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Established in 1979, The City College is one of the oldest independent institutions catering for Home and EU students and those with permanent residency, indefinite leave to remain or refugee status in the UK. Over the years, thousands of students have successfully completed their studies at The City College and have progressed to higher studies in Universities in the UK and overseas or secured successful careers in a variety of fields.


The College is located at University House, 55 East Road, London N1 6AH. The physical environment of the premises is consistent with buildings of this age and design.
Entry to the premises is made at ground floor level direct from the pavement. Currently there is no lift access available in the premises though this is under review. The College occupies the first, second and third floor of the premises, and is accessed using stairs. Reception is found on the first floor.

Doorway access within the building is of a standard size. There is emergency lighting and an emergency alarm throughout the premises, and a handrail by each staircase. Limited parking is available near to the College for which a fee must be paid (this is nothing to do with the College). Public transport information may be found on the Contact page.


Common Room

The common room occupies a large area on the 2nd floor where students and staff meet to relax and socialise. It is a comfortable space equipped with a water machine and kettles for when you are thirsty. There is also a fridge and microwave ovens for those who wish to bring their own food. The common room contains books to read and enjoy as well as computers with an internet connection, and a TV to watch. There are noticeboards too and the multi-faith quiet prayer space is located here.


Computer Facilities

Two computer suites, equipped with up-to-date computers, are available to all students. Most students enjoy classes that are timetabled in one of the computer suites. There are also computers available for general use in the library and the common room as mentioned above. Copying/ printing facilities are also available, and students can download and use Microsoft365 free of charge.

Students are encouraged to research via the Internet and produce assignments and projects using computers. All computers are connected to the Internet and students may also use their handheld devices such as tablets/phones (with staff permission if used in class!) using the free college Wi-Fi network.

All students are issued with their own City College email address for all communications with the college. Students also have access to the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) so they can access course notes, hand-outs, related articles, assignments and administrative information either when on the College premises or remotely from home. The College has a presence on Facebook and Twitter for sharing information about the College and its courses publicly.



The City College library facilities are for reference purposes only, but there are other public and specialist libraries within the vicinity of the college to which students have access. Students may require an introductory letter or a student ID from the college in order to be able to use these libraries. In addition to the library offered by the City College, students are also encouraged to research online. There are links to free online libraries on the college’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) system and all students have access to the VLE once they are enrolled on a course.

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