Category: City Alumni Stories

In conversation with Tech & Social Entrepreneur Mike Hudson

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After feeling determined to help make a difference during the global COVID-19 pandemic, tech entrepreneur Mike Hudson (BSc Systems and Management, 1987) is now using his wealth of experience in AI and marketplaces to create, develop and support non-profit, social good ventures. From enhancing COVID-19 testing during lockdown to advising the CEO of a global…Continue Reading In conversation with Tech & Social Entrepreneur Mike Hudson

Mitul Vadgama – The Data Leader who keeps learning and adapting

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Following a BSc in Business Computing Systems in 2009, Mitul Vadgama went out on a mission – to apply his considerable interest in and knowledge of technology to the benefit of businesses and organisations by helping them solve problems with the aid of data and innovation. In a career that has, so far, spanned consulting…Continue Reading Mitul Vadgama – The Data Leader who keeps learning and adapting

City Law School alumna publishes two new books

Author, data protection officer and member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, Judith Ratcliffe (PG Dip Professional Legal Skills, 2010), has had a very busy year showcasing her excellent range in writing by publishing her third children’s book, as well as a practical guide to help prevent personal data breaches and protect people…Continue Reading City Law School alumna publishes two new books

Novels, novels and more novels – an interview with a trio of MA Creative Writing alumnae

After studying and graduating together, a trio of MA Creative Writing (Novels) alumnae from the Class of 2010 have all published their new novels this summer. To mark the occasion, they held a joint reading in central London, giving their audience an opportunity to hear snippets of each of their thrilling books. We caught up…Continue Reading Novels, novels and more novels – an interview with a trio of MA Creative Writing alumnae

Yehya Al-Khairi – CitySpark winner who wants to revolutionise travel tech

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Post Covid restrictions, Yehya Al-Khairi (BEng Computer Systems Engineering, 2018) spent three months travelling, and it gave him the idea for a new app. Velz, now in its Beta stage, was recently announced a winner at the 2023 CitySpark entrepreneurship competition, and as founder, Yehya has big plans to disrupt the current world of travel…Continue Reading Yehya Al-Khairi – CitySpark winner who wants to revolutionise travel tech

Launch Lab Podcast – Starting Up and Standing Out!

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Muklesur Bharuya (Bar Vocational Studies, 2021) joined the City Launch Lab to follow his passion for technology and entrepreneurship. In collaboration with the Launch Lab, he is about to release a new podcast series, Launch Lab Podcast, to help others find their footing as entrepreneurs and consider a career as problem solvers.  “Since childhood, I…Continue Reading Launch Lab Podcast – Starting Up and Standing Out!

“The Climb” – Alice Hafer finds her footing in HBO Max’s new TV competition for rock climbers

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What TV competition show would you take part in? For Alice Hafer (MA Creative Writing (Playwriting & Screenwriting), 2016), HBO Max’s show “The Climb”, produced by Jason Momoa, was a perfect fit. An experienced rock climber with a passion for screenwriting, Alice wanted to see how far she could get competing against nine other climbers from around the…Continue Reading “The Climb” – Alice Hafer finds her footing in HBO Max’s new TV competition for rock climbers

Cheapskate – Award-winning Newsletter helping you save money and enjoy London

Kate and Georgia with the Award.

Co-founder Kate Samuelson (MA Magazine Journalism, 2015) was delighted when digital newsletter Cheapskate won the Georgina Henry Award for Digital Innovation at the 2022 British Journalism Awards. Kate’s passion for the newsletter format and helping people access culture means around 10,000 readers receive tips on free London events every week.  “Winning the award meant so much to me –…Continue Reading Cheapskate – Award-winning Newsletter helping you save money and enjoy London

Fighting injustice through legal training

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Barrister Hamna Zain (Bar Professional Training Course, 2012) returned to her home country, Pakistan, after completing her training at The City Law School. Having worked in the legal profession for over a decade, Hamna has made it her mission to provide legal training to those who have the least access and especially women. “Being a…Continue Reading Fighting injustice through legal training

Raising climate awareness through cli-fi – An interview with Yasmeen Cohen about her YA novel The Helix

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Six years ago, Yasmeen Cohen (BA Journalism and Economics, 2014) attended an event that opened her eyes to the destruction of the environment. Today, she is Sustainability & Climate Analytics Lead at Deloitte and about to publish her first novel, The Helix. A fantasy novel for young adults, The Helix falls into the climate fiction (cli-fi)…Continue Reading Raising climate awareness through cli-fi – An interview with Yasmeen Cohen about her YA novel The Helix