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The Chancellor’s Dinner at the Mansion House 2012

This year’s Chancellor’s Dinner took place in the magnificent Egyptian Hall at the Mansion House on Wednesday 9th May 2012.
by Katherine Trimble

null300 guests attended including staff, alumni, friends and benefactors of City. The main speakers of the night were The Lord Mayor and Vice-Chancellor Paul Curran, with special guest speakers David Puttnam (Lord Puttnam of Queensgate) and Jenny Keys, a City student and recipient of a City University London Future Fund Scholarship.

nullJenny Keys, student speaker, is studying for a BSc (Hons) in Midwifery at City University London and is currently in her second year. She graduated with a degree in Drama and Screen Studies from the University of Manchester and used to work for the British Film Institute and the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) before beginning her degree at City.

"Being the student speaker at the Chancellor's Dinner was an experience I won't forget, in a spectacular setting. I sat beside Lord Puttnam at the meal, and just before my speech he scribbled a good luck message on my place card - it is a perfect souvenir! Probably the most nerve-wracking thing I have ever done, but I'm so glad I did it."

nullIn his speech Professor Paul Curran talked about his commitment to establishing the University as one of the top two per cent of universities by 2016.

This year's Chancellor's Award was presented to Dr Martin Steggall, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the School of Health Sciences, who was nominated for the award by Professor Stan Newman, Dean; Professor Carol Cox, Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise and Kay Jones, Chief Operating Officer, in recognition for his contribution in both education and research to City. Read more about Dr Steggall and his work.

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