City University London

Islington | South East England

City

Ucas code: C60

City, University of London 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.
Source:City, University of London Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 741 comments (212 students)
    • Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching each week is good and manageable and the content is often very good however sometimes the tutor does not...

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      2013, 1st year, Law Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching each week is good and manageable and the content is often very good however sometimes the tutor does not engage the class in the topic very well. The overall content of the course is very interesting and varied. It can be challenging but I feel we get good support from the teaching staff on how to handle the work. There are plenty of opportunities for exams and course work but very little practical work except in the first term. I would appreciate more opportunities for practicals during teaching time. The feedback is not always available when you need it, you have to go chasing the tutor and I think that the should give feedback at every available opportunity. The course specific facilities have undergone extensive refurbishment during the first year of study. The new facilities are excellent and you feel encouraged to spend time in the brand new library and study areas.

      2013, 1st year, Law Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      The sports centre is poor - there is no gym or internal sporting facilities.

      2012, 2nd year, Medicine & Dentistry Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Student Union

      Lots of cultural society's

      2014, 2nd year, Sociology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Student Union

      Freshers fair - activity mostly organised by student's union for new students. I haven't heard of any other similar activities...

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      2014, 2nd year, Software Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

      Student Union

      Freshers fair - activity mostly organised by student's union for new students. I haven't heard of any other similar activities than this.

      2014, 2nd year, Software Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      As a nursing student its quite difficult to feel part of the whole Uni "experience". The social activies are not geared towards...

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      2012, 1st year, Nursing

      Facilities

      As a nursing student its quite difficult to feel part of the whole Uni "experience". The social activies are not geared towards us - the freshers week started a fortnight after we had started our course so we were already in lectures and the end of summer events took place in May while we do not finish our academic year until August. Nursing students spend a vast amount of time at the West Smithfield site which has one small common room which consists of tables, chairs and a vending machine. It would be good if they offered us a larger common room.

      2012, 1st year, Nursing

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    • Everyday expenses

      The refectory and other catering establishments are average and not particularly well-priced.

      2012, 2nd year, Psychology

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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.

Creative

46%

LOW

Varied union activities

54%

LOW

Sporty

52%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

59%

MED

Political

53%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% LOW
Student score 80% MED
Average graduate salary £24k HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

85%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

18,280

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

53%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

20%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

56%

of students are female

Young / Mature

22%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

39%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

60%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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