Category: City Alumni Stories

Stonehenge Heritage & History

Alumnus Neil L. Thomas (Engineering, 1951) has written a number of books about the prehistoric landmark Stonehenge. The second in the series, Stonehenge Heritage & History concerns the history of the ancient monument in southern England and the people who built it. This book explains how arithmetic, geometry, linear measurements, geometric principles were well established…Continue Reading Stonehenge Heritage & History

A Phoenix Rising

 A firefighter from the age of 18, Clifford Thomspon (MA Narrative Non-Fiction Writing, 2012) has dealt with his fair share of disasters, now he writes about them. Here Clifford talks about his debut memoir Falling Through Fire.  Can you tell me about your time at City? I was at City from 2010 to 2012. I…Continue Reading A Phoenix Rising

365 days of Greece

Not only is Maria Repouskou (Global Migration, 2012) one of our amazing Alumni Ambassadors, she has also jointly set up a business venture that is going to transform Greece from a summer holiday hotspot to a destination for all seasons.    Can you tell me about your time at City? Being a student at City…Continue Reading 365 days of Greece

Court is in Recess

Katy Martley (Criminal Litigation, 2012) crossed continents to attain the qualification that would lead to her career as a Crown Prosecutor, and now she’s taking a break! Read Katy’s story to find out why she adjourned her legal career. So you moved from New Zealand to study at City, what was that like? I was…Continue Reading Court is in Recess

Being a professional mentor at City

Anthony (Tony) Rimoldi graduated from Civil Engineering in 1980, but for the past eight years he has volunteered his time to mentor the next generation of graduates. Here he talks about his experience as a professional mentor at City. I graduated from City (Civil Engineering) in 1980 and since then I have enjoyed a successful career…Continue Reading Being a professional mentor at City

Compassion for Fashion

Ayesha Mustafa (MA Transnational Media & Society, 2007)  moved from Dubai to study at City. Since graduating she has worked for Netsol Technology and PepsiCo. But now she is the director of her own business, Fashion ComPassion… Where did the idea for Fashion ComPassion come from?  Since a young age I wanted to have my…Continue Reading Compassion for Fashion

Scholar Spotlight: Gabriella Soffer (MEng Biomedical Engineering)

Gabriella Soffer is a recipient of the George Daniels Scholarship. Here she talks about the impact the scholarship has had: I started university a year after the £9,000 fees were implemented and firm in the knowledge that I would have a minimum of £27,000 debt when I would leave. At the age of 18 that was more…Continue Reading Scholar Spotlight: Gabriella Soffer (MEng Biomedical Engineering)

Developing Partnerships, One Village at a Time

Neil Kerfoot (MSc NGO Management, 2012) is looking to encourage more volunteers and donations for his radically different charity, Village by Village. Working in partnership with local communities in Africa, he stopped counting the number of villages helped when he hit 100. We spoke about the power of open accountability, trust and getting it right…Continue Reading Developing Partnerships, One Village at a Time

Pirouettes and Politics

International politics and dance don’t typically lend themselves to each other but that hasn’t stopped Alejandra Benet! An International Politics graduate and now also a dance teacher, Alejandra, known to her friends as Sandra, is set to blaze the trail of this unusual combo… Time at City So far, it has been the best time…Continue Reading Pirouettes and Politics