Year: 2022

Championing women in STEM – An interview with Dr Fauzia Idrees Abro

A photo of Dr Fauzia Idrees Abro next to her quote "I strongly believe that women can be equally outstanding in STEM professions if given the same opportunities."

Dr Fauzia Idrees Abro (PhD, Information Security, 2018) is a Cyber Security expert and a champion of women in STEM. Acutely aware of how difficult it can be for women to get a higher education, she supports women’s success through her non-profit organisation WiSTEM in Pakistan. Fauzia also leads by example as CEO of her own…Continue Reading Championing women in STEM – An interview with Dr Fauzia Idrees Abro

Studying, shipping and Singapore…meet Alumni Ambassador Punit Oza (MSc Shipping, Trade and Finance, 1999)

Punit

We recently spoke to Punit Oza (MSc Shipping, Trade and Finance, 1999) about becoming CEO of new business entity ‘Wiz Bulk’, his time studying at Bayes and his role as an Alumni Ambassador in Singapore.  Congratulations on becoming the CEO of Wiz Bulk! Please tell us all about it and what you hope to achieve…Continue Reading Studying, shipping and Singapore…meet Alumni Ambassador Punit Oza (MSc Shipping, Trade and Finance, 1999)

What Bayes MSc in International Accounting and Finance means to me

Norah

We recently caught up with Norah A. Alowidy (MSc in International Accounting and Finance, 2014) on why she chose to study at Bayes, how it has helped her career progression and any advice she would give to prospective students. What motivated you to study International Accounting and Finance? When did you first become interested in…Continue Reading What Bayes MSc in International Accounting and Finance means to me

To support and protect – An interview with Steven Walker

Steven walker next to the quote "My studies at City University reinforced my belief about facts and accuracy and gave me critical skills to assess current affairs and news management."

Steven Walker (Journalism, 1981) worked as an Investigative Journalist in the 1980s with a special focus on social justice and anti-discriminatory practices. The contact he had with poor and vulnerable families at a difficult time encouraged him to change career and become a Social Worker. Steven recently published his 14th book “Children Forsaken”. “The book…Continue Reading To support and protect – An interview with Steven Walker

From Surrey to Singapore – the true tale of an unlikely meeting and marriage

Caroline Repton next to the cover art of her memoir.

Caroline Repton (International Journalism, 1986) wrapped up her 27-year journalism career in 2009 but has just published her most personal piece of writing yet. In the memoir Lotus-Eating Days, Caroline tells the story of her parents’ unlikely meeting and marriage in Singapore, and how ordinary men, women, and children lived around the time of the Second…Continue Reading From Surrey to Singapore – the true tale of an unlikely meeting and marriage

“I was told several times by teachers at school that university ‘wasn’t for me’…”

Gary Abbott

Gary Abbott (International Politics, 2021) was the first in his family to attend University. He was discouraged to apply due to “past misbehaviour and low grades” but felt driven to understand the world around him better and be socially mobile. Gary completed his degree at City last year and is now studying for his postgraduate…Continue Reading “I was told several times by teachers at school that university ‘wasn’t for me’…”

Textbook research demanded genre-crossing adventure thriller

The cover of the book Upload.

After five non-fiction publications and founding her own writing company, Elesa Zehndorfer (Exercise & Health Behaviour, 2000) loved every minute of writing her first novel; Upload. Research for a neuropolitics textbook became the catalyst for her story, and the novel was published in December 2021.   “The entire plot for Upload ended up being inspired…Continue Reading Textbook research demanded genre-crossing adventure thriller

My first job after graduation…and how I got there

We’re delighted to introduce you to Junaid Malik (Accounting and Finance, 2021). Following graduation, Junaid registered with the City Careers Service to help him find a suitable role in financial accounting and taxation. Find out more about his experience of studying at Bayes and how he found employment…   Can you tell us what you’re…Continue Reading My first job after graduation…and how I got there

US patent for AI invention “could be a game-changer”

An interview with alumnus Dr Mazen Al-Sinan (PhD, Civil Engineering; Construction Management), 2004) about his invention, which was recently patented in the US.   Dr Mazen Al-Sinan, based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, spent years working on an Artificial Intelligence-based solution of his own that could make a real difference. “This invention was a dream for…Continue Reading US patent for AI invention “could be a game-changer”

City Journalism alumni celebrated at British Journalism Awards 2021

Kit Chellel, Sophia Smith-Galer, Kevin Crowley

City’s Journalism alumni are well known for their excellent work, and this was demonstrated at the British Journalism Awards 2021 with several awards and special mentions. We caught up with some of the recognised journalists to hear their thoughts about the Awards, journalism today, and their time at City.   The British Journalism Awards, organised…Continue Reading City Journalism alumni celebrated at British Journalism Awards 2021