Life on the City, University of London campus

University is all about studying your degree and building a career – but it’s also important to have fun too. Thankfully, both City’s university campus and the INTO Centre provide the perfect environment for both. From clubs and societies to sports facilities and faith groups, campus life at City means your social calendar is just as fulfilling as your studies.

What will happen in my first week on campus?

When you arrive, we’ll welcome you to campus with an orientation programme. You’ll be able to settle in to your new surroundings and get to know other INTO students. The Student Services team at the Centre will arrange a range of exciting activities, along with sessions on a variety of important topics such as:

  • how to succeed
  • difference and diversity
  • the importance of a balanced lifestyle for study success
  • UK key legal and social facts

We will also provide you with a 24-hour emergency helpline, in case you need to get in touch with someone outside of office hours. For more information about student support at INTO City, visit our Support page.

Can I join any clubs or societies?

When you enrol with INTO, you'll automatically become a member of the City, University of London Students' Union (SU). Located next to the University’s main entrance at Northampton Square, staff from the SU can help you get involved with University activities such as:

  • clubs and societies
  • student media
  • University Challenge television quiz show
  • charity fundraising

Joining an SU club or society will help you to make new friends outside of the INTO City community. There are over 50 student societies, from Drama to Mountaineering and Bhangra to Music – so you're sure to find something you're passionate about.

Are there sports facilities near City’s campus?

Whether you’re a competitive player, fitness enthusiast or you just want to learn a new hobby, you’ll find what you need on campus.

Just a few minutes’ walk from the City campus, you’ll find CitySport – the University's expansive fitness centre, with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. There’s something for everything here, including a variety of classes, which are a great way to mix up your routine and discover new ways to keep fit. You could try:

  • Dynamic Yoga
  • Zumba
  • HIIT Strength
  • Circuits

Visit the CitySport website to find out more about opening times, membership fees and facilities.

Where can I go for faith support?

With such a diverse student population, the chaplaincy on City’s campus offers support to people of every faith, belief and culture – helping them practice their faith alongside their studies.

Whether you want to discuss something in confidence, or further explore your faith, there'll always be someone on hand to offer guidance and advice. We also have connections with religious groups in the wider community, should you wish to practice worship outside of campus.

Will I find my favourite food on campus?

London is a fantastic city with an amazing choice of food, including authentic cuisine from all over the globe. Both on and off campus, you’ll find a huge range of delicious options to choose from – so if your favourite food isn’t available, you’ll definitely discover a new one!

Whether you want to eat on the go or relax between classes with your new friends, the University has an on-site café, CityBar, where you can choose from a range of meals, snacks and drinks. There are vegetarian and halal options available every day – and if you have any other dietary requirements, the friendly staff will be happy to advise you.