Events in 2013/14
This year’s Diary attests to the global nature of City’s alumni network. Events around the world provide opportunities to network, learn and rekindle old friendships, while alumni stories articulate exactly what makes City so special. Elsewhere, alumni generosity and a very special legacy are shaping City’s provision of outstanding education, research and student support.
In the last 12 months we have been delighted to meet alumni around the world. Here are just a few of the highlights.
- Annual London Reunion
Nearly 200 alumni returned to Northampton Square to meet fellow former students and hear about the University's plans for the future. Members of the Year of 1968 took the opportunity to meet for lunch and tour their old haunts before the reunion.
- Bletchley Park with Professor David Stupples
Professor David Stupples, Director of City's Centre for Cyber Security Sciences, gave a fascinating talk on codes and code-breaking to a group of alumni at Bletchley Park. Pictured are alumni at the Polish Memorial while on a guided tour of the park.
- Hong Kong
Local alumni and students attended a masterclass on "Market Cap or Monkey? An Evaluation of Alternative Equity Index Weighting Schemes" led by Dr Nick Motson, Lecturer in Finance at Cass Business School, at Hong Kong Maritime Museum. This was followed by a drinks reception hosted by Alderman Roger Gifford, the then Lord Mayor of London and Chancellor of City University London.
- New York
Alumni and friends of City joined other guests at a reception and panel discussion at the British Council in New York. "Ethics in Business: Still a Tick-Box Exercise?" was the title of a debate featuring a panel of distinguished alumni.
Alderman Fiona Woolf, The Lord Mayor of London and City University London's Chancellor, was the guest speaker at The Lord Mayor's Annual Alumni Reception in Dubai. Pictured with Alderman Woolf (second from left) are Roy Leighton, Chairman of Cass/City Advisory Board for Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Council Chairman of British Expertise and Chairman of Financial Services Champions UKTI; Ehsan Razavizadeh, Regional Director, MENA and Head of Dubai Centre and Edward Hobart, Her Majesty's Consul General to Dubai.
Hosted by Professor Carl Stychin, Dean of The City Law School, a reception for alumni in Canada was held at Osgoode Hall in Toronto.
Professor Stanton Newman, Dean of the School of Health Sciences, hosted an alumni event at the Radisson Blu Gautrain in Johannesburg. Professor Victoria Joffe, Associate Dean for taught postgraduate studies at the School of Health Sciences and a leading authority in developmental speech, language and communication needs in children and young people, explained how the University's Changing Behaviours- Changing Futures research is helping to improve lives.
The annual alumni evening in Athens was held in the Grande Britagne Hotel. Hosted by Professor Dinos Arcoumanis, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International & Development) and Ambassador-at-Large of the Hellenic Republic (Energy Policy and Technologies), the evening included an LLM Maritime Law Panel Discussion and a Masterclass led by Dr Anthony Papadimitriou, President of the Alexandros S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.