Category: City Alumni Stories

She didn’t think university could be for her – Now she’s an award-winning alumna who wants to help others

“I couldn’t wait to get out of school. I couldn’t wait to leave.” As a teenager living in foster care, Rosie Wainwright (Law, 2016) couldn’t imagine going to university, but when a student from City visited her college, she realised she had options. This summer, Rosie won the Festival of Learning 2021 – Outstanding Individual Learner…Continue Reading She didn’t think university could be for her – Now she’s an award-winning alumna who wants to help others

Self-Awareness – A key to being the best you can be

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In conversation with Helen Richardson-Walsh MBE OLY Olympic gold medallist and City alumna Helen Richardson-Walsh MBE (Organisational Psychology, 2021) is about to publish a book with her wife Kate Richardson-Walsh OLY OBE. In Winning Together: An Olympic-Winning Approach to Building Better Teams they use their own insights and experiences to help teams of all kinds…Continue Reading Self-Awareness – A key to being the best you can be

In Conversation with City’s Alumni Mentors: Kehinde Adeyinka (LLB, 2011)

After graduating from City, University of London’s Law School in 2011, Kehinde Adeyinka has enjoyed a successful career within the legal field and is currently working as a Conveyancer for Premier Property Lawyers. In 2020, Kehinde was nominated for the Mentor of the Year Award by her mentee from the November 2019 mentoring cohort. Kehinde…Continue Reading In Conversation with City’s Alumni Mentors: Kehinde Adeyinka (LLB, 2011)

In Conversation with City’s Alumni Mentors: Egla Aitkens (BSc Nursing, 2008 & MSc Health Management, 2012)

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Two-time alumna Egla Aitkens (BSc Nursing, 2008 & MSc Health Management, 2012) has been a qualified nurse since 1986. She joined the mentoring scheme in 2015 and has volunteered as a mentor every year since, never looking back. Her commitment has won her the appreciation of the students she has helped, which is reflected in…Continue Reading In Conversation with City’s Alumni Mentors: Egla Aitkens (BSc Nursing, 2008 & MSc Health Management, 2012)

In Conversation with City’s Alumni Mentors: Mentoring Excellence Award Winner 2021, Milad Lakani (MEng Mechanical Engineering, 2009)

Since graduating from City, University of London in 2009, Milad Lakani has worked in a variety of roles across the engineering sector. Having kept in close contact with his alma mater, in 2016 Milad was invited to take part in the University’s mentoring scheme. Milad has continued with the scheme ever since, providing vital insights…Continue Reading In Conversation with City’s Alumni Mentors: Mentoring Excellence Award Winner 2021, Milad Lakani (MEng Mechanical Engineering, 2009)

Let That Be A Lesson – What a former teacher learnt

Ryan Wilson (Broadcast Journalism, 2017) spent a decade working as a teacher, his childhood dream job. In 2016, he decided to pursue another life-long passion but also wanted to share his experiences of working in education. The result is his often humorous, but also reflective new memoir Let That Be a Lesson – A Teacher’s…Continue Reading Let That Be A Lesson – What a former teacher learnt

Alonement – Owning your time alone

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An interview with author and podcaster Francesca Specter   When Francesca Specter (Magazine Journalism, 2014) found herself single and living on her own, she decided to deep dive into the many aspects of spending time alone. The work paid off and in addition to enjoying her alone-time and practicing better self-care, Francesca has created the…Continue Reading Alonement – Owning your time alone

Cultural Policy and Management Alumnus, Andrew Hurst, Recognised in 2021 New Year’s Honours

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Andrew Hurst (Cultural Policy and Management, 2012) Chief Executive Officer of One Dance UK was awarded an MBE for services to Dance, particularly during the Covid-19 Response, in the 2021 New Year’s Honours. We caught up with Andrew to find out about his time at City and how his career led up to this achievement….Continue Reading Cultural Policy and Management Alumnus, Andrew Hurst, Recognised in 2021 New Year’s Honours

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

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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