Hearing from international students who have already studied at London Met is a great way to get a feel for what it would be like to come here. From being away from home for the first time to their favourite modules, here our African students and graduates talk about their experiences of studying at London Met.
What our students say
Food Science MSc
"A golden opportunity to contribute my own quota in making the world a better place".
Food Science MSc
"I had the opportunity to take up a postgraduate fellowship in the Houses of Parliament, working with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology."
Mathematics (including foundation year) BSc (Hons)
"I felt bored sitting at home after retirement. I decided it would be a good thing to refresh my brain by coming back to school l and studying something new."
MA Woman and Child Abuse
"My scholarship has provided me with opportunities I never expected."
Journalism BA (Hons)
"London Met helped prepare me for a career in the media industry. After graduating I felt confident with all the skills I had learned over the years in my journalism course to break into the industry and here I am!"
Applied Psychology MSc
"Social Psychology is my favourite module. It helps me understand different social aspects of human behaviour in different life situations."
Pharmaceutical Science MSc
"Coming from Ghana straight to London and being the first time away from Africa, this experience has been so eye-opening for me."
Conference Interpreting MA
"I like what the city stands for in terms of diversity, history and cultural and gastronomic richness. In addition, the UK is a hub of educational excellence."
Brian Mzana Mthimkhulu
Sociology BSc (Hons)
"The degree has been most useful in my work as researcher and speech writer in the Ministry of Labour and as a newspaper columnist."
International Foundation Programme, Forensic Science BSc
"Coming to the UK was the biggest step I have taken in my life and it has really exposed me to loads of things. It has made me realise that the world is so huge and full of many different people, races, cultures and ways of living."
LLB Business Law; Business Law and Media Studies BSc
"My course played a very important role in preparing me for the work environment. I gained a lot of experience from my participation in various activities organised by the Students’ Union, as well as student societies."
Wally Shannon Mbassi Elong
Media and Communications PhD, Media and Communications MA
"My PhD research is about a social media account called Man United in Pidgin (MUIP). It provides readers with Manchester United Football Club’s (MUFC) news and commentaries in Pidgin English."
Ayodele Tolulope Mercy
"I now have a network of mentors who can help me get my dream job thanks to London Met!"
MA Human Resource Management
My scholarship has opened a window of opportunity for me to explore academic life beyond the borders of my country
Dr Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood
International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies BA (Hons)
"I was selected with two other students to represent London Met at the Hiroshima and Peace program in Japan – funded by the University and the Japan Student Services Organisation (JASSO) the Japanese Government (JASSO). These are experiences I would never forget as they dared me to start believing more in myself."
Electronic and Communications Engineering BEng (Hons)
"It is a very competitive world outside university and you have to make sure you stand out from the crowd to get yourself noticed."
Computer Networking and Cyber Security MSc
"The wealth of knowledge displayed by module leaders, as well as my colleagues during our seminars, is phenomenal."