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Alumni Awards recognise students' contribution to the University and local community

Five City University London students have been chosen as this year's Alumni Awardees, recognising the contributions they have made to the life and reputation of the University as well as the local Islington community.
by Luke Nava

The prizes are awarded annually, with nominations coming from current students based on last year's achievements and considered by a panel of City staff. Each winner receives £500, sponsored by City's Alumni Association.

The recipients reflect City's range of academic disciplines, as well as the variety of activity on its campus and in the local area:

  • Nico Wilson (MA Human Rights) ran a community project with Islington Museum to foster communication and strengthen family relationships and help people in the area understand each other better
  • Jennifer Blair (Bar Professional Training Course) established the Big Voice London youth empowerment programme, helping young people from under-privileged backgrounds fulfil their potential by exploring issues of human rights and legal identity
  • Clare Hammond (Doctorate of Musical Arts) instigated the national Performing Musicology conference, which was hugely popular with students, academics and performers from around the world
  • Minas Panayi (BSc Banking & International Finance) took an active role in many student societies, including President of the Volunteering Society. He organised fundraising events for causes such as the Oxfam Sri Lanka Floods Appeal and the Japan earthquake appeal
  • Giulio Folino (BSc Business Computing Systems) made a huge effort in developing student activities and societies on campus. He leads the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) society, which was shortlisted for an award at the National Union of Students (NUS) LGBT conference.

Further information about the Alumni Awards is available here.

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