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Language classes ‘rich & intense’ like the taste of Italian coffee

My name is Lucie Langevin. I am a Marketing Executive with an award-winning Italian villa rental company, based in London. At City I took an Italian Lower Intermediate short course. I’m passionate about languages and have always loved Italian culture: the country, the history, the art, the cinema, the food… To me, learning Italian is […]

Down memoir lane…

My name is Kamila Zahno and I recently retired from a very active life as a freelance public and voluntary sector consultant. I took part in City’s Narrative Non-Fiction short course. I had planned to write my memoirs and needed inspiration and structure. I could not find many non-fiction writing courses in London and was […]

Short course helps analyst to master secrets of good writing

My name is Papiya Chatterjee. I am a policy analyst for a membership organisation. The short course I took at City University London was Writing for Business. I chose this course because I was keen to write in a more engaging way. In my job, I write a lot of reports. My hope is that people […]

“The course has enhanced my career path…”

My name is Peter Sweeney. I work in an IT division of a bank. At City I took Object-Oriented Programming with Java short course. I decided to take the short course because I had wanted to try out some new computing languages and was interested in completing a taster course to sample them. I was also […]

Short courses student finds professional success in China

My name is David Larsson. I took Chinese Mandarin Beginner and Intermediate short courses at City University London. I studied BSc (Hons) Business Studies at Cass Business School, City University London. After graduating I have been working within Corporate Banking in London. Recently, I have moved back to Sweden and am currently working as a […]

The Novel Studio 2015 Showcase

By Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone, Course Director, The Novel Studio After a year of hard work shaping and developing their novels, the Novel Studio class of 2014/15 stepped onto the stage to share extracts of their work before an audience of friends, agents and publishers. The charged atmosphere more than surpassed the soaring temperatures as a talking […]

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 publication and readership. The Novel Studio’s Working with Writing event was all about helping writers to think about how and who to collaborate with in order to enhance their creative practice and reach more readers. Emily Midorikawa  […]

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 language. Be loud! Read aloud and speak loudly: this will help you hear your own voice and pronunciation and make it easier to compare with native speakers. Be rude! Eavesdrop whenever a conversation is within hearing distance to improve listening. Be […]

Media planner takes on the world of digital marketing

My name is Gwen Rivet. I am media planner and buyer for a global media consultancy and advisory service. My employer is based in the City of London. The short course I took at City University London was Digital Marketing: An Introduction. I chose to do this course because of my ongoing passion for the […]

Approach to Creative Writing Tutor, Cherry Potts, runs Solstice Shorts Festival

Just after Christmas 2013 I discovered that someone had designated the shortest day of the year (21st December) as Short Story Day. As a publisher and writer of short fiction I was annoyed to have missed it. Never mind, I thought, next year we’ll do something. That something became an all-day BSL interpreted, TIME-themed festival […]