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London Metropolitan University

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About the University 🏫

The London Metropolitan University (LMU) is truly a dynamic university in the heart of London. The university is known for its excellent art, design and architecture courses along with offering inspiring programmes and studies in areas such as education, business, law and science. LMU has approximately 10,000 students enrolled from nearly 150 different nationalities who flock to this popular university in the capital of England.

It allows you to blend in with the locals while making friends from virtually every continent. This unique combination of quality education and broad networking opportunities has contributed to the high "employment rate" percentage, which is a whopping 96.7% for graduates within 6 months.

LMU is home to a number of exquisite learning facilities including a world-leading science center, a mock-up courtroom, advanced labs and a news and editorial room. The university's pioneering business incubator also provides valuable support to students striving for success in the start-up world.

With more sports clubs, volunteer projects and over 50 student unions to engage with, there are loads of possibilities whether you do it for the sake of interest or to spice up your resume. In the unlikely event that you can't find what you're looking for, you can gather a few friends and create your own organization.

About the city 🌇

London is a city of both history and modernity from the 21st century - a true hub of the world's cultures and nationalities. With a population of 7 million, 30% of whom are of overseas descent, London is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world. Hundreds of languages are being spoken within the city borders.

London museums and galleries rank among the world's finest, and are full of significant elements of European and global history. The monuments from London's glorious past, from medieval banquet rooms to St Paul's Cathedral, stand next to modern wonders such as Tate Modern and the London Eye.

For activities and entertainment, London is in a league of its own. A shopping mecca, the weekend markets of Portobello and Camden offer groundbreaking designs and vintage finds while allowing you to 'splurge' away in the rich and famous department stores at Harrods or Oxford Street. There are hundreds of theatres, nightclubs and bars to choose from, as well as countless British pubs world renowned for their recognizable charismatic look and vibe.

Home to London's West End, Royal Opera House, London Symphony and Royal Albert Hall, London has something for every taste in music. Besides that, it's a paradise for football lovers, where every weekend the sports atmosphere is spiced up. There is ample opportunity to experience big matches in various legendary stadiums.

Contrary to popular belief, London is not necessarily expensive. The city's large student population means that there are plenty of good values to be found, and many shops and attractions that offer student discounts. From Michelin-starred restaurants to Indian buffets with everything you can eat - yes, there are restaurants for all kinds of budgets and preferences in London.

Housing 🏡

Halls of residence

The dorms is built specifically for students who have to study at LMU to facilitate the search for accommodation. In the rent you get included electricity, heating, water, electricity and Wi-Fi. You also have free access to maintenance staff on site during the day and security personnel at night.

London Metropolitan University does not own or manage any on-campus housing, and therefore works with external homeowners.

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Private housing

It is also possible to find privately owned homes that you can rent during your studies. For this, London Metropolitan University has published a page that can be useful to read before engaging into the search for your home during your time as a student.

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What the students say

“I truly enjoyed my time at London Met! It really did meet my expectations and more. I had a wonderful experience at London Met and if given the opportunity to study there again I would in a heartbeat!” - Lucas L.

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