City, University of London is a public research university in London in the United Kingdom. Until 2016 its name was City University, London, or colloquially, City.
It is a leading international university and the only university in London to be both committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions. They have a long tradition of academic excellence, dating back to their foundation in 1894. City University London is made up of five different schools: Cass Business School, the School of Arts & Social Sciences, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering and the City Law School. City is one of the most popular universities in the UK, with students and staff from over 160 countries and offers graduates exceptional employment prospects.
City’s research pedigree spans more than a century. Research is at the heart of City’s academic activities and the University enjoys a reputation for fostering interdisciplinary activity, innovation and creativity. Through research, academic staff seek to advance knowledge in their areas of specialism and to bring value to society. City’s focus on business and the professions ensures courses are relevant to the world of work and provides students with opportunities for direct interaction with future employers. Many courses are accredited by professional bodies so they remain relevant and up-to-date and help improve students’ employment prospects.
City students also benefit from the University’s extensive network of links with major London employers. Throughout their study, City helps students enhance their employability by organizing work placements relevant to their future careers and providing specialist careers advice and career workshops. There are commendable graduate employment rates, state-of-the-art facilities, and an extensive public lecture and events programme.
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City University London is located in the heart of London, and minutes from several central underground stations meaning students are close to the capital’s leading financial, legal, media and medical institutions. Academically, professionally and personally, students have the opportunity to benefit from all that London has to offer. The University has a lively social and cultural scene, with over 100 societies, City Sport (the largest university sports facility in central London) and opportunities for paid employment and volunteering. The new student bar, City Bar, opened in 2014 and offers students a modern and lively social space. City offers students comprehensive support from the first day of their courses and staff are on hand to offer help with learning, financial matters, health and wellbeing, accommodation and careers.
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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.
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