London Metropolitan University (LMU) was formed in 2002 from the merger of the University of North London and London Guildhall University.
LMU has invested heavily in its facilities, and now owns several state-of-the-art research centres. The university’s “superlab” has more than 280 workstations, with additional specialist laboratories for fields including sport science, phlebotomy and virology. Media students have the opportunity to work in a newsroom with its own radio station, while law students have access to a mock courtroom.
The university’s main campus is in Holloway, in North London, where the faculties of Sciences and Computing and Social Sciences and Humanities are located. This up-and-coming area is ten minutes from central London by public transport. Arsenal Football Club’s Emirates Stadium can be seen from LMU’s faculty, making it a great location for football fans.
LMU’s two other faculties each has a location which reflects its specialism in teaching. Art, design and architecture students are based at the Sir John Cass faculty in east London - a hub for brand name and independent designers, with the trendy markets and cafes of Shoreditch on its doorstep.
Business and management students are based at Moorgate, in the City of London. This small borough is the oldest part of London, and is the heart of the capital’s financial affairs. Many banks and international businesses are based in the single square mile near the River Thames.
LMU’s most famous alumni include the comedian Vic Reeves, singer Alison Moyet and footballer Garth Crooks. A number of prominent politicians studied at the university, such as the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.