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Open Day Guide

2nd July 2014

10am to 3pm


We are delighted to welcome you to our July Open Day. City University London is a unique place to study: we are located in the heart of one of the most exciting cities in the world; we combine a commitment to academic excellence with a longstanding tradition of preparing graduates for top-flight careers in business and the professions; and we are one of the UK’s most international universities, with students and staff from over 150 countries. City was recently ranked in the top five per cent of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013/14). We have also been ranked in the top ten in the UK for graduate-level jobs ( The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2014) and starting salaries (Which? University); and in the Top 10 in the UK for international students ( The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide League Table 2014).

Rima Amin Students’ Union Vice-President (Activities and Development), BA (Hons) Journalism, graduated 2013.

Contents Welcome to City 1 Planning your day at City 2 Making the most of your visit 3 Tours and information 4 Talks planner 6 General talks 8 School of Arts & Social Sciences 10 Cass Business School 12 School of Mathematics, Computer 14 Science & Engineering The City Law School 16 School of Health Sciences 18 A short history of City University London 20 Maps 22

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Welcome to City You are visiting the University at an exciting time. Between 2012 and 2016, we will be investing up to £165 million in our estate and infrastructure. For our current and future students, this investment will lead to a state-ofthe-art sports centre (opening later this year), expanded online and print resources in our libraries, new spaces for studying and Information Technology resources to enrich life and learning. City’s Open Day is a great opportunity for you to learn about courses that interest you, take a tour of our facilities and experience a glimpse of life as a City student. This guide will help you plan your day. Over the page, you will find some tips on making the most of your visit. The talks planner on pages 6 and 7 provides an overview of all of the day’s activity, while pages 10 to 19 contain more information on academic life at City, with details of course-specific talks run by City’s five Schools. At the back of the guide, you will find maps of our campus. Throughout this guide the University’s buildings are colour coded to help you get around and on the day, staff and student ambassadors will be on hand to help, chat about life at City and answer your questions. Giulio Folino Students’ Union President 2013/14, BSc (Hons) Business Computing Systems, graduated 2013.

We’re looking forward to meeting you.

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Planning your day at City City’s Open Day is held at the University’s main campus, around Northampton Square. The talks planner on pages 6 and 7 and the maps at the back of this guide will help you organise your visit to City.

Travel information

City is located in central London and it has excellent transport links. Our nearest London Underground stations are Angel (Northern Line) and Farringdon (Circle Line; Hammersmith & City Lines; National Rail Services), both of which can be accessed from London Kings Cross Station and are approximately ten minutes’ walk from Northampton Square. There are several bus routes which run by Northampton Square, including the following: 4, 19, 30, 38, 43, 55, 56, 73, 153, 205, 214, 243, 274, 341, 394, 476.

plan to arrive at City by car, please visit www.ncp.co.uk to find details of convenient car parks. City is unable to provide visitor parking on campus. At the back of this guide you will find a map of our campus and the local area.

Rooms A216 and A305 in the College Building (A) are available for for prayer and quiet reflection during the day. Please ask at the Open Day helpdesk on the main walkway in the University Building (B) for more information.

Arrival

When you arrive at City, please go to the main entrance of the University Building (B) to register: make sure you bring along your confirmation email with your bar code for fast-track registration.

For further information on public transport in London, please visit www.tfl.gov.uk. Parking in central London is expensive and we recommend using public transport where possible. However, if you do

There are Open Day helpdesks on the main walkway in the University Building (B) and on the first floor in the College Building (A). Staff and student ambassadors will be at these helpdesks, ready to help you plan your day, register for tours and find your way around.

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Making the most of your visit Our friendly student ambassadors will be at the nearest train stations and situated around campus throughout the day: they can help you find your way and show you around the University on one of our tours.

Plan

Open Days are always very busy: at any point in the day, there are several talks taking place and tours departing. It is helpful to identify your “can’t miss” events. Among these will usually be any talk that relates to the subject or subjects you are interested in studying. General talks on admissions, student finance and accommodation are also really helpful as you plan for life at university. Finally, the Welcome to City talk led by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Curran, at 10am and 12:30pm, provides an excellent overview of everything City has to offer. Note down times and locations on pages 6 and 7. Explore

Campus tours, which run throughout the day, are a great way to get your bearings. But it can also be really helpful to wander around campus yourself

or with parents or friends: if you get lost, a Student Ambassador will always be close at hand to help. Try to allow time to explore our neighbourhood as well: close to Angel you will find plenty of shops and cafes, while cultural activity and restaurants dominate around Farringdon and Barbican. Ask questions

Student ambassadors will be around campus throughout the day to help answer your questions. As current students, they have first-hand experience of living and studying in London, and can help you find your way around. Staff including admissions tutors, Student Centre advisors and academics will also be on hand and happy to chat.

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Refuel

It can be tempting to pack as much as possible into your visit, but don’t forget to stop for lunch during the day. All of the catering outlets on campus are open for Open Days and there is free tea and coffee in the refectory, located in the University Building (B). If you would prefer to venture off campus, Exmouth Market, close to the College Building (A), is one of London’s foremost streets for restaurants and cafes. Life beyond the lecture hall

There is a range of places to eat and meet friends at the University, including coffee shops, sandwich bars and the student refectory. Find some time to explore the University’s social areas to relax between talks and tours. Unfortunately, the Students’ Union social venue, Saddlers Bar, is closed for refurbishment.

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Tours and information

When planning your day, make sure to allow some time for getting to know City’s buildings and facilities. A campus tour, run by a Student Ambassador, is an excellent place to start. Many of our departments also run tours of their own facilities: details of these additional tours are available on the pages that follow.

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Campus and accommodation tours

Campus tours are led by student ambassadors and take up to 45 minutes. You will visit the Student Centre,the Careers, Student Development & Outreach area and the Library. At many of these locations, staff will be on hand to provide more information and answer your questions. To book a place on a campus tour, visit the Open Day helpdesk on the main walkway in the University Building (B). Tours run every ten minutes between 10am and 2.30pm and they depart from outside Waterstone’s, next to the main entrance of the University Building (B). Our separate accommodation tours will leave from outside the Students’ Union, next to the main entrance of the University Building (B). These tours will include a visit to Liberty Court, one of the University’s undergraduate halls-of-residence. Liberty Court is located in the historical Smithfield area of London, around ten minutes walk from Northampton Square. Student life and support for students

Though you will visit many of the departments responsible for student support as part of your campus tour, you may wish to find out more about the services we provide. The following departments will have staff and current students available between 10am and 3pm to answer your questions. Student Centre The Student Centre, located in the University Building (B), can offer advice on financial support and accommodation.

A member of the Learning Success team, which looks after disability, dyslexia and academic learning support matters, will also be available. Finally, the Student Centre can provide guidance for parents and international students. Please take the time to visit the Centre during your visit. There will also be relevant literature available on their stand in the main walkway. Admissions Members of our admissions team will be available throughout the day in the Student Centre, located in the University Building (B), to talk about your application to City. Feel free to drop in for a discussion about your qualifications, writing personal statements, or, any aspect of your application, or attend one of the Admissions talks taking place at 11am or 1.30pm in the Great Hall, College Building (A). Careers, Student Development & Outreach The Careers, Student Development & Outreach team offers guidance to City students from day one of their course. The Service also provides advice for pre-entry students offered a place to study at the University. The Careers, Student Development & Outreach team is located in the Drysdale Building (E). Alongside information about career planning, you can find out more about opportunities for volunteering, mentoring and work as a Student Ambassador. You will also be able to meet some of our employer partners to find out how they work with the University to recruit City graduates and our Careers Consultants will be offering short one to one guidance

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meetings to give you a flavour for the career planning process. Students’ Union The Students’ Union exists to make sure you have a great time at university, both socially and academically. It represents students within the University, organises events and supports clubs and societies. You can find out more about the Students’ Union at the Student Life and Sport talk at 11:30 and 1:30pm in AG08. Sport & Leisure Service CitySport, City’s new sports facility located on Goswell Road is scheduled to open this autumn. With over 3000m² of floor space, CitySport will provide outstanding facilities and equipment for students, staff and the local community. You can view an area of our new sports facility on the campus tour, and to find out more about opportunities to participate in sport at City, speak to one of our current students who will be dressed in their City kit, or, attend the Student Life and Sport talk at 11.30am and 1:30pm in AG08, College Building (A). Library The University Library is located over five floors of the University Building (B). Library staff will be available during the day to answer your questions and show you the state-of-the-art facilities. Library Services offer a huge range of resources to support your studies at City. Our printed collections are complemented by a vast portfolio of electronic resources (e-books, e-journals and specialist databases). Opening hours are extensive, including 24/7 around exam times, and help is available from our specialist staff in person and online.

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Talks planner ✓

Activity General

Length 10am

Welcome to City Student Finance Accommodation Admissions Student life and sport

30min 30min 30min 30min 30min

10.15

10.30

10.45

11am

11.15

11.30

OTLT AG07 Great Hall Great Hall AG08

School of Arts & Social Sciences Cultural and Creative Industries Economics International Politics Journalism Music Psychology Sociology

45min 45min 45min 60min 90min 45min 45min

DLG03/08 D104 AG07 D111/113 DLG19/20

Cass Business School Cass Undergraduate Course Overview Accounting and Finance Actuarial Science Banking, Finance and Investment Business and Management

30min 30min 30min 30min 30min

Oakden Geary Geary Oakden Oakden

School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical and Electronic Engineering Mathematics Mechanical, Energy and Automotive Engineering Aeronautical and Air Transport Engineering and Information Technology CG05Computing CG05

All day 45min 45min 30min 30min 45min

C118 Finkelstein CG04 CG02 CG03 CG05

The City Law School

Law Law: Mooting demonstration

45min 30min

Birley

School of Health Sciences Midwifery Nursing Optometry Radiography Language and Communication Science NHS Student Finance

30min 30min 30min 30min 45min 30min

Poynton OTLT

OTLT C304

BG03 AG21

CG05 CG05

Plan your day Activity

Length 10am

10.15

10.30

10.45

11am

11.15

11.30


11.45

College Building (A)

Social Sciences Building (D)

University Building (B)

Drysdale Building (E)

Tait Building (C)

Centenary Building (H)

12pm

12.15

12.30

12.45

1pm

1.15

1.30

1.45

OTLT — Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tait Building (C)

2pm

2.15

2.30

2.45

2.15

2.30

2.45

OTLT Poynton Great Hall Great Hall AG08 AG22 DLG03/08 D104 AG07 ALG10 D111/113 DLG19/20 Oakden Geary Geary Geary Oakden

Finkelstein CG04

CG04 CG02 CG03 CG05

CG05 Birley

Birley

Birley

Poynton

Poynton OTLT

C304

C304 BG03 AG21 Great Hall

11.45

12pm

12.15

12.30

12.45

AG21

1pm

1.15

1.30

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General talks Alongside our course-specific talks, which are outlined on the pages that follow, we provide a range of general talks to give you an insight into what you can expect as a student at City University London. At the end of all general talks, you will have the chance to ask the speaker any questions.

Welcome to City

Accommodation

Student Life and Sport

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tait Building (C)

Great Hall, College Building (A)

AG08, College Building (A)

Talk

Talk

Talk

10.30am, 1pm

11.30am, 1.30pm

10am, 12.30pm

30 minutes

30 minutes

City offers accommodation in halls of residence to all first year undergraduates who accept their place at the University within the accommodation deadline. This talk, led by Kamrul and Geoff from the Student Centre’s Accommodation Team, will provide advice on costs, how to apply, options in the private sector and living in London.

The Students’ Union is at the heart of student life at City. In this talk, sabbatical officers from the Students’ Union and a current student will provide information on the support and services the Union offers, together with an insight into clubs and societies, health and sport.

30 minutes

City’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Curran, will be joined by recent graduate Camilla Mills to introduce you to life as a City student. Professor Curran will discuss what makes City special, while our guest speaker will talk about the City experience and where it can take students once they graduate.

Student finance

Admissions

AG07, College Building (A) Poynton, Centenary Building (H)

Great Hall, College Building (A) Talk

Talk

11am, 1.30pm

11.30am (AG07), 1.30pm (Poynton)

30 minutes

30 minutes

This talk, led by Richard Broom and Dan Cox of City’s Admissions team, will cover the key stages in the annual university admissions process, including guidance on how and when to apply, the UCAS system and different types of offers.

Members of staff from the Student Centre, will provide an overview of student finance, a key factor in preparing for life at university. The talk will provide up-to-date information on areas including funding, scholarships, bursaries, prizes and money management tips. For more information on NHS Finance, please see the School of Health Sciences information on pages 18 and 19.

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School of Arts & Social Sciences Kiran Raja BSc (Hons) Economics, second year

Edward Fish BMus (Hons) Music, third year

Information stands Atrium, Social Sciences Building (D) Economics, International Politics, Psychology, Sociology 10am — 3pm

Department of Journalism, ground floor, College Building (A) Journalism 10am — 3pm

Department of Music, lower ground floor, College Building (A) Music, Cultural and Creative Industries 10am — 3pm

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Cultural and Creative Industries

Journalism

Psychology

AG22, College Building (A)

AG07, College Building (A)

Talk 12pm 45 minutes Degrees offered: BA (Hons) Cultural and Creative Industries

Talk and tour of Department 10.30am, 12.30pm 60 minutes Degrees offered: BA (Hons) Journalism

D111/113, Social Sciences Building (D)

Find out more on page 38 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

Economics DLG03/08, Social Sciences Building (D) Talk 11am, 1pm 45 minutes Degrees offered: BSc (Hons) Economics BSc (Hons) Economics and Accountancy BSc (Hons) Financial Economics

Find out more on page 52 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

Talk and tour of Department 11am, 1pm 45 minutes Degrees offered: BSc (Hons) Psychology Find out more on page 58 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

Music

Sociology

ALG10, College Building (A)

DLG19/20, Social Sciences Building (D)

Talk and tour of Department 1pm 90 minutes Degrees offered: BMus (Hons) Music Find out more on page 56 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

Find out more on page 40 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

Talk 11am, 1pm 45 minutes Degrees offered: BSc (Hons) Criminology BSc (Hons) Sociology BSc (Hons) Sociology with Psychology BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons) Media Studies and Sociology Find out more on page 60 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

International Politics D104, Social Sciences Building (D) Talk 11am, 1pm 45 minutes Degrees offered: BSc (Hons) International Political Economy BSc (Hons) International Politics BSc (Hons) International Politics and Sociology Find out more on page 46 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

The School of Arts & Social Sciences provides its students with a dynamic, academically rigorous environment for undergraduate study. We focus on four disciplines in the social sciences – Economics, International Politics, Psychology and Sociology – and on Journalism, Music and Culture and Creative Industries. In all subject areas, our students benefit from City’s central London location, our close links with the professions and the academic and personal support they need to succeed in their studies and prepare for their future. www.city.ac.uk

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Cass Business School Jiajun Loke BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science, second year

Tereza Drimalova BSc (Hons) Business Studies, first year

Information stand Drysdale Building (E) 10am — 3pm Located in: Student area opposite the Careers, Student Development & Outreach

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Cass Undergraduate course overview Oakden Lecture Theatre Centenary Building (H) Talk 10.30am, 12pm 30 minutes

Accounting and Finance Geary Lecture Theatre, Centenary Building(H) Talk 11.30am, 12.30pm 30 minutes Degrees offered: BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance Find out more on page 68 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

Actuarial Science

Business and Management

Geary Lecture Theatre, Centenary Building(H)

Oakden Lecture Theatre, Centenary Building(H)

Talk 11am, 1.30pm 30 minutes Degrees offered: BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science

Talk 11.30am, 1pm 30 minutes Degrees offered: BSc (Hons) Business Studies BSc (Hons) Management

Find out more on page 70 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

Find out more on page 74 & 78 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

Banking, Finance and Investment Oakden/Geary Lecture Theatre, Centenary Building (H) Talk 11am (Oakden), 1pm (Geary) 30 minutes Degrees offered: BSc (Hons) Banking and International Finance BSc (Hons) Investment and Financial Risk Management Find out more on page 72 & 76 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

Cass Business School delivers innovative and relevant education, research and consultancy. Located in the heart of one of the world’s leading financial centres, Cass is the business school for the City of London. Our undergraduate, specialist Masters, MBA, executive education and research programmes have a reputation for excellence and attract students from around the world. We are proud that our undergraduate programme is ranked 1st in London for Business and Management degrees by The Guardian University Guide 2014. www.city.ac.uk

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School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering Camellia Chan BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, second year

Andres Taylor MEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering, fourth year

Information stand Tait Building (C) 10am — 3pm Located in: Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Foyer.

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Civil Engineering

Mathematics

C118, Tait Building (C)

CG04, Tait Building (C)

Information centre 10am to 3pm Laboratory tour 11.30am, 12.30pm 30 minutes Degrees offered: BEng/MEng Civil Engineering BEng/MEng Civil Engineering with Architecture

Talk 11am, 12pm, 2pm 45 minutes Degrees offered: BSc (Hons)/MMath (Hons) Mathematical Science BSc (Hons)/MMath (Hons) Mathematical Science with Computer Science BSc (Hons)/MMath (Hons) Mathematics and Finance BSc (Hons)/MMath (Hons) Mathematical Science with Finance and Economics BSc (Hons)/MMath (Hons) Mathematical Science with Statistics

Find out more on page 122 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Finkelstein Laboratory, Tait Building (C) Talk 11am, 1pm 30 minutes Laboratory tour 11.45am, 1.45pm 30 minutes Degrees offered: BEng Biomedical Engineering BEng Computer Systems Engineering BEng/MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng Engineering with Management and Entrepreneurship BEng Telecommunications Find out more on page 132 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

Find out more on page 138 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

Computing and Information Technology CG05, Tait Building (C) Talk and question and answer session 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm 45 minutes

A307/8, College Building (A)

Mechanical and Automotive Engineering CG02, Tait Building (C) Talk: Mechanical, Energy and Automotive Engineering 11am, 1pm 30 minutes Laboratory tour 11.30am, 1.30pm 60 minutes

CG03, Tait Building (C) Talk: Aeronautical and Air Transport Engineering 11am, 1pm 30 minutes Laboratory tour 11.30am, 1.30pm 60 minutes Degrees offered: BEng/MEng Aeronautical Engineering BEng/MEng Air Transport Engineering BEng/MEng Automotive and Motorsport Engineering BEng/MEng Energy Engineering BEng/MEng Mechanical Engineering Find out more on page 148 & 112 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

Hands-on Computer Science Laboratory session 12pm, 1.30pm 90 minutes Degrees offered: BSc Business Computing Systems BSc Computer Science BSc Computer Science with Games Technology Find out more on page 120 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

The School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering offers a comprehensive range of courses informed by research and aligned with the needs of industry. Our Mathematics graduates are prepared for careers in sectors including finance, education and research. Engineering students benefit from outstanding laboratory facilities, close links with industry and a long-standing reputation for excellence. In Computer Science, we offer a range of distinctive degrees, designed to prepare students for careers in IT, commerce, research and consultancy. www.city.ac.uk

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The City Law School

Sulaiman Attan LLB (Hons), third year

Niresha Umaichelvam LLB (Hons), third year

Information stand Social Sciences Building (D) 10am — 3pm Located in: Law School Common Room

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Law Birley, Centenary Building (H) Talk 11am, 1pm 45 minutes Mooting demonstration with City students 12pm, 2pm 30 minutes Degree offered: LLB (Hons) Law Each mooting demonstration will be followed by a short tour of the undergraduate Law space, including the library and common room. Find out more on page 102 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

The City Law School is one of London’s major law schools, offering an impressive range of academic and professional courses. It was the first law school in London to educate students and practitioners at all stages of legal education. We offer courses suitable for everyone interested in following a career in law, including undergraduate and postgraduate law, specialist Masters and research degrees and professional legal qualifications. www.city.ac.uk

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School of Health Sciences

Ciara O’Gorman BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy, second year

Information stand College Building (A) 10am — 3pm Located in: College Common Room

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Midwifery

Optometry

Poynton Centenary Building (H)

C304, Tait Building (C)

Talk 11am, 12pm, 2pm 30 minutes

Talk 11am, 12pm, 1pm 30 minutes Laboratory tour 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm Degrees offered: BSc (Hons) Optometry

Clinical Skills Centre, Tait Building (C) Clinical Skills Centre Following each midwifery talk Degree offered: BSc (Hons) Midwifery Find out more on page 90 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

Find out more on page 92 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

Radiography BG03, Univeristy Building (B)

Nursing Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tait Building (C) Talk 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm 30 minutes

Clinical Skills Centre, Tait Building (C) Clinical Skills Centre Following each nursing talk Degrees offered: BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing BSc (Hons) Child Nursing BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing Postgraduate Diploma Adult Nursing Postgraduate Diploma Child Nursing Postgraduate Diploma Mental Health Nursing

Talk 10.30am, 1.30pm 30 minutes Radiography tour 11.15am, 2.15pm 40 minutes Degrees offered: BSc (Hons) Radiography Diagnostic Imaging BSc (Hons) Radiography Radiotherapy and Oncology

Language and Communication Science AG21, College Building (A) Talk 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm 45 minutes Degrees offered: BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Science Postgraduate Diploma Speech and Language Therapy Find out more on page 98 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

NHS Student Finance Great Hall, College Building (A) Talk 12.30pm 30 minutes For students interested in courses in Midwifery, Nursing, Radiography and Speech and Language Therapy

Find out more on page 94 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

Find out more on page 84 of the 2015/16 Undergraduate Prospectus

City’s School of Health Sciences is a leader in healthcare education and health policy. Our students learn in the heart of London and they undertake placements with London’s leading healthcare providers. We have state-of-the-art clinical skills suites and laboratories and over 130 academic staff, who are leaders in education, practice and research. Our students are ideally placed to secure employment when they graduate: 92 per cent of our undergraduates find employment or continue to further study after graduation. www.city.ac.uk

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1852 The Inns of Court School of Law was founded. One of the earliest providers of legal education in London, it would become a part of The City Law School in 2001.

1876 Herbert Henry Asquith, British Prime Minister from 1908 to 1916, graduated from The Inns of Court School of Law. Asquith was the first of many global leaders including Mohandas ‘Mahatma’ Gandhi, Clement Attlee, Jawaharlal Nehru, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair, to pass through what is now The City Law School.

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City’s tradition of providing high quality education relevant to business and the professions dates back 160 years. For many of our graduates, time spent at City laid the groundwork for careers that have changed the world we live in.

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St Bartholomew’s College of Nursing was founded, affiliated with London’s oldest hospital, St Bartholomew’s. The College of Nursing would later be incorporated into the School of Health Sciences at City University London.

1894 The Northampton Institute was founded. With the objective of promoting ‘the industrial skill, general knowledge, health and well-being of young men and women belonging to the poorer classes’, the first departments

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established in the Institute were Mechanical Engineering and Metal Trades, Artistic Crafts for Industry, Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Horology, Electrochemistry and Domestic Economy.

1908 The University Great Hall played host to the boxing competition of the first London Olympic Games. Great Britain excelled in the competition, winning 14 of 15 medals awarded.

1909 The Northampton Institute introduced courses in Aeronautical Engineering, the first offered in the United Kingdom. In this year the Institute also presented its first candidates for University of London BSc degrees.

1914-1918 During the First World War, the engineering facilities of the Northampton Institute were used to produce munitions and telegraph sets and members of academic staff helped to train munitions workers and service personnel. All departments also participated in schemes to retrain and find employment for wounded ex-servicemen.

1927 With the founding of the Department of Optometry and Visual Sciences, the Northampton Institute became one of the first establishments in the world to educate optometrists. City University London remains the only institution in London to offer a BSc in Optometry.

1939-1945 The Northampton Institute once again played a key part in the war effort, providing training courses for members of the RAF, Army and Navy in skills ranging from optics manufacturing to wireless mechanics. The University buildings suffered bomb damage, notably the Great Hall. Post-war reconstruction work would be completed in 1953.

1946 The Institute began a period of expansion that would set the stage for its transition into City University London in 1966. Between 1946 and 1956 the number of courses grew, student numbers increased and academic research became more important.

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1977

The Northampton Institute offered a summer school on the use of electronic digital computers and calculators in accountancy, costing and management, laying the groundwork for the foundation of the British Computer Society.

The Centre for Legal Studies was established and the Graduate Diploma in Law was offered for the first time.

1957 The Northampton Institute became the Northampton College of Advanced Technology, with a mandate to increase student numbers and offer advanced degrees whilst retaining the former Institute’s close links with industry.

1963 The Northampton College began to construct its first hall of residence, close to the City of London.

1966 The University was created by Royal Charter. Dr James Tait was appointed as its first Vice-Chancellor and Oliver Thompson its first Pro-Chancellor. Together they approached the Lord Mayor of London and they established a unique association between the City and University that continues today, in which the Lord Mayor in office is also the Chancellor of City University London.

1969 The Drysdale and Centenary Buildings were completed. The University Building would be opened a year later and the Tait Building in 1974.

1971 The astronauts of Apollo 15 visited City University London and presented Vice-Chancellor Tait with a piece of heat shield from the Apollo 15 command module.

1975 The first students of City University London’s new degree in Music began their studies. These students benefitted from the close links between the University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

1976 City offered a Diploma in Journalism, capitalising on its proximity to Fleet Street and its long experience of educating for the professions.

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1988 The School of Engineering was formed under the guidance of Professor Ludwig Finkelstein, its first Dean.

1990 The School of Informatics was formed, bringing together the departments of Information Science, Business Computing and Computer Science Undergraduate degrees in Law were offered for the first time.

1995 St Bartholomew’s School of Nursing and Midwifery was incorporated into the University; it would become part of the School of Health Sciences . In the same year, the Charterhouse College of Radiography was also incorporated into the University.

2001 Following a generous donation from the Sir John Cass Foundation towards the Business School’s new building project, the School was renamed the Sir John Cass Business School. The Foundation, one of London’s oldest and largest education charities, continues to support the Cass Business School. Her Majesty the Queen opened the new building two years later. The Inns of Court School of Law was integrated into The City Law School.

2003 The School of Arts was formed, bringing together the departments of Music, Journalism and Publishing and Cultural Policy and Management.

2004 The Social Sciences Building was opened.

2010 City University London was ranked in the top five percent of universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and in the top 30 higher education institutions in the UK by the Times Higher Education Table of Tables.

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For the third year running London has been ranked second in the QS Top Universities Best Student Cities in the World 2014. City University London is located in Islington in central London. City is close to the capital’s leading financial, legal, media and medical institutions and is a stone’s throw away from cultural centres such as the Barbican Centre, British Museum, and the Tate Modern. With great pubs, cafes and green spaces, nothing compares to studying in the heart of London.

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