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International Students Welcome Reception

The yearly Welcome Reception at Mansion House is organised for all international students joining City in September.

This event is for both undergraduate and postgraduate international students, irrespective of which School of the University you are studying with.

The Reception is an opportunity to celebrate your arrival at City, to meet key members of University staff and to get to know fellow international students. Whilst enjoying drinks and canapés, you will be formally welcomed to the Institution by City's Rector the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman the Lord Mountevans and the President of City, University of London, Professor Sir Paul Curran.

Coaches to transport you to Mansion House will leave the University from the St John Street entrance at 16:00. Transport is only provided one way – you will need to make your own arrangements for getting home at the end of the evening.

Once the reception comes to an end at 19:00 you may move on to a nearby bar, The Pitcher and Piano in Cornhill, where a private area for City, University of London students has been reserved so that you may continue socialising for the remainder of the evening. You will need to purchase your own drinks in the Pitcher and Piano bar.

Details of this year's event

  • Date: Monday 19th September 2016
  • Time: 17:00 - 19:00
  • Venue: Mansion House, Walbrook, London EC4N 8BH (Pitcher and Piano, 28 – 31 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3ND from 19.00)
  • Dress: Smart/formal dress or national costume of your home country. The dress code at Mansion House is very strict.  Casual clothes such as jeans, shorts or tee-shirts will not be permitted.   Anyone who arrives at the venue in casual dress will be turned away.
  • Security: The security at Mansion House is very strict. Anyone who has not pre-booked their attendance, or who arrives at the venue without a valid form of ID, such as your Institution ID card or your passport, will not be permitted entry to the event.
  • Admission Price: Free, however online booking is required.

View photos from this year's International Students Welcome Reception

About Mansion House

Mansion HouseMansion House was built between 1739 and 1752, in the then fashionable Palladian style by the City of London surveyor and architect George Dance the Elder. Mansion House has been the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London since 1752. Built during the reign of George II, its grandeur was designed to reflect the City of London's position as one of the world's leading financial and trading centres.

It has three main storeys over a rusticated basement. The grand entrance to Mansion House features a portico with six Corinthian columns with flights of steps each side. Mansion House is home to one of the finest collections of seventeenth century Dutch and Flemish paintings in Britain. These can be viewed by the general public along with a collection of sculptures themed from the works of English poets and one of the largest and finest gold and silver plate collections in the world.

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