City University London gives you the flexibility to schedule all of your coursework within one school or department, or cross-register in two or more schools or departments. City instructors use a variety of teaching approaches including formal lectures, seminars, laboratories, tutorials, and personal studies. Generally, technical subjects require more classroom time and labs, while other subjects require more independent study. For maximum convenience, you'll be provided with access to e-mail and the Internet.
As a study abroad student you'll become a member of the University's Students' Union. The Students’ Union, as at most British institutions, is the focal point for non-academic activities and the best places for you to make friends. Through the Union, you'll be invited to join any of the athletic, cultural, political, religious, international, and/or general interest societies that interest you.
City University London’s sporting facilities include a fitness suite, aerobics studio, weights room, squash courts, climbing wall and swimming pool. You'll have use of the University's large indoor sports hall, which can accommodate football, basketball, netball, volleyball, and badminton. For outdoor sports, you can use the shared sports grounds that City maintains throughout north London. Finally, you'll enjoy access to a variety of fitness classes that include cycling, step aerobics, yoga, and martial arts. As with most UK university fitness centers, there is an additional cost to use the facilities.
One of the more interesting London neighborhoods is Islington, where City University London is based. It is a colorful, upbeat quarter that brims with shops, cinemas and clubs, arts and comedy venues, and cafes, pubs and restaurants that serve food from all over the world. What's more, you can enjoy hours of fun scouring the local street markets, which sell everything from antiques to food and clothing.