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Events for International Students

We will be running a number of sessions especially for international students during Welcome Week to help you settle into the UK.

International Students Welcome Reception

Monday 25th September, 4pm, Mansion House

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 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.

See more details of this event.

Find out about…London

Monday 25th September, 3pm, Poynton Lecture Theatre Centenary Building

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!

Find out about…UK Culture

Tuesday 26th September, 1pm, C315 Tait Building

Thursday 28th September, 10am, C307 Tait Building

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.

Find out about…Your Tier 4 visa

Wednesday 27th September, 12 noon, A130 College Building

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 please check your timetable.

Tour of London places of worship

Thursday 28th September, 12 noon, Meeting point: on orange sofas outside City Faith Centre/ SU Reception Desk

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. To book a place email

Find out about…International Students House

Friday 29th September, 10am, A130 College Building

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!

Find out about…HOST UK

Friday 29th September, 10.30am, A130 College Building

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.

Trip to Brighton (SU event)

Sunday 1st October, 9am, meet at Goswell Road, EC1V 0HB

Price £34, including transport. Find out more information and book your ticket on the Students' Union website.

‘Go Global’ International Party (SU event)

Monday 2nd October, 8-11pm, CityBar

Price £6, also included in the Welcome Week Nightlife Wristband. Find out more information and book your ticket on the Students' Union website.

Trip to Harry Potter Studios (SU event)

Sunday 8th October, 9am, meet at Goswell Road, EC1V 0HB

Price £82, including transport and entry. Find out more information and book your ticket on the Students' Union website.