Year: 2021

Recent Alumni Spotlight: Nursing Under Extreme Circumstances

Zara stands in a hospital room, facing the camera, wearing a light blue inform.

“Would I say the degree itself prepared us for a pandemic? No. But did it prepare us to be resilient nurses and carry out our work as nurses? Yes, I definitely would.” Zara Zaman (Adult Nursing, 2018) was one of the many nurses who were redeployed to intensive care units when the first and second wave of…Continue Reading Recent Alumni Spotlight: Nursing Under Extreme Circumstances

Lessons in Life and Death – The School Taking On the Pandemic

A nurse, wearing a mask, washes her hand in a sterile room.

In conversation with Professor Debra Salmon, Dean of the School of Health Sciences at City, University of London “… we’re really proud, but we’re a bit tired.” It sounds like the understatement of the year, especially after a year like 2020 when Professor Debra Salmon’s students, staff, and alumni came up against a challenge none of them…Continue Reading Lessons in Life and Death – The School Taking On the Pandemic

Top tips from City’s Sustainability Officer

City, University of London was recently ranked among the top 200 institutions globally for climate action, responsible consumption and production, and reducing inequalities in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking 2021. City’s Sustainability Officer Eleanor Simes talked to us about City, sustainability, and five of her tips on what to read, watch and listen to about…Continue Reading Top tips from City’s Sustainability Officer

From ‘salary man’ to business owner and CEO – In conversation with Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie

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Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie (Executive MBA, 2011) spent nearly 20 years working in investment banking before founding the business banking challenger BCB Group with fellow alumnus Oliver Tonkin (Executive MBA, 2011). BCB Group is Europe’s leading provider of business accounts and trading services for the digital asset economy. We caught up with Oliver to find out…Continue Reading From ‘salary man’ to business owner and CEO – In conversation with Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie

Deadly Sacrifice – The result of perseverance

Stella Oni next to the cover of her book.

Stella Oni (Information Systems and Technology, 2000) knew in her late 20’s that she wanted to write  literary fiction, but life events and rejections got in the way. However, a short course at City sparked the idea for her debut crime novel Deadly Sacrifice, which got published last year and was Audible’s Crime Thriller of…Continue Reading Deadly Sacrifice – The result of perseverance

Risk, truth, guts, and resilience – To be a journalist

Thanos gives a speech from a podium. A woman stands next to him.

Thanos Dimadis (Media and Communications, 2010) learned first-hand the risks of working as a journalist and holding political powers to account, an experience he recounts in his latest book. He gives his education at City, University of London credit for the knowledge and resilience that helped him win the fight. Thanos Dimadis, President of the…Continue Reading Risk, truth, guts, and resilience – To be a journalist

Recent Alumni Spotlight: Joey Li, Founder and CEO of social enterprise Leiho

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Joey Li (MSc Marketing Strategy and Innovation, 2019) is the founder and CEO of social enterprise Leiho which she started while completing her studies at the Business School with fellow student Thuta Khin (MSc Marketing Strategy and Innovation, 2019). Leiho is a lifestyle brand on a mission to make purchasing basic products more meaningful: for…Continue Reading Recent Alumni Spotlight: Joey Li, Founder and CEO of social enterprise Leiho