Your key to getting involved at City

Being at university is more than just your studies, but also making the most of opportunities for you to develop your skills and meet fellow students at City!

During your time at City, ExperienceCity is your one-stop shop for developing beyond academic skills alone and features many of the opportunities for networking with students and employers, representing City, finding work and making a difference to the City, local and global community!

City networks

Another way you can get involved is with student societies, by either joining existing ones or starting your own if you see a space for a particular interest. There is no limit to the number of societies that you can sign up for, so go wild! Each society will have leadership roles you can go for as well such as President or Finance Officer which can also be great experience for employers.

Here at City, whether you’re on campus or not we have a Student Digital Community, which gives peer support and opportunities to integrate you into your new university environment and bring students together by giving you a platform to interact and support each other via remote and hybrid learning.

Something that has particularly helped new undergraduate students at City over the years is our CityBuddy programme, which matches new students with an existing student from their course at City to help you get started and answer any questions you have about studying and student life. After your first year here, you can even become a CityBuddy mentor yourself to support the next year of students.

If you’re a postgraduate student then the Students’ Union’s Postgrad Network is for you as an inclusive platform to share work, ideas, find opportunities, access services and connect with other students within City and beyond.

Sport and Leisure

Getting involved with sports is a great with to relax from studies and make friends and City has a variety of way to get involved including:

  • CityActive – for social sports sessions where you can attend and play with your friends for fun!
  • The Wolfpack – for competitive individual and team sports competing in leagues and competitions
  • Gym memberships – City students get reduced memberships for CitySport, the official venue of sport at City with facilities that provide a wide range of classes, programmes, equipment and spaces

Going global

Each year City offers free language courses to all students alongside their studies across a number of languages and levels.

If you fancy broadening your international horizons with the Global Opportunities team then you can also apply for funded study or work abroad opportunities alongside your degree, depending on your course.

Benefitting communities

If you looking in making a positive impact to the local and global community you can consider:

  • Contributing to making the world more sustainable, you can check out the Sustainability team and the various projects they offer
  • Making a difference by Volunteering with City in a variety of sectors and fields

Careers and employability

If you’re looking to bolster your employability skills, network and get paid then you should look into:

  • City’s six month Professional Mentoring programme for second years onwards and postgraduate students that pair you with an industry professional who can develop your future employability and confidence
  • Certain undergraduate courses are eligible for the Micro-Placement Programme for those wanting to explore careers different from those traditionally associated with their degree
  • Apply to become a Student Ambassador for City, representing the University at events, inspiring young people to achieve their potential and provide student input into projects to enhance the student experience
  • Get paid part-time and flexible work through City’s on-site temporary recruitment agency, Unitemps, at both City and external organisations
  • Get your business idea off the ground with CityVentures by attending workshops to develop your skills, grow your network and enter competitions to fund your idea!