London Metropolitan University has a rich history with strong educational roots dating back to 1848.The University as it is today was created in 2002 with the merging of London Guildhall University and the University of North London, the first merger between two universities in the UK.
London Met is home to important centres of research and staff undertake innovative, relevant, and evidence-based research, as well as offering consultancy and training, in areas such as:
London Metropolitan University provides a high quality Careers and Employability Service, which enables students and graduates to make informed choices about their career options, develop relevant skills and stand out in a competitive job market.
We do this in 4 main ways:
We have a range of student support services in place to help you make the most of your degree including study groups to guide you through research techniques or dissertation writing. We can also provide advice on funding, accommodation and careers.
The Accommodation Bureau provides information and advice on:
Our libraries house over half a million library print items, a growing collection of electronic resources, and staff to help you locate and use them. You will have free email and Internet access, and, to save time, self-service machines in the libraries allow you to borrow and return your own material.
Each library has open access networked PCs with printing, copying and media facilities, and Wi-Fi so you can use your own laptop – look out for the MetNet signs. Macs are also available in some locations. Most library computers can be booked for use at specific times, so that you know a computer is available when you want to use one.
Outside of lectures and study, our students take advantage of the buzzing nightlife in east London, the beautiful Royal parks, cheap eats in Brixton, live music in Camden and the museums, galleries and theatres dotted all over the city.
Exmouth Market is crammed full of tasty places to eat and drink and is just a quick bus ride from our Holloway campus.
The National Gallery, Tate Modern and the V&A are just a few of Londons free galleries.
Fancy a dose of crazy golf, cocktails and burgers? Check out Swingers in Shoreditch, the newest indoor entertainment craze bound to be a hole load of fun.
London Met Students’ Union runs a large number of sports clubs for students wanting to participate. A number of our teams regularly represent London Met in the British Universities College Sports (BUCS) championships and the London Universities Sport Leagues (LUSL).Looking to take fitness classes or start a new exercise routine? Our Fitness and Recreation centres include excellent facilities and a variety of classes at the lowest fees for our students. London Met has gyms at both of our Holloway and Aldgate campuses with state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment, a full-sized basketball court complete with scoreboard, and a dance and fitness studio.
An independent, democratic organisation, the Students’ Union, LondonMetSU, voices the views and concerns of our students on a range of issues relating to the University and the wider community. Each and every student has the opportunity to stand and be elected, so if you’re keen to gain experience of working for a large and influential organisation, or would like to help make key decisions about the University.
There’s a whole range of clubs to join at London Met – Blues, Rock and Metal Society, South Asian Students Society, V2 Law Society, Liberal Society, Aviation Society, Model United Nations Society and LGBT – but if none of these catch your eye, it’s always possible to set up your own.
London Metropolitan University has accreditation from the following institutions: