City celebrates success at the meeting of The Court
City University London has held its annual meeting of The Court. Chaired by the Chancellor, the Court includes members of Council and Senate, representatives from each of the City Livery Companies and stakeholders from collaborative institutions and partnerships. The event allows these key stakeholders to learn more about City's strategic direction for the year ahead and hear about the achievements of staff and students during 2013.
The annual meeting featured an update from Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Paul Curran, a speech from the University Chancellor the Rt. Hon. Lord Mayor of London Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE and an overview of City's finances from Stephen Avery.
Mr Rob Woodward, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council described 2013 as a progressive year for City University London:
"I am particularly proud of our world-leading and internationally excellent research performance. This is reassuring as the thrust of our development is to strengthen further our academic excellence while retaining our traditional strengths in providing education focused on and relevant to business and the professions".
Leading academic, Professor Susan Ayers, delivered a presentation which demonstrated the world-leading research being carried out at City. Her talk, '1001 critical days: Why women's health during and after pregnancy matters to us all', looked at how women's health during pregnancy and in the two years following birth is important for the health and well-being of the child, right into adulthood. The title, '1001 critical days', was adopted from the all-party parliamentary group that is currently looking at this topic. Professor Ayres recently offered her expertise during a meeting at the Houses of Parliament.
City's Annual Report 2013 is available to read on the City University London website.