Events for International Students

We will be running a number of sessions especially for international students during Welcome Week to help you settle into the UK.

International Student Essentials

Friday 14th September, 1 - 5pm, Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre

Wednesday 3rd October, 1 - 5pm, venue tbc, for latecomers

This event is for both undergraduate and postgraduate international students, irrespective of which School of the University you are studying with.

In this session, you will learn the essentials for settling in, UK culture and practical tips and advice. You will find out more information about HOST UK and International Students House. You will also have the opportunity to meet other international students and make new friends. This half day event is suitable for new undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. Please register for this session online.

International Students Welcome Reception

Tuesday 25th September 2018, 6 - 8pm, Guildhall

This event is for both undergraduate and postgraduate international students, irrespective of which School of the University you are studying with.

The reception is an opportunity to celebrate your arrival at City, Whilst enjoying drinks and canapés, you will be formally welcomed to the Institution by the President of City, University of London, Professor Sir Paul Curran.

You will need to make your own arrangements for getting to and from the venue.

  • Venue: Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HH
  • Dress: Smart/formal dress or national costume of your home country. Casual clothes such as jeans, shorts or tee-shirts will not be permitted. Anyone who arrives at the venue in casual dress will be turned away.
  • Security: Anyone who has not pre-booked their attendance, or who arrives at the venue without a valid form of ID, such as your Institution ID card or your passport, will not be permitted entry to the event.
  • Admission Price: Free, however online booking is required. Online booking will open in early September 2018.

Please be aware, this is a very popular event and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

London tour with the Chaplaincy team

Thursday 4th October 2018, 12 - 5pm

Meeting point: outside the City Faith Centre in the orange seating area, ready to leave at 12pm.

Join the Chaplaincy team as we visit three of London’s major worship centres. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore some of the diversity of culture and religion in our global city, while meeting and making new friends along the way.

We will visit St Paul’s Cathedral, East London Mosque and Central London Synagogue. You will need an Oyster card with a minimum balance of £10 or a contactless payment card.

Please bring your own refreshments. To join the tour email Places are limited so register quickly to avoid disappointment.

Introduction to Tier 4

If you hold a Tier 4 visa you must attend one of these sessions. They will be offered as part of your course induction, so you should receive information from your school about the date and time you need to attend.