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HR advisor’s passion for writing helps make workplaces better

An employee engagement advisor and content writer Rebecca Griffiths has been writing for many years both for fun and to market her freelance services. She has tried her hand at blogs and online articles but wanted to develop her writing further. “My educational background is in occupational psychology and I have been self-employed as a […]

Short course student translates learning into success

I’d had a passion for translation since studying French and Spanish at Leeds University between 1999 and 2003, and after graduation I volunteered as a translator for the Institute of Race Relations. My dream was to become a successful freelance translator and to have a professional career with flexible working hours, which allowed me to […]

Winners of City Novel Studio Competition 2014 Announced

We are delighted to announce the winners of our inaugural City Novel Studio Competition 2014. In a rare opportunity to bypass the slush pile, all applications to the Novel Studio this year were automatically considered for our City Novel Studio Competition, in association with Christine Greene Author’s Agency. The competition was open to unpublished novelists […]

Italian Lawyers take on English Contract and Commercial Law at City

Legal English for Italian lawyers is an annual event that sees lawyers practising in Italy get to grips with the English legal system. Every summer, City University London puts on a week-long programme of seminars and workshops that focus on contract and commercial law. The summer school is organized in conjunction with the Scuola Superiore […]

The Novel Studio end-of-year student showcase

On 4th July, City Short Courses hosted 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 Novel Studio programme. Twelve students read extracts from their debut novels to a packed audience of family, friends and publishing industry guests. The work spanned a […]

City hosts inaugural CPD Forum Conference

City University London hosted the CPD Forum Conference ‘Professional Best Practice: Past, Present and Future’ on 20th June, in partnership with Central Saint Martins, King’s College London and Imperial College London. The event was a great success, with an unprecedented attendance rate of 96% and delegates coming from as far afield as Cork to listen […]

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

In an exciting collaboration with Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014 and The National Portrait Gallery, City University London’s short courses lecturer and acclaimed writer, Emily Midorikawa, led a practical workshop, ‘The Blank Page’, exploring how writers approach the process of creating a character. Emily’s fully-booked workshop delved into the ways a writer harnesses the anxiety […]

System Analyst promoted after Web Authoring success

Amos Mathias was working as a System Analyst at the College of Education in Zing, Nigeria, but to further his career he embarked on the Web Authoring short course at City University London: “Since the world relies on information sharing, I thought it would be wise to explore avenues for creating and managing information and […]

Taking a walk on the wild side of business

Brenna Boyle was working as a wildlife ranger in the Scottish Highlands before attending the Starting up in Business course at City University London. Brenna’s ambition was to make a successful business showing communities the diverse range of wildlife on their doorsteps. “An average day as a wildlife ranger would involve guiding groups of visitors […]

Mixing it Up: How debut novelist Melissa Bailey blended genres to her advantage in her novel The Medici Mirror

New writers are often told they need to define their novel’s genre to attract an agent. But what happens when your novel crosses genres? How does a writer handle this? And does it help or hinder the marketing of the book? Last month, City hosted an event with short course alumna Melissa Bailey to discuss […]