Founded back in 1894 as the Northampton Institute, CUL is now a renowned public research university in London. The university ranks in the top 15 universities in the UK for graduate prospects and employability and has recently been made a member institution of the University of London. The university has partnered up with and has links with more than 5,000 global companies and an international reputation for excellence, making it one of the best places for those looking to build a thriving and sustainable career.
City’s main campus is located in the heart of the city of London, giving students the best of both worlds. The UK’s capital city is truly global because of the number of students that decide to study here. It also boasts a wealth of jobs across a wide range of industries and fields giving you even more reasons to choose London for your higher education. The campus also houses the main University library, occupying five floors in the Northampton Square building.
City University London is made up of five schools offering different courses and programs – the Sir John Cass Business School, the School of Arts and Social Sciences, the School of Health Sciences, the City Law School, and the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering. With more than 61 undergraduate courses and 150 taught postgraduate courses, it is no wonder that 18,000+ students from more than 150 countries decide to study here, along with an academic staff comprising different nationalities from around the world.
Finding off-campus student accommodation
Moving abroad for the first time is an exciting experience and a quite a big step in life. Once you have everything you need for your university admission, the next thing you need to do is figure out where you will stay. If you find accommodation on-campus, then you’re good to go, but what if you don’t find anything because of unavailability. In that case, a thorough research on student housing platforms like University Living is the way to go.
Types of student accommodations
When it comes to finding student accommodation off-campus, there are plenty of factors to consider like your budget, your living preference (whether single or sharing), and the location where you want to stay. Whether you want to stay close to the city centre or the university campus, or maybe find a place that will provide easy access to both, so you can balance your academic and social life. University Living will help you find the accommodation of your choice with all of the amenities and don’t worry about your budget, there is something for everyone.
Places to visit
London is famous for a lot of things; its museums, galleries and arts venues; along with its leading Premier League football teams to nightclubs; and from cityscapes to lush green spaces. To top it all, each of the accommodations are close to shops, cafés and restaurants, so the students can have a great time. The university’s main Northampton Square campus sits right between three of the city’s most popular districts. Islington offers exciting dining and shopping options, Shoreditch is known for its lively nightlife, whereas Clerkenwell is the central hub for pubs, bars, and restaurants.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different types of accommodation?
University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.
What are the different types of rooms?
The major room types are:
Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.
Ensuite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared.
Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.
How do I know my accommodation is safe?
All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.
Does my accommodation offer meals?
Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!
Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.
Is there Wi-Fi?
Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.
Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.
What items should I bring while moving in?
Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!
What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.
Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.
Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period!