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Cass MSc Alumni/Student Get Together Events – 27 February and 6 March, 2014

Cass Business School News, Events.

Calling all students and recent alumni of our Cass MSc courses. As it’s been a while since you left us here at Sir John Cass Business School it would be great to see your lovely faces again!

Cass Business School are pleased to announce their first Alumni/Student Get Together events on 27th Feb 2014 and 6th March 2014 (depending on your course)… a brilliant opportunity to meet old faces and make new friends over a couple of drinks.

Tickets £10 (including drinks and snacks). All proceeds from ticket sales go to the DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal.

For recent alumni of our MSc Real Estate/Trade and Finance/Management courses get your ticket here.

For recent alumni of our MSc Finance/Quants programmes get your ticket here.

Current students can visit the Course Office to get their ticket.

We look forward to seeing you!

Beating Cancer Through Gaming

Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering News.

Current City students and alumni have been instrumental in producing a new smartphone game in which players analyse real cancer data with the aim of finding new treatments.

While people are playing ‘Play to Cure: Genes in Space’, the app will sift through a pool of data, highlighting genetic faults which can cause cancer.

Developed by Dundee-based Guerilla Tea, players guide a spaceship along an intergalactic assault course to collect a precious material known as “Element Alpha”.

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The City Law School Unveils its First Distance Learning Degree Programme

Law News, New Courses and Scholarships.

The City Law School, City University London, has unveiled its first online degree programme. The distance learning LLM in International Business Law is designed to help students to develop a broader and deeper knowledge of the legal rules which impact on international business. They will acquire transferable skills which will enhance their career prospects as an international business professional or legal practitioner.

The course will enable business professionals and lawyers to set themselves apart in an increasingly competitive labour market by attaining an advanced qualification, without necessarily having to take a break from work. The programme is designed to enhance students’ ability to locate, interpret, analyse and criticise the laws, rules, policies and practices essential to the practice of international business.

Alumni are eligible to receive a 10% discount.

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Alumni get 10% discount on postgraduate courses and Postgraduate Open Evening

City News, Events.

If you are a City University London alumnus you can benefit from a discount on fees of at least 10% when applying for one of over 150+ postgraduate courses at City. The next postgraduate open evening is 19th February 2014. To get further information about the discount send your enquiries to To attend the postgraduate open evening sign up for the event here.

Cass Alumna Launches Professional Network for the Finance Industry in London

Alumni Notice Board, Cass Business School News.

Victoria Salem (MSc Management 2012) recently launched The Golden Network, a professional networking community designed for members of the financial industry in London. The Golden Network will organise sophisticated events and offer its members advantages and offers, through collaboration with high-standing partners around London and aims to be London’s premier member’s community for the financial sector.

The Golden Network will also guarantee its members exclusive access to high-end clubs, bars and restaurants around London. In order to preserve its core values of privacy and exclusivity, access is restricted so that members’ services remain relevant and enjoyable.

After graduating in 2009 from the University of Paris Dauphine with a Master’s degree in Economics, Victoria interned for Macquarie Bank in Sydney in business strategy, and in strategic planning for Condé Nast (London). She then gained her second Master’s degree, in Management from Cass in 2012, before spending a year in Private Wealth at Merrill Lynch.

Having acquired a variety of work experience and skills, she decided to create her own business and in February 2014, The Golden Network celebrated its official launch at Vogue House in London.

Speaking of her new venture Victoria says: “having a clear entrepreneurial mind and leadership skills, I always knew that one day I would start my own business. With The Golden Network, I have assembled everything I am passionate about – networking events, socialising, VIP treatment, high standing venues and sophisticated nights out – and decided to create a business out of it. Being an entrepreneur is a 24-hour job, but it is the most interesting and enriching adventure I have ever undertaken.

Whilst working in finance myself, and being an avid networker, I was disappointed by the lack of focused networking opportunities. While communities existed, I found them too open-ended to be really useful and was inspired to create something new.

The next step is to develop the same type of community around the world (Asia being probably the next destination).

So please do visit the website, follow me on LinkedIn and hopefully one day I will be welcoming you as a member!”

Engineering Alumnus Publishes Book of Poems

Alumni Notice Board, Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering News.

Clayton Didier (BSc Civil Engineering 1963) recently published a book of poems entitled Echoes & Memories (Revised Edition): A Collection of 31 Poems. The book stands as one man’s testament to a life filled with everything from world war to present day happenings and is cast against the background of living on two continents, with comparisons in culture, levels of social and political development, opportunities, expectations, and quality of life.

The poems are about nature and the nature of man. They revisit people, places, and concepts that have stood out in the Clayton’s life, and he hopes will stand out in yours.

For more information about the book and Clayton visit the author’s website.

Cass Alumnus is Beneficiary of Santander Internship Scheme

Alumni Notice Board, Cass Business School News.

Santander UK is helping fund internships for City graduates to work for smaller companies in an effort to encourage the young population to consider working for an SME rather than a large business. The scheme is open to all City students and recent graduates.

We caught up with Stelios Fragkasis (BSc Management 2012), a City alumnus of Sir John Cass Business School and one of the beneficiaries of this scheme. Below are excerpts from his interview.

If you are an SME or City graduate and would like to know more about this scheme, please contact Vin Bhabra in City Careers Office on Tel: 020 7040 8425, Email:

1. What is your current position/occupation?
I am an intern leveraged finance analyst

2. Why did you choose to study at Cass?
I chose Cass for its top ranking as a global business school and for its tailored courses to the business world. Besides, I was attracted to its links with the City and to its location at the heart of London.

3. What is your most treasured memory of your time at Cass?
The opportunity to mix with people from different cultures. But, I will always remember the demanding modules and the wide number of team projects.

4. How did you get to know about this internship?
I received an email from City Career’s office outlining that City advertises internships with SMEs. Then, I sent my CV.

5. What does the internship entail?
Portfolio monitoring  of private equity owned companies

6. When you’re not working, what’s your favourite thing to do in London?
Meeting friends and moving around London.

7. And lastly, what does the future hold for you?
I am interested in extending my knowledge in financial markets and obtaining the CFA qualification.

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