London Metropolitan University2014 League Table Ranking 121
2014 Overall Score 343
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- London Met has offered affordable quality education in the heart of the capital since 1848.
- We are one of London's oldest educational institutions.
- London Met is a modern and forward-looking institution. Its mission is: Transforming Lives, Meeting Needs, Building Careers.
Location and transport
- London Met’s buildings are dotted around London. All buildings are fully accessible by public transport and within walking distance of several stations.
- Campuses in the heart of the city include those near stations at Moorgate, Aldgate and Shoreditch: here fast-moving, high-flying financiers rub shoulders with artists attracted by the cultural industries of Brick Lane and East London.
- The Univesity's north campus is just a short walk from Holloway, and Highbury and Islington stations: this area is well known for its wide range of restaurants, bars, beautiful parks and independent shops.
- The University's primary concern when considering an application is that the candidate demonstrates potential to succeed on their chosen course.
- Entry requirements differ for each course and candidates are advised to visit course pages on the website for more details.
- Degree courses: students must be 18 or over; have GCSE grade C in English Language or key skills qualification level 3 or equivalent; GCSE grade C in Maths or equivalent in some cases.
- 43% male : 57% female.
- 80% UK : 20% non-UK.
- 97% state : 3% public.
- London Met is committed to offering flexible education for its students.
- Many courses can be studied on a full or part-time basis.
- Students may have the option of beginning their course in February.
- London Met was awarded the highest accolade from the independent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), for its academic standards and learning opportunities.
- London Met's teachers are passionate about inspiring students. Underpinning everything is an absolute commitment to quality and standards.
- London Met has two National Teaching Fellows and two national Centres of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETLs), awarded by the HE Academy.
- Four London Met staff members have been honoured as National Teaching Fellows and the University was a lead player in three national Centres of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETLs), funded by HEFCE in the period 2005–2010.
- Over two-thirds of the research outputs submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise were judged to be 'internationally recognised', 'internationally excellent' or 'world-leading'.
- London Met researchers have won best academic paper awards in finance, banking, marketing and networking; while research students have been recognised through awards such as an Institute of Food Science and Technology Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Fellowship; Ministry of Justice Internship; and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
- London Met is home to the Faculty Advanced Institute of Research (FAIR), established in 2012 to bring together researchers from six different institutes who are working to make social justice a priority. The institute is working on 27 different projects worth a total of £3.5m.
- London Met courses are accredited by a wide range of professional, statutory and regulatory bodies, ensuring the professional currency of qualifications on offer.
- These include among others: Royal Institute of British Architects; Law Society; Bar Standards Board; Solicitors Regulatory Authority; Health and Care Professions Council; Chartered Institute of Marketing ; Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); British Psychological Society; and the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Student facilities, including library and computing
The University has prioritised investment in teaching and student facilities including:
- The Science Centre, which offers cutting-edge teaching and research facilities unparalleled in scale and complexity anywhere in Europe.
- Extensive libraries including the recently refurbished Learning Centre, the specialist Trade Union Collection and formal and informal IT facilities throughout the buildings.
- Met Lounges, providing a social learning environment with coffee, Wi-Fi and facilities for informal individual and group study.
- New facilities for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, including a newsroom, and exciting new areas within the Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design.
- There are also sound and recording studios, a mock courtroom, a lighting laboratory with artificial sky and heliodon for architecture students and specialist studio and workshop facilities for art and design students.
- Information and advice for students with disabilities/dyslexia, telephone: North campus 020 7133 2188; City campus 020 7320 1122; or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website.
- The university Students' Union is a democratic organisation run by students for students.
- The SU provides representation, advice and support to students at the University.
- A great range of social activities, the award-winning Rocket club, club nights, top DJs, cultural events and a wide range of student societies.
- London Met has scope for all students to play sport. There are national and international competition platforms available as well as affordable, accessible facilities for recreational participants.
- The University has modern sporting facilities of an international standard, including a national league basketball court and multiple gyms.
Recent/prospective new builds
- The new re-design of areas of the Learning Centre has provided elegant informal social learning spaces and WIFI access has also been extended.
- £1-million refurbishment of the London Metropolitan Business School at Moorgate.
- Refurbishment of several areas on campus, to enhance surroundings and provide informal learning areas where students can chat or study.
Availability of part-time work
- There is a wide range of work opportunities in London.
- High quality Careers Service enables students to make informed career choices and fulfil their potential by improving their employability.
- Help and support is available to all students in finding part-time employment and placements on and off campus.
- For more information about part-time work at London Met, visit the website.
- Lord Bilimoria – British entrepreneur, founder of Cobra Beer.
- Candy Atherton – British journalist and former Member of Parliament.
- Peter Tatchell – human rights campaigner.
- Julie Bindel – English writer, feminist and co-founder of the group Justice For Women.
- Jane Shepherdson – chief executive of UK clothing brand, Whistles and was brand director of Topshop.
- Noel Clarke – director, screenwriter and actor.
- Vic Reeves – comedian.
- Neil Tennant – from the Pet Shop Boys.
- David Goodchild – former English cricketer.
- Sadiq Khan – Member of Parliament.
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