Year: 2020

City recognises long serving staff

Written by Gemma Bradshaw An online celebration was held on Thursday 19th November to recognise colleagues who reached 25 or 40 years of service at City before the end of the 2019/20 academic year. Professor Sir Paul Curran and members of the Executive Board gathered to celebrate and show appreciation to colleagues for their personal contribution…Continue Reading City recognises long serving staff

Overcoming barriers

In conversation with Aleksander Napieralski (BSc (Hons) Finance, 2020) Despite the challenges of living with Dyslexia and ADHD, Aleksander Napieralski (BSc (Hons) Finance, 2020) continues to show a huge commitment to working hard! Not only did he graduate from his undergraduate degree with the Business School (formerly Cass) earlier on this year, he is already…Continue Reading Overcoming barriers

Cultural Appreciation

Miyuki Seguchi was born and raised in Japan. But it wasn’t until she returned after completing a Masters in Financial Journalism (2011) that she started to appreciate its wonder. Armed with her journalism experience and now also a qualification in tourism, Miyuki has created a podcast, Japan Experts, to share her reaffirmed love of Japanese…Continue Reading Cultural Appreciation

Ode to a Grecian Alumna

A finalist in the 2020 British Council Alumni Awards in Greece, Sophia Peloponnissiou’s (Museum and Gallery management, 2000) contribution to art and culture is more than noteworthy. Having set up the largely voluntary Katakouzenos House Museum, Sophia is on a mission to ‘revive a mid-20th century Athenian house and turn it from a residential venue…Continue Reading Ode to a Grecian Alumna

Sixty years at City: An interview with Alan Parish

Written by Gemma Bradshaw “I consider City to be the place which has provided the most significant influence on my life” This year, Alan Parish is celebrating his sixtieth year as a staff member at City. Reflecting on his time at the University, from his very first steps inside the then Northampton College of Advanced…Continue Reading Sixty years at City: An interview with Alan Parish

Lights, Camera…Podcast

Sagar Radia (Media and Sociology, 2007) is no stranger to the spotlight; you may recognise him from ITV’s The Good Karma Hospital. He has also acted in Jesse Eisenberg’s play The Spoils and is currently on-screen in HBO/BBC’s new finance show Industry. But now, Sagar is using his platform ‘to celebrate and ignite honest conversations…Continue Reading Lights, Camera…Podcast


As a black female pilot you could say Faith Odushola-Boegheim (Air Transport Management, 2013) is defying gravity; contributing to the reimagining of an industry that was typically male-dominated. Faith has had her fair share of doubtful passengers but that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her dreams. Here she talks about her experiences as a pilot,…Continue Reading High-flyer

Contactless mobile menu

Noticing “significant operational inefficiencies in restaurants, pubs and bars”,  City Launch Labber Joel Satchi (Executive MBA, 2020) envisioned a business which would make ordering food and making payments quicker for customers. With this determination, – the only plug and play mobile ordering and payments service for hospitality – was born.  We caught up with…Continue Reading Contactless mobile menu

Adventurer, business woman and friend for life – Tribute to Jean Liggett (MBA Marketing, 1988)

By Hélène Pelloux and Jocelyn Senior (MBA Marketing, 1988) We are very sad to share the news that Jean Liggett, a classmate from the Business School at City, has passed away from an illness which she had fought for a number of years. Originally from Ohio and having worked for Ogilvy in New York City,…Continue Reading Adventurer, business woman and friend for life – Tribute to Jean Liggett (MBA Marketing, 1988)

Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020

Each year, the Queen’s Birthday Honours list recognises the achievements and services of people across the UK, from all walks of life. City is delighted to announce and congratulate our ten alumni and staff who have been recognised for their commitment to various services in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List 2020. Professor Caroline Alexander    Group…Continue Reading Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020