The World Awaits
City, University of London is a global university located in the heart of London committed to making a positive contribution to the world. As a student of the university, you’ll have the opportunity to study abroad, work with experts from around the world, and develop a unique global outlook.City is proud of its diverse student community and is committed to creating a culture in which diversity and equality of opportunity are promoted actively.
Every day and every year City, University of London strives to:
Transform the lives of students
Create new knowledge
Commit to academic excellence
Support business and the professions
Contribute to the global good of society
City offers students countless clubs and societies where they can develop skills and meet people from around the world. Students can take a new fitness class or try a new sport at our sports and fitness centre. Students are encouraged to sign up for social initiatives such as the City Buddies scheme. With many active societies for various faiths City offers a multi-faith room where students can practise and pray. Engage with the local community outside City through events like Clerkenwell design week, or by taking opportunities to volunteer in the local area. Enjoy the experience of London, social, religious and volunteering activities offered on campus.
More opportunities at City:
City is a short distance away from the British Library, free museums and the spectacular West End
Meet new people through work opportunities and volunteering within the local community
Enjoy facilities such as CitySport, a modern sports and fitness centre offering classes for individuals and the chance to join sports teams
Visit north London home of Islington, with its stylish cafés, restaurants, theatres and arts venues
Why choose halls?
At City, students can choose from a wide range of University accommodation, most of it in walking distance of lectures, classes and laboratories. The university is invested heavily in subsidies on undergraduate rents to keep their costs low and unlike many universities, City does not make any distinction based on where students are from.
Halls are open to all students and they will become part of a diverse community of people from different backgrounds. The Guarantee Scheme for first-year undergraduates means students are assured of a room in halls if they meet the criteria.
Why choose private accommodation?
The private accommodation service is run by the University of London Housing Services, which means a student has access to a wide network of accommodation and there is free advice from the University’s housing experts, in case a student ever needs help resolving an issue with your landlord.
Located in Islington, an area of London known for its pubs, cafés, theatres, and live music venues, students will discover something new every time they explore the area.
The local area is home to a rich variety of entertainment venues, including:
World class arts centres the Barbican and Sadler's Wells hosting live music, dance, theatre and cinema from around the world
Mainstream and art-house (Screen on the Green) cinemas
Live music venues, such as the O2 Academy Islington
Nightclubs including the famous Fabric
Theatres - some less than ten minutes' walk from the main City buildings
Comedy clubs, such as The Bill Murray and The Camden Head
Soak up some history along with the modern culture, with a visit to the nearby Museum of London, Guildhall or the British Library, which often holds exhibitions alongside its massive collection of 14 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles and three million sound recordings.
City Cares offers a comprehensive programme of support for care-experienced, young adult carers, young estranged students and asylum seekers to enable students to access financial, pastoral and educational support and fulfil their potential.
Specialist, experienced and comprehensive support services
Collaborative, student-focused/individualised approach to support and advice
Commitment to inclusivity, equality and diversity
Experienced Academic Skills Team (AST) can be accessed by all students and provides individual study skills appointments, workshops, course-embedded sessions and online resources to help assist students to learn more effectively and boost performance.
Students with a diagnosed specific learning difference (SpLD) or those who suspect they may have an SpLD such as dyslexia, are provided access to the Neurodiversity team for additional assistance.
Expert counselling team supports students so they are able to gain a better understanding of their own personal and emotional difficulties. They offer high quality, confidential one-off initial consultations, individual counselling, CBT, long-term counselling and therapeutic art groups, psycho-educational workshops and self-help resources.
City offers access to mental health specialists, disability and neurodiversity teams that offer confidential, practical advice and support including recommendations for reasonable adjustments for disabled students or for those needing additional support.
The City teams work together as required to provide students with personalised, high quality support to help reduce barriers to learning, fulfil their potential and get the most out of their time at the university.