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London Metropolitan University

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London Metropolitan University

Key Information
Quick Facts
An Overview
Services for students
Rankings
Accommodation for Students
Location of the University
Notable Alumni
Key Information

Particular

Details

Location

London

Established

1848

Total Students

9,200

Percentage of International Students

 18%

Quick Facts

The university has campuses in the City of London and in the London Borough of Islington, a museum, archives and libraries. Special collections include the TUC Library the Irish Studies Collection and the Frederick Parker Collection.

London Metropolitan offers about 160 degree courses, to 9,200 students (including 7,000 overseas students from 155 countries).

Student media at London Metropolitan University include:

  • Verve magazine – launched in 2009 by journalism students; articles about the university, general politics, entertainment, lifestyle, fashion and sports.
  • Verve Radio – launched in 2011 as a platform for student thoughts and opinions; regular shows hosted by student DJs.
  • Dictum – launched in 2010 by law students; articles on law, politics and international relations; notable guest writers include Supreme Court Judge Robert Walker and writer, blogger and barrister Tim Kevan.

An Overview

The University’s academic departments are currently arranged into six schools, where previously there were four faculties each comprising three schools. These are:

  • Guildhall School of Business and Law
  • School of Computing and Digital Media
  • School of Human Sciences
  • School of Social Professions
  • School of Social Sciences
  • Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design (otherwise known as “The Cass”)

The university invests over £700,000 annually in its scholarship programme to help academically excellent students as well as students with outstanding achievements in various sports disciplines, such as hockey, tennis and basketball.

Services for students

  • Accommodation

Find somewhere to live during your studies

It’s important to find somewhere safe, affordable and comfortable to live in a new city, so we’re here to give you a comprehensive guide to student housing in London.

  • Funding your studies

Find out what financial support is available

Discover what funding you’re entitled to, help us take the stress out of those funding application forms and get help with student finance queries

  • Two women in counselling

Counselling Service support and personal development

We’ll help you work through personal issues

The University’s team of trained counsellors provide an opportunity for you to think and talk about any personal or emotional difficulties that may be concerning you.

  • Increase your employability

Improve your career prospects

The University careers team offers a range of services to support you with career planning whilst you are studying and for up to three years after graduation.

  • Library Services, supporting your success

Study spaces and materials to aid your learning

With a wide range of study areas and facilities, access to extensive study materials and helpful and well-informed staff, our library services are here to help you succeed.

  • Refugee Assessment and Guidance Unit (RAGU)

Services for refugee health professionals

The Refugee Assessment and Guidance Unit (RAGU) provides careers advice, guidance and skills development for refugee health professionals.

  • Access advice from one of our student hubs

Specialist student support

We have student hubs at both of our campuses to help you get advice and guidance from staff.

  • Get involved with student life

Find out more about the Students’ Union

The Students’ Union is the place to go for student discounts, clubs and societies, independent advice, representation, volunteering opportunities and more.

Rankings

National rankings
Complete (2020)[48] 126
Guardian (2020)[49] 117
Times / Sunday Times (2020)[50] 128
Global rankings
QS (2020)[51] 751–800
British Government assessment
Teaching Excellence Framework[52] Bronze

Accommodation for Students

  • Optivo Wood Green Hall
  • Optivo- Park house
  • Optivo- goldsmiths House
  • Optivo- Helen Graham House
  • Cass and Claredel – John Cass Hall
  • Cass and Claredel-Clardel House
  • Axo Camden
  • Britannia South Bank
  • Chester House
  • Chapter- Highbury
  • Chapter- islington
  • Chapter- Spitafeilds
  • Chapter- Portobello
  • Chapter- Lewisham
  • Unite Students- Stapleton House

Location of the University

The main university campus is on Holloway Road in the London Borough of Islington where five of the University’s Schools are based. London Met’s Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design is based in Aldgate.

Notable Alumni

  • Helen Baker, author
  • John Box OBE, Academy Award and BAFTA-winning British film production designer and art director
  • Noel Clarke, director, screenwriter and actor
  • Alannah Currie, artist
  • James Hyman, DJ, Radio & TV presenter, music supervisor and MD of JLH.
  • Henry Irving, first English Stage actor to be awarded a knighthood[67]
  • W.R. Linton, West Australian artist and teacher[68]
  • Maimie McCoy, actress
  • Tom McRae, English singer-songwriter
  • Alison Moyet, pop singer
  • Michael Petry, multi-media artist, director of MOCA London, and co-founder of the Museum of Installation, London
  • Vic Reeves, comedian
  • Daniela Ruah, actress, most notably NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Edwin Smith, photographer
  • AdaoraOnyechere, a Nigerian TV/radio presenter, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and author.
  • Irwin Sparkes, front-man of pop band The Hoosiers[69]
  • Matthew Sweeney, Irish poet
  • William Neville Bingley, lawyer and academic known as the architect of Code of Practice for the Mental Health Act 1983[72]
  • Rowan Carstairs, 1973–1977 (Philosophy: North London Polytechnic) Entrepreneur, Writer, and Social Housing Advocate.[73]
  • Edward George Clarke, Victorian British barrister and politician[67]
  • Ian M. Cook, Chairman, President and chief executive officer of Colgate-Palmolive.
  • Harry Henry, one of Britain’s market research pioneers and last survivor of the 23 founders of the Market Research Society (MRS)
  • Kojo Jones, a Ghanaian business mogul and the founder of Empire Domus.
  • Nick Leeson trader with Barings Bank who brought about its collapse
  • Jane Shepherdson, chief executive of UK clothing brand, Whistles and was brand director for TopShop.
  • Adel Al-Mouwdah, Deputy Speaker of Bahrain’s first elected parliament and president of Salafist party, Asalah
  • Graham Allen, Member of Parliament (1974, City of London Polytechnic)
  • Candy Atherton, British journalist and former Member of Parliament (1985, BA Applied Social Studies, Polytechnic of North London)
  • Julie Bindel, English writer, feminist and co-founder of the group Justice For Women (Researcher)
  • James Brokenshire, Member of Parliament
  • Jeremy Corbyn, current leader of the Labour Party (Trade Union Studies, North London Polytechnic: did not graduate)
  • Kate Hoey, Member of Parliament (Economics, City of London College)
  • Sadiq Khan, Member of Parliament and Mayor of London (1992, Law, University of North London)
  • NainendraNand, former Solicitor-General of Fiji from 1997 to 2000
  • Christine Russell, former Member of Parliament
  • Neil Tennant, from the Pet Shop Boys (1972–75 History, North London Polytechnic)
  • AJ Tracey, Musician (dropped out)

If you are planning to study abroad in the UK and targeting this university, you can get in touch with AEC. Give us a call on +91-8448446609 or 011-43334444 to get assistance on call. You can also write a query and sent it to us at enquiry@aecoverseas.com.

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    London Metropolitan University

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    Know more about accommodation options:
    On Campus Accommodation:

    http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/services-and-facilities/accommodation/

    Off Campus Accommodation:
    Private student accommodation providers:

    1. CRM-Student – http://www.crm-students.com/
    2. Unite Students – http://www.unitestudents.com/
    3. Chapter-Living – https://www.chapter-living.com
    4. IQ Student – https://www.iqstudentaccommodation.com/
    5. Pure Student Living – http://www.purestudentliving.com/
    6. Liberty Living – https://www.libertyliving.co.uk/
    7. Victoria League Student House – https://www.victorialeague.co.uk/
    8. Student Castle – http://www.studentcastle.co.uk/
    9. Opto Living – http://www.optoliving.com/
    10. Vista Student – https://www.vitastudent.com/
    11. Mezzino – https://www.mezzino.co.uk/
    12. Fresh Student Living – http://www.freshstudentliving.co.uk/
    13. Scape – https://www.scape.com/en-uk
    14. Urbanest Student Accommodation – http://www.uk.urbanest.com/
    15. Host-Student – https://www.host-students.com
    16. Mansion Student – http://www.mansionstudent.co.uk/
    17. The Student Housing Company – http://thestudenthousingcompany.com/

    Useful Links:

    1. Spare Room – https://www.spareroom.co.uk/
    2. Right Move – http://www.rightmove.co.uk/
    3. Home – http://www.home.co.uk/
    4. Foxtons – https://www.foxtons.co.uk/
    5. Zoopla – https://www.zoopla.co.uk/
    6. Unipol – http://www.unipol.org.uk/
    7. Student – https://www.student.com/
    8. Student Pad – http://www.studentpad.co.uk/
    9. My Student Halls – https://www.mystudenthalls.com/
    10. University Rooms – http://www.universityrooms.com/


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