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Congratulations to Class of 2014

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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.

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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!

Annual London Reunion 2014 at City

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Every year City University London alumni are invited back to their alma mater for the Annual Reunion in London. The event gives former students and members of staff an opportunity to catch up and network while enjoying refreshing drinks and lovely food. The most recent reunion took place on Saturday 12th July.

Alumni and their guests were welcomed by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Curran, who spoke about recent developments at City and the exciting changes which are happening around the campus, including the new CitySport building on Goswell Road, due to open in late 2014.

This year, for the first time, the Reunion offered a number of optional activities in collaboration with the five Schools. The School of Arts and Social Sciences welcomed alumni with a fascinating talk, delivered by Professor Jean K Chalaby, Head of Sociology, about the TV industry and its cultural significance. Ronen Palan, Professor of International Politics then examined the meaning of a fair, economically stable and politically legitimate society after the Global Financial Crisis, and finally Professor Stephen Cottrell, Head of the Departments of Music and Culture and Creative Industries, presented the latest operations of Music at City and played a selection of recent student work.

Guests were also invited to explore the outstanding new facilities of the Clinical Skills Centre at the School of Health Sciences. Professor Stanton Newman, Dean of the School, gave them a warm welcome and also explained the importance of the School’s leading healthcare research and its impact on policy and in society. There was also an opportunity for attendees to participate in interactive demonstrations.

Annual London Reunion 2014

Annual London Reunion 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Steve Haberman, Dean of Cass Business School, talked about the latest developments in the School and encouraged attendees to participate actively on any activities offered at Cass. Meanwhile Law Librarian, Emily Allbon, was offering a library tour to our guests and explaining the introduction of a new online resource called Lawbore. This tool will help City Law students to access a variety of information that will help them with their studies, including their mooting and legal research.

The new School of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Engineering was introduced by Professor Roger Crouch who then led a tour of the recently refurbished laboratory facilities and gave a presentation about the recent School achievements and its future direction. Finally, there was an entrepreneurial showcase organised by the Enterprise Office. A couple of City alumni entrepreneurs were invited to present their businesses and talk about their experience.

The 2014 Reunion continued when our guests gathered back at the Great Hall where there was the opportunity to network whilst enjoying refreshments. Alumni from over the decades were invited to leave messages on a message board. Here are some of their memories:

“My time at City (Northampton College) was the best time of my life.” Richard, 1958-1964.

“Even though I am an alumna now, I still do feel like a student of this wonderful university” Natalia, 2013

“Being a student at City was the best time ever for me! I miss all those days and great friends from all over the world” Keta, 2004

“Two of the most productive years of my life, academically and for personal development. A very inspiring start-up session too!” Janet, 2001

Several alumni expressed their warm feelings towards City by making donations to the City Future Fund, enabling us to improve the experience for their successors at the University and a number also signed up to be a Mentor under the widely recognised Professional Mentoring Scheme.

Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to welcoming you in 2015!

Annual London Reunion 2014 Photo gallery

Distinguished law alumna receives honorary degree

Alumni Notice Board, Law News.

Sandie Okoro, Global General Counsel at HSBC Asset Management, has been awarded an honorary doctorate during City University London’s summer graduation ceremonies. An alumna of the Inns of Court School of Law, now The City Law School, Sandie was honoured for her outstanding achievements in the legal profession and financial services.

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Sandy Okoro

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Annual Scholarships, Prizes and Bursaries Evening 2014

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Scholarship-Awards-Ceremony-2014One of the most enjoyable events in our academic year, according to the Vice-Chancellor of City University London Professor Paul Curran, is the ‘Annual Scholarships, Prizes and Bursaries Evening’.

The event brought some of our most outstanding students together with some of our most generous and committed donors in an evening filled with emotional thank you speeches and a warm family atmosphere.

The purpose of the evening was to formally recognise the students who have received these awards and to also say thank you to the individuals and organisations that have generously funded them.

Deborah – Fay Ndlovu, who received the Wellcome Trust Scholarship and is finishing her MA in Science Journalism, gave a truly inspirational speech about her academic and personal journey and thanked the Trust for supporting her. She highlighted the importance of facing challenges in order to re-discover her own abilities, and also how she will be going back to her hometown in South Africa as a ‘new woman’.

Deborah said “I have acquired a diverse set of skills through this course and renewed my confidence in my career and myself. I have learnt through my time at City that an academic institution isn’t just designed to equip students with professional skills but can build their personality as well.”

“Thank you to the Wellcome Trust and to all of you donors who have allowed me and all the students here tonight to see that, paraphrasing actress Lupita Nyo’ongo, ‘No matter where I am from – and what my past is – my dreams are valid’

Students who benefited from the City Future Fund Scholarship and Travel Bursary Scholarship were Duc Hoang, Zoe Rinaldi, Justyna Wolczyk, Zahra Abdollahi, Karthik Budidha and Natalia Grincheva.

City University London would like to thank all the institutions, charitable foundations, Livery companies and individual donors who have made these scholarships, prizes and bursaries possible. Your support enables the University to recognise outstanding academic performance and continues to help us attract the most able students. Learn more about supporting our students.

The City Law School Unveils its First Distance Learning Degree Programme

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The City Law School, City University London, has unveiled its first online degree programme. The distance learning LLM in International Business Law is designed to help students to develop a broader and deeper knowledge of the legal rules which impact on international business. They will acquire transferable skills which will enhance their career prospects as an international business professional or legal practitioner.

The course will enable business professionals and lawyers to set themselves apart in an increasingly competitive labour market by attaining an advanced qualification, without necessarily having to take a break from work. The programme is designed to enhance students’ ability to locate, interpret, analyse and criticise the laws, rules, policies and practices essential to the practice of international business.

Alumni are eligible to receive a 10% discount.

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Law Alumnus to Walk the Length of Great Britain for Charity

Alumni Notice Board, Law News.

Big Dave's Little Stroll

David Redmond (BVC 2006, LLM Criminal Litigation 2007) is walking the length of Great Britain to raise money for Help for Heroes, Macmillan Cancer Support and the MS Society.

Called “Big Dave’s Little Stroll,” Dave is going to walk from John O’ Groats to Lands End. Starting on 30th June 2014, he will be completely on his own, will be carrying all his own kit for the entire journey and will be sleeping in a tent every night.

His rules are simple: no cars, buses, boats, trains or planes… no donkeys or other livestock… no hitching a lift on a passing teenagers handlebars or nicking the skateboard or rollerblades off of the local kids. Only pure leg power is going to drive him for the 1100 or so mile journey and what is more… he is aiming to achieve this in about 50 days (give or take).

All the money raised will be divided equally between his three chosen charities: Macmillan Cancer Support, MS Society and Help for Heroes.

To find out more about Dave, why he is taking on this challenge and to donate to his cause visit his website. You can also follow him on Facebook.

Legal Week has named seven City alumni amongst the top ten young barristers in England and Wales

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Legal Week contacted more than 350 solicitors, barristers, QCs and senior clerks to ascertain their views on the rising stars of the profession. The top 10 were selected from more than 325 recommended junior barristers of 10 years’ call and under from all circuits across England and Wales. Each barrister was profiled by journalist Ben Rigby for an article in the most recent edition.

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