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Our alumni magazine WC1E highlights news and developments from across the University, as well as inspiring stories from our global alumni community.

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Issue 6 highlights just some of the ways the University is working to enable social good, shape intellectual and public debate, and transform lives through education.
WC1E Issue 6
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Highlights of issue 6 include: 

  • A new vision for London: Ben Rogers reflects on the future of the UK’s capital city in a post-pandemic world, and how the University of London can play a role.
  • Seeking refuge: Susan Reardon-Smith explains how the University’s Refugee Law Clinic is helping to provide access to justice for some of the most vulnerable members of society.
  • The impact of the humanities: Professor Jo Fox talks about the humanities, why they matter and their importance to society. 
  • Going the distance: Dr Linda Amrane-Cooper reveals how the University's Centre for Distance Education has provided support to students and staff to meet the needs of learning and assessment. 
Issue 5 features stories from across the wider University and looks at the impact our alumni are having on the University’s mission and across the world.

Highlights of issue 5 include:

  • Building on a human rights degree: An interview with alumnus and human rights champion Patrick Canagasingham, Chief Operating Officer at Habitat for Humanity International.
  • On the front line: The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, one of the University’s member institutions, share their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Transforming Education…Creating Futures: Looking ahead to the launch of the University’s next five-year strategy.
  • A voice for widows: Alumna Chigozie Udemezue shares her mission to empower and support widows across Africa.

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Issue 4 focuses on topics at the very heart of current worldwide debate, from Brexit and the rise of AI, to climate change.

Highlights of issue 4 include:

  • Britain, Europe and the Commonwealth: Professor Philip Murphy considers Britain’s place in the world as it faces the prospect of leaving the EU.
  • Empowering the powerless: Interview with the Founder and Director General of the African Prisons Project charity, Alexander McLean.
  • The rise of the machines: A look at how is AI is changing our day-to-day lives, both at home and at work.
  • Our responsibility to the planet: Dr Rolph Payet stresses the urgent need for new types of policymakers, managers and scientists who can steer the planet towards less emissions and waste.

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Issue 3 reflects the spirit of the University of London’s ‘Leading Women’ campaign and we also talk to graduates about where their degree has taken them.

Highlights of issue 3 include:

  • Oh Pioneers! Remembering the London Nine.
  • Women’s seat at the table: Are women owning their space and taking their seat at the table?
  • From nine to ten: Celebrating 10 remarkable women working at the University of London.
  • Success from failure: Building success from past failures.

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Issue 2 contains interviews with graduates, the journey of an acclaimed Hollywood actor, and much more!

Highlights of issue 2 include:

  • The power of photography: Laurie Griffiths reflects on a life in photography and the imagenation student photography competition.
  • Coming to our senses: Professor Barry Smith speaks about the work undertaken by the Centre for the Study of the Senses.
  • A formula for life: The journey of acclaimed actor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who received an honorary doctorate in 2017.
  • Uniting Nations: Chibaula David Silwamba, a University of London graduate from Zambia, speaks about his work for the UN in New York.

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Alumni Magazine, WC1E 2016 cover
Issue 1 contains a feature on the hidden gems of London, a story of husband and wife graduates, and much more!

Highlights of issue 1 include:

  • Legal Eagle. A feature on postgraduate laws student, Marc Ohrendorf, who won a mediation prize in Vienna.
  • Determining world order. Professor Danny Quah asks if the days of a world order led by a single nation state are now over.
  • Shakespeare 400. A feature to commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.
  • Matters 'in' and 'of' the mind: Sri Lankan graduate and attorney Dinusha T. Jayawardene speaks about her battle with mental health disorders.

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