milamber
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Hey,

I've applied to UNI this year as a mature student (I'm 22). I didnt really think i had much of a shot at getting into any UNI at all as I have no A-Levels as I left AS (chem/computing/physics/math) to do an electronics apprenticeship then army etc.

I finally managed to create enough of a space around me to actually set the balll rolling and here I am with 3 unconditions and waiting to hear back from the other 1 (Berkbeck).

Now my question:

My mates (Kings/UCL graduates) say that Greenwich is better than UEL as a UNI but they have no idea regarding London MET. How would you rank those 3?

The course is Philosophy at greenwich & LMU but its psychology extended at UEL.

Kind regards,

Tom
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(sorry but the crazy yellow face looks so excited i had to add it, live the dream!)
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(Original post by milamber)
Hey,

I've applied to UNI this year as a mature student (I'm 22). I didnt really think i had much of a shot at getting into any UNI at all as I have no A-Levels as I left AS (chem/computing/physics/math) to do an electronics apprenticeship then army etc.

I finally managed to create enough of a space around me to actually set the balll rolling and here I am with 3 unconditions and waiting to hear back from the other 1 (Berkbeck).

Now my question:

My mates (Kings/UCL graduates) say that Greenwich is better than UEL as a UNI but they have no idea regarding London MET. How would you rank those 3?

The course is Philosophy at greenwich & LMU but its psychology extended at UEL.

Kind regards,

Tom
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(sorry but the crazy yellow face looks so excited i had to add it, live the dream!)
According to The Times, Greenwich University is ranked slightly higher than UEL. London Met is not even in the list. But again, it varies depending on what subject you do. This is a useful link: http://www.whatuni.com/degrees/home.html
hope it helps! :cool:
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milamber
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Thanks for the Reply,

Yeah thats the problem I'm having, they dont want the newpapers controlling their reputation as a UNI so they dont enter the rankings eccept the QAA (or something liek that), which leaves me in an irritating situation of not really being able to compare. If any one Is currently studying at any one of the above UNI's
Greenwich/LMU/UEL then I'd appreciate a quick line on your honest opinion on it as a whole.

Thanks!

Tom
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Greenwich > UEL >>> London Met.
I would recommend that you choose Greenwich.
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they dont want the newpapers controlling their reputation as a UNI so they dont enter the rankings
The reality is that London Met were ranked the very worst in the UK for years.
So they opted out of being ranked, figuring that it could not possibly do harm to their already terrible reputation.
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That makes sense, do you think times have moved on or are they still below the other two? I was leaning towards greenwich (obviously pending my interview decison from Birkbeck), as the buildings are meant to be a nice place to study.

Anybody studying at Greenwich and have anything to say about it?

Thanks for your posts guys
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Of the four you've mentioned, Birkbeck is by some margin the best (especially if its the Russell Sq campus not Stratford) and as part of the University of London carries a similar weight to your friends at Kings/UCL.

If you don't get in there the other three are much of a muchness.

Greenwich is the best ranked of the three, but has three campuses (Medway in Kent, Greenwich and Avery Hill). The Greenwich one is beautiful and a great place to live and study, the other two are in Eltham and Medway respectively and aren't quite so good.

UEL is the most modern, very nice campus, very good halls but ultimately ranked lower than Greenwich.

If you have the opportunity to go to the above two, I wouldn't bother with London Met. Met is a great multi-cultural experience but ultimately both Greenwich and UEL are better Universities with better facilities in similarly good locations.

Also, UEL And Greenwich have their own halls which Met does not. UEL charge about £103-£106 and Greenwich about £120 or so, where as going into private halls at Met you'll be nearer the £150 mark at least.
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London Met are not on the times and guardian news papers because they choose not go on as they don't believe in rankings for newspapers.
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The reality is that London Met were ranked the very worst in the UK for years.
So they opted out of being ranked, figuring that it could not possibly do harm to their already terrible reputation.
but it really depends on the individual subject.
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This year London Met had the best record for graduate employment... and has one of the highest proportions of qualified teachers to staff ratio of any uni in the country! It has one of the most modern bio labs in the country for Uni's.. so it depends on the subject. Its CASS school is internationally famous. So I think we have to be very careful about 'public' reputations.. .. after all LSE has one of the worst student satisfaction rates in the country
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(Original post by milamber)
Hey,

I've applied to UNI this year as a mature student (I'm 22). I didnt really think i had much of a shot at getting into any UNI at all as I have no A-Levels as I left AS (chem/computing/physics/math) to do an electronics apprenticeship then army etc.

I finally managed to create enough of a space around me to actually set the balll rolling and here I am with 3 unconditions and waiting to hear back from the other 1 (Berkbeck).

Now my question:

My mates (Kings/UCL graduates) say that Greenwich is better than UEL as a UNI but they have no idea regarding London MET. How would you rank those 3?

The course is Philosophy at greenwich & LMU but its psychology extended at UEL.

Kind regards,

Tom
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(sorry but the crazy yellow face looks so excited i had to add it, live the dream!)
hi, I am a student of biomedical science at London met. I completely understand your concerns as I had similar ones before joining. I know there is a lot of talk about London met and whether they're a good or bad uni which was also on my mind before I started here. I would like you to know that stats aren't all that matter and honestly if you take the time to read up about some of the lecturers and professors at the uni you will find that they have the highest and widest range of education and are the best in their fields. The quality of education and support is very high at London met and all staff and students are willing to help you and see you succeed in your uni life and also life after uni. I personally can not fault anyone I have come across at uni. Everyone has always been friendly and helpful and there are many opportunities held to help you get to know others. London met has a great community feel and everyone is so friendly which is exactly what you need when studying for a degree. lecturers are really hands-on and constantly checking up with you to see your progress and always willing to help. they're always asking for feedback from their students too which is great because it shows that our opinions matter because at the end of the day we are the ones actually studying and paying to study. of course, online learning has its struggles but if you tell your tutors how you feel they really take everything into account and help you make the most of your degree and learning.

can I ask what the name of the course you have applied for at London met because I can see you have stated that its philosophy however, that isn't an undergraduate option at London met?
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