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Student life at the College

At City and Islington College, we believe in enriching our students’ lives, both inside and outside the classroom. After all, College isn’t just about academic achievement. It’s also about developing personally, socially – and enjoying yourself!

Support for Learning

No two students are the same, and when it comes to getting the most out of your studies, we have a range of staff and resources to help you achieve to your potential. From regular one-to-one and group tutorial sessions to additional learning and disability support, we are here to help.

Support for Life

Our student advisers and counsellors will assist you with any out-of-College matters, including child care, housing and financial concerns. If you need information and guidance on careers and your next step, there’s support for you too.

Student Voice

We are committed to listening to and acting on the views of our students. Why not become a Candi Student Union Class Rep or Centre Rep to represent your peers and take a central role in improving the College for all students.

Canteens and Organic Café

Each of our Centres has an onsite canteen, serving a daily menu of hot and cold food, including healthy options. Canteen meals are incredible value for money, including budget meals for under £2! The canteens are great social spaces as well, where you can relax with friends between lessons.


Enrichment – want to have fun and make a difference?

Whatever your particular interests, there’s lots going on at the College. So get involved, have some fun, learn new skills or do some good for others. Here’s a taste of what goes on.

Sport and Fitness

Take part in a range of activities, including the annual Student Olympics - whatever your medal ambitions!

End-of-year Fashion Show

Join fashion insiders, friends and family at this annual event, which brings together students from across the College. As well as giving fashion students the opportunity to showcase their work, the event has professional models and hair and make-up stylists, events management students assisting with organisation and photography students capturing the occasion.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Achieve an Award that's recognised by universities and employers alike - and have lots of fun doing so!

International Day

Join friends, staff and visitors to celebrate the College’s unique diversity – from a catwalk show of international costumes to a tasting of food from around the world.

Raise Money for Charity

Take part in volunteering and fundraising events on behalf of local charities.

Celebrate Success

Join us at the annual Student Awards Ceremony to recognise those who have gone the extra mile in their contribution to College life.

Current Affairs

Learn about and debate important topics with visiting experts, such as leading human rights barrister Helena Kennedy QC, leading geneticist Professor Steve Jones and Nobel Laureate Sir Tim Hunt.

Supporting Others

Develop your teamwork skills and ability to help others by becoming a Peer Mentor or by getting involved in campaigns from ‘Quit Smoking Week’ to ‘LGBT Month’.