What's on

Your first weeks at City will be filled with events, talks and activities to make sure that your introduction to university life is as smooth as possible.

To help you plan your first weeks here:

  • Check your induction timetable, which has all the scheduled activities your School is running to help you settle in
  • Choose from the activities which are running all week to fit around your timetable, to help you make friends, get involved and find out what’s happening on campus. You can see the full list, or choose by date below.

Events by date

Note, please check your programme timetable for the date and venue for the Induction for Tier 4 Students session.

You can meet your Students’ Union and find out what’s going on that day at the SU Welcome Hub on Northampton Square, week-days Monday 16th - Friday 27th September (except Wednesday 18th) from 10:00 – 15:00.

Browse our events by date:

Tuesday 10th September

TimeActivityVenue
17:00 – 19:00

PG Health student mixer (SU): PG School of Health Sciences students are invited to this mixer to network with fellow students. Free / Just turn up

Pavilion, University Building entrance

Friday 13th September

TimeActivityVenue
11:00 - 16:00

International student essentials: Learn the essentials about living in London for the first time, including travelling around and UK culture.

Great Hall, College Building

Sunday 15th September

TimeActivityVenue
20:00 – 02:00

Welcome to London Party (SU): Kick-start your Welcome Week with a bang? Buy a wristband and gain access to some of the wildest bars and clubs in London. 18+. Tickets: £7

Zoo Bar, Leicester Square, WC2H 7AQ               

Monday 16th September

TimeActivityVenue
10:00 – 15:00 CityBuddies birthday party: Get a CityBuddy mentor and join us to celebrate our 10th birthday with games and activities. Pavilion, University Building entrance
11:00 – 14:00 Chaplaincy drop-in: Drop in and paint your own mug to keep or do some mindfulness colouring, and meet new friends along the way. City Faith Centre, C146 Tait Building
11:00 – 15:00 Careers Open House: Meet the CityCareers and Unitemps teams to learn about their services and find out how to secure employment. There will be a £50 prize draw. E125, Drysdale Building
11:00 – 15:00 Sport in the Square / Teqball: Meet City’s sports teams and chat about the opportunities available to you. Join our Teqball competition for the chance to win some fantastic prizes. Northampton Square
11:00 – 16:00

Selfie tour of London (SU): Come and see London’s famous landmarks and get Instagram selfies in front of them all. Free / Please bring your travelcard.

Meet at Northampton Square hub
14:00 – 15:00

Student 101: New to London? Get to know this big city with our tips and tricks on how to get around. Free / Just turn up

Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
18:00 – 22:00 Cass mixer (SU): Want to get to know other fellow Cass students? Join us at CityBar for drinks and networking. Event hosted with Sodexo. Free /  Just turn up CityBar
18:15 – 19:15 Women’s Netball team trials: All new and returning students are invited to try out for one of the two representative teams. CitySport
20:00 – 01:00 Get mark'd (SU): Grab a t-shirt and pen and ‘Get mark'd’; join us in CityBar and get to know your fellow students. 18+. Free / Just turn up CityBar
20:30 – 22:00

Volleyball team trials (men and women): This joint trial session for experienced players and returning players will be the first opportunity to try out for the 2019-20 squads.

CitySport
23:00 – 03:00 Get mark'd: After party (SU): Once you're finished at Get mark'd head down to the after party at PI. 18+.  Tickets: £5 Picadilly Institute, W1J 0DA

Tuesday 17th September

TimeActivityVenue
10:00 – 15:00 CityBuddies birthday party: Get a CityBuddy mentor and join us to celebrate our 10th birthday with games and activities. Pavilion, University Building entrance
11:00 – 14:00 Chaplaincy drop-in: Drop in and paint your own mug to keep or do some mindfulness colouring, and meet new friends along the way. City Faith Centre, C146 Tait Building
11:00 – 14:00

Coffee shop crawl (SU): Get familiar with the local coffee shops around City by joining on our coffee crawl. Free / Just turn up

Meet at Northampton Square hub
11:00 – 15:00 Careers Open House: Meet the CityCareers and Unitemps teams to learn about their services and find out how to secure employment. There will be a £50 prize draw. E125, Drysdale Building
13:00 – 15:00

Sky Garden trip (SU): Get spectacular Instagram shots of the London skyline on our free trip to the Sky Garden. Free / Just turn up

Meet at Northampton Square hub
14:00 – 15:00

Dodgeball: Dodge, duck and dive. Come and meet other new students over a few games of dodgeball.

CitySport
14:00 – 15:00

Student 101: Five-minute meals (SU): Come and learn how to cook quick, healthy meals to fuel your studies at Courtyard Café, Northampton Square. Free / Just turn up

Courtyard Café, Northampton Square, Northampton Square
17:00 – 18:00 International students meet-up: Come to this event and get to meet other international students moving to London. Free / Just turn up Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
18:00 – 21:00 Mocktail making & Spoken word social (SU): Socialise with other new students in this free mocktail making masterclass. Event hosted with Sodexo. Free / Just turn up Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
16:30 – 18:30 Men’s volleyball team trials: Experienced players are invited to this team trial session CitySport
Men's: 19:00 – 20:30
Women's: 20:30 – 22:00
Basketball team trials: For returning players and those wishing to join City’s Wolfpack basketball programme CitySport

Wednesday 18th September

TimeActivityVenue
11:00 – 14:00 Chaplaincy drop-in: Drop in and paint your own mug to keep or do some mindfulness colouring, and meet new friends along the way. City Faith Centre, C146 Tait Building
11:00 – 16:00

Rodeo bull (SU): Head on down to the Hub and catch our Rodeo Bull. Can you stay on the longest and be champion? Free / Just turn up

Northampton Square hub (weather permitting)
11:00 – 15:00 Careers Open House: Meet the CityCareers and Unitemps teams to learn about their services and find out how to secure employment. There will be a £50 prize draw. E125, Drysdale Building
13:00 – 16:00

Shoreditch's most instagrammable spots (SU): Find out the most instagrammable spots in the local area and other secret areas. Free / Bring your travelcard

Meet at Northampton Square hub
14:00 – 15:00

Student 101: Secret campus tour (SU): Find out the best study spots and other secrets areas on campus by joining our Secret campus tour. Free / Just turn up

Meet at Northampton Square hub
14:00 –16:00 Table tennis team trials (men and women): Your chance to play the fastest indoor game and try out for City’s representative team. Kit will be provided. CitySport
16:00 – 18:00 Men’s volleyball team trials: Call backs and final trial session for those wishing to be a member of this medal winning team. CitySport
16:00 – 17:30 Teqball: For something different, give this fun, multi-sport table a go. No experience necessary – just bring your trainers and wear comfortable clothing. CitySport
18:30 – 20:00 Men’s basketball team trials CitySport
19:00 – 20:30 American football team trials: Most of the players are new to the sport and enjoy learning the game along with practice plays for competitive fixtures – come along and get involved. East London RFC
19:30 – 23:00 Boat Ball 2019 (SU): Our flagship event. We commandeer the biggest party vessel to show the Thames what we’re made of. Dress to impress. Tickets:£30 Tower Millennium Pier, EC3N 4DT
20:30 – 22:00 Women’s Volleyball team trials: Following on from their successful 2018-19 campaign, City’s Volleyball team are recruiting new members. CitySport
23:00 – 03:00 Boat Ball: After party (SU): Welcome back to ground. Continue the Boat Ball celebrations with this big after party at the Piccadilly Institute. Tickets:£7 Piccadilly Institute, W1J 0DA

Thursday 19th September

TimeActivityVenue
11:00 – 14:00 Chaplaincy drop-in: Drop in and paint your own mug to keep or do some mindfulness colouring, and meet new friends along the way. City Faith Centre, C146 Tait Building
12:00 – 18:00

Freshers’ Fair: Day 1 (SU): Come and grab as many freebies as you can while you sign up to the societies and sports City has to offer. Free / Just turn up

Business Design Centre, N1 0QH
19:00 – 20:30 Men’s Basketball team trials: This third and final open session will be your last chance to try out for the 2019-20 team. CitySport
19:30 – 23:00 Made at City Performance night: Music Society(SU): Looking for a relaxed vibe? Head down to Harlem Soul to see what the talented performers at City have to offer. Free / Just turn up Harlem Soul, EC1V 1JN
20:45 – 22:00

Badminton team trials (men and women): Meet the captains, play a game or two and find out all you need to know about badminton at City.

CitySport

Friday 20th September

TimeActivityVenue
11:00 – 15:00 Freshers’ Fair: Day 2 (SU): Come and grab as many freebies as you can while you sign up to the societies and sports City has to offer. Free  / Just turn up Business Design Centre, N1 0QH
12:00 – 13:00 Student parents/ carers networking (SU): If you're a student parent or carer, attend this mixer to catch up with others and build a support network. Free / Just turn up Pavilion, University Building entrance
16:00 – 18:00 Women’s Futsal taster session:  This newly formed club will be recruiting players for its first ever team – bring your trainers and have a go in this friendly taster session. CitySport
16:30 – 18:30

Table tennis trials: IJoin this fun trial session and test your skills against the robot while you are there.

CitySport
18:00 – 23:00 Happy Hour: Make the most of CityBar’s weekly happy hour for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. CityBar
18:15 – 19:15

Netball team trials: Join City’s netball team for their trial session for the 2018-19 season. Whether you play competitively or haven't since school, all welcome.

Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre, E20 3AD
18:30 – 20:15 Hockey team trials: City’s Hockey club will be holding men’s and women’s trials at the iconic London 2012 hockey venue. All levels welcome. Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre, E20 3AD
20:00 – 02:00 City Access All Areas: Week one done (SU): Bounce freely between six massive clubs and bars across Central London, with great student drink offers (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) 18+. Tickets:£7 Piccadilly Institute, W1J 0DA

Saturday 21st September

TimeActivityVenue
11:00 – 12:30 Fencing team trials: Experienced male and female fencers are invited to try out for City’s representative teams. Equipment provided CitySport
17:00 – 20:00 Tennis team trials: The tennis club is recruiting new members for both their male and female teams. All abilities welcome. Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis centre, E20 3AD

Sunday 22nd September

TimeActivityVenue
14:00 – 16:00 Men’s Football team trials: This hugely popular club invite experienced players to their first open session of the year. Trials will be held on grass. Hackney Marshes, E9 5PF
14:00 – 17:00 Men’s Futsal team trials: Join us for the team’s one and only trial session for the 2019-20 squad. CitySport

Monday 23rd September

TimeActivityVenue
13:00 – 14:00 Student 101: Freebies, tech to know about (SU): Love freebies and tech? Come to this social and find out all the latest info on some of the best tech. Free / Just turn up Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
18:00 – 20:00 International Students Welcome: This event is for all new international students. Celebrate your arrival at City with a welcome from the President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, over drinks and canapés. Free / Online booking required. Guildhall, Gresham Street, EC2V 7HH
19:00 – 21:00 Rugby team trials: City’s Rugby team has a great group of players, volunteers and committee members and welcome anyone into the club. New River Sport Centre White Hart Lane, N22 5QW
20:30 – 23:00

Bollynight by the Bollywood and Pakistani Society (SU): Head down to CityBar as our student-led societies bring Bollywood to Angel. Free / Just turn up

CityBar

Tuesday 24th September

TimeActivityVenue
13:00 – 14:00 Student 101: Easy healthy meals (SU): Come to our step-by-step guide on quick and easy healthy meal-planning to fuel your studies. Free / Just turn up Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
19:00 – 23:00 Karaoke (SU): Fancy yourself as a Britney or Bruno Mars? Come to CityBar and sing your heart out at Karaoke. 18+. Free / Just turn up CityBar

Wednesday 25th September

TimeActivityVenue
13:00 – 14:00 Student 101: Managing your student budget (SU): Need a hand with managing your money? Come to this session and find out all the tips on how to stay afloat. Free / Just turn up Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
15:00 – 16:00 Krishna Society: Guided meditation (SU): Starting university can be stressful so unwind and relax with our Krishna Society and their guided meditation session. Free / Just turn up Northampton Square hub
20:00 – 23:00 Fancy dress sports night (SU): Come dressed up to CityBar to enjoy a night full of fun and games. 18+. Free / Just turn up CityBar
23:00 – 03:00 Fancy dress sports night: After party (SU): Leave CityBar and head over to our after party at Ruby Blue. 18+ Ruby Blue, WC2H 7BP

Thursday 26th September

TimeActivityVenue
13:00 – 14:00 Student 101: Cycling in London (SU): If you enjoy cycling and want to get to know London, join us on our eco-friendly trip of cycling around London. Free / Just turn up Meet at Northampton Square hub
14:00 – 16:00 Crafternoon (SU): Want to put your creativity to the test? This is the perfect opportunity to show your skills off. Free / Just turn up Northampton Square Hub (weather permitting)
17:30 – 22:00 The great pub/pop quiz (SU): Join us for a pop music/pop culture quiz, hosted by Sodexo. CityBar
18:00 – 21:00 LGBT+ Meet-up (SU): An opportunity for LGBT+ students to meet their LGBT+ Officer and other students, with the potential for an after party too. 18+. Free / Just turn up CityBar (back bar)

Friday 27th September

TimeActivityVenue
11:00 – 13:00 Tea & talk: Psychology Society (SU): Moving away from home to London can be a big change, so join us for a cup of tea and a chat about any worries you've got with our Psychology Society. Free / Just turn up Northampton Square hub
15:00 – 16:00 Bee keeping workshop (SU): Expand your knowledge of bees and the importance of their role in our workshop on the University roof. Free / Just turn up Meet at Northampton Square hub
20:00 – 02:00 City Access All Areas: Freshers’ Week 2.0 (SU): Want to gain Access All Areas to London’s best clubs? Grab your tickets and join us now. 18+. Tickets: £7 Piccadilly Institute, W1J 0DA

Monday 30th September

TimeActivityVenue
11:00 – 15:00 Get into media (SU): Interested in getting into radio or fancy yourself a journalist? Come along and chat to our media groups about joining our media channels. Pavilion, University Building entrance
19:30 – 21:00 Drama Society x Cheer Club: Sing-a-long film club (SU): City SU is collaborating with its societies Drama Society and Cheer Club to host an amazing night of singing, movies and drinks. Tickets: £2.50 Old Red Lion Pub & Theatre, EC1V 4NJ

Tuesday 1st October

TimeActivityVenue
11:00 – 15:00 Network to get work: Student meet up (SU): Eager to kick-start your career? Find out what’s out there for you by joining our Jobs & Careers Fair. Free / Just turn up Pavilion, University Building entrance
14:00 – 15:00 Student 101: Study skills (SU): Come along to our study skills workshop for the best tips and tricks on how to study best. Free / Just turn up Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
17:00 – 19:00 Cass x SU reception (SU): SU have collaborated with the Cass Business School to bring you a mixer with your fellow students. Free / Just turn up Bunhill Row, Cass LGMA

Thursday 3rd October

TimeActivityVenue
14:00 – 15:00 Student 101: Planning your procrastination (SU): Taking a break is necessary to be productive but how do you make sure a 10 minute break doesn’t become an hour? Join us to find out. Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
16:00 – 17:00 Postgraduate research networking (SU): Postgraduate research students are invited to join us in the Staff Common Room so you can network. Free / Just turn up Staff Common Room, Tait Building
17:00 – 19:00 Law x SU reception (SU): SU have collaborated with The City Law School to bring you a mixer to meet your fellow students. Free / Just turn up Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
17:30 – 19:00 Postgrad meet-up: Cheese and wine (SU): Come alone and meet other postgrads at our networking sessions. 18+. Tickets: £3 CityBar (back bar)
19:30 – 22:00 Big fat Union quiz night (SU): Test your general knowledge at our Big fat Union quiz night at CityBar. 18+. Tickets: £2 CityBar

Friday 4th October

TimeActivityVenue
17:00 – 19:00 SHS x SU reception (SU): SU have collaborated with the School of Health Sciences to bring you a mixer to meet your fellow students. Free / Just turn up Courtyard Café, Northampton Square

Monday 7th October

TimeActivityVenue
17:00 – 19:00 SASS x SU Reception (SU): SU have collaborated with the School of Arts & Social Sciences to bring you a mixer to meet your fellow students. Free / Just turn up Courtyard Café, Northampton Square

Tuesday 8th October

TimeActivityVenue
13:00 – 14:00 Student meet-up (SU): Come to our student meet-up to make more new friends Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
17:00 – 19:00 SMCSE x SU Reception (SU): SU have collaborated with the School of Maths, Computer Science & Engineering to bring you a mixer to meet your fellow students. Free / Just turn up Courtyard Café, Northampton Square

Wednesday 9th October

TimeActivityVenue
18:00 – 21:00 Movie night (SU): We’re kicking off Black History Month with a film screening. Film polls to be released nearer the time. Free / Just turn up B200, University Building

Thursday 10th October

TimeActivityVenue
13:00 – 14:00 Student meet-up (SU): Come to our student meet-up to make more new friends Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
20:00 – 23:00 Arcade night: Game Society x Check Mate (SU): City SU has teamed up with City’s Game Society and Check Mate to bring you an Arcade night. Free / Just turn up Courtyard Café, Northampton Square & CityBar