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||Posted - 28 Jun 2012 : 22:55:37
Hi, I am due to start studying nutrition and dietetics PgDip with London Met this September but I am getting pretty concerned with all the negative things said about it online. Does anybody have any first hand experience (hopefully positive) of studying nutrition and dietetics at London Met?
I look forward to hearing any thoughts.
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||Posted - 20 Aug 2012 : 22:54:51
Hi guys, I've just graduated from london Met and just wanted to say that the course itself and lecturers are very good. The content is the same as Kings and the placements are organised between both universities so they are the same. The science centre is very impressive. Library's okay and parts of it have just been modernised with some new technology which is good. Some of the uni buildings and rooms are a bit shabby but I kind of got attached to it like that! A bit naughty of me to say but some of the supervisors I came into contact with on placement said that Kings students were very knowledgable and brilliant but London Met students seemed really well prepared and good at practically applying their knowledge on placement so please don't worry! You get out of it what you put in and the teaching is good. Can't see how we could have had any more contact hours! It's a full on timetable (although I did the Bsc) but the postgrads were super busy too. If anybody has more questions let me know and good luck!
||Posted - 13 Aug 2012 : 17:19:33
Thanks very much for taking the time to post. I feel a lot more comfortable about the 18 months ahead. Cheers.
||Posted - 13 Jul 2012 : 21:59:37
I am currently on the pgdip/msc course and can verify exactly what mnl has stated. I am on placement at the minute with a student from kings and in september i am going to guys a major teaching hospital. Going to London met will not stop you from getting a good experience on placement.
Majority of the lectures will help and support you throughout the course along with good access to labs and anthropometry equipment.
||Posted - 08 Jul 2012 : 21:00:22
I'd like to provide some input on this. I'm doing the BSc at london met as my second degree, done two years already and got another 2 to go. Before I started the course, I too had read up some bad press on the place, and I wasn't sure what to expect.
However, I'm pretty happy so far. The course is overseen by the BDA (since it receives funding) and so it is closely monitored to ensure good standards. Placement allocation is independent of which university you're in, so yes, you'll be going to the same places that students from kings go to (and you'll find that your core learning occurs during placement not in the classroom.)
Yes, there are some things that could be better and some lecturers excel while others not so much. However, you'll find this at any university. The facilities are good and the lab 'the superlab' is among the best in Europe. It is true that teaching hours are less than those at kings, but if you do some extra reading (which you should be doing anyway) you'll be fine. In addition, I had the opportunity to shadow three dietitians who had graduated from london met and all three were inspiring.
London met's bad rep is mostly due to its bad management, not it's teaching standard.
If you have any questions get in touch, I'll be more than happy to help :)
||Posted - 05 Jul 2012 : 18:00:34
Thanks for that. It's good to hear and a definite nice change from all the negative stuff online. Using same placement hospitals as Kings College sounds pretty positive too. I look forward to meeting yourself and others on the course.
||Posted - 30 Jun 2012 : 11:31:18
A guy i shadowed last year actually graduated from London Met, He got a 1st and I remember him telling me that Dietetics at London Met is one of their flagship courses. So a majority of the universities funding will go to this course, i'm guessing their facilities will be really good too? (as i've never seen it)
But thats defiantly something to consider.
Hope that helps :)
||Posted - 29 Jun 2012 : 20:25:45
I am due to begin this course in Sept also. I don't know about the lecturing/university piece but I think the placements are carried out in the same hospitals as used by the course in King's College or so I heard? So that is positive .....