City, University of London is located in the heart of London. City is committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions. City attracts around 19,000 students from more than 160 countries and academic staff from over 75 countries.


City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city


In or close to the centre of a town


The university is composed of individual colleges

UCAS Code: C60

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 52%
  • Postgraduate 48%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 82%
  • Part Time 18%

Where students come from

  • UK 61%
  • EU 11%
  • Other 28%

Student gender

  • Male 42%
  • Female 58%

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities


  • The resources and facilities provided by Library Services are integral to the student experience and academic journey at City, University of London. The main Northampton Square Library occupies five floors in the University Building and there are specialist libraries for Cass Business School and The City Law School.

Student jobs

  • City’s Careers Service has an online job vacancy board for students, finalists and graduates and can advise on various employment opportunities, whether they be graduate roles, placements, summer internships or part-time jobs.
  • Unitemps, as part of the Career Service, is an online recruitment service that provides temporary work, much of which is suited to students and recent graduates at the university and various local opportunities ranging from start-ups to multinationals.

Careers advice

  • City organises a variety of career and work experience advice and opportunities for students and alumni throughout the year. On the CareersHub students can view vacancies, book appointments with advisors and participate in the Professional Mentoring Scheme.
  • CityStarters organise extracurricular events, competitions and business support for student entrepreneurs.
  • City Volunteering supports organisations in the local community and is open to all students.
  • Unitemps is a university recruitment agency for students and graduates looking for temporary jobs.
  • The Student Ambassador Scheme and the Widening Participation Ambassador Scheme are two opportunities for students to share their experiences of what it's like to study at university with prospective students and those in the local community.
  • The university also has a Sustainability Leaders Programme that offers students a chance to make a positive impact on City and the local community.

Health services

  • The Student Health Service is committed to the general well-being of students, helping them fulfil their full potential during their time at City.
  • Students can visit the Health Service for medical advice, help registering with a doctor (GP), immunisation services and support with disabilities. The Health Service is run by a Nurse Advisor, who is available for advice on minor illnesses, accidents and general advice on health matters. Immunisations are also available.

Counselling services

  • Professional and confidential counselling services are available on campus. This includes group and individual counselling sessions, cognitive behavioural therapy, workshops, mental health advice and mentoring.

Disability support

  • The Disability Support team within Learning Success works with students with a range of diagnosed disabilities and long-term health conditions to identify strategies and reasonable adjustments which will enhance the learning experience of students. The Service is committed to promoting inclusivity and equality for students with disabilities, with the aim to give students the opportunity to gain qualifications which fully reflect their capabilities.
  • City also work with students who require temporary arrangements as a result of an injury or short-term illness.

Other services and facilities

The Student Centre provides help and support to current and future students. Specialist advisors offer practical help with finances, learning, visas and immigration, course fees, registration and support with every aspect of student life including:

  • Advice on courses, careers and university facilities
  • Student counselling
  • Chaplaincy service
  • Student health centre
  • Services for disabled and dyslexic students
  • Academic learning support
  • Personal tutors
  • Career and skills development.

City was the first UK university to have its Student Centre accredited by the Institute of Customer Service in recognition of its excellence.

City has invested significantly in technological developments that benefit students' learning. In addition to state-of-the-art computing, library and laboratory facilities the e-learning environment, Moodle, provides instant access to course materials, resources, interactive activities and assessment and communication tools.

City is also praised for its proactive approach to student engagement and the use of student ambassadors to facilitate student engagement in widening participation activities in local schools, and the activities of student buddies at induction to support new students.

Students' Union

  • Whether students are interested in sports or media, the Students’ Union ensures their life at City is fun and fulfilling. All students of the university are given a free membership once they register at City.
  • Students can benefit from confidential advice on a number of issues including finance, housing, academic and disciplinary issues through the Union Support Service (USS).
  • By attending the annual Freshers’ Fair students are given the opportunity to join more than 50 established clubs and societies, Raising And Giving (RAG) activity, student media and student-led environmental projects funded by the Union. The Students’ Union provides support and actively encourages new students to set up their own club or society.
  • The Union also educates student course representatives to ensure students’ voice is heard on key student issues and to support university academic representation.


  • City, University of London was founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute and was awarded university status in 1966.
  • City, University of London has strong links with the City of London and its Rector is the Lord Mayor of London. The university has recently invested £200m in research-excellent academic staff, information systems infrastructure and estate.
  • In 2016, City became an independent member of the University of London.

Fascinating Fact

City, University of London was visited by Apollo 15 astronauts in 1971: the then Vice-Chancellor was presented with part of the command module, Endeavour.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Keith Abel – co-founder, Abel & Cole.
  • Brendan Barber – General Secretary, Britain’s Trades Union Congress (TUC) 2003–2012.
  • Tony Blair (Inns Of Court School Of Law Graduate) – former Labour Prime Minister.
  • Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) (Inns Of Court School Of Law Graduate) – leader of Indian independence movement.
  • Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou – Director, easyGroup PLC.
  • Professor Dame Wendy Hall – distinguished computer scientist and Dean of Physical and Applied Sciences at the University of Southampton.
  • Ruby Hammer – founder, Ruby and Millie cosmetics.
  • Kirsty Lang – journalist and broadcaster, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World.
  • Hanisha Patel – Barrister and Chair of Association of Asian Women Lawyers.
  • Alexis Petridis – Head rock and pop critic, the Guardian.


City, University of London, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB