Why London Met’s approach to teaching in higher education is different

With our Superlab for science students, a mock courtroom for law students and a curriculum focused on real-world experience, London Met is a hands-on university whose students have so much to offer employers when they graduate.

Quality teaching

According to the latest National Student Survey results, when it comes to teaching quality, we score higher than universities such as the London School of Economics, University College London and Queen Mary University of London. This success highlights how we go the extra distance when it comes to teaching, from student feedback schemes to a focus on academic qualifications.

Why are we so different? 

Cécile Tschirhart, Head of Student Experience and Student Outcomes at The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, says: “In most universities, students review their modules at the end of the course, which means they themselves don’t benefit from the feedback. At London Met, thanks to the student-led module feedback scheme, we can make changes in real time. So, if a student tells us something in week five, we can say to them in week six that we’ve heard them, and by week seven there is a positive change made.”

Very few other universities have similar schemes, and none “close the loop” in the way London Met does, Tschirhart points out, “We make sure students know about the changes we’ve made as a consequence of their feedback.”

Students supporting students

Support doesn’t only come from lecturers. The University has a Peer Assisted Student Success (PASS) scheme, which sees trained second and third-year students provide coaching to first years. So far, 3,000 students have taken part in the scheme, while 150 have trained as success coaches. As well as providing support for new undergraduates adapting to university life, the scheme offers benefits for the student coaches themselves. One coach, Quoc Luu Nguyen, has found it “really satisfying” to see first-year students go on to achieve their goals and describes it as a great way of building up mentoring skills that will be useful in the workplace.

Every year, London Metropolitan University helps hundreds of students find places on full-time undergraduate degrees. You can start a course at London Met in September, but many are also available to start in January. Take a look at our full list of undergraduate courses or contact our course enquiries team for more information.
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