City Magazine 2014
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City Magazine 2014

Supporting the University

Over the past 10 years, support from alumni and friends has changed the face of student life at City University London. Last year, generous support from alumni raised over £83,000 for a variety of studentbased projects around the University. By donating to the Annual Fund, alumni can make a real difference to the student experience at City now and in the future.

The City Future Fund

Second year student Emma Rhodes embarked on her journey at City as a mature student, juggling family commitments and a commute to London in order to pursue her long-held dream of becoming a Speech and Language Therapist. Studying full-time and raising a young family meant Emma had to give up her job and look for other ways of supporting her studies financially. Fortunately, Emma became one of the recipients of a City Future Fund Scholarship, worth £6,000 over the three years of her course.

On the importance of the scholarship, Emma says: "My scholarship has alleviated a great deal of pressure, which has in turn reduced the burden on my children and allowed me space to engross myself in my studies."

I am so grateful to those responsible for this support and for the helping hand that has lifted so many students over the years.

The Cass Fund

Through the Student Assistance Fund, the Cass Fund supports high-achieving students at Cass Business School who face unexpected financial difficulty. For many recipients of bursaries from the Fund, this support is the boost which enables them to reach graduation day. Last year, all 16 recipients either graduated or are now in their final year of study. One 2013 recipient of a bursary from the Fund said, "I am very thankful for the assistance and now after graduating and starting a new job, I am a very active member of the Cass alumni community."

Alumni donations to the Cass Fund have also helped to create a brand new state-of-the-art financial resources suite, complete with eight new Bloomberg terminals, numerous new study spaces and other computer facilities.

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