Information for current and prospective students.


As part of the dispute over the outcome of the national pay negotiations for 2022/23, University and College Union (UCU) has called on its members at 145 UK universities, including City, to take industrial action in the form of a marking and assessment boycott from Thursday 20 April 2023.

Information for current City, University of London students

The majority of students will be unaffected by the marking and assessment boycott and City has been working hard to minimise the impact on students and doing everything possible to ensure that all available marks are released on time.

The impact of this action will vary across the University and is limited to a few programmes. Some students may experience delays in receiving final marks but assessment boards have been considering whether students can proceed or graduate.

If your results have been impacted by the marketing and assessment boycott, your School will be in touch to advise you of this. If your School does not get in touch about this, your marks have not been impacted.

More information for current City students is available on our Student Hub.

Information for prospective students

The marking and assessment boycott might impact some current final year students at a UK University in their application for postgraduate study at City as there may be a delay in receiving their final award needed to meet the entry requirements of their chosen course.

City is putting mitigations in place to manage this. Those who have already applied, will be contacted by our Admissions team, if applicable, with further guidance on the documents required. These will include a ‘Highly Likely to Complete’ letter.

Current final year student at City affected by the boycott and who have applied for a City postgraduate degree programme, should have already received information on our approach. City will assign them an interim calculated mark or make provisional progression or award decisions until a final result can be given. More information can be found on the Student Hub.

We understand that this is an uncertain and disrupting time, and we are working towards a solution to ensure our future students are not penalised whilst, at the same time, we maintain integrity and fairness of our admissions policy. Like all UK Universities, we also need to ensure that international students comply with Home Office regulations. For those who need a Student visa to continue their education in the UK, the ‘Highly Likely to Complete’ Letter will also be used to issue their CAS letter.

We also understand that students might face different situations, therefore, some cases will be treated on an individual basis using the best evidence available.

For further information, please contact our Admissions teams: