The Student Services Desk plays a key role in developing and enhancing your employability. Information sessions are arranged during the term to offer careers guidance, information and management.
City of London College is based in the heart of London’s business district. It was founded in 1979, making it one of London’s most long-established and respected private providers of education and training. Over this period, many thousands of students have graduated from the College, and are now following worthwhile careers worldwide.
The College is situated in the central eastern part of Britain’s capital, the centre of the country’s international business and finance. This area houses the head offices of all major banks, financial institutions and insurance companies. The College is within walking distance of the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and St Katherine Docks. A walk of 15 minutes can take students to the famous St. Paul’s Cathedral and Fleet Street. The Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange are also within easy walking distance. The College is closer to Aldgate East underground station, which is connected with the rest of London through the District and Hammersmith & City underground lines.
Purpose Built College Premises
In 2006 City of London College was among the first private colleges to launch a purpose built College owned premises. In 2013 due to the demand for its services and facilities the College embarked upon an extensive development project of a brand new purpose built College facility. This facility has been designed in consultation with our staff and students and is set to offer state of the art facilities. The facility is situated at 3 Boyd Street, London E1 1FQ.
We have computer rooms equipped with networked PCs with general and specialist software. Students can also use a wireless connection for their laptop or smart devices such as phones and tablet computers.
The College library is open Monday – Friday 08:30 – 19:30. During examination periods access is also available after 19:30 and over the weekends. For more information please follow the links below:
ProQuest LibGuides: http://proquest.libguides.com/home
Dedicated page to ProQuest Central LibGuide: http://proquest.libguides.com/pqc
ProQuest Platform tutorials on YouTube: ProQuest Training Videos
Previously recorded or upcoming webinars: http://www.proquest.com/customer-care/training-webinars/
The College has an active partnership with Proquest. ProQuest’s collections span six centuries, all disciplines and the diverse content types needed by researchers, providing the world’s largest collection of dissertations and theses; three centuries of newspapers; more than 450,000 academic ebooks; collections of important scholarly journals and other content researchers need such as data; and unique digital vaults of primary source materials . ProQuest’s renowned abstracting and indexing enables researchers to find sources in their area of study.
You are encouraged to make full use of this facility to improve your knowledge and research skills.
The College offers the following library facilities
- There is a huge number of books in the subject areas offered by the College
- Mixture of networked and wireless access for PCs and notebooks
- Journals and newspapers
- Borrowing facilities
Study Support and Guidance
Each of our programmes has a Course leader who will be able to help you throughout the duration of your course. In addition, a course administrator will also be available to answer many of the day-to-day questions about the course. They are responsible for issuing course information and documentation.
A Module tutor teaches a particular module, in a specific course. There may be several different module tutors delivering the same course to different groups of students. Visiting lecturers may teach at other institutions or be in employment elsewhere. If you are experiencing a module related problem, please do not hesitate to contact your tutor in the first instance. Registry staff are also here to help you.
Communication between tutors and students is very important.
All tutors are available either in the classroom or in the staffroom. Should you feel necessary to discuss with your tutor something important it is advisable to seek an appointment through the reception office so that the tutor can allocate you the necessary time.
You can also pass messages to your tutor either via the reception office or through their email address.
Tutors may teach on other undergraduate, post-graduate and professional courses in the day, evenings and sometimes at weekends, either at CLC or elsewhere. They attend a variety of internal and external meetings and they are also engaged in research and consultancy, so consequently their availability to see students at certain times of the week may not suit you. Do not be put off by their non-availability at your desired time; let the reception desk make an appointment for you.
Your Elected Student Representatives
It is important for the course team to be aware of the views of students. Feedback from you as to how the course is progressing allows us to develop courses more effectively, building on good practice. During the first few weeks of each academic year, student representatives from each course will be nominated and voted for. Elected student representatives should canvas the views of fellow students regularly and provide a point of contact between the students and the Course Team.
Being a student representative provides a valuable understanding of how your educational institution works. You also gain valuable experience of meetings and their procedure and learning how to represent the views of a large group of people. Such experience is a useful additional item on your curriculum vitae.
Each semester, the Academic Board meets to discuss the academic and operational developments affecting the course. The Academic Board is the formal course management forum. The Academic Director chairs the meeting, which tutors and Student Representatives are invited to attend. This is also the venue where proposed new courses or proposed minor changes to the course programme are discussed.
Tutorial support and advice on study skills is normally provided through a personal tutor. Tutors also run workshops on essential skills and sessions with individual students. College offers free support lessons for English Language, Study Skills, numeracy skills and presentation skills based on demand. From time to time industrial visits are also arranged. Guest speakers from the industry also visit the College from time to time to share industry experience.
The College uses a variety of IT software ranging from specialist software for the computing students to library catalogues and plagiarism detection. Moodle software is used for your learning such as assessments and study notes. Pro-Quest is used to assist you in your research and understanding the subjects. You can access Pro quest from outside the College. Turnitin is used to ensure that you check the originality of your work.
Services to Users with Disabilities
We endeavor to make our services as accessible as possible. We have developed a Policy Statement which describes our services for students with disabilities and/or learning difficulties. Should you require special assistance please do not hesitate to let us know. We can direct you to seek professional help.
Requesting an academic or employment reference
Each year many students progress on to higher level courses such as Masters or research (M.Phil./DBA/PhD) degree either in the UK or at international Universities. Prospective employers may also request academic and a character reference. Please contact the registry office of the appropriate procedure to follow.
The Student Services Desk plays a key role in developing and enhancing your employability. Information sessions are arranged during the term to offer careers guidance, information and management. Students studying University courses are also able to access the services offered at the University. Students are able to use both during their studies and after graduation.
You can get help with: CV’s, job applications, deciding what to do after your course, postgraduate study, placements and work experience.
The College encourages all students to seek employment during their course. This enhances their CV to ensure that that they stand good chance to be attracted by prospective employers and ensures that they have a desired career path. The employability office at the College can guide you with your career related matters.
Should you find yourself faced with personal problems or difficulties which threaten to affect your well-being or ability to study, staff at the College may be accessed to seek one-to-one confidential help and guidance to manage your problem. Staff may also guide you to outside support.
The College encourages the use of sustainable travel where possible i.e. public transport, car sharing, cycling and walking. These pages provide advice on getting to each campus, general transport information and links to external websites.
Transport for London and Red Planet both provide on-line journey planners to help you plan your journey to campus. They give information on all modes of travel.
TRANSPORT FOR LONDON
Students are offered 30% discount on travel fares. You simply need to register with the TFL by completing a form and paying the required fee. You can apply online for the 18+ Student Oyster photocard. This is the quickest and easiest way to apply. Applications must not be submitted more than four weeks before your course start date or your 18th birthday. You need to be able to supply:
- A digital passport-sized photo
- An appropriate fee by credit or debit card
For further assistance please visit us and we will help you to complete the process.
A 16-25 Railcard (formerly Young Persons Railcard) costs around £30 and it will save you 1/3 on rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year. That works out to only £2.5 a month for huge savings. You can get a 3-year 16-25 Railcard any time before your 24th birthday. If you are a mature student you will need to provide evidence of your continuing study, so you will only be able to apply for a 1-year Railcard. You can apply online.