City, University of London

City transforms the lives of around 20,000 students, creates new knowledge, supports business and the professions, and contributes to the global good of society.

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For 125+ years, City, University of London has delivered academic excellence to students from all over the world. With links to more than 5,000 global companies and home to the triple-accredited Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), it’s the perfect place to build a thriving and sustainable career.

City offers a broad range of subjects including Journalism, Music, Social Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Business and Finance, Law and Health Sciences. It is home to the triple-accredited Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), which is ranked 6th in the UK by Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2020.

City is committed to providing courses that are not only highly sought after by students, but also by prospective employers. The university is renowned for the employability of its graduates, with connections to many professional institutions and businesses both throughout London and across the UK.

Students benefit from a campus in central London, the best city in the world for international students, according to QS Best Student Cities 2023. With access to over 50 clubs and societies through the student union, the largest student sports center in central London and dedicated international student support, City students enjoy a vibrant student life.

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The INTO City Center

The INTO City Center is located between London’s financial district, the City of London, and the UK’s digital technology hub at Old Street, providing an exciting, inspiring and dynamic learning environment. Within a few minutes’ walk of Liverpool Street station, it has excellent transport links across London as well as a wide range of shops, restaurants and cafés.

The center is global, typically home to around 450 students from 90+ nationalities.

A dedicated support network is in place to ensure student success, with academic and pastoral support teams plus additional guidance for students under the age of 18.

INTO City students benefit from modern facilities with access to e-learning tools, extensive library facilities and 24/7 support. In addition to digital whiteboards, multipurpose lecture theaters and IT infrastructure, students are able to use the facilities at City, University of London including CitySport, central London’s largest student sports center, study areas and the university library, home to 250,000 printed books and online resources. High quality student accommodation is available, with a range of room types usually on offer.

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INTO City offers an International Foundation program, Graduate Diploma program, Academic English and Pre-sessional English with onward progression to a wide range of degrees across the five Schools at City, University of London.

Popular progression degrees for INTO City students include Law at The City Law School who opened a new £63m building in 2021, Journalism with industry-standard facilities designed with input from the BBC and ITN and undergraduate programs in Business, Finance and Actuarial Science at the triple accredited Bayes Business School (formerly Cass).


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Career outcomes

The center embodies the strengths of its partner university in employability, with INTO City students benefitting from the opportunity to build employability skills and experience as part of their preparation program, as well as starting to build their professional network.

At City, students can take advantage of an extensive careers and employability service including employability modules embedded into the curriculum, an award-winning professional mentoring program, one-year work placements, a credit bearing micro-placement module on some degrees and support for students starting their own business.

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Contact the center

INTO City, University of London
102 Middlesex Street
E1 7EZ
United Kingdom

T: +44 203 752 2200

Center leadership


Karen Bridges

Center Director, INTO City, University of London

Karen Bridges

Center Director, INTO City, University of London

Karen joined INTO City, University of London in May 2019.

From an early career in the NHS as a Registered Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor, Karen made her first move into a career in education via Further Education (FE). Several geographical moves took Karen to the East of England where she joined a large FE and higher education college to manage an NHS workforce development contract, in association with the University of Essex and Anglia Ruskin University. In a five-year period, Karen grew the contract and provision to represent a quarter of the college's total income, providing allied health professionals across multiple disciplines to NHS East of England.

Following a personal tragedy in 2009 Karen changed career. Completing a Masters in Systemic Leadership with the Tavistock, she became a Professional Interim Manager and Consultant. Over a 10-year period, Karen developed a reputation in the FE and HE sectors she worked with, for her commercial acumen and curriculum development skills, as well as for her ability to turnaround failing provision and deliver a professional and exemplary student experience. Karen’s final interim project was with INTO Queens University Belfast, from where she caught the INTO bug.

When not working Karen can be found outdoors (Forest, Moors, Beach and Fenland) with her very special English Bull Terrier Jumble — who is food for mind, body and soul.

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