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Copywriter embraces her heritage through City’s Chinese Mandarin short course

Copywriter embraces her heritage through City’s Chinese Mandarin short course

I wasn’t sure what to expect from the course when I first started, other than learning words and gra...

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A professional events planner makes the difference

A professional events planner makes the difference

"The course exceeded my expectations. I learnt that the basic principles of a successful event were ...

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How to build a platform and strategy for your writing that engages readers

How to build a platform and strategy for your writing that engages readers

Advances in digital technology have brought unparalleled opportunities for modern authors. Writers c...

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The Art of Understanding Art

The Art of Understanding Art

The quality of teaching and materials, including excellent hand-outs and the inclusion of gallery vi...

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Criminal Justice Lawyer secures debut historical novel deal after her creative writing course

Criminal Justice Lawyer secures debut historical novel deal after her creative writing course

“The tutorials and group sessions offered by The Novel Studio at City University London particularly...

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Artist masters Japanese to take up artist’s residency in East Asia

Artist masters Japanese to take up artist’s residency in East Asia

I chose City’s Japanese for Beginners short course because the course description was well-structure...

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Business founder credits the digital marketing masterclass for improved performance

Business founder credits the digital marketing masterclass for improved performance

For the masterclass City teamed up with dynamic digital marketing agency, MintTwist, who delivered t...

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Project manager embraces fresh challenges with new design skills

Project manager embraces fresh challenges with new design skills

City was an easy decision for me. As an established university I was confident the courses would cov...

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Winners of City Novel Studio Competition 2015 Announced

Winners of City Novel Studio Competition 2015 Announced

We are delighted to announce the winners of our City Novel Studio Competition 2015

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Language classes

Language classes "rich & intense" like the taste of Italian coffee

Learning a new language opens up a whole new world to you, and this is precisely what I love! I will...

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Down memoir lane

Down memoir lane

The best thing about the course was the logical structure employed by the tutor, Peter Forbes. He co...

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Short course helps analyst to master secrets of good writing

Short course helps analyst to master secrets of good writing

The tutor, Marianne Gray, got us to think about how we write and how to improve our writing. She sha...

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The course has enhanced my career path

The course has enhanced my career path

I believe going onto the course has enhanced my career path. I am now able to take up a wider range ...

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Short courses student finds professional success in China

Short courses student finds professional success in China

Having developed the knowledge and confidence at my City short course I managed to reach an advanced...

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The Novel Studio 2015 Showcase

The Novel Studio 2015 Showcase

We were treated to commercial and literary fiction that travelled continents and time periods, back ...

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Working with writing: The art of collaboration

Working with writing: The art of collaboration

It’s often a challenge to move writing out of the silent room and into the shared space of publicati...

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5 bad behaviours to make you learn a language faster

5 bad behaviours to make you learn a language faster

City short courses language tutor Yinghong Huang shares her best ‘worst’ tips for learning a new lan...

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Media planner takes on the world of digital marketing

Media planner takes on the world of digital marketing

Having researched City’s competitors, I realised that only City short courses offered the course I w...

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Novel Studio Tutor, Emma Claire Sweeney, speaks at the NAWE Conference

Novel Studio Tutor, Emma Claire Sweeney, speaks at the NAWE Conference

When I first came across Mrs Dalloway as a teenager, it wasn’t Woolf’s famous rendering of the metro...

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Getting Your Book Noticed Online with City Short Course

Getting Your Book Noticed Online with City Short Course

The panel experts included Polly Courtney, author of six novels and a regular commentator on TV and ...

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HR advisor’s passion for writing helps make workplaces better

HR advisor’s passion for writing helps make workplaces better

“My writing style is honest and raw. I like to tell it how it is, so non-fiction feels right to me. ...

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Short course student translates learning into success

Short course student translates learning into success

As the course progressed, I learned to refine my skills to become a creative, inventive translator –...

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Winners of City Novel Studio Competition 2014 Announced

Winners of City Novel Studio Competition 2014 Announced

We are delighted to announce the winners of our inaugural City Novel Studio Competition 2014.

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Italian Lawyers take on English Contract and Commercial Law at City

Italian Lawyers take on English Contract and Commercial Law at City

This year’s programme allowed Italian lawyers to delve deep into the English legal system and explor...

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The Novel Studio end-of-year student showcase

The Novel Studio end-of-year student showcase

This annual event is the culmination of a year-long course for budding novelists studying on The Nov...

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City hosts inaugural CPD Forum Conference

City hosts inaugural CPD Forum Conference

The event was a great success, with an unprecedented attendance rate of 96% and delegates coming fro...

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City lecturer delivers The National Portrait Gallery Workshop: The Blank Page

City lecturer delivers The National Portrait Gallery Workshop: The Blank Page

The sell-out workshop was a great success, with a wide range of attendees developing their writing s...

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System Analyst promoted after Web Authoring success

System Analyst promoted after Web Authoring success

“I now teach students pursuing the National Certificate of Education, Nigeria’s highest Educational ...

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Taking a walk on the wild side of business

Taking a walk on the wild side of business

“I wouldn’t hesitate to enrol on another course at City. Perhaps further down the line I’ll a need a...

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Mixing it Up: How debut novelist Melissa Bailey blended genres

Mixing it Up: How debut novelist Melissa Bailey blended genres

The process was organic and unfolded in the writing of the novel. Although her editor loved the way ...

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Shahrukh Husain published following The Novel Studio

Shahrukh Husain published following The Novel Studio

“I’d really recommend the course to anyone thinking seriously about getting kick-started into novel ...

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“Launched” to success through The Novel Studio

“Launched” to success through The Novel Studio

“I had some mild success as a writer prior to the course, but The Novel Studio really launched me fo...

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Byte the Book

Byte the Book

"In total I studied at City for three years. The courses were great, the teaching excellent and the ...

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A novel outcome

A novel outcome

"My experience at City has taught me that you never know how or when learning comes in useful. It’s ...

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Lukasz turned his computing hobby into a full time career

Lukasz turned his computing hobby into a full time career

Despite considering some online courses, Lukasz decided that learning in a classroom environment had...

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Kickstarted by Screenwriting at City

Kickstarted by Screenwriting at City

"Studying at City University London was a good experience because the course kickstarted my life in ...

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Former business student opens pet accessories shop in Covent Garden

Former business student opens pet accessories shop in Covent Garden

"I chose City because a friend of mine did a ‘Starting up in Business’ course here a few years ago. ...

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Jason Sender, IT contractor, Computing Courses

Jason Sender, IT contractor, Computing Courses

"While I work full-time, I believe in education and the benefits it can bring in terms of upskilling...

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Deepa Anappara, The Novel Studio

Deepa Anappara, The Novel Studio

“Helen Dunmore is one of my favourite writers and she was one of the judges. Most of the time, you w...

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Tom Sanderson, the Novel Studio

Tom Sanderson, the Novel Studio

Writing a novel can be an intimidating challenge, but Tom says that the one-year course has kept him...

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MD Villiers, Writers’ Workshop

MD Villiers, Writers’ Workshop

Before the writing courses at City I wrote very detailed stories and said the obvious, but feedback ...

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