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Welcome from Vice-Chacellor Professor Paul Curran - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Welcome from Vice-Chacellor Professor Paul Curran - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Welcome from Vice-Chacellor Professor Paul Curran - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Welcome from Vice-Chacellor Professor Paul Curran - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Welcome from Vice-Chacellor Professor Paul Curran - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Welcome from Vice-Chacellor Professor Paul Curran - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Welcome from Vice-Chacellor Professor Paul Curran - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Welcome from Vice-Chacellor Professor Paul Curran - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Welcome from Vice-Chacellor Professor Paul Curran - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Welcome from Vice-Chacellor Professor Paul Curran - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Welcome from Vice-Chacellor Professor Paul Curran - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Welcome from Vice-Chacellor Professor Paul Curran - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Welcome from Vice-Chacellor Professor Paul Curran - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Welcome from Vice-Chacellor Professor Paul Curran - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Welcome from Vice-Chacellor Professor Paul Curran - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
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Welcome from Vice-Chacellor Professor Paul Curran - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013

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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 …

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 Saturday 29th June 2013.

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  • 1. Academic excellence for business and the professions Welcome to City University London Professor Paul Curran Vice-Chancellor
  • 2. www.city.ac.uk/about/city-information/city-annual-report-2012
  • 3. 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) and top 30 in the UK (Times Higher Education Table of Tables 2012) • City has 15 areas undertaking research of a quality comparable with the very best in the world (latest Research Assessment Exercise) • City has a history and heritage stretching back to Victorian times
  • 4. 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 both employability (The Sunday Times University Guide) and starting salaries (Which University?)
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Some contemporary City alumni • Sir Brendan Barber, General Secretary of the TUC • Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton and inventor of the Microcosm hypermedia system • Dermot Murnaghan, Sky News Today presenter • Ashley Highfield, CEO, Johnston Press and former VP, Microsoft • Jo Whiley, Radio DJ and Television Presenter • Tiff Needell, racing driver and former BBC Top Gear presenter
  • 9. Law alumni • Mahatma Ghandi • Clement Attlee • Margaret Thatcher • Tony Blair • Many of the country’s QCs
  • 10. City offers • High quality academic staff including over 130 newly-appointed professors and lecturers • Education informed by academics developing their subjects through research and enterprise
  • 11. City offers • Generous scholarships of up to £3,000 for highly qualified students • Accommodation guarantee, even if you live in London • Excellent facilities and support o City won the 2011Times Higher Education Leadership & Management award for Outstanding Student Services and was short listed in 2013 o City is the only University to have The Institute of Customer Service ‘ServiceMark’ accreditation o City is investing £165M in its estate and IT. City offers
  • 12. Services for Students • Financial advice • Accommodation support • Health advice • Careers advice • A vibrant Students’ Union • Cultural, sporting and social opportunities: new Sports Centre opens in 2014 • and other support
  • 13. Today’s programme • Workshops • Tours • Presentations • Debates • Academic talks
  • 14. Not sure what to do today? • Open Day Guide • Help Desk • Staff and Student Ambassadors • Student Centre • Free tea and coffee
  • 15. Welcome to your Future Welcome to City University London

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