Category: COVID-19 Heroes & In Memory

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

Recent Alumni Spotlight: Nursing Under Extreme Circumstances

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“Would I say the degree itself prepared us for a pandemic? No. But did it prepare us to be resilient nurses and carry out our work as nurses? Yes, I definitely would.” Zara Zaman (Adult Nursing, 2018) was one of the many nurses who were redeployed to intensive care units when the first and second wave of…Continue Reading Recent Alumni Spotlight: Nursing Under Extreme Circumstances

“I started this because children needed help” – Rupal Ragha, Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award Recipient

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Following a career as a dance teacher, then going to Law School and working in the legal field for several years, it was in 2012 when Rupal Ragha (BSc Management, 2008) returned to her passion for educating and founded her tutoring company Big Brains Tuition. At the start of the pandemic, Rupal decided to take…Continue Reading “I started this because children needed help” – Rupal Ragha, Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award Recipient

General Manager of luxury watch brand donates 30% of profits to help global fight against Covid-19

Federico Ziviani (BSc Management, 2017) is the General Manager of luxury watchmaking company Maison Gerald Charles. The company have recently donated 30% of their profits to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund by World Health Organisation (WHO). We spoke to Federico about this decision and his journey from the Business School to his current role.  …Continue Reading General Manager of luxury watch brand donates 30% of profits to help global fight against Covid-19

‘We can make a difference’: From Business School graduate to Covid mass testing innovator

Marta Kalas (MBA, 1992) has had an extremely varied career since graduating from CUBS, the then City, University of London Business School in 1992. Moving between working in a big corporation to freelance consulting and finally to working for the scale-up organisation Thomson Screening, founded by City, University of London. In the wake of the pandemic…Continue Reading ‘We can make a difference’: From Business School graduate to Covid mass testing innovator

City Alumni Hero: Leigh Andrews – Uses speech and language therapy to help, motivate and uplift the vulnerable around her

School of Health Sciences alumna Leigh Andrews (Speech and Language Therapy, 2019) works with people who are living on the streets or hostels and have hit hard times in their lives. As the pandemic started those were living on the streets were the most exposed and vulnerable to the effects of the pandemic. “Some local…Continue Reading City Alumni Hero: Leigh Andrews – Uses speech and language therapy to help, motivate and uplift the vulnerable around her

Living through giving: Supporting the community and spreading the love

While the Indian government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Modi has taken a “prevention is better than cure” approach in India to flatten the curve of Coronavirus, Priyanka Amit Shah (Marketing Strategy and Innovation, 2018) told us about the devastating impact the current crisis is having on daily-wage earners and her efforts to support them. Priyanka…Continue Reading Living through giving: Supporting the community and spreading the love

Delivering personal protective equipment to those on the frontline

When the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically spread across the UK in just a matter of weeks, Chair of Harrow Carers Manoj Varsani (Modular Executive MBA, 2017 and Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence, 2007) experienced firsthand the huge and critical impact of the personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage. As the founder of a fintech company called Hammock,…Continue Reading Delivering personal protective equipment to those on the frontline

In Memory of COVID-19 victims of City, University of London

This page has been created to remember and recognise those members of the City, University of London community who have lost their lives to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are sorely missed and our thoughts and condolences are with their families at this difficult time. If you would like to share any further names and stories…Continue Reading In Memory of COVID-19 victims of City, University of London