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International Students Welcome Reception



Only open to new International Students

Please note this event is only open to International Students starting at City in September 2017.

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 Dr Andrew Parmley and the President of City, University of London, Professor Sir Paul Curran.

Coaches to transport you to Mansion House will leave the University from College Building reception on St John Street from 16:00. You can reserve a seat on the coach when registering. 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.

  • 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. Online booking will open from Friday 8th September to Monday 18th September 2017.

Please be aware, this is a very popular event and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

About Mansion HouseMansion House

Mansion 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.

Read more about Mansion House.

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When & where

5.00pm - 7.00pmMonday 25th September 2017

The Mansion House Walbrook entrance London EC4N 8BH United Kingdom

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Unfortunately you will not be able to attend unless you have registered.

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