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 to fit around your timetable.

ID card collection

You can collect your new ID card on the follow dates:

  • Monday 5 September, 10am - 5pm
  • Thursday 8 September, 9am- 5pm
  • Monday 12 September, 9am - 5 pm
  • Monday 26 September - 30 September, 9am - 5pm (earlier close on Friday)
  • Monday 3  October - Friday 7 October, 9am - 5 pm

Location: Rhind Building

International Students registration

Registration for new students:

  • Monday 5 September, 9am - 5pm
  • Thursday 8 September, 9am - 5pm
  • Monday 12 September, 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 14 September, 9am - 5pm
  • Monday 19 September, 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 21 September, 9am - 5pm

Location: Rhind Building

In-person registration for international students:

  • Monday 26 September - Friday 30 September, 9am - 5 pm

Location: Rhind Building

In person re-registration for international students:

Information Sessions on Visa and Immigration

  • Thursday 1 September, 12pm - 1pm: Bayes MBA
  • Tuesday 13 September, 4pm - 5pm: School of Health and Psychological Sciences
  • Thursday 15 September, 12pm - 1pm: CLS Law Professional
  • Thursday 29 September, 12pm - 1pm: CLS LLM

Location to be confirmed

Upcoming activities

Thursday 1 September - Online question and answer sessions, UG students

Online question and answer sessions for new Undergraduate students

10am - 12.30pm

Getting ready to come to uni for the first time but got a few questions? This live session gives you the chance to to our student support services about the practical next steps to starting your academic journey.

Monday 5 Septmber - Friday 9 September

Tuesday 6 September

11am - 4pm -  CityBuddies Lounge

  • An open, social space for new students to find out more about the CityBuddies scheme

Wednesday 7 September

9.45am - 3.30pm - Start@City

  • Pre-induction intro to City for Widening Participation students

Monday 12 - Friday 16 September

Tuesday 13th September

  • 4pm - 5pm - Food Policy students: Garden tour.

Location: Walled Garden

  • 12:30 - 13:15 - Thriving@City

Thriving@City - enhancing and supporting emotional, physical, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing at City.

These online talks will introduce you to our key support services and explain how they can help you to navigate the highs and lows of higher education, offer support in an online environment and provide advice on living in London and making the most of your student experience.

This session is for students on courses that start before the main Welcome Week.

Location: online

Wednesday 14th September

  • 11am - 5pm -  Big Hello from Student Support Services at City.

Location: Great Hall

  • 9am - 5 pm - International Students Registration.

Location: Rhind Building

Friday 16th September

  • Online: Introduction to Moodle and Digital Skills for study,  10 - 11am

This online session will include information about the vital digital skills support available to students and will introduce you to Moodle our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and the Learning with Moodle module, which will support you through your studies at City.

The session will also include information on how to access LinkedIn Learning and the benefits of using the platform to support your studies. The main 45 minute session will be run by the Student Digital Skills team and will include a 15 minute Q&A at the end so we can answer any digital support related questions you may have.

Register here for the Introduction to Moodle and Digital Skills for study

Saturday 24 September - International Students' Welcome Day

International Students' Welcome Day

Saturday 24 September, 10am - 4.15pm

Information sessions, introduction to Student Union societies, our local guided tour and other activities.

You can also join the London Open Bus Tour, ticketed bus tours leaving from Northampton Square.

For more information and to book your place head to the Events for International Students page.

Location: Northampton Square

Monday 26 to 30 September - Sustainability Treasure Hunt

Sustainability Treasure Hunt

Want a different way to discover your new campus? Take part in a fun and engaging treasure hunt, set across Northampton Square campus. Running all week you will crack cryptic clues, find intel about sustainability initiatives around the University and be in with a chance of winning a sustainability hamper worth £50!

The treasure hunt takes roughly 30 minutes to complete.

Visit the event page to get started!

Welcome Week

There are multiple events and activities happening throughout Welcome Week. Take a look at what's on day by day:

Monday 26 September

Break the Safe

The Students' Union have got some amazing prizes on offer. All you have to do is crack the code to open the safe. Sounds simple doesn't it? Take a chance, come along to the Pavillion throughout Welcome Week and give it a go.

Location: Bottom of stairs in University Building

10am - 2pm Sport in the Square

Sport Clubs will be in the outdoor area, giving information regarding Teams and other ways you can be involved in organised and social physical activity.

Location: Outside Entrance Area - Northampton Square

10am - 4pm Campus Tours

Campus Tours are available every 20 minutes from 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Location: Main walkay (Level 1), University Building

10am-4pm Welcome Waffles

Experience life-chaning savoury and sweet waffles thanks to the Students' Union and their friends at Utter Waffle. Make sure you sign up to get a free waffle ticket and grab yours before they're all gone!

Location: Pavillion, University Building

10am - 4pm Beekeeping Taster Sessions

City houses Beehives on the roof of Tait building and you can get involved by signing up to a taster session on Monday 26 September.

The 30 minute sessions will give you a taste of what it’s like to be part of the Bee Team at City!

The Bee Team is open to all students and staff and responsibilities include  looking after the hives at City and harvesting the honey (around 10-20 kg a year).

Just turn up in your normal clothes (although no open shoes or high heels please) and we will provide all the equipment. Each session will be led by an experienced Beekeeper.

Sign up using the online registration form.

Location: Meet on the third floor of the Tait building opposite Room C300. This is where the cupboard is that stores the suits. Once we have changed we will go up to Tait roof where the Bee Hives are located.

12.30pm - 1.15pm Thriving@City

Thriving@City - enhancing and supporting emotional, physical, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing at City.

This online talk will introduce you to a number of our key support services and explain how they can help you to navigate the highs and lows of higher education, offer support in an online environment and provide advice on living in London and making the most of your student experience.

You can sign up to Thriving@City through the online registration form.

3pm - 4.30pm Law School Meet & Greet

Come and meet students from your School with talks from School representatives. There'll be free refreshments and entertainment.

Join the School Meet and Greet to meet other Law students, your School Associate Dean Jane Bradley-Smith, and the Students’ Union. There will be a host of games and activities for you to enjoy, and plenty of free food and drink!

Location: Great Hall, College Building

4pm - 6pm Postgrad Network Welcome Event

Are you a new or returning postgrad student? Welcome week is for you too. The Students' Union are putting on an event on just for you to get to know your peers and have fun while doing it.

Location: Northampton Suite, University Building

5pm - 6.30pm School of Science and Technology Meet & Greet

Come and meet students from your School with talks from School representatives. There'll be free refreshments and entertainment.

Join the School Meet and Greet to meet other students, your School Dean Charles Lees, and the Students’ Union. There will be a host of games and activities for you to enjoy, and plenty of free food and drink!

Location: Great Hall, College Building

7.30pm - 10.30pm Boat Ball and After Party

A student must have in the freshers calendar. Take in the best sites of London aboard the Dutch Master. With must-have photos of the opening of Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and the O2, immerse yourself in the full London experience.

Buy your ticket on the Students' Union website.

Location: Dutch Master Boat, Tower Pier

Tuesday 27 September

12.30pm - 2pm School of Creativity and Communication Meet & Greet

Come and meet students from your School with talks from School representatives. There'll be free refreshments and entertainment.

Join the School Meet and Greet to meet other students, your School Dean Anna Whitelock, and the Students’ Union. There will be a host of games and activities for you to enjoy, and plenty of free food and drink!

Location: SU Common Room/Courtyard Cafe

10am - 4pm Campus Tours

Campus Tours are available every 20 minutes from 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Location: Main walkay (Level 1), University Building

10am - 5pm CityBuddies Fun Fair

Play games and win prizes at the CityBuddies Fun Fair.

New students can learn how the CityBuddies scheme can help them in their first year and meet new students.

Returning students are also able to sign up to become mentors.

Location: Pavilion, University Building

11am - 3pm Open Top London Tour Bus

Want to know more about this city? Take a ride on a traditional open top London bus as you view some of the must-see attractions. From Big Ben to The London Eye - there's loads to discover!

This event will go ahead whatever the weather so please make sure you dress appropriately. Rain ponchos will be provided in the case of rain.

The timings of this event are subject to traffic which may cause delays.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Students' Union website.

Meeting location: Northampton Square

11am - 4pm Zen @ City Bus

A day of guided Zen Sessions, focusing on helping to lower stress and anxiety levels, involving a mixture of guided meditation & visualisation, breathwork and sound therapy.

All delivered from our converted American school bus!

Find out what is in store below:

  • 11am: Sharing circle w/ breathwork Share your fears and hope about Uni
  • 11.30am: Sound Bath to relax and destress
  • 12pm: How to start your day right - a guide with tools and tips
  • 12.30pm: Balancing Breathwork
  • 1pm: Sound Bath for total balance
  • 1.30pm: Meditation for focus
  • 2pm: Balancing Breathwork
  • 2.30pm: Sound Bath to restore balance
  • 3pm: Meditation for emotional support
  • 3.30pm: How to end your day right - a guide with tools and tips

Each session lasts for 10-20 minutes and you can get your free tickets via the Students' Union website.

Location: Northampton Square

11am - 5pm Big Hello from Student Support Services at City

Join teams from City and external providers to find out how they can support your learning, health, wellbeing, career and more.

This is an opportunity for students to come and meet the teams, play some games, get some free food and make friends!

Location: Great Hall, College Building

5pm - 6.30pm School of Health and Physological Sciences Meet & Greet

Come and meet students from your School with talks from School representatives. There'll be free refreshments and entertainment.

Join the School Meet and Greet to meet other students, your School Dean Debra Salmon and the Students’ Union. There will be a host of games and activities for you to enjoy, and plenty of free food and drink!

Location: Oliver Thompson Lecture Foyer

5pm - 8pm Games Night

It's game on at City Students' Union! They're turning the Courtyard Cafe into the ultimate gaming lounge for one night, with free refreshments, Playstations, Nintendo Switch, Board Games and more!

Get your free ticket on the Students' Union website.

Location: Student Common Room + Courtyard Café

Wednesday 28 September

10am - 12pm Bayes Breakfast

Enjoy free breakfast treats provided by City Students' Union. An opportunity for Bayes students to find out about the array of community building activity taking place in term one.

Location: Bunhill Row Reception

10am - 4pm Campus Tours

Campus Tours are available every 20 minutes from 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Location: Main walkay (Level 1), University Building

10am - 5pm CityBuddies Fun Fair

Play games and win prizes at the CityBuddies Fun Fair.

New students can learn how the CityBuddies scheme can help them in their first year and meet new students.

Returning students are also able to sign up to become mentors

Location: Pavilion, University Building

11am - 3pm Open Top London Tour Bus

Want to know more about this city? Take a ride on a traditional open top London bus as you view some of the must-see attractions. From Big Ben to The London Eye - there's loads to discover!

This event will go ahead whatever the weather so please make sure you dress appropriately. Rain ponchos will be provided in the case of rain.

The timings of this event are subject to traffic which may cause delays.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Students' Union website.

Meeting location: Northampton Square

11am - 6pm Sports Fun Day

Location: CitySport

11am - 6pm Sports Mashup Day

Great opportunity to try out different sports for Free. Pick up a flyer or visit our website for details. Blazepod; Table Tennis; Adapted Sports; Dodgeball; Soccercise and more. Fantastic prizes to be won!

Location: CitySport

12pm - 3pm Recycling information stall

Join First Mile to discuss the importance of recycling, how to do it effectively to minimise and ideally totally eliminate contamination, learn what you can/cannot put into certain streams, find what happens to your waste and recycling when it is collected, and how little changes make a BIG impact to the planet.

We will be discussing new resources we can create from your recycling, and how you can play your part in reducing single-use plastic!

Location: Drysdale Corridor

12.30 - 2pm Guided mindfulness walk for International Students

Amongst the business of Welcome Week, take some time for a relaxed, mindful journey with fellow students in the surrounding area to campus through green, tranquil spaces and discover some hidden gems along the way.

Following on from our International Students’ Day on Saturday 24 September, this event is primarily aimed for international students to provide further opportunities to meet up. However, all interested students are welcome, particularly if you would like to familiarise yourself with the local area.

If joining, you are encouraged to install the Go Jauntly app and create an account in advance to access the walking route, as well as others, which staff will provide guidance on. Please also download the digital handout for the walk which provides information on mindful walks.

You can sign up using the online registration form.

Location: Outside Bandstand start and finish

1.pm - 2.30pm What is Sustainability at City?

Is climate change and sustainability on your agenda? Join SOS-UK and the Sustainability team to find out what is meant by ‘sustainability’ at City and how this relates to your studies and student life.

The workshop will cover campaigning, climate justice, education for sustainable development and what initiatives you can get involved in during your time at City.

Places are limited and are offered on a first come serve basis so sign up now to avoid disappointment!

Sign up now

Location: Tait Building C319

2pm - 2.45pm Thriving@City

Thriving@City - enhancing and supporting emotional, physical, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing at City.

These online talks will introduce you to a number of our key support services and explain how they can help you to navigate the highs and lows of higher education, offer support in an online environment and provide advice on living in London and making the most of your student experience.

Location: Online

3pm - 4.30pm Bayes School Meet and Greet

School meet and greets with talks from school representatives, refreshments and entertainment.

Location: Great Hall

5pm - 6.30pm School of Global Affairs and Policy Meet and Greet

School meet and greets with talks from school representatives, refreshments and entertainment.

Location: Great Hall

City SU Karaoke Night

Location: Lucky Voice Islington

Thursday 29 September

Freshers Fair

Location: Islington Business Design Centre

1pm - 1.30pm / 1.30pm - 2pm Languages for General Purposes Information Session

Update as of Friday 23 September - this session will now be taking place online.

This session will be useful for those students at City who would like to find out more or have questions about the Languages for General Purposes Programme at City.

The session will include a short presentation about the programme and will be followed by a Q&A so join online and find out about free language learning at City.

Location: Zoom - Meeting ID: 819 5280 0199 / Passcode: 158952

10am - 4pm Campus Tours

Campus Tours are available every 20 minutes from 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Location: Main walkay (Level 1), University Building

5.30pm - Wicked The Musical Theatre Trip

Ticketed theatre trip to see Wicked The Musical. Part of a regular theatre trip event series delivered by the Students' Union during Term One.

Location: Meet at Northampton Square

Friday 30 September

10am - 12pm Bayes Breakfast

Enjoy free breakfast treats provided by City Students' Union. An opportunity for Bayes students to find out about the array of community building activity taking place in term one.

Location: Bunhill Row Reception

10am - 2.30pm Gardening Taster Sessions

Located between Drysdale and University buildings, The Walled Garden is City’s edible community garden for students and staff!

No experience necessary just turn up at any of the below times to get involved:

  • 10.30am
  • 11.30am
  • 12.30am
  • Break
  • 2.00pm
  • 3.00pm

This is a great opportunity to learn more about gardening and biodiversity at City, and connect with others during your first week!

The garden space is looked after by student and staff volunteers and sessions also run throughout the year.

Location: Drysdale Walled Garden

10am - 4pm Campus Tours

Campus Tours are available every 20 minutes from 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Location: Main walkay (Level 1), University Building

10am - 4pm Dr Bike/Bike Mechanic

Still unsure about the best way to travel to campus? If you are thinking of cycling why not bring your bike to Northampton Square on Friday 30th September to get a free check up from Dr Bike!

Bike mechanics will be onsite from 10am – 4pm so just turn up and let them work their magic. You can find our more about bike parking at City here.

Location: Northampton Square

10am - 5pm CityBuddies Mini Golf

Compete against other students on our 9 hole mini golf course.

New students can learn how the CityBuddies scheme can help them in their first year and meet new students. Returning students are also able to sign up to become mentors

Location: Pavilion, University Building

12pm-2pm LGBTQ+ Student Meet and Greet

Location: Student Common Room (Tait)

12:30pm - 1:15pm Thriving@City

Thriving@City - enhancing and supporting emotional, physical, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing at City.

These online talks will introduce you to a number of our key support services and explain how they can help you to navigate the highs and lows of higher education, offer support in an online environment and provide advice on living in London and making the most of your student experience.

Location: Online

Sunday 2 October - Intergalactic Boogie

Intergalactic Boogie at the O2 Academy Islington

10pm - 3am

Come and explore outer space as we transform the O2 Academy Islington into an intergalactic boogie wonderland for one night only!

We are on a mission to create a truly unique and immersive freshers party that will live long in the memory and launch your university experience into orbit.

Expect a full venue transformation, themed performers & actors, immersive activities and of course space themed fancy dress is more than welcomed (prizes for best dressed).

Post Welcome Week

The activities don't stop there! Here are a few upcoming events to take note of:

Monday 3rd - Friday 7th October

Everyday, 10am - 4pm Campus Tours

Campus Tours are available every 20 minutes from 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Location: Main walkay (Level 1), University Building

3rd October 7pm City Tik Tok Comedy night

A night of comedy in the great hall provided by some of TikTok's most well known comedy acts. This is a ticketed event with tickets available through the SU website.

Location: Great Hall

4-6 October 1pm-2pm Reading, assignment writing and time management skills for new students

Three introductory academic skills workshops designed for students starting their courses at City.

See www.city.ac.uk/academic-skills for locations

4th October 11am-1pm Coffee shop tour

Free coffee shop tour of the local area

Location: Meet at SU Welcome Desk

Tuesday 4th October

  • Online: Introduction to Moodle and Digital Skills for study,  4 - 5pm

This online session will include information about the vital digital skills support available to students and will introduce you to Moodle our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and the Learning with Moodle module, which will support you through your studies at City.

The session will also include information on how to access LinkedIn Learning and the benefits of using the platform to support your studies. The main 45 minute session will be run by the Student Digital Skills team and will include a 15 minute Q&A at the end so we can answer any digital support related questions you may have.

Register here for the Introduction to Moodle and Digital Skills for study

4th October 7pm SU Weekly Film Night

Free weekly movie night for all students to attend delivered by the SU.

Location: OTLT

5th October 11am Open Top London Tour Bus

Location: Meet at Northampton Square

5th October 11pm - 3pm London Tour Bus

Ticketed London bus tours leaving from Northampton Square. Two bus tours across the day. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the SU website.

Location: Northampton Square

6th October 10am - 12pm Postgrad Coffee Morning

Weekly coffee morning at Jimmy and the Bean for postgrad students to come together and socialise.

Location: Meet at Northampton Square

Thursday 6th October

  • Online: Introduction to Moodle and Digital Skills for study,  3 - 4pm

This online session will include information about the vital digital skills support available to students and will introduce you to Moodle our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and the Learning with Moodle module, which will support you through your studies at City.

The session will also include information on how to access LinkedIn Learning and the benefits of using the platform to support your studies. The main 45 minute session will be run by the Student Digital Skills team and will include a 15 minute Q&A at the end so we can answer any digital support related questions you may have.

Register here for the Introduction to Moodle and Digital Skills for study

Friday 7th October

  • Online: Introduction to Moodle and Digital Skills for study,  10 - 11am

This online session will include information about the vital digital skills support available to students and will introduce you to Moodle our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and the Learning with Moodle module, which will support you through your studies at City.

The session will also include information on how to access LinkedIn Learning and the benefits of using the platform to support your studies. The main 45 minute session will be run by the Student Digital Skills team and will include a 15 minute Q&A at the end so we can answer any digital support related questions you may have.

Register here for the Introduction to Moodle and Digital Skills for study

Monday 10th - Friday 14th October

10th October 10am-4pm, Vintage Kilo Sale

Vintage kilo sale for students to purchase sustainable vintage clothes for low prices.

Location: Pavillion

11th October 7pm, SU Weekly Film Night

Free weekly movie night for all students to attend delivered by the SU.

Location: OTLT

13th October 5:30pm, The Woman in Black Theatre Trip

Theatre trip to see The Woman in Black in The West End.

Location: Meet at SU Welcome Desk