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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    • Everyday expenses

      I don't eat on campus to save money, but transport links are good. The bus (to and from Liverpool Street Station) is cheaper...

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      2012, 1st year, Others In Social Studies

      Everyday expenses

      I don't eat on campus to save money, but transport links are good. The bus (to and from Liverpool Street Station) is cheaper than getting the tube to Angel. The bus stop is directly outside the uni whereas it's a ten minute walk to the tube station.

      2012, 1st year, Others In Social Studies

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    • The downside

      Extracurricular activities. There are not many extracurricular activities in the university and there is a lack of the sense of...

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      2012, 2nd year, Actuarial Science

      The downside

      Extracurricular activities. There are not many extracurricular activities in the university and there is a lack of the sense of belonging to the university community

      2012, 2nd year, Actuarial Science

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    • The upside

      Teaching staff a lot more involved in learning then I thought they would be

      2012, 1st year, Adult Nursing

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    • The upside

      Careers

      2013, 2nd year, Economic Policy

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    • Accommodation

      Unfortunately I can't say much about accomodation as I currently live at home. Although I have had a look into their resources...

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      2013, 1st year, Computer Architectures & Operating Systems

      Accommodation

      Unfortunately I can't say much about accomodation as I currently live at home. Although I have had a look into their resources only and it appears to be quite alright but once again I am unaware of how exactly things are.

      2013, 1st year, Computer Architectures & Operating Systems

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    • Academic Experience

      In the first year, there is teaching from Sept through to December, with exams at the end. There are three days of uni each...

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      2013, 1st year, Midwifery

      Academic Experience

      In the first year, there is teaching from Sept through to December, with exams at the end. There are three days of uni each week, split between midwifery and biology. If you had A level biology, it was mostly repetition for you, although well taught and sometimes in more depth or new areas. The midwifery was enthusiastically taught, but was chaotic in the sequence it was done, so we couldn't always get as much out of it as we might otherwise have done. So, in the first semester, it's only preparation for the exams, and what with a practice paper, I think we were all well prepared. The second semester is all portfolio of practice. With this, there is very little support, and you cannot know whether you are on the right track until you hand it in at the end. Everything needs to be dated, signed and graded, and learning to track down midwives willing to do this, becomes a talent of its own. There is also the OSCE, which is a terrifying practical exam. You are well prepared for some parts, but for others, it's based of rumours from second and third years, so facebook is as much a source of knowledge as the year handbook. At the end of the year, there is also a 3000 word essay to do. Although this is interesting in its own way, the tutors have managed to put the deadline for it, only a week or two before the portfolio needs to be handed in. They could not have chosen a better date to make it more stressful for us! While you are on placement, you will receive no feedback from tutors. You will see them on the occasional uni day, but as they do not see the work you do at the hospital, they have no way of knowing how well you are doing. The only feedback you get is from the midwives, and then only from some, if they are in the right mood. There are rooms to book with friends so you can practice before your OSCE, but with everyone having different shift patterns, this is useful in theory rather than practice. There are lots of computers on campus, and the library is good enough, so doing research is and work at uni is easy enough to do. I'm not trying to put you off being a midwife, but don't believe the tutors when they say that there is always good support available. The best thing to do to help you through, is to make good friends as quick as possible during theory so that you'll have a good circle of friends you can rely on when the going gets tough, and then you can still enjoy the wonderful side of midwifery without relying on uni.

      2013, 1st year, Midwifery

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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
Student score 77% MED
Average graduate salary £23k HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

83%

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

57%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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