Year: 2022

A message from City President, Professor Sir Anthony Finkelstein

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With our summer graduation ceremonies approaching and the University about to celebrate its Class of 2022 graduates, I am delighted to share with you that City has been recognised for its world-leading and internationally excellent research as measured by the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The results of REF 2021, which assessed research quality at all…Continue Reading A message from City President, Professor Sir Anthony Finkelstein

A message from Professor André Spicer, Dean of Bayes Business School – June 2022

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Dear Alumni, Welcome to the latest Bayes Alumni News after what has been a very exciting few weeks for Bayes Business School filled with success, activity and anticipation. In May, I had the honour of welcoming the newest members of our alumni community at the first Dubai Graduation Ceremony since 2019. It was wonderful to…Continue Reading A message from Professor André Spicer, Dean of Bayes Business School – June 2022

Work experience that makes a difference

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Ever wondered how you can help students gain important skills? City’s Micro-Placements Programme is a social mobility initiative where employers in London are matched with City students. The students are primarily from under-represented backgrounds and the four to six-week placements provide work experience and course credits. We recently spoke to City alumna Bhavina Bharkhada (Economics…Continue Reading Work experience that makes a difference

Taxis in Thailand

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Sarayut Rueangsuwan (Finance, 2013) recently won the Business and Innovation Award at the British Council Study UK Alumni Awards in Thailand. As co-founder of novel taxi business, CABB TAXI, Sarayut has been recognised for his efforts in improving transport services in Bangkok by providing convenient and affordable taxis. “We use a unique type of car,…Continue Reading Taxis in Thailand

Understanding uncertainty

We recently spoke to Bruce Garvey (Administrative Sciences MBA, 1974) about the publication of his new book on uncertainty, his studies and how to make the most of an MBA. Congratulations on the upcoming release of your new book: UNCERTAINTY DECONSTRUCTED – A Guidebook for Decision Support Practitioners. Please tell us about it. This book…Continue Reading Understanding uncertainty

Khadija Siddiqi: Fighting for equal protection for everyone

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Khadija Siddiqi (Bar Professional Training Course, 2019) was recently awarded a British Council Study UK Alumni Award for Social Action. Khadija is a human rights lawyer and activist in Pakistan whose conviction in her work grew as she fought for her life, and her rights, after a brutal knife attack.   “Had it not been for…Continue Reading Khadija Siddiqi: Fighting for equal protection for everyone

Your Show – Pitch perfect novel about the Premier League’s first and only black referee

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– In conversation with Ashley Hickson-Lovence Ashley Hickson-Lovence grew up secretly wanting to become a poet. He also wanted to be a football referee. In Your Show, a novel based on the life and career of former football referee Uriah Rennie, Ashley got to embrace both passions, and hopefully inspire children from marginalised backgrounds to break down barriers…Continue Reading Your Show – Pitch perfect novel about the Premier League’s first and only black referee

From kitchen table to global brand – an interview with Amy Baker, CEO of The PIE

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Amy Baker’s journalism degree launched her into the international language learning industry. After a decade of working in the sector, Amy decided to start her own media company with a focus on international higher education. This year, The PIE, now a global b2b media brand, celebrates its 10th anniversary.  It takes knowledge and grit to…Continue Reading From kitchen table to global brand – an interview with Amy Baker, CEO of The PIE

Award-winning work with focus on solutions

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Dina Aboughazala (Interactive Journalism, 2019) recently won the Business and Innovation award at the British Council Study UK Alumni Awards in Egypt. Dina is the founder of Egab, which focuses on Solutions journalism and empowers reporters in the Middle East to create nuanced, high-quality journalism that provides the world with a different perspective. “I think deep down it was my…Continue Reading Award-winning work with focus on solutions

Alumni supporting students in the spring fundraising campaign

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City’s students play an important role in fundraising for the future. This spring, Student Callers take part in the annual telephone fundraising campaign to connect with the alumni community, gain valuable skills and raise money for important projects. Ever wondered who the Student Callers are and what impact your support has on their futures? Well…Continue Reading Alumni supporting students in the spring fundraising campaign