Our school and college liaison and widening participation teams run activities for students to help with their transition to higher education.

Support at every stage

Our teams offer expert guidance to students throughout their higher education journey, supporting them from thinking about their options to submitting their application.

We ensure teachers and advisers are kept up to date with monthly newsletters, which includes information on events you can book for your students, sector information, and relevant updates about City.

The schools liaison team post regular blogs about key topics relating to higher education and City. You can read our latest blog posts here.

Schools Liaison

Our Schools Liaison team work with sixth form students to support their transition to higher education.

We organise and deliver the following activities that can be booked by teachers and advisers:

Activities with universities meet Gatsby Benchmark 7 if you are looking for ways to meet this benchmark. Some sessions delivered by universities may also assist with Benchmark 2 and 4.

City also run activities which students can book themselves:

Students can get a taste of what it’s like to study at City on our Going to Uni on demand hub, which includes a range of tasters from City’s academic staff. There are also number of modules on topics such as choosing a uni and personal statements to support students through the application process.

To book an activity, please email schoolsliaison@city.ac.uk with the details of your requirements and we would be happy to discuss these with you.

The list of talks we offer are:

University: what's it all about?

This session gives an introduction to higher education, outlining the benefits of further study. It gives a general overview of university study and life, and addresses some of the common concerns students may have.

Where can a degree take me?

This session will challenge students' perceptions of where degree study can take them. Students explore the variety of careers available within a specific field which will open their eyes to the possibilities available.

How do I choose where and what to study?

This session encourages students to begin researching where and what they would like to study. It gives guidance on the different factors students should consider when making decisions about university.

How can I use Unifrog to research my options?

This session is specifically for schools and colleges already working with Unifrog. This session is usually best combined with another session, such as How do I choose where and what to study? We require a computer room for this session as we will be getting students using Unifrog and showing them how the tool can assist with their university research.

How do I apply to university?

In this session we will take students through the UCAS process, including key dates and how to complete the application form.

How do I tackle the personal statement?

This session can be delivered either as a presentation or a workshop. Students will learn how to structure a personal statement, what should be included and useful hints and tips. If delivered as a workshop, students will also analyse some real personal statement examples.

How will I fund my studies?

This session covers all the information regarding student finance such as tuition fees, maintenance loans, bursaries, scholarships and loan repayments. Students will also get an overview of living on a student budget.

A day in the life: what's it like being a City student?

This session introduces City's student life through real life experiences from our current students.

Why study at City?

This presentation covers all of the key information about opportunities and services that are available to students at City.

  • Making the most of year 12

This session seeks to prepare students in the early stages of year 12 to make the most of the year ahead by considering how to prepare for their university application.

  • Making the most of your summer

This session is ideal for students finishing year 12 to get them thinking about the different activities they can do over the summer to include on their personal statements.

  • References / UCAS Process / Personal Statements

We can deliver a session on any of these topics to teachers and careers advisers to support their students through the UCAS process.

  • A parent's guide to Higher Education

We deliver sessions for parents at information evenings which can include any of the topics included here.

Widening Participation

City's Widening Participation Outreach activities are targeted to reach those who will most benefit, and where we can have the greatest impact. Focusing on our London location, we work in schools with a high proportion of leaners from deprived backgrounds and with lower than expected rates of progression into higher education.

Our dedicated and committed staff will work with you to deliver a programme of exciting, engaging and creative activities to meet the needs of your students.

What we do:

  • Maths and English tutoring for primary, secondary and post-16 pupils
  • Maths GCSE revision days
  • City Campus visits
  • Subject insight days for primary schools (Spotlight days) and 6th formers/college students (Masterclasses)
  • University Taster weeks including Business, Health, STEM, Psychology and Law
  • One to one careers guidance interview
  • Information, advice and guidance workshops including programmes aimed at mature learners
  • Mentoring for sixth former and college students
  • Snapshot higher education transition week for BTEC students
  • Start@City pre-induction programme for targeted WP undergraduate students

You can find out more information about our programmes in the brochures below:

For information on the provision and support we can provide to you and your students and to discuss working with us remotely, on campus or on your school site in person, please contact wpteam@city.ac.uk.

Visit the Widening Participation Outreach at City blog

UK International

City welcomes students from all over the world and is one of the most international universities in the UK. Our UK International Team works with international students already living in the UK who are considering applying to City.

We organise and deliver a wide range of activities both online and face to face, which can be booked by teachers, counsellors and advisers. These include:

  • Bespoke events for students about life at City, University of London;
  • Talks and workshops on Higher Education topics for students, advisers and parents;
  • Subject specific workshops;
  • Participation in Higher Education and Careers Fairs.

If you are interested in booking an activity with us, please contact us at UKinternational@city.ac.uk and we will be more than happy to assist.