the world.

www.gre.ac.uk

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