Lord Mayor Annual Alumni Reception

An evening reception which will be attended by Alderman Alan Yarrow The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London and City University London’s new Chancellor. 

Date: Sunday 25th January 2015

  • 18:00 – 18:30  Registration
  • 18:30 – 18:35  Welcome speeches by Mr Ehsan Razavizadeh, Director, MENA and Head of Dubai Centre and Mr Roy Leighton, Chairman, Mena Advisory Board
  • 18:35 – 19:15 Keynote Speech by The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Alan Yarrow
  • 19:15 – 20:00 Networking with canapés
The Lord Mayor will be available for networking at the beginning of the event only. Please be prompt if you wish to meet him and him delegation.
Venue: Signature Dining Room, Capital Club, DIFC, Gate Village, Building 3, Dubai
Dress Code: Business Attire

Please note self-parking is free of charge from 6pm to 2am.

Register for this event 

School of Health Sciences Health Conference, 29th – 30th January 2015

City University London, in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre invites you to join us for City University London’s, School of Health Sciences, Health Conference, Dubai.

The 2-day conference will cover topics including:

  • Language, Learning and Cognition in Children and Young People
  • Chronic Disease: Implications for Assessment and Management.

This conference is designed for: Teachers/Educators, General Practioners, Family Physicians, Paediatricians, Residents, Interns, Nurses and other allied health professionals.

CME Accreditation.

This conference is free of charge.

Venue: Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic, Medical Center, Building 14, Dubai Health, Care City.

To register please visit www.city.ac.uk/dubaihealthconference

The University’s brand new gym and sports centre, CitySport, is in its final stages of completion and will open on 2nd February 2015.

City Uni Sports Hall extended 02The centre on Goswell Road will serve students, staff, the local community and of course, you our alumni, who will be eligible for special membership rates.

There is a gym split over two floors, fitted with the most sophisticated fitness equipment available today. The centre will be the hub for all University sports, with a large competition hall for team games, and studios for fitness and wellbeing classes.

For a virtual tour and more information on the facilities and membership, please visit the website.

If you have photos from your own time playing sport at City, please share them with us! Email alumni@city.ac.uk or send hard copies (which we are happy to return) to Alumni Relations Office, City University London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB.

City University London is seeking to recruit External Members to two of its Research Ethics Committees

ethicsThe External Members role on the Committees is to provide an independent perspective on all aspects of the ethics of research investigations involving human and animal subjects carried out in the University or under the auspices of the University, by its Schools, staff or students.

The External Member should be able to commit to attend at least 80% of the meetings (the number of meetings vary between 4 and 10 depending on the Committee). The Member should be external, independent and not professionally concerned with research on human participants. The External Member will be an individual who has professional standing but who has not been employed or been involved (including as a student) in any capacity with the University for a period of 5 years.

The role of the member includes:

• Reading and reviewing all applications against generally accepted ethical standards.
• Considering policy issues (e.g. best practice, application forms and guidelines) and other issues relating to research ethics.
• Attending at least 80% meetings of the Committee and contributing to the discussion of applications for ethics approval and other items of business.

The meetings take place during business hours. Applications are distributed to the members before the meetings to be reviewed. The volume of applications varies depending on the Committee. Applications are normally allocated to members to take the ‘lead’ on, meaning that the application is presented by one member who will have read it more thoroughly. However, members are required to read all applications. External Members may also be asked to take the lead on applications.

The position of External Member is unpaid.

The City University London Research Ethics webpages give information about ethics at City.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter (explaining in particular why you are interested in this position, why you think you would be appropriate for it and what you could contribute to the Committee) and your CV to Anna Ramberg (Anna.Ramberg.1@city.ac.uk), Secretary to the Senate Research Ethics Committee. If you are successful, we will contact you in due course to arrange for a short informal interview with some of the members of the Committees.

Businesses and social enterprises looking for a competitive edge in UX (User Experience) technologies read on!

UXA funding opportunity has arisen to work with academic experts at City University London for the purpose of developing novel user experience (UX) technologies.

Details on opportunity:
Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, is currently investing up to £1m in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) projects to encourage new, enhanced forms of interaction between computing systems and the people who use them. Collaborative proposals may address technologies which sense information about the user, or those that improve specific types of experience, such as mobile and wearable devices.

What is Knowledge Transfer Partnerships?
KTP is a prestigious UK-wide funding programme helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within universities. A KTP project serves to meet a core strategic need and often delivers significant increased profitability as a direct result of the partnership through improved quality and operations, increased sales and access to new markets. KTP projects last anywhere between 6 months to 3 years in length and employ a full-time graduate to work at the business premises. Furthermore, half a day a week, every week, of an academic’s time is contributed to the project.

Who would this opportunity benefit? 
Small or large businesses and social enterprises looking for a competitive edge in UX, but that don’t necessarily have in-house expertise in this area.

Why work with City University London?
Our Centre for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Design is now London’s largest HCI-related research group, with over 20 academic and research staff, delivering world-leading research focusing particularly on the application of UX in the creative and healthcare industries.

For an informal discussion please contact Amy Bilton, KTP Manager: amy.bilton.1@city.ac.uk, 0207 040 5145.

Further details about the funding call are also available here.

Access Online talks by Leading Experts in Business, Management, Marketing, Finance and More

Henry StewartHenry Stewart Talks

We are pleased to advise City University Library has arranged for access to a source of teaching materials that includes online lectures in marketing, management, finance and law by leading experts.

The Marketing and Management Collection includes over 800 specially prepared audio-visual lectures, organised into 80 comprehensive series and delivered by a) principals, managers and advisors from the business world and b) leading academics. It makes available a wide range of detailed, practical knowledge on subjects as diverse as Change Management, Doing Business in India, Business Ethics, Information Technology, Bargaining and Negotiations, Data Mining, Retail Marketing, Bayesian Analysis, Sport Marketing, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Export Marketing.

A few examples of series in the collection include:

  • Change Management edited by Prof. Colin Carnall, Cass Business School, UK
  • Strategy as Practice edited by Prof. David Seidl, University of Zurich, Switzerland and Prof. Paula Jarzabkowski, Aston Business School, UK
  • Corporate Financing Edited by: Prof. Raghavendra Rau – University of Cambridge, UK
  • Doing Business in China I 18 Talks in Series, Edited by Prof. Ilan Alon – Rollins College and Harvard
  • The Leadership Challenges of Wicked Problems by Prof. Keith Grint of Warwick Business School, UK
  • Entrepreneurship 14 Talks in series, edited by Prof. Scott Shane, Case Western Reserve University, USA

To access the Henry Stewart Talks, visit here and use the following login details:

On campus

Off campus:
The Marketing and Management Collection
Username: cul
Password: member

This trial will finish 28 February 2015.

Cass Launch Summer School for 2015 and alumni are entitled to a 10% discount on the tuition fees!

1_iStock_000006422139Small_boughtAs the December days continue to get shorter, summer may seem a long way off, but Cass Business School are already busy preparing their new London Summer School which will be welcoming its first intake in July 2015.

The Cass London Summer School will offer students invaluable insights into the key business disciplines of Finance, Accounting, Strategy and Marketing, with all teaching based in the School’s modern postgraduate facility on the doorstep of the City of London and London’s Tech City. It is enriched by a social programme that includes welcome drinks and networking events and the teaching schedule is designed to give students the chance to explore London at weekends.

Subjects that can be studied on the Summer School:

• Introduction to Finance
• Introduction to Accounting
• Introduction to Quantitative Methods
• Contemporary Marketing Strategy
• Strategy Management
• Hedge Funds
• Mergers & Acquisitions

All City University London current students and alumni are entitled to a 10% discount on the tuition fees for the Cass London Summer School.

Full details of the Cass London Summer School or join us for an Online Information Session on 13 January.

The summer school is completely separate to any eligibility Cass MSc or MBA alumni may have to study an elective module after their graduation.

Get free eye tests, contact lens fittings, aftercare and 20% off new designer glasses, all while supporting our 3rd year Optometry students.

City Optometry77City’s newly refurbished Fight for Sight Clinic offers free sight tests, contact lens fittings and aftercare. The clinic recently joined forces with Topcon, a manufacturer of optical equipment for ophthalmology and surveying, putting it at the forefront of developments in eye care technology.

As well as a standard eye test, you will receive a check for underlying health conditions such as diabetes and glaucoma using a state-of-the-art OCT camera which takes a digital photograph and 3D cross-sectional scan of the back of the eye.

Not only will you receive a thorough eye examination, your support will enable our Optometry students to continue to develop their clinical skills.

As a City alumnus you are also entitled to a discount of up to 20% off a complete pair of glasses (frames and lenses) including a range of exclusive designer styles.

To book your appointment please call 020 7040 8338 or email eyeclinic@city.ac.uk.

City University London, Fight for Sight Optometry Clinic, 7-9 Bath Street, London EC1V 9LF. Closest tube station: Old Street

The Executive PhD

Today’s business environment is fast moving, competitive and constantly changing. In order to survive and thrive, organisations need to be highly flexible, forward-thinking and able to respond quickly to changes in the global market.

Our new Executive PhD inspires you to develop new perspectives and approach change in a unique and innovative way. It offers all the academic rigour of a traditional PhD, but is tailored to the executive audience and aimed at researchers who want a qualification that is highly practical and relevant to the organisation they work for.

Programme deadline – 15 January 2015.

For more information please visit our website.

City alumna invited to present at the European Communication Research and Education conference

Carolina_AreCity University London Journalism alumna, Carolina Are, was invited to present her undergraduate dissertation at the 2014 European Communication Research and Education (ECREA) conference.

ECREA is a society for communication scholars that holds a bi-annual conference featuring the best communication research, concepts and proposals from across Europe.

For her dissertation, Carolina produced a piece of research on how British journalists used Twitter to report on Margaret Thatcher’s death. It was awarded the prize for highest achieving dissertation on the BA Journalism course in 2014. As a result, Carolina was encouraged by her supervisor to submit a proposal based on this work to the ECREA selection panel. Carolina’s dissertation was subject to a strict peer review and was selected ahead of a number of experienced scholars.

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