Category: City Alumni Stories

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

Experience turned into fiction – with global support

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 By the time City alumna Amelia Kyazze began her MA in Creative Writing at City, she had already done the research for her debut novel through life experience. Into the Mouth of the Lion, published in May 2021, is set in Angola, towards the end of its brutal war, and tells the story of two…Continue Reading Experience turned into fiction – with global support

Sonaaar – a Community for Sharing Skills, and much more

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Giselle Frederick (BSc Software Engineering, 2009) grew up with very few role models she could identify with. When as a professional she wanted to support community initiatives using her skills in tech she realised the scale the of the problem and wanted to make a change. That’s why she founded Sonaaar, an online platform for…Continue Reading Sonaaar – a Community for Sharing Skills, and much more

Recent Alumni Spotlight: Journalism alumna named one of the most inspiring women in the video game industry

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After graduating from the BA Journalism course in 2017, Vic Hood has already made significant waves within the video games industry – currently working as the Gaming Editor at TechRadar she was recently named on the influential She Plays Games podcast SPG100 list on International Women’s Day. The list celebrated “100 of the video game…Continue Reading Recent Alumni Spotlight: Journalism alumna named one of the most inspiring women in the video game industry