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  1. What's on
New students

What's on

Your first weeks at City will be filled with events, talks and activities to ensure that your introduction to university life is as smooth as possible. Below are some of the highlight events that you can attend during your first weeks.

Every day during Welcome Week

10:00 - 16:00 Campus Tours: Student Ambassadors will lead campus tours every 20 minutes throughout Welcome Week to help you get your bearing at City. Tours last for 30 minutes, no need to book, just turn up and join the next group. Northampton Square (Meet at the bandstand)
Various times Free fitness and wellbeing class: CitySport’s fitness and wellbeing classes, including BoxFit, Zumba or Yoga are free to all City student during Welcome Week. Check out the class timetables and arrive early to the classes. Subject to availability on a first-come-first-serve basis. Studio 1-5, CitySport
Various times Gym inductions: CitySport will be holding 30 minute group gym inductions. This induction will introduce you to the top of the range equipment at CitySport and how to use it safely and efficiently. The induction will include a ten minute functional class.
Subject to availability on a first-come-first-serve basis. Book at CitySport.

Events by date

Browse our events by date:

Saturday 23rd September

15:30 – 17:00

Halls Welcome Event : After finding your new room for the year, bring your flat down to Halls Welcome Event!  This relaxed event will have loads of fun activities to get you well introduced to others studying at City and living close by.

Goswell Road Coffee, EC1V 7DU
18:30 – 20:30 Halls Night / Pure City and Liberty Court Simmons Bar, EC1V 4JY
18:30 – 20:30 Halls Night / Tufnell House Aces and Eights Saloon Bar, NW5 2HP

Sunday 24th September

15:30 – 17:00 Halls Welcome Event Goswell Road Coffee, EC1V 7DU
18:30 – 20:30 Halls Night / Liberty Hall Brewhouse Kitchen, EC1V 1NQ
18:30 – 20:30 Halls Night / East Central and Willen House Royal Star, EC1V 2PN
22:00-03:00Moving in Party: Zoo Bar's official moving in party sees students kick off their Freshers with a bang in the heart of London - Leicester Square. Zoo Bar, WC2H 7AQ

Monday 25th September

09:00 - 18:00 Pool Party: It’s time to get your game face on! Get yourself on top of the Pool Players Leader Board and we’ll make sure you’re well rewarded. We’ve got treats for every competitor and for everyone who comes to cheer the players on. Fancy a friendly game of pool? Pool tables are free to play all day. Free entry. CityBar, Northampton Square
11:00 – 12:30

What They Don't Tell You: What didn’t they say in the welcome talks? We cover everything that’s not covered. Pro tips, student activities, hidden study spots, and survival guides. An excellent intro to the real life at City.

Geary Lecture Theatre, Northampton Square
11:00 - 15:00

Art Workshop: Come and meet new friends as you get creative and design your very own mug to take away with you.

City Faith Centre, Multi-Faith Room
12:00 - 15:00

Pongathon: Bring your friends along for a game of ping pong. Chilled atmosphere, we’ve got the equipment, so turn up anytime.

Main Entrance, Northampton Square
13:00 - 16:00 Meet the teams: This is your chance to  meet the sports teams and have a chat about the opportunities available to you, along with getting all important details on trial dates, training sessions, venues, fixtures, social sport and much, much more! Join in on mini competitions with lots of prizes to be won! Room A216, College Building
14:00 - 15:30 Speed Meeting: How do you meet people at a new university? Here, that’s how. Our chilled event throws a bunch of you together in the best way possible. The Courtyard, Northampton Square
15:00-16:00 Find Out About...London: Settle into your new city with insider tips from Study Abroad Manager and Born and Bred Londoner Jamie Avery. Find out about public transport, places to go, things to do and more! Poynton Lecture Theatre, Centenary Building
17: -19:00 International Students Welcome Reception: Our new international students are invited to Mansion House, the home and office of the Lord Mayor of London and the Rector at City, University of London, to celebrate their arrival at City and meet staff and fellow students. Coaches will depart from the entrance to the College building at 16:00. Prebooking for the event is essential: find out more at The Mansion House
20:00-02:00 Get Mark'd : Go crazy with your free white t-shirts and mark ‘em all. How many can you mark? £10.00 / Included in Wristband. CityBar, Northampton Square

Tuesday 26th September

11:00 - 12:30  Postgraduate Panel - PG Tips: A panel discussion for all Postgraduate Taught students - ask the experts about the different facilities City has and how you can make the most of studying here. Geary Lecture Theatre, Northampton Square
11:30- 15:00

Lucozade Freebies/ Safari Warm Up : Lucozade want your feedback on a new range of drinks. They’ll be set up in CityBar from 11:30am quizzing your taste buds on their newest flavours and combinations.

CityBar, Northampton Square
12:00 - 19:00

Fresher's Fair: One of our biggest events of the year! Join over 5,000 other students and load up on the freebies, meet societies, and get exclusive merchandise. Not to be missed. We mean it.

Business Design Center, Angel
13:00 - 14:00 

Find Out About...UK Culture: What is culture? How is UK culture different from your own? This light-hearted session will introduce you to UK culture, the concept of culture shock and how to handle it, and give you some tips for making the most of your time here.

C315, Tait Building
17:00 - 19:30

Campus Cinema: Join us for a chance to wind down whilst catching a film on campus. We will be premiering a cult classic, check out our Facebook page to vote for your choice of film.

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, Northampton Square
17:00-23:00 Safari Warm-up: Pre hunt libations and revelry before Tiger Tiger! We’ll get you warmed up for your Safari party and then send you off into the wild. Free entry. CityBar, Northampton Square
20:00 - 03:00 London Freshers' Safari: Clash of the universities. Students from across London dress up to take over the iconic Tiger Tiger club. Watch out for the snakes! Tiger Tiger, SW1Y 4SP

Wednesday 27th September

09:00 - 18:00

Foosballin': Free Foosball and food offers all day long at CityBar! Bit of a pro? Take on one of our bar staff for your chance to win our Foosball trophy.

CityBar, Northampton Square
12:00 - 13:00

Find Out About...Your Tier 4 Visa: If you hold a Tier 4 visa there are many things you need to know to ensure you do not accidentally break the rules, and that you study and travel safely during your time here. This session will ensure you know what you can and can’t do so you can concentrate on enjoying your studies in the UK. This session will also be run as part of some school inductions, so check your timetable.

A130, College Building
15:00 - 17:00

Commuters Mixer: Meet students who aren’t in your lectures. We're hosting a Commuters Mixer so that you can meet other students from your local area.

The Courtyard, Northampton Square
20:00 - 02:00 UV Rave: City’s biggest UV rave. Ultra Violet Light Show, Bodypaint, Neon Outfits and  UV Cannons. £10.00 / Included in Wristband. CityBar, Northampton Square

Thursday 28thSeptember

10:00 - 11:00 

Find Out About...UK Culture: What is culture? How is UK culture different from your own? This light-hearted session will introduce you to UK culture, the concept of culture shock and how to handle it, and give you some tips for making the most of your time here.

C307, Tait Building
12:00 - 17:00 Tour of London Places of Worship: Join the Chaplaincy Team for a tour of some of London’s iconic places of worship, and enjoy a culturally diverse experience in our global city.  We begin at the St Paul’s Cathedral, then travel to East London Mosque, before ending our tour at the Central London Synagogue.  A warm welcome awaits you in each place as well as from the Chaplaincy Team. Meet in the Pavillion entrance area
12:30 - 14:30

Parents' Picnic: A fun and informal picnic for all of our student parents. Come along and have a picnic with us and meet other mums and dads. Children are also invited to join.

On Northampton Square
16:00 -18:00 

Postgraduate Mixer: We’ll be relaxing as we hear all about getting the most out of City and meet the experts – our postgraduate students.

The Courtyard, Northampton Square
17:00 - 20:00 Magic Mike: Magic Mike will be entertaining the crowds before some amazing live music. Keep an eye on those hands – he might just whip out some fascinating drinks promotions. Free entry CityBar, Northampton Square
20:00 - 23:00

Live Music Night: We have a line-up of incredible and talented artists performing live at CityBar. A more chilled out evening to unwind before the weekend. £6.00 entry.

CityBar, Northampton Square

Friday 29thSeptember

10:00 - 10:30 Find Out About....International Students House - International Students House is a student social centre opposite Regent’s Park that offers a range of services and activities including a Travel Club, regular film nights, lectures and on-site accommodation. Come along to this short talk to find out more! A130, College Building
10:30 - 11:00 Find Out About...HOST UK: The HOST programme gives students the opportunity to spend a weekend with a host family outside of London. This short talk from HOST UK volunteers will introduce you to this wonderful opportunity for cultural immersion. A130, College Building
12:00 - 13:30

Care Leaver and Young Adult Carer Welcome Lunch: If you have spent time in local authority care, or you are a Young Adult Carer, then pop along (and stay as long/little as you like) to our welcome lunch to meet Beth, the Designated Member of Staff, and find out more about the support on offer.

Email to book your place: .

12:00-23:00 Colour Me Carnival: Grab the feathers and rhinestones and meet us for a day of fresh carnival music, food and drinks. We’ll be here to get you in the groove for an evening of samba and sass.Free entry. CityBar
13:00 -15:00 

Coffee House Crawl: Discover Clerkenwell’s hidden gems as we take you round the area’s finest coffee houses. Find cosy corners, great interiors, and the best blends this side of the Thames.

Meet at Northampton Square
22:00 - 03:00 Freshers' Carnival: This is an exclusive for City students – taking over Opal for an insane party in Central London. Opal, WC2N 6PA

Monday 2ndOctober

11:00-18:00 One World Warm Up - Every hour on the hour we’ll be playing some slamming tunes to get you geared up for Go Global. Indian, Asian, Irish, English, Spanish, Polish – get your requests in early! Themed food and drinks all night long.
Free entry.
20:00-00:00 Go Global: Go Global brings together music and culture from around the world and celebrates City's diverse students. CityBar

Tuesday 3rdOctober

11:00-23:00 Menu Launch: We’ve been working hard on a brand new menu and we’re ready to showcase it to everyone! We’ve got samples, tasters and a DJ to get the party started! CityBar
17:00 -19:30 Campus Cinema: Join us for a chance to wind down whilst catching a film on campus. We will be premiering a cult classic, check out our Facebook page to vote for your choice of film. Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, Northampton Square
18:00-23:00 The Boat Ball: This is it. Join our flagship event. We commandeer one of the biggest party vessels to show the Thames what we’re made of. Dress to impress, it’s going to be a good one. The Thames
22:00-03:00 Boom Vs Carwash: DJ heavyweights Boom square off against party legends Carwash in this clash of the clubnights  at Loop Bar. Music fans, this is your night. Loop Bar, W1S 1AH

Wednesday 4thOctober

15:00-20:00 Startup Fest: Startup Fest is a half-day event for enterprising students and aspiring entrepreneurs. Come and check out all the support available, meet awesome founders and learn more about what the CityStarters team can do to help you start your business. There will be talks, workshops pizza and drinks! Join us at Cass Business School to find out everything you've ever wanted to know (and then some) about starting a business at City. Cass Business School
20:00-23:00 Sports Night: Get your game on and join our first weekly sports night at CityBar. There will be plenty of games and exclusive drink offers throughout the night! £6.00 entry. CityBar

Thursday 5th October

11:00-19:00 Daytime Cinema: Netflix and thrill? Chill out with us and some movies before the comedy night. We’ve got the bean bags, we’ve got the popcorn, and all we need is you! Free entry. CityBar
20:00-23:00 Comedy Night: CityBar has all the laughs as this comedy night will make you laugh out loud as some of the best up and coming London comedians show you what they’ve got. £8.00 entry. CityBar

Friday 6th October

22:00-03:00 Access All Areas: Bounce freely between six massive clubs and bars across Central London, including  Tiger Tiger, Piccadilly Institute and Scarlets. Your student ticket also gets you a free shot on entry and student drinks prices at the bars. Across London's biggest nightclubs

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