Who We Are

We help you to get integrated into your life in the United Kingdom!

In the autumn of 2015, Citylife was founded in a student house in Nottingham, United Kingdom. As international students ourselves, we had the feeling that there was a community for internationals missing. It was our goal to create something unique for every international and integrate everyone in our big Citylife family and the life in the United Kingdom.

Whether students need help on what to do in their city, looking for accommodation, cultural experiences, parties or travel opportunities – everyone is welcome at Citylife!

Meanwhile, Citylife has been growing quickly. We are now operating in Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Loughborough, Manchester and Edinburgh.

The Team

Bobby

Co-founder
Hey guys, I’m Bobby from Yorkshire—Don’t worry, my accent isn’t too strong.

With a background in organising events for International students for over 6 years throughout the UK I was beginning to wonder how I could further my passion in working with International students…which is where Citylife came along.

Combining my love for different cultures, languages, travel and events it became a dream recipe. If you see me around, in person or online don’t be afraid to say hi or as we say in Yorkshire ‘Ey up’.

Seb

Co-founder
As an international student myself in Brisbane (Australia), Madrid (Spain) and Nottingham (United Kingdom), I saw that being on an exchange and interacting with other internationals is an incredible experience!

Going out, travelling, meeting new people and making friends during your time abroad is amazing and the best thing you can do during your comparably short time in the United Kingdom.

We have founded Citylife UK in order facilitate the entire getting settled process for people from outside the United Kingdom. In addition, we have set ourselves the goal to offer the best social events, activities, trips and holidays for everyone.

Simon

Co-founder
Living and travelling abroad has been always part of my life. It all started during a highschool exchange to New Zealand in 2007. Since then I have travelled and lived all around the world. Just to give you an idea, I have done a university exchange to Florida in my Bachelor. I have volunteered in Argentina in South America before starting my Master in Nottingham. In the last years I have been to the Colombia and the Philippines.

During all travels I have made many friends all around the world who shared the same interests and luckily, I could always benefit from their personal experience. For that reason we started Citylife. We want to show people the beauty of the life in the UK from the perspective of a foreigner. Even more, we want you to have the best possible experience during your time abroad!

Chelsea

Trip Leader (Leeds)
I first got to Leeds in January as an exchange student. I am positive that my exchange experience would not have been the same without encountering the amazing Citylife team. This is an incredible company that allowed me to see the most amazing places and have some of the best nights out in my life. I am so excited to be one of the trip leaders this semester and help all of you become apart of this fun international family

Paddy

City Manager (Sheffield)
Hola guys, I’m Paddy from Brazil! I’m a Polyglot I love surfing, football and snowboarding.

I have been in England for nearly fifteen years! I originally came to the UK to play football but unfortunately I had to stop, after the news I went to university in Sheffield, after 3 years I finally found my passion for organising events for internationals. I’m excited to offer my experience as an international living in Sheffield, and look forward to welcoming you all to my second home.

I have the knowledge to provide you all with the best time in Sheffield, i can’t wait to share more with you guys.

Muito obrigado and see you around! Ciao for now.

Jake

City Manager (Manchester)
Hi, my name’s Jake and I’m your Citylife contact who’ll be here to help you out and help you make the most of your time in Manchester!

I recently came back from my year abroad in Belgium and Spain to finish my final year as an undergraduate languages student in Manchester so I’m familiar with the city itself and what it’s like to study and work abroad. I’ll be present and leading the majority of the events this year ranging from our language exchange – Meet & Speak to our trips to Europe and Morocco.

If you love travel and internationalism, I’m sure you’re going to have a great time. For those of you that want to experience life as a typical British student, we’ll be running bar crawls and social nights regularly. Of course, there is a wide range of sporting activities on offer in Manchester so you’ll be able to get involved in ‘the beautiful game’ and more to help stay active in Manchester.

Jamie

City Manager (Edinburgh)
I’m Jamie and I hope your are looking forward to spending time of The Athens if the North and in arguably what is one of the best cities in the UK!

Edinburgh is very much an international city. It’s not only home to the biggest international arts festival in the world, but it is also thriving city with a huge international scene! Having studied and lived here for almost ten years, I know the city really well and have made countless friends from all over the world. You’ll love it!

I’m here to help make your your time in Edinburgh an enjoyable one. I hope that you find Scottish people to welcoming and friendly and also that you experience some of our World famous Scottish Hospitality.

This year you’ll experience Kilts, Whisky, Irn Bru, bagpipes, the accent(s), deep fried mars bars and patter. If we’re lucky we’ll see “Nessie” the Loch Ness monster on our Loch Ness trip and an endangered wild Haggis while we explore the highlands!