Category: City Alumni Stories

Cultural Appreciation

Miyuki Seguchi was born and raised in Japan. But it wasn’t until she returned after completing a Masters in Financial Journalism (2011) that she started to appreciate its wonder. Armed with her journalism experience and now also a qualification in tourism, Miyuki has created a podcast, Japan Experts, to share her reaffirmed love of Japanese…Continue Reading Cultural Appreciation

Ode to a Grecian Alumna

A finalist in the 2020 British Council Alumni Awards in Greece, Sophia Peloponnissiou’s (Museum and Gallery management, 2000) contribution to art and culture is more than noteworthy. Having set up the largely voluntary Katakouzenos House Museum, Sophia is on a mission to ‘revive a mid-20th century Athenian house and turn it from a residential venue…Continue Reading Ode to a Grecian Alumna

Lights, Camera…Podcast

Sagar Radia (Media and Sociology, 2007) is no stranger to the spotlight; you may recognise him from ITV’s The Good Karma Hospital. He has also acted in Jesse Eisenberg’s play The Spoils and is currently on-screen in HBO/BBC’s new finance show Industry. But now, Sagar is using his platform ‘to celebrate and ignite honest conversations…Continue Reading Lights, Camera…Podcast


As a black female pilot you could say Faith Odushola-Boegheim (Air Transport Management, 2013) is defying gravity; contributing to the reimagining of an industry that was typically male-dominated. Faith has had her fair share of doubtful passengers but that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her dreams. Here she talks about her experiences as a pilot,…Continue Reading High-flyer

The President will see you now

Meet Saqlain Riaz (Economics, 2019), the newly appointed President of City’s Students’ Union. Whilst his top priority is of course City’s vast student community, Saqlain is keen to connect with alumni. We asked him a few questions to find out what he’s planning for his presidency and how alumni can support the cause. Can you…Continue Reading The President will see you now

Virtual Science

Second place prize winner Zaibaa Patel (Biomedical Engineering (MEng + PhD), 2019), tells us all about her experience of the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, including the first-ever 48-hour Online Sciathon.  Can you tell me about your time at City? I was at City for 8 years, completing my MEng and PhD. I absolutely loved…Continue Reading Virtual Science

‘Books for Children That Adults Like Reading’

At the height of the pandemic, Thursday evenings became an opportunity for the nation to express its gratitude for the NHS. But when it became apparent that her own children were not entirely sure what they were clapping for, Ellie Levenson (Journalism, 2001) decided a book was needed. Here she talks about life at City,…Continue Reading ‘Books for Children That Adults Like Reading’

Green Banking: a fairer economy for a sustainable future

If you thought being green was limited to your diet and recycling habits, think again! Hanifa Azri (Professional Legal Skills, 2013) is helping to forge the way in ‘alternative self-sustainable green financial systems’ with her search engine Regall11, and we caught up with her to find out all about it. Can you tell me about…Continue Reading Green Banking: a fairer economy for a sustainable future

Executive Editor of Business Insider Spriha Srivastava (International Journalism, 2009) gives City students the ‘Inside’ scoop.

Spriha Srivastava (International Journalism, 2009), current Executive Editor of Business Insider, recounts her time at City, her role in the University newsroom, working towards deadlines and the lessons she learned that have stayed with her to this day. She inspired our journalism students with her journey and experiences; going from a City student to the…Continue Reading Executive Editor of Business Insider Spriha Srivastava (International Journalism, 2009) gives City students the ‘Inside’ scoop.