Year: 2021

Peter Papathanasiou brings us “Outback Noir” in his first crime novel

The cover of Peter's novel The Stoning, held by Peter.

Peter Papathanasiou’s debut crime novel, The Stoning, was published this autumn and has already received impressive reviews. The novel started as coursework at City but depicts a small community in the scorchingly hot Australian outback. To Peter, a child of migrants and grandchild of refugees, it was important to write something that went beyond the identity of…Continue Reading Peter Papathanasiou brings us “Outback Noir” in his first crime novel

Push Partner – A new way to find a workout buddy

George, sitting outside, shows the camera the app on his phone.

When George Molyneux (Organisational Psychology, 2018) realised he would make better progress and have more fun if he had someone to work out with, he decided to find a solution. Push Partner, his new app that connects people who want to exercise together, had its soft launch in March with the goal to grow so…Continue Reading Push Partner – A new way to find a workout buddy

“The great thing about the environment is that it applies to every part of life”

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An interview with Environment Reporter Madeleine Cuff   Madeleine Cuff (Magazine Journalism, 2012) was interested in the environment from a young age but studied first English and then Journalism at university. Now, she’s a celebrated Environment Reporter for The i Paper and covering COP26 in Glasgow.  “I remember always reading stuff about the environment and…Continue Reading “The great thing about the environment is that it applies to every part of life”

“Look for the Pioneers” – An interview with Iphigenia Taxopoulou, General Secretary of the European theatre network mitos21

For over a decade, Iphigenia Taxopoulou (Arts Criticism/Arts Policy and Management, 1991) has championed environmental sustainability in the performing arts. With Climate Change now an urgent topic, Iphigenia calls for relevant education in all sectors so improved practices can be implemented. She hopes the book she’s been commissioned to write, out next year, will contribute…Continue Reading “Look for the Pioneers” – An interview with Iphigenia Taxopoulou, General Secretary of the European theatre network mitos21

Introducing Bayes Business School – Alumni gathered worldwide to reconnect and mark the start of a new chapter for the Business School

On October 19th, City and Bayes alumni from around the world gathered to mark the Business School’s name change. The well-received celebrations commenced with the online event “Introducing Bayes Business School” hosted by Professor Paolo Volpin, Dean of Bayes Business School. The event attracted  alumni registrations from 71 different countries. Dr Sionade Robinson, Vice-President Enterprise, Engagement &…Continue Reading Introducing Bayes Business School – Alumni gathered worldwide to reconnect and mark the start of a new chapter for the Business School

Student Circus wins “Employability International Impact” in 2021 PIEoneer Awards

In 2018, we spoke to alumna Tripti Maheshwari, co-founder of Student Circus, when she won the PIEoneer Award for International alumni of the year, and Student Circus had just gotten off the ground. Three years later, and with another award for her work, we caught up with Tripti to see how things have developed.  “I’m extremely excited,” Tripti Maheshwari (Finance, 2015) says. “Even…Continue Reading Student Circus wins “Employability International Impact” in 2021 PIEoneer Awards

“We are just as human as everyone else” – The play Fake News challenges misconceptions

Osman Baig, dressed in a grey suit stands on stage with his arms stretched out.

Osman Baig (TV Current Affairs Journalism, 2008) recently performed his one-man play Fake News at the Bridge Theatre in London. As a journalist, he wants to challenge and discuss the perceptions many have about the media and journalists, and tell the truth the way he sees it.  It’s only a few days after Osman Baig performed his play Fake News at the Bridge Theatre,…Continue Reading “We are just as human as everyone else” – The play Fake News challenges misconceptions

“Never stand still” – An interview with Alain Li, CEO for Richemont Asia Pacific

As a 12-year-old Alain Li, Regional CEO of Richemont Asia Pacific wanted to become a chartered account like his father. Today, with an accountancy degree from City in his back pocket, Alain heads up the luxury goods powerhouse Richemont in one of its largest markets.     “As the eldest son, I guess you either rebel…Continue Reading “Never stand still” – An interview with Alain Li, CEO for Richemont Asia Pacific

In conversation with Aloysius Yongbi Fontama (MSc Mathematical Trading and Finance, 2010)

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After graduating from Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) with an MSc in Mathematical Trading and Finance in 2010, Aloysius Yongbi Fontama has set up his own investment management company A&F Capital Advisors which has recently joined the UK Government Kickstarter scheme and will be working with 8 young people to help them acquire employability skills on a 6–month paid contract. He is an Equity Portfolio & Fund Manager…Continue Reading In conversation with Aloysius Yongbi Fontama (MSc Mathematical Trading and Finance, 2010)

She didn’t think university could be for her – Now she’s an award-winning alumna who wants to help others

“I couldn’t wait to get out of school. I couldn’t wait to leave.” As a teenager living in foster care, Rosie Wainwright (Law, 2016) couldn’t imagine going to university, but when a student from City visited her college, she realised she had options. This summer, Rosie won the Festival of Learning 2021 – Outstanding Individual Learner…Continue Reading She didn’t think university could be for her – Now she’s an award-winning alumna who wants to help others