City University London

Islington | South East England

City

Ucas code: C60

City University is based in central London, with trendy Shoreditch on our doorstep and Covent Garden a half hour walk away. City students originate from all over the world and all walks of life. Think leadership and business, with highly employable alumni linked to a wide range of careers. The Sir John Cass Business School is ranked in the top 1% worldwide by the Financial Times.
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What students say about this university

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    • The downside

      Building - slightly outdated look

      2013, 1st year, Law Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      City University is quite expensive. Food in the University canteen and pub is ok, but I think it costs a bit too much, between...

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      2013, 2nd year, International Politics

      Everyday expenses

      City University is quite expensive. Food in the University canteen and pub is ok, but I think it costs a bit too much, between 4 and 7 pounds..of course it depends on the single selling points, but paying a mere salad 4 pounds I think it is crazy. The University offers some accommodations through some private agencies, and this makes prices reach the sky. The area is really nice, but this means it is impossible to find anything decent and cheap: you are obliged to look out of the area and take the tube or the bus. Transport costs are medium, I mean, we are in London! In any case there is a good transport connection with the main campus, with lots of buses and the Northern Line getting near the University. For what concerns part-time work, the good thing is that you can work for the student union if you want to. However I don't think it is really easy to find a work always because the area is really nice, quite and more residential than anything else.

      2013, 2nd year, International Politics

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    • Everyday expenses

      there is a canteen - cheap and relatively good quality

      2012, 3rd year, Midwifery

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    • The downside

      not much of a community. facilities are lacking

      2012, 3rd year, Radiography, Therapeutic

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    • Everyday expenses

      Cost of transport and food is generally more expensive. Plus City is a University that is increasing its course prices. Part...

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      2012, 1st year, Civil Engineering

      Everyday expenses

      Cost of transport and food is generally more expensive. Plus City is a University that is increasing its course prices. Part time work isn't very easy to find either. However obviously it is located in the City so I knew everything will be expensive

      2012, 1st year, Civil Engineering

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    • Academic Experience

      I had a very good first year doing child nursing. I was mainly of the year going in twice a week tp uni and the rest was...

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      2013, 1st year, Children's Nursing

      Academic Experience

      I had a very good first year doing child nursing. I was mainly of the year going in twice a week tp uni and the rest was supposed to be self directed learning. I have also had 12 week placements at the end which have been very enjoyable and have learnt alot. I am being assessed on the placement with a potfolio.

      2013, 1st year, Children's Nursing

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Sporty

44%

LOW

Creative

48%

LOW

Varied union activities

56%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

65%

MED

Political

55%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £23k HIGH
Student score 81% MED

Overall student satisfaction

87%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

18,145

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

53%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

22%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

55%

of students are female

Young / Mature

22%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

40%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

62%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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