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Alumni Benefits

Library Databases

You have free online access to Business Source Premier (Alumni Edition), JSTOR, Emerald and Refworks. For more information and to access the resources see our library page.

Senate House Library

Alumni graduating after the accession to the University of London (September 2016) have access to the Library at Senate House for private study and non-commercial research only. You must pay the alumni membership rate and show your University of London degree certificate and a valid alumni card when applying to the Library for the first time. Read more.

Email for Life

If you graduated from 2013 onwards, you can keep your email address for life. This remains If you wish to retrieve your username and/or password, please contact the IT Helpdesk on 020 7040 8181. For more information visit the alumni benefits page.

You can access the email client via the "Email" tab on the City homepage or by clicking here.

Free Electives

MSc alumni are able to take one free elective as an observer after successful completion of your course. The elective period runs from May to July and alumni are able to book from 1st April onwards. Note that current students have priority. For more information and to book your place please contact

MBA alumni are entitled to one free elective per year after you have successfully completed. Please contact for more information and to book your elective.

NB: Fees will apply for international electives.

Further study

All alumni are entitled to a 15% discount on Open Executive Education Courses. Undergraduate and MSc alumni are entitled to a 10% discount on the MBA courses. The application fee of £100 is also waived.


You can get a discount at the CitySport facility on Goswell Road. For example, annual membership costs £360 instead of £460 for the public.

Alumni Union

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We have partnered with alumni benefit provider Alumni Union, who offers group discounts on private medical insurance, foreign exchange, premium airport lounge passes, and more. Alumni Union is a free members-only buying club. You will need to sign up to receive deals and offers.

Alumni Merchandise

Official university merchandise is available to purchase from the City Student's Union shop.

If you experience any issues when making a purchase, including problems with delivery please contact City Student's Union shop.

Class Of merchandise

Campus Clothing

You’ve got the degree, now buy the t-shirt! We’ve teamed up with the brilliant Campus Clothing to offer you the chance to celebrate your graduation with a ‘Class of 2020’ hoodie or t-shirt. All garments already have your name and those of your fellow coursemates printed on the back. You can even add bespoke personalisation to make your memento that extra bit special!

The friendly Campus Clothing staff will have a stall at your ceremony, but you can skip the queues by pre-ordering on the Campus Clothing website. Ordering in advance also means that you can guarantee your chosen size and colour as these can often sell out on the day. Many congratulations!

Graduation souvenirs

Official City, University of London graduation jewellery will be on offer from Annotated Studios. Individually crafted, each piece is designed to be as personal as your time at City, blending your individual accomplishment with the history of your institution. For a preview, and to order your jewellery online please visit Annotated Studios.

If you do not wish for your name to appear on City graduation merchandise, please email

Magazine Subscription

Alumni receive great discounts on over 100 magazine titles including the Economist, Time, Newsweek and many more. To browse and buy click here.

Prescription Spectacles at CitySight

Alumni get up to 20% off on prescription spectacles from CitySight, the City University London Dispensing Clinic when you have had a comprehensive eye examination in the Refraction Clinic. To find out more email or to make an appointment for an eye examination call +44 (0)20 7040 8338. If you have questions about the discount on prescription spectacles call the Dispensing Clinic on +44 (0)20 7040 8340.

Get a 10% discount on any parking space booked via across the UK. You will need to use the promotional code UNICITYBAYES10 to get this one-time offer when booking a short-term parking space.

Real Deals

We offer you a 15% discount on subscriptions to Real Deals, Europe’s leading private equity title. To subscribe, find out more or request a sample copy contact Steve Walsh on +44 (0)20 7045 7586 / or visit the website


Print-Print is an online print company that provides leaflets, posters, roller banners, business cards and stationery printing. You are offered a 10% discount on purchases, just enter discount code CITY.AC.UK-10 at checkout. Please note: this offer does not apply to brochure printing. For further information, please contact Dean Williams,


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