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Student Support – Lesley

City Graduate School.

Our Student Hardship Fund is there to support students who find themselves in situations where there is a real danger that they will not be able to complete their studies. In the past year, your generosity has allowed us to award financially struggling students a record number of 155 hardship grants. Without this help, many of those students would not have been able to continue with their degrees.   

Students such as Lesley. Even undertaking a degree was a daunting decision for her.  Chronic illness and severe financial difficulties meant that Lesley did not follow a traditional route into Higher Education. Home-schooled and with no GCSEs or A Levels under her belt, Lesley nevertheless excelled when she eventually plucked up the courage to undertake an Access to HE course, achieving a Distinction.  This gave her the confidence to apply to City and pursue a BSc in Psychology.

However, without the award from Student Support which has provided the financial help that has allowed Lesley to pay her rent and get by, she would have had to drop out.  Her ongoing illness which led to the retaking of her first year had drastically slowed her down, but she is now ready to undertake her final year, with a real shot at achieving a First.

Lesley is now more optimistic about her future, with ambitions to continue her education when she graduates and eventually pursue a PhD in neuroscience.  “As well as chronic diabetes I also have Hypothyroidism and there is a significant lack of research regarding how different genetic variations effects thyroid treatment and its effect on brain activity. This means that there may be patients that are unknowingly prescribed the wrong medication, much like I once was. I want to explore and conduct research in this area, particularly brain activity in those with different genetic variations when on and off T3. I believe that if you become aware of something that needs to be changed, why wait for someone else to tackle them.  As for my degree, I just wouldn’t have been able to continue without the help of Student Support.  Thank you so much to those alumni who have supported this cause.”

This is what the Student Hardship Fund is all about.  Not only making sure that students complete their degrees, but sending them out into the wider world to do amazing things.  Every single one of your donations is an investment in society. 

Working in the USA

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On Thursday 23rd June 2016, we hosted our fourth alumni careers webinar. The topic was “Working in the USA”, and focussed on the next steps you need to take to work and live in the USA.

This webinar was recorded and is now available here. Running Time 50 mins.

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How to Effectively Use Recruitment Agencies

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efectively use recruitment

On Thursday 21st April 2016, we hosted our third alumni careers webinar. The topic was “How to Effectively Use Recruitment Agencies”, and focussed on the importance of building a good relationship with a recruiter.

This webinar was recorded and is now available here. Running Time 39 mins.



Congratulations to Class of 2014

Arts and Social Sciences News, Cass Business School News, City Graduate School, Health Sciences News, Law News, Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering News.

Nearly 2000 students have received their degrees at City University London summer graduation ceremonies. The successes of City’s six schools were recognised during the celebrations at the Barbican in the heart of the City of London. City was also delighted to award its first international joint degree certificates.

Read full article…

City University London Graduations Summer 2014

City University London Graduations Summer 2014
















To see the photos from your graduation day visit our virtual gallery!

Graduation Day – Monday 14th July 2014

Graduation Day – Tuesday 15th July 2014

Graduation Day – Wednesday 16th July 2014

We also posted some snaps on Facebook and Twitter!

Cass and TiasNimbas launch new Executive PhD

Cass Business School News, City Graduate School, New Courses and Scholarships.

Cass Business School has linked up with TiasNimbas Business School, part of Tilburg University in the Netherlands, to launch a joint Executive PhD.

The four-year, part-time joint degree programme is targeted at senior public and private sector leaders for who research and development, knowledge management and innovation is important. Students who successfully complete their PhD thesis receive a joint PhD degree award from Tilburg University and City University London.

The qualification has highly practical benefits for employers and employees alike. The field of study can be tailored to suit an individual’s specialism and the business challenges faced by their organisation.

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If you would be happy and able to speak about going into an industry role after completing your PhD programme, please get in touch

City Graduate School, Events.

The Learning and Development Centre are planning to have a debate at their next event for Doctoral students on the theme of post-PhD options, academia vs. industry.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday 4th December, and the debate session will take place from 16:20-17:00.

For more information, please email or call 020 7040 3107.

Trying to lose weight? Or have you just set out to embark on a healthier regime to shed a few pounds? We want to hear from you!

Arts and Social Sciences News, City Graduate School.

The Department of Psychology is currently running a health psychology research study investigating the effects of simple strategies that could be used in addition to individuals’ existing weight loss plans.

To get involved you need to be aged over 18 and looking to lose weight. You will be asked to come to the lab twice (at City University London, St John Street) to complete some simple health-related questionnaires and tasks and have your height and weight measured. These sessions will be 7 days apart and each one will take approximately 45 minutes.

You will receive payment of £10 at the end of the second session.

Please contact if you are interested in taking part.

Research conducted by Abby Ipser under the supervision of Dr Katy Tapper. This study has been reviewed by, and received clearance through the Senate Research Ethics Committee, City University London. If you would like to complain about any aspect of the study, please contact the Secretary to the University’s Senate Research Ethics Committee.

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