Congratulations on obtaining the grades you needed to join us and I trust you had a relaxing and rewarding summer.
City is a special place. We are committed to academic excellence, focused on business and the professions and offer the academic, employment, cultural, sporting and social opportunities you would expect from a prestigious institution in a major world city. City is ranked first in London for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2017 and 2018), in the top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2017) and 27th in the UK (Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables'). City received a Silver award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
We have a rich Victorian heritage with close links to the City of London, Tech City in Shoreditch and the design quarter of Clerkenwell.
Many of our academics produce research that ranks with the very best in the world. You will learn with them as they develop their subjects and as you take greater responsibility for your learning.
2017 is an exciting time to be a part of City: it is the second year of City being a member of University of London. Membership improves your City experience. You will gain access to a larger student community, numerous student societies, additional sports facilities, accommodation provision and libraries.
Our focus on business and the professions and extensive links with major London graduate employers provide you with employment opportunities before and after graduation. We provide specialist careers advice and placement opportunities so you can graduate with confidence, knowing that you are well-prepared for the working world.
But remember, there is more to City than academic study and career planning. Islington and the City are vibrant parts of London in which to study and socialise and I would encourage you to explore what is available. The local area offers world class dance, music, theatre, galleries and museums, including Sadler’s Wells and the Barbican.
I would also encourage you to take advantage of the extra-curricular opportunities on offer through the Students' Union, its clubs and societies; and to make full use of CitySport, the largest University sports facility in central London.
We are here to support you at every step of your journey, from induction to graduation. Through our award-winning Student Services, you can expect friendly support and advice on areas from finance and accommodation to learning support and wellbeing.
I'm very pleased that you have joined us and I hope that you enjoy your induction to City, University of London. Our students are the most satisfied students in London and I trust you will be too.
Professor Sir Paul Curran