The City of London and the University
City University London has unique and deep-rooted links with the City of London.
Links with the City of London
City University London is the university of the City of London. Based in the heart of London, City has always had strong, intrinsic links with the Square Mile, which is where London started the financial and commercial heart of Britain.
Our close ties with the many world-leading financial and professional institutions on our doorstep are a vital factor in ensuring that:
- Our courses fit the changing professional needs of globalised business
- Our students have opportunities for work placements with major employers
- Our graduates have excellent employment prospects.
The University's origins
Our links with the City of London date back to 1894, when the Earl of Northampton set up the Northampton Institute to promote industrial skills, with the backing of various London livery companies.
City and the Lord Mayor of London
We maintain our close relationship with the City of London through a range of activities:
- Our students attend graduation ceremonies within the magnificent surroundings of Guildhall.
- Every November, City Student Ambassadors take part in the Lord Mayor's Show.
- Every year our Chancellor, the Lord Mayor of London, holds a dinner for friends, supporters and staff of the University at the Mansion House, the Lord Mayor's living, working and entertainment space.
London livery companies
The livery companies of London represent a unique collection of trade and craft associations, many of which have flourished in the capital for centuries.
Two livery companies - The Worshipful Company of Saddlers and The Worshipful Company of Skinners - supported the establishment of the Northampton Institute, the forerunner of City University London.
We are grateful to the many City livery companies that currently support City University London. Our supporters include:
- The Worshipful Company of Constructors' Lecture Series
- The Worshipful Company of Cutlers' Bursary
- The Worshipful Company of Engineers' Cadzow Smith Engineering Award
- The Worshipful Company of Needlemakers' Award
- The Worshipful Company of Saddlers' Bursary
- The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers' Edwards Lecture.