CAPA London has recently formed an exciting partnership with Student Central, the largest student center in Europe.
It’s home to University of London students, from the group’s 18 colleges and 9 other smaller specialist research institutes. That includes more than 120,000 students, which means there’s potential for CAPA students* to make a lot of new friends from a very wide variety of backgrounds.
Centrally located in Bloomsbury, and just a short journey from the CAPA center, this huge space opens up many more opportunities to become immersed in and experience the typical London student life and culture.
CAPA students* will get a chance to experience more of the local culture through this partnership.
CAPA students* will receive a membership card when they arrive, already loaded with £10 that can be spent anywhere in the Student Central facility.
- Take part in any event or activity that is hosted at Student Central
- Access discounts on door entry prices and selected event tickets
- Receive 10% off every purchase in the shops, on catering, and in the bars
- Join a sport or society
- Compete in University of London sports and society competitions (full members only)
- Gain access to facilities after 6pm
- Purchase access to Energybase, which is the Student Central gym (complete with the largest indoor pool in central London) from just £20 per month
Events include everything from karaoke to quiz nights to live music (past acts at The Venue include the likes of Radiohead, Coldplay, and U2). More intimate Coffeehouse Sessions have recently been added into the events calendar, with an aim to break in new musical talent.
Student Central is located not too far from our CAPA London center.
There are several places to eat, including the Lunchbox cafe which has a variety of foods, from sandwiches to their famous giant baked potatoes with fillings to sushi and of course, cakes and coffee. They also have free wi-fi for those in need of a working lunch, or an Instagram fix.
Sports fans will be pleased to hear about The Library, where live sports are screened all year round and there are several pool tables for entertainment there too.
There are many activities students can take part in from sports to general interest groups.
One of the best perks of memberships is that there are over 40 clubs and societies students can join which span a range of interests from dance (breakdancing and dancesport), to field sports (cricket, lacrosse, and athletics) to general interest (art, Harry Potter, and a Legal Forum) to music (jazz and orchestra) to several different religious groups and other outdoor and water-based sports and activities. Self-defense, lifeguard, and first aid courses are available too.
There are even several organized “Challenges” students can sign up to take part in with a group, such as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or cycling across India.
How would you like to experience student life in London?
Perhaps the biggest benefit of Student Central membership is simply having an invitation to join a huge community of international students along with the ability this space allows for students to carve out a more personalized, authentic London university experience.
*Currently Student Central services in London are available only to CAPA students participating in Fall & Spring semester-long programs.