#citylis Focus on Alumni: City University London MSc Information Science 1970-1 Reunion

Focus on Alumni is our series of blog posts featuring or written by #citylis alumni.

This post was written by Dr. Christine Urquhart, a retired Senior Lecturer at Aberystwyth University and #citylis Information Science alumna.

Members of the #citylis 1970-1971 MSc Information Science cohort attended a reunion lunch in London.

Members of the #citylis 1970-1971 MSc Information Science cohort attended a reunion lunch in London.

 

 

Members of the #citylis 1970-1971 MSc Information Science cohort attended a reunion lunch in London.

Members of the #citylis 1970-1971 MSc Information Science cohort attended a reunion lunch in London.

 

 

Fourteen of the 29 members of the #citylis 1970-1971 MSc Information Science cohort attended a reunion lunch in London on 9 November 2015.  Sarah Carter, Alan Singleton and myself tracked down 20 of the group in total, and asked for some short biographies.  As we had all gone very diverse directions in our careers, tracking down the members of the class depended on social media (thank you Facebook and LinkedIn) as well as finding out who was still in contact with whom.

Our career histories are very varied, and include IT systems development, publishing, health/medical/pharmaceutical information, teaching, university lecturing, financial services information, international development, geo-conservation, local councillor roles, and working for government agencies/quangos. Most of us have worked for at least three (and often many more) organisations, and several have been (or are) self-employed.

We are mostly retired from full time paid “information” work now and our leisure interests are as varied as our careers – birdwatching, choirs, clog dancing, wine tasting, voluntary work (including CAB), amateur theatre, gardening.  I think most of us would strongly agree that the year at City gave us confidence to take on many different roles in the information sector, as we realised that there were many opportunities out there – that we had to grab.

 

Find out more about postgraduate study in Library and Information Science at #citylis, meet alumni, current students and staff on our next open evening on Wednesday 17 February 2016. Register here.

If you are a current #citylis student,  alumni or Library and Information professional and would like to contribute a post, please contact Dr Ernesto Priego.

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About Ernesto Priego

A lecturer at City, University of London. My research interests include digital humanities, library and information science, human computer interaction design, comics scholarship, scholarly communications, open access, open data and open educational resources.
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