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Why City Joining the University of London is a Big Deal

Includes reasons from City’s very own Vice-Chancellor. ivubhsjn

In September 2016, City joined the University of London federation, which is one of the oldest, largest and most diverse unis’s in the world.

But what does joining the University of London mean to City and its thousands of students and staff?

In her latest piece, second-year law student Christianah Babajide digs out reasons from City’s students and staff to find out why City joining the University of London is such a big deal.

Here are CityCareers top 9:

  • Professor Sir Paul Curran, Vice-Chancellor (now President)

“Joining the university of London marks a significant new chapter in City’s history. It is a great opportunity and a recognition of our far we have come as an institution.”

  • Emma Hancock-Taylor, BSc Speech and Language Therapy

“The University is London is well recognised around the world so to graduate as part of City but also as part of the University of London would be really good. it is very recognisable and it’s such a global brand.”

  • Professor Andrew Jones, Vice-President (Research and Enterprise)

“City already has strong international research relationship of course but in joining such a strong brand as the University of London, then that really enhances our capacity to reach out to universities and academic research across the globe.”

  • Edoardo Faini, BSc Management

“Student experience at City will improve because I have access to the Senate House, which is the central library for universities of London.

  • Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Vice Chancellor

“City joining the federation demonstrates that the University of London continues to be a focus for academic excellence. City also brings unique links with many of the institutions in the City of London including the Lord Mayor’s Office, the Livery Companies and businesses in the Square Mile.”

  • Sumaiyah Javic, BPTC

“The libraries [Senate House] are so beautiful. You are kind of spoilt for choice!”

  • Christianah Babajide, Bachelor of Lawsshouting

“It is a big deal because it is a key milestone in City’s long history and stands as recognition of the great strides that it has made as an institution over the last decade.”

  • Michelle Preston, Head of Student Services

“Joining the University of London means that students will gain access to the intercollegiate Halls of Residence. The University of London Housing Services Team is quite extensive and provides some really good support for students living in the private sector.”

  • Issy Cooke, Former President of City’s Students’ Union

“The Career Service at the University of London will offer our students a much broader range of opportunities and access to different businesses, different organisations and different events.”

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Christianah Babajide is a legal journalist and aspiring barrister. She is studying her Bachelor of LawAuthor: Christianah Babajides at The City Law School. On behalf of City University London’s Careers Service, she hopes to write event reviews and be sharing crucial tips she has learnt over the years in her LLB degree on this blog. Christianah also writes for Lawbore as a Future Lawyer. 

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How to Network Like a Pro

They say, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.networking-communications-events-pr03534693af2d64e1b49cff00008aa896

Second-year law student Christianah Babajide, interviewed top law students across the country to dig out the best and most effective tips for newbie networkers.

Now, more than ever, you will hear a lot about the importance of “networking.” In other walks of life, networking simply means getting to know people but the meaning weighs heavier for law students. Nowadays, networking can either make or break your legal career.

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Guest blog post: “Graduate job boards can be the worst… and I work for one”

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Content & Marketing Executive at Graduate-jobs.com

“Graduate job boards can be really frustrating. They can promise so much and offer so little when you’re frantically trying to hunt for a position so you can get your career on the move. I know this more than most too, I work for one. It might be surprising that I’m being critical of graduate job boards while being on the pay roll at one but it wasn’t so long ago that I was on the job hunt myself and I know the trials and tribulations.

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