London Metropolitan University

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London Metropolitan University Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
7 Reviews
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London Metropolitan University Vice-Chancellor Malcolm Gillies
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  1.  

    Very Good Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Offer Maker in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Offer Maker in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at London Metropolitan University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work with various departments.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be boring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly environment, but bureaucratic management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Faculty Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Faculty Administrator in London, England (UK)

    I worked at London Metropolitan University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment and committed academic and admin staff. Good location and close to Tube.
    Inclusive environment and good opportunities for working part time/flexible hours.

    Cons

    Staff struggle to do their jobs, faced with a lot of bueaucracy. Lots of change and little
    time to implement changes before new ones are introduced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to the staff, includes academics, admin and support. You have some fantastically committed staff,
    and a wealth of ideas you could tap to solve some of the issues at grass-roots level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A fulfilling and enjoyable job made unnecessarily difficult and frustrating by very poor management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hourly Paid Lecturer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Hourly Paid Lecturer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at London Metropolitan University as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    An interesting and mixed ability student population.

    Cons

    Low standards in several respects, serious mismanagement led to repeated redundancies. One day this important institution will be properly run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Measure results and reinforce good practice. Stop reinforcing failure with the old guard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Enjoyable, but sometimes the level of incompetence in upper management hurts.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at London Metropolitan University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lovely environment. Great co-workers and very flexible managers. The unit I was with had a great manager, who was always open to ideas and appreciative of efforts.

    Cons

    Upper management is terrible, leading to the recent events that have received much press coverage. Senior management can be sluggish at times, and not exactly open to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Changing strategy from time to time to adapt to changing system and demography would probably make things easier for LondonMet in future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    An institution that has provided a learning experience as well as self satisfying experience of self growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Operations in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Manager Operations in Lahore (Pakistan)

    I have been working at London Metropolitan University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Independence, methodical, well balanced, leads with a motive, a mission, annual bonus, good pay masters, understanding, open door policy

    Cons

    Lack of insurance, low annual bonuses, line of manager too biased

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate the directors regularly, good to delegate but need to spot check from someone totally unrelated to the person in charge to get an unbiased opinion. Must realize, that with increasing inflation, employees int he world need to be given a relief package that meets the basic needs of the employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    I improved my talent in practical works.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student
    Current Employee - Student

    I have been working at London Metropolitan University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like to be a best professor for students.

    Cons

    Need more equipment in the lab and some professors whose are working no talent to teach just actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some more scholarship to best students of the university.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    LondonMet 118th Best University in UK (Out of 118 Universities Polled)

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Widening Participation & Outreach Officer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Widening Participation & Outreach Officer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at London Metropolitan University

    Pros

    London Met is well located in Central and North London. Its boasts a diverse student body, made up of over 28,000 students of all ages from the UK and 155 countries across the globe. The university provides full- and part-time postgraduate, professional and vocational education in Britain. The 485 courses on offer are planned in consultation with employers and examining bodies in commerce, industry, the world of art and design, the financial services industries and other professions.

    Both campuses are well serviced by public transport and local shops. Its effectiveness is in its sheer size and location.

    Cons

    LondonMet consists of two former colleges that in 10 years have not amalgamated. The ICT is antiquated & software is inadequate & unreliable.

    The leadership including the now-disgraced Vice Chancellor Brian Roper and the Board of Governors (forced to stand down by the government) and management culture is very questionable and lack-lustre bordering on inadequate and self serving.

    After years of refusing to participate in the University League Tables the current VC has rightly attempted to address the reality of LondonMet heard-on by submitting LondonMet to the League Tables assessment. Hence out of 118 UK universities LondonMet holds up the table at 118.
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    Processes and procedures are not adhered to or at worst are given the impression of being adhered to.

    One concern is for the safety of their employees and students. Witnessing a emergency evacuation in response to a fire alarm I was appalled at the inaction and lack of urgency and duty of care by managers entrusted with that responsibility.

    LondonMet has the potential to rise up to a respectable standing in the league tables and to be a reputable institution especially for those students from those backgrounds unfamiliar and intimidated by the 'posh' universities. Once a good student demonstrates their mettle and achieves excellent results they will realise that universities irrespective of their prestige are there for anyone.

    Sadly a significant number of academic and administration staff portray an indifference and provide a poor quality of work for their students and fellow staff.

    Result Card: Has the potential to do better, much better. Sadly it hasn't the inclination or willpower to be positive and achieve its potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new VC Malcolm Gillies has an unenviable and difficult task that his predecessor failed to challenge. VC Gillies has to unite a university that was amalgamated over 10 years ago, yet the divisions remain and the arrogance of campus divide remain. Time to get over it.

    Management need to establish a root and branch review of management & administration procedures. Not to mention creating the usual best practices of performance indicators, targets, clear communication lines, update the technology and provide their students and staff better services and provisions. Establish departmental comparisons with other HEI's for best practise ideas and concepts. Create a comprehensive Customer Relations Management system that integrates with academic and administration to provide a comprehensive flow through of students/clients.

    Instigate an audit of like-minded student support programme that have proliferated across all departments and campuses and identify the successful ones and integrate these programme into a more comprehensive service for students and staff.

    Remember "It's the students"!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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