Wealth management thesis wins prestigious Worshipful Company of International Bankers Prize

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After researching and writing a compelling thesis which considered whether digital assets should form part of a modern-day investment portfolio, Gemma Samworth (MBA, 2021) has been awarded the prestigious Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB) Prize 2022, for the best dissertation. Given the emergence of digital assets, such as cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, Gemma’s award-winning…Continue Reading Wealth management thesis wins prestigious Worshipful Company of International Bankers Prize

Mujtaba Shaikhani wins CEO of the Year Award

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Within just three years of taking on the CEO role at his family’s manufacturing insulation business Gulf-O-Flex, Mujtaba Shaikhani (MSc Entrepreneurship, 2020 and BSc Management, 2019) has been awarded Construction Business Magazine Middle East’s MEP CEO of the Year Award! “It feels amazing, being only 25 years old and just three years into the business;…Continue Reading Mujtaba Shaikhani wins CEO of the Year Award

Yehya Al-Khairi – CitySpark winner who wants to revolutionise travel tech

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Post Covid restrictions, Yehya Al-Khairi (BEng Computer Systems Engineering, 2018) spent three months travelling, and it gave him the idea for a new app. Velz, now in its Beta stage, was recently announced a winner at the 2023 CitySpark entrepreneurship competition, and as founder, Yehya has big plans to disrupt the current world of travel…Continue Reading Yehya Al-Khairi – CitySpark winner who wants to revolutionise travel tech

Cyclist Michael Thompson (MBA, 1988) on raising funds for Turkey and Syria

Following the ongoing devastation caused by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria earlier this year, many have shared their support and taken on new challenges to raise funds for the communities affected. We spoke to Michael Thompson (MBA, 1988) who has just completed a significant challenge in Australia to support those impacted by the disaster….Continue Reading Cyclist Michael Thompson (MBA, 1988) on raising funds for Turkey and Syria

A message from Professor André Spicer, Dean of Bayes Business School – April 2023

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Dear Alumni It has been a busy Spring indeed, with much to celebrate here. Bayes was named a Centre of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries, making us one of only two institutions in the UK with this designation. The University was also listed in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers 2023 for the first time…Continue Reading A message from Professor André Spicer, Dean of Bayes Business School – April 2023

Message from City President, Professor Sir Anthony Finkelstein

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As you have come to expect, a lot happening here! In particular, I am pleased to share with you the news of a significant development for City and our community with important implications for our future. We have been working with St George’s, University of London, on a proposal to create a combined multi-faculty. St…Continue Reading Message from City President, Professor Sir Anthony Finkelstein

Launch Lab Podcast – Starting Up and Standing Out!

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Muklesur Bharuya (Bar Vocational Studies, 2021) joined the City Launch Lab to follow his passion for technology and entrepreneurship. In collaboration with the Launch Lab, he is about to release a new podcast series, Launch Lab Podcast, to help others find their footing as entrepreneurs and consider a career as problem solvers.  “Since childhood, I…Continue Reading Launch Lab Podcast – Starting Up and Standing Out!

Celebrating our international scholarship holders

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The Office for Global Engagement recently hosted a reception to celebrate international students who have been awarded an external scholarship to study at City. Nearly 20 scholars attended, each of whom have been awarded one of three highly competitive scholarships: The prestigious Chevening Scholarship, the UK government’s international awards programme aimed at developing global leaders…Continue Reading Celebrating our international scholarship holders

“The Climb” – Alice Hafer finds her footing in HBO Max’s new TV competition for rock climbers

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What TV competition show would you take part in? For Alice Hafer (MA Creative Writing (Playwriting & Screenwriting), 2016), HBO Max’s show “The Climb”, produced by Jason Momoa, was a perfect fit. An experienced rock climber with a passion for screenwriting, Alice wanted to see how far she could get competing against nine other climbers from around the…Continue Reading “The Climb” – Alice Hafer finds her footing in HBO Max’s new TV competition for rock climbers

Bayes women recognised on the Top 100 Women list for 2022

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All About Shipping has recently named its Top 100 Women for 2022. The list, which honours women working across the shipping spectrum, features a number of Bayes alumnae and staff who have had significant influence and success within the industry. Marina Tzoutzouraki (PG Dip Shipping, Trade and Finance, 1987) Dr Sadan Kaptanoglu (MSc Shipping, Trade…Continue Reading Bayes women recognised on the Top 100 Women list for 2022