Location: London Metropolitan University is located in one of the worlds most exciting cities: London! There are three campus' situation in the heart of London City, there really is never a dull day (except maybe for the weather)!
Funding: Tuition fees at London Met are funded by Student Finance England
Size: There are 22,448 undergrate students at London Met
Women Students: At London Met, the ratio of Men to Women students is 45:55 (Girl Power!)
Tuition (one year): Tuition fees start at an average of £6,850. Accomodation isn't included
5 Popular Courses:
Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)
Animation BA (Hons)
Biomedical Science BA (Hons)
Architecture BA (Hons)
Business and Managment BA (Hons)
Greek Life: No
For more information about fees, scholarships, courses, study abroad and average test scores, visit London Metropolitan Unversity at: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/stu...
Why Choose London Met
"One of the best things about studying at London Met is the location, there is always something exciting happening which makes student life that much better. London is a very vibrant city, there is always somewhere to look for internships and even part time work to sustain yourself through studies"
"Every one of my tutors has had experience or is currently working in the journalism industry. It's fantastic knowing that I'm being taught by people who know all about the field that I want to get into!"
"I think it's amazing that you can receive an affordable and very thorough education here, I benefit from a good supply of learning resources"
"The laid back, friendly vibe of London Met has got to be one of the best things- everyone is happy to be here, it rubs off on everyone"
"When I began first year, I was introduced to third years who had already done internships at newspapers and magazines, it was so inspiring!"
"Every so often we have the enhancement weeks where guest speakers come to the university. What could be more encouraging than having industry professionals telling you that what you want is possible?"
"London Met's Student Union does a lot for those in need, they recently went out into the streets to give coats to the homeless people."
"The Rocket bar is a great place to chill out after evening lectures, there are loads of student nights that happen there, too."
"There are lots of societies to join with plenty of cool events, it's great for meeting new people"
"I love that our buildings are so new, our architecture is fantastic"
"I like that our student union is heavily involved with political protest, it's great that our university and our students stand for something."
"The trains. Without a doubt they are one of the worst things about being a London Met student. Travel costs are expensive and sometimes there are even train strikes."
"Winter in London isn't nice, spring and summer also have loads of rain. On the whole, the weather in London isn't great!"
"Our campus cafeterias are pretty expensive, considering we're all broke students! I think the prices could be lower, especially the coffee!"
"One thing I dislike about being a student here is that there is no campus accommodation. You can look for other student accommodation but I think I'd make more friends if I had flatmates"
"When I first came to the university, it was so hard to get around! The buildings are quite confusing, it's so easy to get lost. You can get a map and ask for directions, but really it could be easier"
New Collegiette on Campus
"At the beginning of first year, we all went on a boat trip of the Thames with fellow students and members of faculty. It was a good opportunity to speak to course leaders and make new friends."
"Enrolling was confusing at first, you have to provide a lot of information about yourself. It would have been totally overwhelming without the help of Student Services, they make sure you have everything you need when you're enrolling."
"Being a first year is really exciting, there's so much to do and there's a huge buzz around campus. Admittedly it's a tad scary, but first years are given groups and peer mentors who help with any questions or problems you may have."
"I think first years mostly stick together as it's a really big place and there isn't a lot of opportunity to meet upper classmen unless we join societies."
"My course was very well introduced and the introduction process was really inspiring, I got to meet lots of people from all sorts of different backgrounds and countries, I felt like I had grown so much within the first week. I couldn't wait to see how much I'd grow in the next 3 years."
All About Academics
"Our library at London Met is great because it's so big, you can usually always find a quiet spot to study or do course work. There are also some study hubs dotted around campus, they're usually used by groups that are working on projects or research. Personally I prefer to study at home because I'm more focused there."
"I began first year doing a joint degree but I eventually lost interest in one of the two subjects. I decided to focus on film in my second year. Making the swap was very easy."
"If you enroll at university you should be ready to work hard and forget all about slacking, in my opinion. You can do hardly any work and maybe scrape some of the general academic requirements but you wont get a decent degree level. And if you're paying for an education then you should make maximum effort."
"At London Met your course tutors give you tones of support, it's like they actually care about your progress as a student."
"If you're unsure about which modules to take in a new academic year, there is always the opportunity to talk to your personal tutor to figure out which ones you want to take up."
Learn From The Best
'I get the feeling that there's something for everyone at London Met. I have friends who are doing different degrees and they each tell me how fantastic their course is. I think it's a place where you can come to study and really get the most out of it.'
'Most of my lecturers are industry professionals who are practicing journalists, writers and even presenters and it is the most inspiring thing of all! I'm being taught by people who know the theory and have also done the practice. The best thing about all of my tutors is the fact that they have been where I want to be and it makes my ambitions seem really possible.'
'Office hours are a great way of making sure that you are on track to succeed and also discuss things with your lecturers, the one on one time is really good for clearing up any issues you might have with things like work load. Everyone I know uses the office hours because the lecturers are so approachable and positive.'
'Studying a degree is tough work and it does help having such great lecturers. There's always a good atmosphere in my lecturers because my teachers engage the class and encourage us to give our opinions and give comment on certain topics. Studying here is exciting I think because you always feel like you're getting somewhere.'
'When you do volunteer jobs at London Met (Helping with open days and enrollment) there's always a promise of free lunch, which is always nice.'
Interests and Involvement
'The most popular societies are Verve Radio and Magazine which are both run by and for students. The radio station is a bit political, there are a lot of featured discussions about the universities student union and current affairs. The student magazine is more general but still largely informative.'
'I'm an aspiring journalist and I've had the privilege of writing some pieces for Verve magazine and it was really great for my confidence. It's a good idea to get involved with university societies as much as you can, especially if they broaden your horizons in some way. I also think that having student run media at London Met is fantastic because it gives students more opportunity to get themselves heard.'
'It's really easy to set up your own society here, you just need to find enough people to be a part of it and you're good to go. You can create any society that you want and the Student Union gives you a budget for events and activities.'
'Different societies put up posters around campus, they're impossible to miss to it's easy to find out what's happening at the university. A lot of societies give out flyers too!'
'Our student union is pro active when it comes to opportunities and equality. From protesting about tuition fees to Diversity Week and London Met, there is always something to keep the student body engaged.'
'It's hard to imagine how lazy I was before I came to London Met because I'm so active now, and the university is to blame! Living in London means that I can ride my bike to and from campus, cycling is a big part of London now. London Met offers a loads of sports activities to its students and the best thing is that they're so affordable.'
'We have several sports teams around campus from football to netball to cheer leading, there's something for everyone who wants to get active and make friends in the process.'
'Our London Met cheerleaders took part in the Mayors Parade, it was a great way of showcasing some of the talent we have here at London Met.'
'A lot of our tournaments get canceled due to weather conditions but our teams have took part in quite a few tournaments. There is a really cool sense of London Met spirit whenever a game is on.'
'One of our notable alumni is Julie Bindel who was a researcher at London Met and is a co-founder of Justice For Women who oppose violence against women. She's also a very successful journalist and cultural critic, as a woman at London Met I feel empowered to be walking in the footsteps of a feminist.'
'The girls on campus dress how ever they want, you can tell this because there's never any noticeable 'trends' there is just an eclectic mix of all styles. I get a lot of fashion inspiration from the girls here, it's really cool.'
'Being a woman on campus is great because there are always girls who are taking part in things like the students council, Verve radio, Verve Magazine and student mentoring. The girls here at London Met encourage each other to take part in university life.'
'There are more girls here than guys, 45:55 men to women is an almost even number and I think that's important. It would be pretty unfair to have a lot more of one gender at the university, I think the almost even number demonstrates how London Met is so forward thinking in terms of equality.'
'You can take a course in Child and Women's abuse Studies here, it's useful if you want a career in working with children's or women's organizations.'
Food And Drink
'There are a lot of different food places located around my campus. London is home to so many different cultures and this makes the food so interesting, whether you fancy Italian or Chinese after lectures- it's all here!'.
'I tend not to eat out and make my own meals instead. There are a few markets where I live that sell fresh fruit and veg, sometimes even eggs and baked goods. Living in London isn't so expensive once you've figured out cheap places to buy food and if you look around there are plenty.'
'My friends and I usually grab coffee at the Costa located on campus, sometimes we'll go to one of the cafeterias. Since our campus is quite big there are a few cafeterias dotted around. The buildings each look onto a large court that has tables and chairs, during summer time it's really lovely to have lunch there.'
'Our cafeterias do sell some unhealthy snacks and drinks but the majority of cook food is really healthy, it's not 'diet' food but they serve a lot of homely food like pasta bake, baked potato and some chicken dishes. There is always a selection of fruit to choose from as well and some healthy snacks and herbal tea.'
'Our university doesn't have accommodation on campus so London Met students usually find their own sources of entertainment. There is never a dull moment living in the city, we have so much to choose from- bars, clubs, theaters, restaurants. You can never really predict what London Met students do at the weekend because there is always something new to try.'
'I haven't really come across any drug use but universities have a huge diversity of people and there will always be someone who is using drugs. There isn't really any alcohol or drug pressure here though, London Met has quite a mature atmosphere, you have control over what you want to do.'
'Apart from going to a party or club at the weekend you can definitely find some where to go. A lot of places around London have student discounts and myself and my mates will sometimes find somewhere to have a chilled meal and a gossip. Shopping in London is also a great option, and loads of stores have student discounts!'
'Getting around London is sometimes hit and miss. Technically the places that you want to go are all very well linked with transportation, you can hop on a train and be at a club in 5 minutes. The only problem with getting around London is the planned underground (train) closures and some buses and trains stop running after 11pm (usually when the night is just beginning) and taxis are very expensive.'
'I find that I usually stick to my own group here, everyone is really friendly but I think we all stick to our comfort zones a bit. I'm only in my first year so I expect meeting new people will become easier as I settle in. I would like a lot more London Met social events.'
'The student accommodation in London is really impressive. I was worried that I would have to live somewhere really run down but the student apartments are awesome, just like actual apartments only cheaper. As a first year living in such a nice place has made my experience a lot more enjoyable.'
'There isn't a dorm life at London Met but you can opt to live in one of the student accommodation complexes around London. I live at home because it's cheaper but I still have fun at the weekends with my friends.'
'I didn't choose my flat mates when I moved into my accommodation, it made it more exciting because I knew I was going to meet lots of interesting people. Living away from home is a really cool experience but I also know people who live at home at are out all the time.'
'London Met offers affordable education in terms of fees but I think this also applies to student living. A lot of universities require students to live in expensive dorms, London Met offers students who are close to London the opportunity to study and also stay at home if it's more affordable.'
'London is one of the best cities in the world, especially for students! It's culturaly diverse, fast paced, exciting and offers a rich supply of culture. Every weekend is different, we can go to museums and resteraunts one week and go on a pubcrawl of London's best pubs and clubs the next week.'
'There are so many intern and work experience opportunities around London, it's the capital of the country so there is obviously a lot of opportunity for students here. Living here also means that you're never far from those opportunities.'
'I'm from a small town where mostly everyone knows each other and when I first cam to London I found it a tiny bit unfriendly, everyone's rushing from place to place and strangers don't speak to each other. On the other hand it is quite exciting when you feel like you're a small component in something huge, you feel in the mix.'
'I've lived in London all my life so I'm always telling my friends about cool places to go.'
HC's Complete College Guide: London Metropolitan University
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