News in brief

City, University of London was delighted to learn that four of its Professors were recognised for their achievements in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2018. Professor Ken Grattan FREng and Professor Tong Sun from the Department of Engineering were awarded OBEs for their contributions to the science of measurement and to engineering, respectively. Professor Jennifer Temkin, from The City Law School, was awarded a CBE for services to criminal justice. And Professor Jane Marshall, a speech and language therapist, was awarded an OBE for services to aphasia, a condition which can lead to communication difficulties and the loss of speech following a stroke. This follows City’s Social Media Officer Sabrina Francis being awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours for services to strengthening the community at City and for her work as a local councillor.

Professor Ken Grattan FREng
Professor Tong Sun
Professor Jennifer Temkin
Professor Jane Marshall

Cass Business School undergraduate and 400m athlete Cheriece Hylton (BSc Management) was part of the Team England squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, held in Australia in April.

City’s School of Health Sciences has unveiled a new, leading-edge radiography system after the University’s Development and Alumni Relations Office secured
a generous £150,000 donation from the Wolfson Foundation.

Angela Jackman, Senior Law Lecturer and Continuing Professional Development Consultant in The City Law School and Partner at Simpson Millar LLP, won the coveted Lawyer of the Year Award at the Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Awards 2017/18.

City of London Academy Islington (sponsored by City) achieved another outstanding set of examination results in September 2017. A-level and BTEC results were the strongest ever, with a 100 per cent pass rate.

A group of staff and students from Cass Business School will once again be heading to Hanna’s Orphanage in Ethiopia in summer 2018 to spend time teaching English and leading activities at the orphanage’s summer school.

Former City academic and joint-oldest man in the UK, Bob Weighton, celebrated his 110th birthday on 29th March 2018. Weighton joined City’s Engineering department in 1947, working as a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering until 1973.