Category: City Alumni Stories

Medal awarded for fast-paced work in a complex environment

Dimitrios Mavridis.

Dimitrios Mavridis (International Politics, 2010), Media Relations Manager for the UK Mission to the European Union, was recently awarded a British Empire Medal for services to British Foreign Policy. Dimitrios talked to us about his fast-paced job in Brussels, his time at City, and both the personal and professional challenges he has faced.  “I won’t…Continue Reading Medal awarded for fast-paced work in a complex environment

Peter Papathanasiou brings us “Outback Noir” in his first crime novel

The cover of Peter's novel The Stoning, held by Peter.

Peter Papathanasiou’s debut crime novel, The Stoning, was published this autumn and has already received impressive reviews. The novel started as coursework at City but depicts a small community in the scorchingly hot Australian outback. To Peter, a child of migrants and grandchild of refugees, it was important to write something that went beyond the identity of…Continue Reading Peter Papathanasiou brings us “Outback Noir” in his first crime novel

Push Partner – A new way to find a workout buddy

George, sitting outside, shows the camera the app on his phone.

When George Molyneux (Organisational Psychology, 2018) realised he would make better progress and have more fun if he had someone to work out with, he decided to find a solution. Push Partner, his new app that connects people who want to exercise together, had its soft launch in March with the goal to grow so…Continue Reading Push Partner – A new way to find a workout buddy

“The great thing about the environment is that it applies to every part of life”

Image of Madeleine Cuff.

An interview with Environment Reporter Madeleine Cuff   Madeleine Cuff (Magazine Journalism, 2012) was interested in the environment from a young age but studied first English and then Journalism at university. Now, she’s a celebrated Environment Reporter for The i Paper and covering COP26 in Glasgow.  “I remember always reading stuff about the environment and…Continue Reading “The great thing about the environment is that it applies to every part of life”

“Look for the Pioneers” – An interview with Iphigenia Taxopoulou, General Secretary of the European theatre network mitos21

For over a decade, Iphigenia Taxopoulou (Arts Criticism/Arts Policy and Management, 1991) has championed environmental sustainability in the performing arts. With Climate Change now an urgent topic, Iphigenia calls for relevant education in all sectors so improved practices can be implemented. She hopes the book she’s been commissioned to write, out next year, will contribute…Continue Reading “Look for the Pioneers” – An interview with Iphigenia Taxopoulou, General Secretary of the European theatre network mitos21

“We are just as human as everyone else” – The play Fake News challenges misconceptions

Osman Baig, dressed in a grey suit stands on stage with his arms stretched out.

Osman Baig (TV Current Affairs Journalism, 2008) recently performed his one-man play Fake News at the Bridge Theatre in London. As a journalist, he wants to challenge and discuss the perceptions many have about the media and journalists, and tell the truth the way he sees it.  It’s only a few days after Osman Baig performed his play Fake News at the Bridge Theatre,…Continue Reading “We are just as human as everyone else” – The play Fake News challenges misconceptions

“Never stand still” – An interview with Alain Li, CEO for Richemont Asia Pacific

As a 12-year-old Alain Li, Regional CEO of Richemont Asia Pacific wanted to become a chartered account like his father. Today, with an accountancy degree from City in his back pocket, Alain heads up the luxury goods powerhouse Richemont in one of its largest markets.     “As the eldest son, I guess you either rebel…Continue Reading “Never stand still” – An interview with Alain Li, CEO for Richemont Asia Pacific

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

Helen and Kate sit next to each other on the podium showing their medals and smiling at the camera.

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)