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City has published updated advice for its students and staff on the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Latest information for students and staff

Last updated: 11 Nov 2020 9:55am

Online activities and support during lockdown

Our teams across the University and Students’ Union have put together some new online sessions and resources to support you through lockdown. Make sure you keep checking this page for updates.

Wellbeing resources from Student Counselling, Mental Health and Accessibility

Our Student Counselling, Mental Health and Accessibility Team have put together lots of advice and guidance to help you manage your wellbeing, which you can find on their Moodle page.

Virtual Community Cafe

Come along to our virtual Community Café to meet other students, relax with a cup of tea, take part in games or activities and connect with our community.

The virtual cafes are run by our Student Counselling, Mental Health and Accessibility Team in collaboration with our Chaplaincy and City Cares teams, and take place every Tuesday from 2pm-3pm.

Book your place here.

Online sports classes

To help you keep active during this time, CitySport will be running free classes on their YouTube channel. From yoga and pilates to salsa and pop workouts, there’s something for everyone.

Read their timetable here and check their YouTube channel for existing videos.

International student events

If are studying with us overseas or have recently arrived in the UK, join us for a virtual coffee, where you can meet up online with fellow students and make new friends.

There are weekly sessions for Undergraduate and Postgraduate sessions – check the Student Hub and make sure you book your place.

Our International Student Advice Team are also running ‘Brexit and beyond’, a webinar for EU students about the EU Settlement Scheme which will cover important information about applying for the scheme, your rights after Brexit and give you the chance to ask questions. The webinar is on 3rd December and join using the details below:

Advice and events from your SU

Your Students’ Union have put together some top tips and advice to help your wellbeing during lockdown, which you can find here.

They will also be running online events and sessions to help you socialise online– find out more on their what’s on page and societies page. There are over 100 societies here at City so you can look through and join an existing one, or form a new one.

Speak to our Chaplaincy

To mark the start of Inter-Faith week (9th November-13th November) our Chaplaincy Team will be doing an Instagram takeover. Join via @cityuniversitylondon on Instagram to ask question and chat to our Chaplains.

They’re also running an online act of remembrance on Wednesday 11th November - join.

You can get in touch with the team and find some online worship opportunities on their Student Hub page.

Careers & Employability support

Take a look at Events that will be taking place online between now and 2nd December – our events cover a wide range of topics and are frequently specific to sectors you might be interested in.

Attend a Careers Workshop, led by our Careers Consultants:

  • 11th November
    • How to find a placement, internship or volunteering opportunity
    • Succeeding at technical job interviews
    • Get prepared for assessment centres and psychometric testing
  • 18th November
    • International students: working in the UK
    • Succeed at interviews
    • Commercial Awareness for engineering and tech students
  • 25th November
    • Practice assessment centre
    • Career planning
    • How to decide on postgraduate study

CityBuddies:

If you are wondering how to meet people from your course while in lockdown and you haven’t yet signed up for a CityBuddy Mentor, there are still plenty of places available. Sign up here. We will then match you up with a student from your course in their second or third year.

Once you’ve done that you’ll be able to come along to the CityBuddies Café! We’re inviting all mentors and mentees for a virtual coffee social on Tuesday 24th November. Join us for a chance to meet the team, chat about your mentoring experience, and meet other students on the scheme.

We are also encouraging all CityBuddy Mentors to arrange group Zoom catchups with the first year students they are matched with, so it could be a great time to meet new people and share tips on how to make the best of a winter indoors!

Volunteering

Come along to the “How to find a placement, internship or volunteering opportunity” Careers Workshop on Wednesday 11th November, where you can ask our Community Volunteering Officer any questions that you have around volunteering.

You can find opportunities to volunteer remotely through our Community Volunteering service. Volunteering can help you develop new skills, meet new people and make a difference. Browse the opportunities on our website – https://volunteering.city.ac.uk

You can also get in contact via email: volunteering@city.ac.uk