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.
Centre for Language Studies
Information about Free Language Courses
The Centre for Language Studies offers free language courses to all students at City. The courses are designed to develop and improve your language competencies from beginner level up to advanced. They are general purpose courses, designed for you to learn Arabic, French, German, Mandarin and Spanish in the context of day-to-day life.
The application deadline is 1pm on Friday 1st October 2021.
Please note that we use a lottery system to award spaces when a course is oversubscribed.
Campus Tours are available with Student Ambassadors over the coming weeks.
Tickets are available on the day from the Campus Tour/Info desk on L1 Walkway (University Building).
- Daily from Monday 20th September– Friday 24th September (10am-4pm, campus tours on the hour, once per hour)
- Daily from Monday 27th September – Friday 1st October (10am-4pm, campus tours every 20 minutes)
- Daily from Monday 4th October– Friday 8th October (10am-4pm, campus tours on the hour, once per hour)
Library Induction refreshers for returning students. See your online timetable and locate the module on Moodle.
Online competition (via socials) in collaboration with CitySport to win freebies (collection in the library and at CitySport).
Library social media channels:
CitySport Social media channels:
The first 20 students each day to report to specified location and say ‘Back the City Pack’ wins a goody bag.
- Monday 27th – Northampton Square Library
- Tuesday 28th - CitySport
- Wednesday 29th – Business Library
- Thursday 30th – Law Library
- Friday 1st Oct – CitySport
Careers Open House - 28th - 30th September, 10am - 4pm
Drop by our office to learn more about what the Careers and Employability team does and how we can help you prepare for your future.
No booking necessary.
Careers Inductions - see induction timetables
Read our Induction modules for UG and PG students for an overview of careers support available to you at City.
Professional Mentoring Information Session - Monday 18th October, 12pm - 1pm
The Professional Mentoring Programme is for 2nd, 3rd or final year undergraduates, as well as all postgraduate students. Students are matched with a mentor who can help guide them through the first steps in thinking about their career after university.
Applications open in October and Janaury each year. Learn more about what the Professional Mentoring Programme is and how to make a great application at our information session. If this is your first year, attend the session to learn more so you can apply next year.
Register online for a Zoom link.
CityBuddies is a peer mentoring scheme where 1st year undergraduate students are matched to another student on their course in a later year to mentor them in their first term.
Daily from Monday 27th - 29th September, 11am - 3pm
No booking necessary.
Picnic in the Square
Tuesday 28th September, 2pm - 4pm
Invite sent to all CityBuddies participants.
CityBuddies Meet Up
Tuesday 5th October, 1pm - 3pm
No booking necessary.
CitySport is City’s state-of-the-art gym that offers discounted membership to City students and where many of our sports teams pracitce. You can learn more about sport at City here.
Sport in the Square - Monday 27th September, 11am – 2pm
Head over to the Main Entrance at Northampton Square to find info on our sports clubs and teams.
Please come see us at the Northampton Square Main entrance.
Mascot Race - Monday 27th September, 11.30am
As a kick off to the beginning of the Term, watch in awe as our City Wolf races against other mascots within the University.
No need to book.
Sport Team Trials - Monday 27th September – Friday 8th October
Held throughout the first 2 weeks of Term, this gives you an opportunity to train with our Student Sport Teams.
Contact us for details.
- Tuesday 28th September, 11am
- Wednesday 29th September, 2pm
- Thursday 30th September, 11am
- Interfaith social mixer
- Open top bus tours
- Sports night
- Student Union advice money quiz.
Further information available on the City Student Union website
Attend our drop in session by registering online. Details will be sent in advance.
Experience City and City Employability Award
The City Employability Award - Developing skills through extra-curricular activities workshop.
The event will take place on MS Teams - register for your place online.