Category: City Alumni Stories

Award-winning reporting on the cladding scandal

With Recent Alumni Spotlight Miles Dilworth “The outrageous injustice of the situation was always clear.” Miles Dilworth (Newspaper Journalism, 2017) recently won an award for his reporting on the ongoing cladding scandal in the UK. The winning campaign focused on the vast impact the scandal is having on millions of leaseholders, and Miles is happy…Continue Reading Award-winning reporting on the cladding scandal

Believe it or not – Tales that mirror truth

A black and white drawing of a robot sitting with his feet on a desk reading a newspaper.

Jerry Fishenden (BSc, Music, 1984, and MPhil in The Design of a Computer-Assisted  Composition System, 1996) isn’t one to mince his words when talking about politics and technology, both of which he’s had close contact with during much of his career. His new book of fiction, Tales of the Riverbank, is a collection of interweaving…Continue Reading Believe it or not – Tales that mirror truth

Experience turned into fiction – with global support

A portrait of Amelia smiling and holding a camera next to the cover of her novel. On the cover a woman is seen through a camera lens running towards a yellow sky.

 By the time City alumna Amelia Kyazze began her MA in Creative Writing at City, she had already done the research for her debut novel through life experience. Into the Mouth of the Lion, published in May 2021, is set in Angola, towards the end of its brutal war, and tells the story of two…Continue Reading Experience turned into fiction – with global support

Sonaaar – a Community for Sharing Skills, and much more

The top half of a laptop that shows a page of Sonaaar.

Giselle Frederick (BSc Software Engineering, 2009) grew up with very few role models she could identify with. When as a professional she wanted to support community initiatives using her skills in tech she realised the scale the of the problem and wanted to make a change. That’s why she founded Sonaaar, an online platform for…Continue Reading Sonaaar – a Community for Sharing Skills, and much more

Recent Alumni Spotlight: Journalism alumna named one of the most inspiring women in the video game industry

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After graduating from the BA Journalism course in 2017, Vic Hood has already made significant waves within the video games industry – currently working as the Gaming Editor at TechRadar she was recently named on the influential She Plays Games podcast SPG100 list on International Women’s Day. The list celebrated “100 of the video game…Continue Reading Recent Alumni Spotlight: Journalism alumna named one of the most inspiring women in the video game industry

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

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