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London Metropolitan University, known as 'London Met' is home to one of the most advance teaching centres for science in Europe. In 2006 the university invested £30 million into the Science Centre and provides cutting-edge facilities for research as well as teaching and learning. The university offers around 160 degrees and is made up of 28,000 students, 7,000 of which are international. All students will get to experience the multicultural and diverse atmosphere at the university which is mirrored in the incredible city that is London.
In total there are five faculties at London Met; Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing, Faculty of Law, Governance and International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design and the Business School. The university invests thousands every year into scholarships to help students who are excellent in their academic field and those with outstanding sporting achievements.
Great facilities are available at the university. It has seven libraries which include the renowned Trades Union Congress Library and Women’s Library and also a refurbished learning centre with its own café and study areas. Students will also find a graduate centre, a simulated trading floor, multimedia studios, a Technology Tower plus two gyms and a basketball court. To make full use of the sports facilities a Sports Card can be bought that entitles the user to use the facilities and also gain access to various classes. All these facilities can be found in several buildings around London but the majority on two main campus hubs.
MetSU, the Student's Union has two main facilities, The Rocket Complex and The Hub. The Rocket Complex is in central north London and is the main student hang out. It hosts film nights, pool tournaments, photoshoots, Wii Sports and a vast choice of live music and dancing. Once students have signed up for a Metcard they can also benefit from offers and cheap bar prices. MetSU also has over fifty societies to get involved in covering many sports, hobbies and interests.
The University has a range of media run by students including LMBS Times, for finance and business, Verve Radio and Verve Magazine with general information thoughts and articles and Dictum, a magazine run by law students covering politics and law.
Famous names that are part of the alumni at London metropolitan University include Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys, director Noel Clarke, presenter Jamie Theakston, Member of Parliament Graham Allen and comedian Vic Reeves.
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Do not study social work here! The staff are often very unhelpful and are on a power trip. They treat students poorly and unprofessionally. They gang up against students so you feel powerless and that there is no one on your side and there is nothing you can do. Your grievances are not heard. The allocation of placements is often poor. Many students still waiting for placements. No explanations for delays but that you should just wait. It has been an anxious experience for me. Regret choosing to study with this institution. There seems to be no accountability for the staff who work there, many of whom look and act like they don't like working there. Choose at your peril.
Badly run, factory farm environment, stack em high and sell it for profit approach to education. Stampeding encouraged to sign up for courses on first day. No one who works there will know the answer to your queries, Staff are rude and very often seem like they don't want to be there, far too many TA's who struggle with conversing in English teaching full semesters instead of employed staff. It is absolutely a con to go here. It is a money making business, I really regret not doing an apprenticeship or training scheme, I wouldn't have debt and I would be so much further along in my career by now. What a waste of time and money. Stay well clear of this institution, the campus's are in high crime areas and it's definitely not the university experience you get in other parts of the UK.
Being a student at London Met might be challenging at times, but still very rewarding. University has a big focus on student employability and is full assistive staff that genuinely want students to succeed. I managed to get a professional qualification alongside my marketing communications degree, as well as work experience that helped me to graduate with not just an academic knowledge, but also practical experience, that certainly gives positive differentiation once in the job market. It is also worth mentioning that the university is actually improving their facilities and what it has to offer to students, from teaching approaches and student services to events and other activities.