What's on

Your first weeks at City will be filled with events, talks and activities to ensure that your introduction to university life is as smooth as possible. Below are some of the highlight events that you can attend during your first weeks.

Every day during Welcome Week

10:00 - 16:00 Campus Tours: Student Ambassadors will lead campus tours every 20 minutes throughout Welcome Week to help you get your bearing at City. Tours last for 30 minutes, no need to book, just turn up and join the next group. Northampton Square (Meet at the bandstand)
Various times

Fortnight of free classes:  Commencing Monday 18th September - 29th September 2017

A great opportunity for All Freshers to try out our Fitness and Wellbeing classes (Yoga, Pilates) for FREE. Limited space available for each class so turn up a little earlier, as this will be on a first come first served basis. Great classes with fantastic instructors!

Check out the class timetables and arrive early to the classes. Subject to availability on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Studio 1-5, CitySport
Various times

Fortnight Gym Challenge:Monday 18th September to 1st October 2017.

An opportunity to win six one hour sessions with a fitness instructor by participating in our gym challenge. Each session will focus on a different speciality including Free-weights, Gymnastics, Crossfit, Bodyweight, Resistance Machines, and Mobility and Flexibilty.  For more information, please speak to the fitness team.

Various times Drop in sports (Futsal, Badminton, Table Tennis, Basketball): Come and try all of the indoor sports on offer at CitySport for FREE. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Follow us on Facebook at Cityunisport for all the latest information Saddlers' Sports Hall, CitySport

Events by date

Browse our events by date:

Friday 14th September

13:00 – 17:00

International student essentials: Learn the essentials for settling in, about UK culture and gain practical tips and advice.

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre

Sunday 16th September

21:00 – 03:00 Welcome to London Rave: Start your time at City with a bang and spend your first night in Leicester Square’s Zoo Bar. Tickets: £5. Zoo Bar, Leicester Square, WC2H 7AQ

Monday 17th September

11:00 – 15:00 Mug painting: Drop in any time during the session to meet and make new friends while designing your own unique mug. Multi-Faith Room, City Faith Centre, C146 Tait Level 1
12:00 – 15:00

Sport in the Square: A great opportunity to meet your CitySport teams, get information on joining and bag a prize in the process.

City’s main entrance
12:30 – 16:00

Selfie tour of London: Visit London’s famous landmarks and take selfies for Instagram or friends in front of them all. Please bring your Oyster card.

Meet at the green Students’ Union hub at Northampton Square
18:00 – 19:00 Speed Meets for international students: Opportunity for international students to meet their International Students’ Officer and other international students. Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
19:00 – 20:30 Women’s Basketball team trials: For returning players and those wishing to join City’s Wolfpack basketball programme. A Varsity winning team that demands respect. Saddlers Sport Hall, CitySport
19:00 – 20:30 Men’s Volleyball team trials: Promotion, Volleyball England invitee and a winner at the Varsity. City’s Volleyball programme is a powerhouse within London and nationally. Saddlers Sport Hall, CitySport
20:00 – 02:00 Welcome to City party: Grab a white T-shirt and make your mark by signing shirts and partying it up with new friends. CityBar
20:30 – 22:00 Men’s Basketball team trials: A great opportunity to show your skills and join this fantastic team. Last year’s winners of the South-eastern Conference Cup are expecting to win again and gain promotion. Saddlers Sport Hall, CitySport
20:30 – 22:00 Women’s Volleyball team trials: Open trials for experienced players and returning players from last season’s winning team. Saddlers Sport Hall, CitySport

Tuesday 18th September

From 12:00

Find the Carrot: Keep an eye on our Instagram story for your chance to find some hidden carrots around campus and win some prizes.

@CitySU Instagram page
13:00 – 16:00

Natural History Museum trip: Enjoy a trip to the Natural History Museum. If you are brave enough you can even see the Life in the Dark exhibition.

Meet at the green Students’ Union hub at Northampton Square
18:00 – 19:00

Speed Meets for female students: An opportunity for female students to meet their Women’s Officer and other students.

Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
17:00 – 20:00

Tuesday movie marathon: Enjoy the cinema experience at City. The best thing is you get to vote for the film we watch on the SU Facebook page.

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre
18:00 – 21:00 Postgraduate social: Come along and meet other postgraduates at City’s favourite local pub. The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker, EC1V 4PA
18:00 – 20:00 Dodgeball mash-up: You know the game: dodge, duck and dive. We will mash the teams up, expect banter, fun and most of all balls. Saddlers Sport Hall, CitySport

Wednesday 19th September

12:00 – 13:00

Speed Meets for student parents: If you are a student with children, this is an opportunity for you to meet other student parents.

Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
12:00 – 15:00

Teddy Bear’s Picnic: Ideal for (but not limited to) students with children. Bring them along for a fun picnic at Northampton Square.

Meet at the green Students’ Union hub at Northampton Square
13:00 – 15:00

Table Tennis trial: Your chance to play the fastest indoor game and try out for City’s representative teams (male and female). Kit will be provided.

Saddlers Sport Hall, CitySport
13:00 –16:00 Sky Garden view: Limited spaces available. Book your place at www.citystudents.co.uk.Spend an afternoon in London’s beautiful Sky Garden and see London’s breath-taking skyline. Meet at the green Students’ Union hub at Northampton Square
18:45 – 23:00 Boat Ball: At this flagship event we commandeer the biggest party vessel to show London what we are made of. Remember: dress to impress. Tickets: £30 Tower Millennium Pier, EC3N 4DT
23:00 – 03:00 Boat Ball after party: Still buzzing with energy after the Boat Ball? We have teamed up with Piccadilly Institute to make sure the fun continues. Tickets: £5 Piccadilly Institute, Piccadilly Circus, W1J 0DA

Thursday 20thSeptember

18:00 – 19:00

Speed Meets for mature students: Don’t worry, you are not the only mature student at City. This is an opportunity to meet other mature students.

Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
18:00 – 20:00 Netball taster session: City has a fantastic history in netball, appealing to all levels of play. Come along to meet the teams, play a bit of ball and make a new friend or three. Saddlers Sport Hall, CitySport
18:30 – 21:00 Rock & Roll Bingo: This is bingo with a twist. Instead of marking off numbers you mark off and sing you heart out to songs on your sheet. Free entry, £1 quiz entry fee CityBar
21:00 – 02:00

Party at the Circus: Come and party the night away at this exclusive circus-themed night. Fancy dress is optional. Tickets: £7

Trapeze Bar, 89 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3HX

Friday 21stSeptember

07:00 – 08:30 No Strings badminton: Enjoy early morning net action with a social, friendly session of badminton. Kit is provided. Just turn up and play. Saddlers Sport Hall, CitySport
17:00 – 19:00 Film Friday: Do not miss the launch of our Film Friday Club. Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre
17:00 – 20:00 Cheerleading trials:  Current national champions the Central City Allstarz are one of the strongest and friendliest Clubs at City. Try out to see if your tumbling, jumping and dance moves measure up. Saddlers Sport Hall, CitySport
18:00 – 19:00

Speed Meets for commuter students: If you are living at home and are worried you will miss out, come and meet other students who are also commuting.

Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
18:00 – 20:00 Women’s Basketball taster session: If you are thinking about getting involved in basketball, come and play a game or two and get a sense of what City can offer in fun and flexible sport. Saddlers Sport Hall, CitySport
20:00 – 23:00

Badminton team trials: Competitive trials to join the mighty City Wolfpack badminton teams (male and female). Bring a towel, your water bottle and your game.

Saddlers Sport Hall, CitySport
21:00 – 03:00 Access All Areas: End of week one party: Don’t miss the launch of our partnership with six of London’s best nightclubs. One ticket six clubs. Tickets: £5 Start at Piccadilly Institute, Piccadilly Circus, W1J 0DA

Saturday 22ndSeptember

11:00 – 13:00 Fencing trials: Experienced male and female fencers are invited to try out for the representative teams. Weapons and equipment are available through the Club for this session. Studio 1, CitySport
13:00 – 17:00 Trip to Covent Garden: Visit the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden and be amazed by the talented street performers before we grab some lunch. Bring your Oyster card. Angel Tube Station

Sunday 23rdSeptember

10:00 – 12:00 Cheerleading trails: Call backs and first attempts for those who wish to be a member of CCA, City’s cheerleading squad. Saddlers Sport Hall, CitySport
12:00 Columbia Flower Market trip: Wander down Columbia Flower Market and grab a ten foot banana tree or a bouquet of flowers. Bring your Oyster card. Meet outside the Tait Building bus stop
21:00 – 03:00 Safari at Zoo Bar: Once you have conquered London, it’s time to return to Zoo Bar for a safari-themed night. Who will win best dressed? Tickets: £5 Zoo Bar, Leicester Square, WC2H 7AQ

Monday 24thSeptember

All day Societies Meet and Greet Week starts: Now you have met some of your society leaders this is the chance to meet the rest. On campus
11:30 – 15:00 Brick Lane and Old Spitalfields Market visit: Spend some time in these original East End markets and learn the history of these iconic places. Bring your Oyster card. Meet at the green Students’ Union hub at Northampton Square
14:00 – 16:00 Origami workshop: Come and learn how to make Origami animals. CityBar
18:00 – 19:00 Speed Meets for LGBT+ students: An opportunity for LGBT+ students to meet their LGBT Officer and fellow LGBT+ students. Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
19:00 – 23:00 Shisha trip: Join us for a trip to West London, chill and meet new friends. Prices to be confirmed at the venue. Courtyard Café, Northampton Square

Tuesday 25thSeptember

12:00 – 14:00 Music concert at The Royal Academy of Music: Do not miss this opportunity to see a free music concert at The Royal Academy of Music.Bring your Oyster card. Meet at the green Students’ Union hub at Northampton Square
13:30 – 14:00

Successful Employability with the Financial Times: Learn from experts at the Financial Times during this workshop on how to use the FT.com online tools to prepare for interviews and build employability skills.

B103, University Building
18:00 – 20:00

International Students Welcome Reception: The reception is an opportunity to celebrate your arrival at City, meet key staff members and fellow international students.

Guildhall, Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HH
20:00 – 23:00

Pub quiz and karaoke: Test your general knowledge at our quiz and sing you heart out with karaoke. Free entry, £1 quiz entry fee


Wednesday 26th September

09:00 – 13:00 Observe a court case at the Old Bailey: Calling all students who are interested in law. Come and observe a live trial in the UK’s most famous court. Bring your Oyster card. Meet at the green Students’ Union hub at Northampton Square
14:00 – 16:00 Henna workshop: Get a henna tattoo on your hand while learning some techniques. Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
18:00 – 19:00 Speed Meets for students with disabilities: An opportunity for students with disabilities to meet other students with disabilities. Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
20:00 – 02:00 City SU x CitySport presents Wind-back Wednesday: Launching the first City SU x CitySport night we present our retro-sports themed event with plenty of throwback tunes. CityBar

Thursday 27th September

12:00 – 15:00 Trip to the Chocolate Museum: A trip to London’s very own museum of chocolate. Meet at the green Students’ Union hub at Northampton Square
16:30 – 18:30 Free yoga: Relax your mind and focus on inner peace at this free Yoga event hosted at the Tara Yoga Centre. Meet at the SU Reception
18:00 – 19:00 Speed Meets for BAME students: An opportunity for students from BAME heritage to network with other students and meet your BAME Officer. Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
19:00 – 23:00 ARCADE: Challenge your mates to a game. From Crash Bandicoot to Kerplunk, we have got it covered. Alcohol-free space is available upstairs. CityBar and Courtyard Café

Friday 28th September

10:00 – 16:00 Trip to the British Museum: See a real life Egyptian mummy or explore Aztec civilisations and world history, all under one roof. Meet at the green Students’ Union hub at Northampton Square
10:00 – 16:00 Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning: Our first Raising and Giving event of the year. Chit chat, hot drinks and cakes, all raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Donations are welcome. Northampton Square
18:00 – 19:00 Speed Meets for postgraduate students: An opportunity for postgraduates to network with other postgraduates. Courtyard Café, Northampton Square
19:00 – 23:00 Postgraduate Social: Continue your newly-made friendships with this postgraduate social at CityBar. CityBar
21:00 – 03:00 AAA: The Fresher’s Finale: This is the big finale before you are officially a City student. A club crawl round six of London’s best nightclubs. Tickets: £5 Start at Piccadilly Institute, Piccadilly Circus, W1J 0DA

Wednesday 3rd October

13:00 – 17:00 International student essentials for latecomers: Learn the essentials for settling in, about UK culture and gain practical tips and advice. Location TBC

Thursday 4th October

12:00 – 17:00 London tour with the Chaplaincy team: Visit three major worship centres and explore some of the diversity of culture and religion in our global city. Outside the City Faith Centre’s quiet reflection room (CX122, Tait Level 1)

Dates for your diary

Widening Participation Ambassador applications open

Friday 14th September 2018

Nomination for October Students’ Union elections open

Monday 17th September 2018, 12:00

Banking, Finance & Consultancy Fair 

Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 14:00 – 16:30

Widening Participation Ambassador applications deadline

Friday 5th October 2018

Marketing Student Ambassadors applications deadline

Monday 8th October 2018, 17:00

Law Fair

Wednesday 10th October 2018, 14:00 – 16:30

Second-hand bike sale

Wednesday 10th October 2018, 11:00 – 15:00, outside the main Northampton Square entrance

Engineering, Science & Technology Fair

Wednesday 17th October 2018, 14:00 – 16:30

Sustainable City Week

Monday 29th October – Friday 2nd November 2018

Creative Industries and Social Sciences Fair 

Wednesday 7th November 2018, 14:00 – 16:30

Winter graduation ceremonies

Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd and Tuesday 29th January 2019

Summer graduation ceremonies

Monday 15th July – Wednesday 17th July 2019

Free monthly bike maintenance

Check our Travel section for more information.