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Welcome to City Students' Union

Welcome to City Students’ Union information for September 2020

We know the world is a little different right now, and we understand you might be feeling both excited and a bit anxious about University this year. City is in the process of making changes for Term 1, we at the SU are also doing the same. Since the outbreak started in March we’ve not stopped, we quickly adjusted the way we work and focused in on ensuring the students needs were met. You are our priority, always have been and always will be. We’re now ready to welcome students back to campus and into the City family in the best way we can. 

We have outlined below what we have planned for your arrival on September 21, in line with current UK Government guidance. Please be aware that some these plans may have to change quickly if there are any further update on restrictions.


What are we planning?

We’ve put together a virtual welcome programme, which contains exciting events that you can get involved in. We have some sessions where you can learn how the SU can support you this year, from financial support, running societies and influencing your course. We also have a wide range of virtual activity such as a Q&A with a world-famous Author, Online Escape Rooms and Online DJ Sets! Most of these events are free and all can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home!

You can find all of our events here and read our Welcome Guide to find out who we are and what we do!

A welcome to University wouldn’t be the same without some freebies, if you’re on campus in the first few weeks you’ll be able to find us on Northampton Square where we can say a socially distanced hello, answer any questions, and support you in your transition or return to City.


Events and Student Groups

A huge part of Student-life is the opportunity to join our Student Groups. Our societies will be running and you can find them and their details here on the website. Our society activity will be taking place online until we are allowed to meet in person, so you’ll be able to meet new people and join your communities from your own space.


Our physical spaces

City’s buildings will be open; however, capacity will be limited. We don’t want to create any extra obstacles on campus, we aim to set up secure safe spaces for you to be able to relax, make friends and experience the City community. We will be on hand to help you out when you need it, whether that be virtually or in-person.

Make sure you keep your eyes open for emails from Campus News which contain important information on how the University is operating and keeping the City community safe.


Staying safe

While the majority of teaching will be online during the first term, City has put additional safety measures in place to enable some activities to take place on campus. All members of City’s community will need to work together to keep each other safe when on campus.

When you are on site, ensure that you wear a face covering (unless you are exempt) and follow the social-distancing and hygiene guidelines. City have put together a short video to show you what to expect and what you will need to do if you are on campus.

When you’re not on campus, either in your accommodation, at home or in the community, please ensure you are following all current government guidelines.

Please be aware of the latest update from the 9 September, which limits the number of people you can see socially. From Monday 14 September, when meeting friends and family you do not live with you must not meet in a group of more than 6 indoors or outdoors.

You can find the latest information from the UK Government here.


Need some help?

We know it’s a confusing time and no question is a silly question! Reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @CityUniSU or you can email us:

You can also find lots of helpful information on the University Student Hub here.