London Met ranks highly for student satisfaction

Our careers-focused University placed in the top ten for student satisfaction for Music, Mathematics and Economics.

Date: 09 July 2020

In the most recent edition of the Complete University Guide, London Metropolitan was ranked in the top ten for student satisfaction in three subject areas.

The University came in third in this category for Music, fifth for Mathematics and ninth for Economics.

As a careers-focused university, many of London Met’s courses have built-in opportunities to gain work experience and develop industry contacts so as to stand graduates in the best possible stead for their working lives.

The tutors and course leaders in the London Met music department are industry leaders who boast international careers. They have experience working with top performers and organisations including Kate Nash, Clean Bandit, Wolf Alice, Imelda May, Echobelly, the BBC, Sky and Channel 4; and students on the courses get the opportunity to undertake professional experience too, with enterprise and industry exchange on offer to additional audio industry links.

Dr Elaine Thomazi Freitas composer and course leader for Music Technology and Production BSc (Hons) said: "We’re delighted that the quality and distinctiveness of the work we do in Music at London Met has been recognised in this way. It's a particular honour as it reflects the feelings of the students themselves. Our staff are hugely dedicated to what they do and passionate about music in all its forms. It's a joy to share that passion with the students every day. 

“Our previous students have gone on to successful careers in the Music and Audio Visual industries, working in jobs such as: recording engineers, music producers, audio engineers (live sound and studio-based), sound editors, audio & sound designers (film & games), audio researchers, acoustician & acoustic consultants, sound artists, filmmakers, directors & producers, composers & film music composers, mixing & mastering engineers, as well continuing higher education in Master's and PhD programmes around the world. We also have former students working as lecturers in our team and elsewhere."

In Mathematics and Economics, students are similarly offered the chance to undertake placements in industries like finance, business and accounting, with the courses covering a balanced mixture of applied and theoretical knowledge.

A student on the BSc Mathematics programme said: “At London Met I don’t feel as though I only study mathematics, I feel I’m part of a community of people who share my passion and drive to do well. If I could give any advice to anyone thinking of joining the mathematics subject area at London Met it would be: stop thinking and secure your place, you will never look back.”

“I decided to do this course because I love mathematics and this course has given me the opportunity to deepen this love. I am able to study modules that I enjoy with other students who share the same interests as me. Friendly teachers, well-equipped labs and the library are very helpful and encourage me to explore more fields of mathematics.”

Students in the graduate centre