Academic excellence for business and the professions
Welcome to
City University London
Professor Paul Curran
Vice-Chancell...
There are three things that, together, make us unique:
1. A commitment to academic excellence
• City is among the top 5% o...
There are three things that, together, make us unique:
2. Education relevant to business and the professions
• City ranks ...
Education relevant to business
and the professions: employability
• In the autumn of 2013 alone, we had
over 2,000 careers...
Academic excellence for business and the professions
There are three things that, together, make us unique:
3. An enviable central London location
• City is not a campus Unive...
History
• 1852 Inns of Court
School of Law founded
– now part of City Law
School
• 1877 St Bartholomew’s
College of Nursin...
History
• 1909 BSc offered
• 1927 One of the first to educate Optometrists
• 1966 City University London received Royal
Ch...
City alumni
• Sir Brendan Barber, former General Secretary
of the TUC
• Professor Dame Wendy Hall, inventor of the
Microco...
Law alumni
• Mahatma Ghandi
• Clement Attlee
• Margaret Thatcher
• Tony Blair
• Many of the country’s QCs
City offers: high quality education
• High quality academic staff including over 140 newly-appointed
professors and lectur...
City offers
• Generous scholarships of up to £3,000 for highly qualified students
• Accommodation guarantee even if you li...
City offers: new facilities
£150 million investment in student facilities has provided:
 Renovated and improved Engineeri...
and CitySport opens in 2014
• 17,000 students
• 9,000 undergraduates in five Schools on around 50 courses
• About 55% of our students are from the UK,...
Student satisfaction
• City was the most improved English university in the most recent
National Student Survey
• In ‘over...
Our services for students
• Financial advice
• Accommodation support
• Health advice
• Careers advice
• A vibrant Students...
Today’s programme
• Workshops
• Tours
• Presentations/talks
• Debates
Where to find help:
• Help Desk
• Staff and Student ...
Start here
Go anywhere
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Welcome from Vice-Chacellor Professor Paul Curran - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 2nd July 2014

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Welcome presentation from City University London's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Curran. Presentation was given as part of the programme of the City University London Undergraduate Open Day on Wednesday 2nd July 2014

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Welcome from Vice-Chacellor Professor Paul Curran - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 2nd July 2014

  1. 1. Academic excellence for business and the professions Welcome to City University London Professor Paul Curran Vice-Chancellor
  2. 2. There are three things that, together, make us unique: 1. A commitment to academic excellence • City is among the top 5% of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World Universities Rankings) • City has 12 broad academic areas undertaking research of world leading quality and made a strong submission to the 2014 Research Assessment Framework • City has a history and heritage stretching back to Victorian times
  3. 3. There are three things that, together, make us unique: 2. Education relevant to business and the professions • City ranks in the top 10 in the UK for employability (The Sunday Times University Guide) and in the top 5 for starting salaries (Lloyds Bank)
  4. 4. Education relevant to business and the professions: employability • In the autumn of 2013 alone, we had over 2,000 careers consultations, 25% for first years • More than 100 employers on campus, with thousands of graduate and placement vacancies
  5. 5. Academic excellence for business and the professions
  6. 6. There are three things that, together, make us unique: 3. An enviable central London location • City is not a campus University: we offer the unmatched cultural, sporting and social opportunities that only a major world city can offer
  7. 7. History • 1852 Inns of Court School of Law founded – now part of City Law School • 1877 St Bartholomew’s College of Nursing founded – now part of School of Health Sciences • 1894 Northampton Institute founded by City of London livery companies: • many original subjects still offered
  8. 8. History • 1909 BSc offered • 1927 One of the first to educate Optometrists • 1966 City University London received Royal Charter • 2002 Sir John Cass Business School endowed by former Lord Mayor of London Sir John Cass • Strong links with City of London maintained through The Lord Mayor of London being the Chancellor of the University
  9. 9. City alumni • Sir Brendan Barber, former General Secretary of the TUC • Professor Dame Wendy Hall, inventor of the Microcosm hypermedia system • Dermot Murnaghan, Sky News Today presenter • Ashley Highfield, former VP, Microsoft • Jo Whiley, Radio DJ and Television Presenter • Tiff Needell, racing driver and former BBC Top Gear presenter
  10. 10. Law alumni • Mahatma Ghandi • Clement Attlee • Margaret Thatcher • Tony Blair • Many of the country’s QCs
  11. 11. City offers: high quality education • High quality academic staff including over 140 newly-appointed professors and lecturers • Education informed by academics developing their subjects through research and enterprise
  12. 12. City offers • Generous scholarships of up to £3,000 for highly qualified students • Accommodation guarantee even if you live in London • Competitive pricing, around £140 per week • All halls in Zone 1 within walking distance • Guarantee includes Liberty Court in nearby Farringdon • Liberty Court can be viewed by booking one of our Accommodation Tours City offers: scholarships and competitive accommodation
  13. 13. City offers: new facilities £150 million investment in student facilities has provided:  Renovated and improved Engineering laboratories  A new Law library  Transformed Cass Business School undergraduate space  Students’ Union facilities and more student spaces
  14. 14. and CitySport opens in 2014
  15. 15. • 17,000 students • 9,000 undergraduates in five Schools on around 50 courses • About 55% of our students are from the UK, 15% from the rest of the EU and 30% from outside the EU • 3,000 students will start their undergraduate studies with you Our students
  16. 16. Student satisfaction • City was the most improved English university in the most recent National Student Survey • In ‘overall satisfaction’ fourteen programmes achieved 90% or above 100% in Music, 99% in Psychology • 98% for ‘learning resources’ in Economics and Finance • 93% for ‘personal development’ in Economics and Finance, Engineering and Radiography • 92% for ‘academic support’ in Aeronautical Engineering
  17. 17. Our services for students • Financial advice • Accommodation support • Health advice • Careers advice • A vibrant Students’ Union • Cultural, sporting and social opportunities
  18. 18. Today’s programme • Workshops • Tours • Presentations/talks • Debates Where to find help: • Help Desk • Staff and Student Ambassadors • Student Centre 18
  19. 19. Start here Go anywhere 19

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