Bloomberg facilities at Moorgate give London Met students a competitive edge

The facility gives London Met’s business students an opportunity gain valuable experience and advantage when applying for jobs.

Date: Tom Sutton

As part of the refurbishment and consolidation of teaching provision at Moorgate, the University has set up a new Bloomberg teaching facility in MG1-11.

This new facility will replace the two separate facilities, opening up more space at London Met’s Aldgate library and releasing teaching space on the fourth floor of Electra House. MG1-11 will provide 16 terminals, an increase on the 10 previously available in Moorgate.

Anthony Begley, Head of Transition and Implementation at Guildhall, said: "A larger space has been created, which has been used for teaching purposes since 16 February"

“It will benefit students because creating a portfolio is a part of many modules. The Bloomberg facilities allow students to do just that, and monitor and observe their performance.

“It is very realistic. It will give students a lot of recruitment opportunities."

The facilities will continue to be developed and Bloomberg are working with the Faculty to trial new training tools including the 'Bloomberg Aptitude Test'.

"We are also hoping to hold further discussions with Bloomberg about more facilities, and new open access spaces, which will allow other members of the student body to participate," Anthony added.

Competitive advantage for London Met students

London Metropolitan University is one of only a few Universities in the UK to offer direct use of Bloomberg data, information and analytics.

Bloomberg is the financial services leading provider of market data, news and analytical functions used globally in bank dealing rooms and investment houses.

Bloomberg data is used in many of our postgraduate and undergraduate courses to provide similar experiences to those operating in current financial organisations in researching, analysing, modelling and decision-making.

Feedback from students using the space has been overwhelmingly positive and it has been well received by staff.