How best to prepare for an assessment centre?

The answer to this is short and sweet. The best preparation is undoubtably to attend a mock assessment centre here at City, where you will be able to work on a task with a  deadline alongside others, among other things. We get great feedback from students who come along .  It is a real confidence-builder for the real thing. Your own performance at an assessment centre will definitely be better after having had this experience as you will have a clearer idea of what it is like to participate and be observed, how you yourself tend to react under pressure and you will also gain an understanding of any areas you need to improve on to do well.

The next Mock Assessment Centre is on Wednesday 9 March 2016 from 1pm – 4pm. You can read more about it here, but will need to come to CityCareers in E125 (Drysdale Building, near the Santander cashpoint) to book a place, which requires a £10.00 returnable deposit. There are a few places left, but these are likely to fill up quickly, so come along to see us as soon as you can.


Women in the Workplace – How to shine? International Women’s Day at City. 8 March 2016. 1-3 pm. Northampton Suite.

2016 Women's DayTomorrow that will be a rare and inspirational opportunity to listen and meet with some female high achievers in various sectors of employment  and to find out what has made them successful. They will be talking about their early influencers and career planning. They will also be giving their top tips about how to stand out at work and overcome barriers to development, whether imposed by yourself, others or your workplace. We have some great names coming along and you can either come for the full event, which involves an hour of structured questions led by the hosts followed by questions from the floor and an hour’s networking, or just come for the first hour to listen. Here is the line up for the day:

Confirmed Panellists:

  1. Susannah Marsden, Director of Student and Academic Services, City University London
  2. Charlotte Proudman, Barrister, Mansfield Chambers (in the news recently!)
  3. Kate White, CEO, National Centre for Circus Arts
  4. Sharon Northey, Securities Associate Manager, Accenture
  5. Emma Thomas, Head of Employment, Essex County Council
  6. Leanne Tritton, Managing Director, ING Media
  7. Selina Emeny, International Group Council for Live Nation Entertainment
  8. Gillian Smith, Head of Civil Service Fast Stream and Civil Service Fast Track, The Civil Service

Make sure you book your place here: women’s day