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City, University of London is a leading global university based in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the world.
The University is committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.
For over 125 years, City, University of London has been using education, research and enterprise to transform the lives of its students, community and the world.
The University is divided into five Schools:
City has been a member of the University of London since 2016 and has been awarded silver in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework.
City is ranked 3rd in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2020), as well as the Greenest university in London (People and Planet University League 2019).
City is committed to creating a strong, global and sustainable student body and workforce. The University has been recognised for its commitment to gender equality by achieving the Bronze Award as part of the Athena SWAN Charter.
Producing graduates who are highly employable is a central focus of City, University of London.
The Careers Service is there to help you evaluate your life and career goals and plan the steps you need to take to achieve your career aims. You can discuss your plans at one-to-one career appointments and group workshops from your first term.
Major employers visit City regularly through the year to give presentations, attend career fairs and run skills sessions. In addition, careers consultants and employers frequently hold workshops on subjects such as successful interviews and presentation skills.
The Careers team regularly hosts panel events, giving students the opportunity to investigate the career options available to them. Each event consists of a series of talks followed by a networking reception with employers and recent graduates, often featuring City alumni.
City attracts some of the best talent from across the world to deliver courses across its five schools. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, alongside foundation degrees, evening and weekend courses and professional development courses.
Many courses involve placement opportunities and guest lecturers given by expert professionals. The university has also established an integrated learning environment combining physical and virtual learning – with lectures supplemented by online study resources.
City, University of London also places a heavy emphasis on student and staff engagement and works with the Students’ Union to make sure that student feedback is taken on and implemented.
Through its Programme Representatives, City Students’ Union (CULSU) represents the student voice and ensures that it is heard on key academic issues. The Union also supports students in creating their own campaigns on matters that are close to their hearts and provides independent advice on a range of academic and non-academic issues students might have.
Not only that, the SU makes sure that students have fun while they study. They organise events and support City’s student clubs and societies, Raising and Giving (RAG) activity, student media and student-led environmental projects, so that you can play a full part in the City community and make the most of your time at City.
To find out more about CULSU, visit their website.
City offers a range of accommodation, including modern and newly refurbished halls of residence a short walk from the main University buildings, as well as private accommodation.
City, University of London operates a Guarantee Scheme for first year undergraduates. This Scheme could guarantee you a place in one of City's affiliated halls of residence if you meet the Scheme's criteria.
Whether you want to live in halls or privately rented housing, the Student Centre’s Accommodation team can help.
The most up-to-date information about when and how to apply for halls of residence, costs, different types of accommodation, bursaries and special requirements is available on City’s website.
Find out more, visit their website.
For over 100 years, City has been the University for business and the professions. Outstanding subject specific facilities are one result of that close relationship. They have been designed, often in collaboration with professionals working in relevant sectors, to ensure their students have opportunities to develop professional skills and prepare for their future careers.
As part of the university’s commitment to academic excellence, City has invested £120 million in structural developments in campus since 2012. This includes the refurbishment, extension and relocation of City’s main entrance and the creation of a new 240-seat lecture theatre.
City’s main campus also houses the main University library, which occupies five floors in the Northampton Square building. In addition, there are specialist libraries for Cass Business School and The City Law School.
CitySport, the brand-new sports centre, is the largest student sports facility in central London. Fitted with the latest and most sophisticated fitness equipment across 3,000m2 of floor space, CitySport provides leading-edge sport and well-being facilities for students.
City joined the University of London (UOL) on 1st September 2016. As a result, City students gained access to a larger student community, numerous student societies, additional sports facilities, accommodation provision and libraries.
City, University of London is based in the UK’s cosmopolitan capital. The main Northampton Square campus is close to Shoreditch, which is popular with students for its eclectic mix of bars, clubs and eating venues. It’s walking distance to Central London and the West End, where you’ll find thousands of world-class museums, galleries and theatres, plus restaurants, bars and clubs to suit any taste. If shopping is your thing, the world-famous Oxford Street is also within walking distance.
If you want to escape the city for a weekend, then Euston and Kings Cross St Pancreas are both close by – with connections across the UK and Europe via Eurostar.
The Students’ Union supports social, academic, political and cultural clubs and societies that reflect the diverse interests and origins of the City student body. It also handles the representation and social activities of the University’s sports teams. From Amnesty to Anime and musical theatre to mountaineering, there is something for everyone and if your interest is not catered for, the Students’ Union can support you to create a new club or society.
With comprehensive support for students from day one and a vibrant social and cultural life, City students quickly feel at home.
The award-winning Student Centre can help students with practical help related to your finances, accommodation, travelling around London, your course and medical support.
The Chaplaincy and Faith Advisory team provides support and guidance to students and staff regardless of faith and belief.
The Student Health Service is a nurse-led advisory service available to all students. City provides a daily drop-in clinic for advice with minor illnesses, injuries and general health information.
Professional and confidential counselling services are also available on campus. This includes group and individual counselling sessions, cognitive behavioural therapy, workshops, mental health advice and mentoring.
Students with diagnosed mental health conditions are also supported with accessing reasonable adjustments, including examination arrangements. City also has a dedicated team to support students with specific learning differences.
City’s Disability Service also provides a range of services for disabled students. Students also have the opportunity to develop their study skills to learn more effectively and boost their performance.
The fees for UK and EU students for 2019/20 are £9,250 for full-time students.
Please refer to individual course pages or download a prospectus for course-specific fees for part-time and international students.
Going to university is a big decision and City has an experienced Financial Support team to offer advice on Student Finance. It also has a broad range of scholarships, bursaries and prizes available for UK and EU students. Scholarships and prizes are awarded for exceptional academic achievement and bursaries are available for students from low-income households. Further information about eligibility and how to apply can be found on City’s website.
City, University of London has been awarded silver in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework.
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 rated 76% of City's submissions as being of world-leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*) quality.
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