Customers choose their favourite recipes from the menu, which is updated every week. Then, measured ingredients and step-by-step recipes cards are delivered in bio-degradable packaging with most recipes requiring just 35 minutes on average to cook.
BBC business editor says in James Cameron Memorial lecture at City that he does not favour royal charter press regulation
Robert Peston – how the Daily Mail revealed my wife’s cancer.
Professor John Barbur from the School of Health Sciences recalls an outstanding colleague and friend whose association with City began in the 1950s.
Edwin Geoffrey (Geoff) Woodward, who died at the age of 79, was an outstanding optometrist, an expert in contact lenses and an international leader in his field. His greatest interest was in keratoconus, a degenerative disorder of the eye that formed the topic of Geoff’s doctorate thesis. His significant contributions in this field made over many years found clinical applications that received international recognition.
Geoff commenced his long association with City in 1952 when he joined the Northampton Institute (later to become known as City University London) to study Ophthalmic Optics in the Department he was later to lead, but then headed up by Bill Swaine.
He qualified in 1955 and then completed two years of National Service in Europe and Malaya, where he served as an Ophthalmic Optician in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Geoff was particularly proud of his field work in Malaya where he worked in several hospitals. On completion of his National Service, Geoff returned to study pathology and contact lens practice in 1957, followed by practice work and teaching appointments in London, Newcastle, Denmark and Norway. Later Geoff was appointed Principal Optometrist at Moorfields Eye Hospital working in the Contact Lens Department.
Geoff committed much of his time to the profession of Optometry where his administrative skills and dedication were second to none. He served on the General Optical Council and chaired its Professional Conduct Committee. He also served for many years as a Council Member and later as President of the College of Optometrists where he strongly promoted the academic side of the College through direct support for research in Optometry.
His appointment as Head of the Department of Optometry and Visual Science at City University London in 1987 gave Geoff the opportunity to pursue what are arguably his greatest professional and academic achievements. In research, he brought together basic scientists and clinicians with benefits to both. His office became his laboratory where his collaborative efforts led to work on keratoconus and corneal topography. The new approach to corneal curvature measurements Geoff developed in collaboration with basic scientists continues to provide significant advantages, particularly when large surface irregularities make conventional techniques difficult to apply, such as in keratoconic eyes. Geoff also pursued his strong interest in contact lens materials and related infections, largely through collaborative projects with Moorfields Eye Hospital. His efforts helped secure new accommodation for the Department’s Clinics and strengthened considerably the Department’s links with Moorfields Eye Hospital which continue today. He helped young lecturers to develop academic careers and supported the development of the Applied Vision Research Centre in Optometry and Visual Science to promote closer interaction between scientists and clinicians by pursuing fundamental research with clinical and industrial applications.
Following his retirement, Geoff became Emeritus Professor in 1999 and in spite of continuing with many of his professional activities, he managed to spend more time with his family and particularly his five grandchildren who were an important part of his life.
Geoff remained true to his scientific beliefs by bequeathing his body to the Department of Anatomy and Genetics at Oxford University for medical research. There will not be a burial, but a Memorial Service to honour Geoff’s life and achievements will be organised in January 2014.
Edwin Geoffrey Woodward FCOptom, DCLP, PhD – 1934-2013
Legal Week contacted more than 350 solicitors, barristers, QCs and senior clerks to ascertain their views on the rising stars of the profession. The top 10 were selected from more than 325 recommended junior barristers of 10 years’ call and under from all circuits across England and Wales. Each barrister was profiled by journalist Ben Rigby for an article in the most recent edition.
Cass alumnus Simo Dragicevic has been celebrating after winning the Association of MBA (AMBA) Entrepreneurial Venture Award.
Businesses which have received investment from the Cass Entrepreneurship Fund (Cass’s £10 million venture capital fund) have now been finalists in this award category for three consecutive years.
The one-year programme, which starts in September 2014, will equip students with theoretical and practical supply chain knowledge as well as professional and personal skills.
Unlike other programmes of its kind, the course focuses on developing students’ analytical and consulting skills, as well as their understanding of supply chain and operations management.
Course director for the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management, Dr Byung-Gak Son of Cass Business School, said: “Consulting skills are highly valued across a range of sectors, especially in the banking industry where there is a growing demand for supply chain finance specialists.
“While many courses focus on supply chain operations, this course aims to develop graduates with strong strategic supply chain knowledge as well as advanced analytical and consulting skills.
“Graduates of this programme will be well positioned for a career in the management consulting industry, which employs more than 80,000 consultants in the UK alone.”
Among the topics covered are strategic supply chain, operations management, global procurement, business sustainability and accounting and finance.
Modules offered on the course include supply chain analysis, international finance, research design, quantitative business analysis and consulting skills for Global Supply Chain Management.
“To help students develop specialist skills in consulting, the course exposes them to the tools and techniques they need to analyse empirical data and draw reliable conclusions,” Dr Son added. “It also encourages them to develop the project management, communication and presentation skills required to deliver consultancy projects.”
The course will rely on interactive teaching methods, lab-based sessions and case studies to help students understand the complexities of managing global supply chains. Students will learn to apply their knowledge to real life problems faced by companies.
The design and content of the course reflects the needs of the marketplace and the research activity of Cass’s world-renowned faculty.
Graduates are expected to apply for a variety of roles in procurement management, supply chain consultancy or specialist finance positions in the banking and insurance sectors.
For more information, visit www.cass.city.ac.uk/msc-supply-chain
The Optometry department were well represented at this year’s annual Association of Optometrists awards dinner at the Birmingham Hilton on the 7th November.
Polly Dulley, who obtained both her BSc and MPhil from City, became Great Britain’s optometrist of the year. Bernard Gilmartin, who also received his PhD from City, was presented with the evening’s top prize, the lifetime achievement award.
Unfortunately, although Ron Douglas and Steve Gruppetta, shown with the host for the evening, BBC Breakfast Naga Munchetty, both made the last 3 of the lecturer of the year award, the gold medal position eluded them. However, City definitely would have got the team medal on points (if there were such an award).
The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey is underway. The survey provides the University with invaluable information about the employment and further study circumstances of its graduates. All UK Higher Education institutions are required to conduct this survey, whose findings feed into the Universities’ employability tables.
Last year over 80% of City graduates included in the survey took part and helped the university assess the early careers of its alumni.
If you completed your course between 1st January and 31st August 2013 we are asking you to contribute a couple of minutes of your time when we contact you to carry out the survey. Alternatively you can do the survey online now.
Your input in the survey as a recent graduate will be greatly appreciated as it will aid students on your course in understanding their career options and help us maximise City’s students employability.
You can view results from last year’s survey, including employment statistics, median salaries and companies/roles by course of study.
A report, co-authored by Dr Ruth Sealy from the Psychology Department and published by Cranfield School of Management, shows that women account for 19% of FTSE 100 and 15% of FTSE 250 board positions.
We’d like to inform you of a fantastic multinational event for university graduates provided by UAWESOME in Vilamoura, Portugal, and supported by Santander .
The Graduate Week Party will take place between the 12th and 17th of April 2014 in the Vilamoura Marina. The event aims to bring together graduates between the ages of 21 and 26 from Spain, Portugal and the UK for a week of fun and relaxation as well as the opportunity to network with a range of potential sponsors and investors, not forgetting of course being able to practise language skills in English, Spanish and Portuguese
The Graduate Week Party features Pitch on the Beach by Start-Up Lisbon, a Portuguese based company who provide support and mentoring to young entrepreneurs. Pitch on the Beach is a unique event which gives young entrepreneurs the possibility to present their business ideas to investors interested in supporting new projects. All UAWESOME participants have access to this networking activity but in order to submit your idea, you must first pre-register by November 30th and prepare a three minute pitch which will be presented to Start Up Lisbon.
Five projects will proceed to the final stage where they will present their pitch to a live audience at the Pitch on the Beach event in Vilamoura. The judges will choose the winning pitch who will then have direct access to Start Up Lisbon.
UAWESOME has a range of different packages available for the week as well as a list of different activities planned. To pre-register and receive more information on packages and events, please visit their website or their Facebook page.
If you do have any further questions about the events or registration please contact UAWESOME – firstname.lastname@example.org. Or refer to any of the online help, information and networking sites detailed below:
- Dates for Portugal Road Show UAWESOME / Universities
- Telephone: + 351 911 958 620