Sandra Wright is the General Manager of the Harlow Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland.
You might be thinking, what has Harlow got to do with Newfoundland? Well, in 1967 Lord Stephen Taylor of Harlow, former member of Harlow Development Corporation, became President and Vice-Chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Upon accepting his position at the University, he said:
“I think it would be rather fitting if the oldest town in the New World were linked to the newest town in the Old World.”
And so, the Harlow Campus of Memorial University was established in 1969, in Old Harlow. Fifty years later, the link between the two towns is as strong as ever, with students and professors coming to Harlow to study, research and undertake internships in our town.
Currently, the campus is one of only two universities in Canada with a foothold in the UK. It offers courses ranging from biology, business, pharmacy, fine arts and education.
The campus also welcomes partnerships and research opportunities with UK-based Universities or organisations.
As part of my role, I am involved in the placement of education students into local schools to undertake an internship each term, and pharmacy students come to the campus each year to complete a clinical rotation at the Rivers Hospital.
Studying and working in Harlow is a fantastic opportunity for our students, who get to experience a new culture, new style of education and benefit from the town’s links to London and Cambridge.
Born and raised in Harlow, I am proud to work in the town and give back to the community I grew up in. When Discover Harlow formed, I was delighted to become a Harlow Ambassador to send the message out to all on what a great place Harlow is to live and work and to help achieve the recognition it deserves.
As part of the Harlow Campus’ 50th Anniversary celebrations, we have planned a weekend of events in Old Harlow. Anyone who would like to find out more about the campus is welcome to come along to our BBQ on Friday 23 August, 1.00pm – 4.00pm. We have more information on the events on our website
To find out more information about the campus and the current programmes offered, visit the Harlow Campus website