London Metropolitan University
London Metropolitan University is one of the foremost providers of undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and vocational education and training in Britain. The range of courses London Metropolitan University offers is very wide and varies from the field of commerce and industry,to the world of art and design.
This University has many years' experience of dealing with the needs of mature and overseas students offering in this way the same opportunities to everybody.
London Met has reached the semi-finals of University Challenge in 2004, beating the following: St John's College Oxford, The University of Durham, and Jesus College Cambridge so for this reason it is considered to be one of the most prestigious.
The University is divided into two different campuses which are London City Campus, located in the heart of the City of London Campus and the vibrant Aldgate area of east London, and London North Campus which is placed in Islington and around the Holloway Road.
The most common subjects chosen by Languages' Erasmus students and offered by London Metropolitan University are the following:
- English for foreigners
- French A
- English for Academic Purposes
- Translation Spanish into English
London Metropolitan University students have access to over 1,200 rooms in its halls of residence(see the list below). Each hall offers a range of different services and are situated close to either the London City or London North campuses. Future applicants must consider the most suitable location and requirements when applying for a room.
Halls of Residence
London City Campus:
London North Campus:
If on the contrary, you prefer to be hosted in a shared house, renting it to a private landlord you can click this useful web site... http://www.gumtree.com where you will find houses or flats to share with other people. This site also includes the option of short term accommodation as it is the case of students coming from UJI, whose Erasmus stay only lasts 5 months.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LONDON:
If you are coming here for the first time you will soon find out - there is no better place to be a student.
London is one of the world's greatest cities, as it has an amazing range of things to see and do. It is a city of history, culture, ethnic diversity and nightlife and is the focus of British politics, finance and the media. Its population is growing and is both cosmopolitan and metropolitan - with people from every country in the world making their home here. Whether you are interested in music, film, dance , theatre or comedy, London can provide an unrivalled range of entertainment and venues.
There are also plenty of cheap things to do; London has some of the world's finest museums and galleries: the National Gallery, British Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum - most of which are free. There is a range of cheap markets such as the famous Portobello and Candem Markets and also plenty of parks and gardens in which you can relax - 39% of London is green space. Your NUS card will get you a range of discounts including on public transport. In London, there are good opportunities to get work placements, part-time work and a job after you graduate.
In the following lines, you will find some essential information about important issues such as health, transport, banking facilities and leisure time.
Starting with health,you have to bear in mind that one of the first and most important tasks for any new resident is registering with a GP and a dentist and learning about the medical facilities offered in the city.
You can get more information about medical assistance in the following web pages:
Concerning public transport, you must be aware of the different possibilities the city offers to you in order to travel around it. Here, there is a very useful web site explaining some general information about buses, tube, trams and trains in London:http://www.tfl.gov.uk
The city of London has five major airports which are:
With regards to banking facilities, once settled in the city, you can start thinking about opening a bank account which will allow you to be free of charge in any of your withdrawals. The four major banks are Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC and NatWest.
Another thing to take into account before arriving at London is to obtain a valid VISA card, since in some places credit cards are not accepted.
As many English universities, London Metropolitan University has a Student Union which organises different activities to help you to feel more integrated in the uni's environment... http://www.londonmetsu.org.uk