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Has anyone been to LSBU or heard any positive/negaive stories about LSBU.
Advice and opinions welcomed!
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In my case, I applied for E-Business (IT) and they wanted a BTEC National Certificate grade PP.... That's equivalent to 2 A levels at grade E! My predicted grade (and actual result) was a National Diploma IT Practitioners Grade DDD (Equivalent to 3 A levels at grade A) Given my grade prediction, you'd think they'd make a more logical offer, such as DDM or something. (Or whatever their typical entry requirements were.) My guess is that they do it so that people choose LSBU as their insurance choice. (safe bet) On the other hand, one could question that logic given the fact that they wouldn't have been short of applicants this year. (surely?)
Perhaps I'm wrong and maybe they were just being nice to me. However, I've heard of other surprising stories about them too.
Taken from their website. Presuming they meant detective... so... from that I'm going to say it's not great.
I highly doubt that LBSU graduates are sixth in the UK for starting salary...
I've applied to do Social Work at LSBU and they are asking for higher grades than other (higher ranked) universities. It's not my first choice but if they offered me a place, I wouldn't say no.
They will offer you a place if you fail to make the grades. It's just a trick to get people to think the standards are OK. In reality they have places going in clearing well into December - 3 months after the start of their courses. I read a recent article about it in the Times. It's a dodgy outfit IMO. They just want the bums on seats, for the income.
Halls are good (Mclaren house)
The ONLY good point about LSBU is that its so damn close to Central London, 10 minutes on the tube to trafalgar and piccadilly, which is exceeeellent.
I am embarresed to go here, cant wait to leave.
Elephant and Castle is a ****hole to be blunt.
I don't see how its decent in any way shape or form.
alot of the people who go there I'm surprised even got in in the first place
It doesn't have a good uni feel like somewhere such as leeds or Manchester
If your enjoying it, don't worry
I did think some of the teaching was good - but some of it was really really poor - I had a lecturer who'd never even studied the subject herself, she had some of the worst english i've ever come across, and every week she went to the wrong lecture room... every week.... we missed half the class waiting for her to cop on!!!! I transferred out after 1st year because I knew that nobody in the sector I work in would take me seriously with a degree from LSBU. When we sat our exams, everyone was chatting and obviously cheating! For crying out loud, one of our exams was multiple choice!
But I have to say, my boyfriend is doing a HNC there and its good for him because he never got past GCSE level at school, so to be able to go back 10 years later and try again has been good for him - and I know the Nursing degree is well thought of - so if you're doing something like that, it'd be a good place to go.