I'm studying BA theology at LST (London School of Theology) I'm 22 and classed as a mature student! This has honestly been the best experience of my life so far! If you want a place to study about God and grow in your relationship with Him then this is the place! LST is known for its great community, I would describe it as my LST family. Having this close community it really helped me to enjoy my uni experience, not only to grow in relationship with God but also make long life friends. My first thoughts of coming to LST was that everyone will know more than me and I would find it hard to fit in as I have recently become a Christian. But, this wasn't the case, the support I was given was incredible and there were more people like me who haven't come straight from church, this was really refreshing as I thought I would find it daunting. And don't get me wrong my first year has personally been the hardest year for me for other reasons. But LST to me, during such a hard time, was just still so enjoyable! I would recommend this Uni to anyone. The faculty are great and you can go talk to them anytime if you have any worries or questions, they will try their best to help you.
LST has a great team to help you explore your next path at the end of your experience at LST and often you will find from what your start to learn that it is something you want to explore more of.
If you want a place to study about God and grow in your relationship with Him then this is the place! My first thoughts of coming to LST was that everyone will know more than me and I would find it hard to fit in as I have recently become a Christian. But, this wasn't the case, the support I was given was incredible and there were more people like me who haven't come straight from church, this was really refreshing as I thought I would find it daunting. And don't get me wrong my first year has personally been the hardest year for me for other reasons. But LST to me, during such a hard time, was just still so enjoyable! I would recommend this Uni to anyone. The faculty are great and you can go talk to them anytime if you have any worries or questions, they will try their best to help you. The term times are a little strange and completely different to any other uni. They could do with changing, but you get an extra long Christmas and Easter break.
London school of theology (LST) have great faculties for you to use. the student centre is open 24hrs, which has a gym, games room, pool table, tv, kitchen and changing room. The perfect place for a movie night too! You have an option, if you stay onsite, to have a shared room or single with en-suite or shared bathroom too. These have all be refurbished and are comfy to live in. I would say the facilities are good!
The university is in a great place!! As student it's amazing living in outer London, as Northwood is a quite town with local shops to walk too but also great if you wanted to go into the centre of London too. I would recommend living onsite for your first year, as this will help you to get to know the community the better (or if you want keep yourself to yourself).
The support is just phenomenal! The tutor have an open doors polcy where if you stuck or need help or anything you can go and find them to chat if they are free. The tutors are very accessible. LST have a pastoral care team which you can go and visit for any reason! They are great and offer great support. At LST you are not left in the dust to cope on your own, your are encouraged to find help and support will always be given!
My overall experience has been fantastic so far! I've made a great group of friends because my class is so small, and we have a laugh with the tutors. I have excelled my expectations with grades and achieved A's and B+'s in my first year thanks to my tutors help and the content they deliver. The lessons are completely related to the job you want to do, and the course has made Me rethink what career I want to do because it takes you down so many higher paying jobs! I've learnt laws and legislations and skills that will benefit me in my future career and its only been first year! No one is judgemental which is great because I like to dress in all colours usually, but you can literally be yourself as the uni is inclusive and diverse. During the coronavirus, teaching has remained and all tutors have been in regular contact to make sure I'm OK and if I need any help. Theyve even worked out of hours to provide one to one support to get me through assignments! Really gone above and beyond! All materials have still be accessible.
There are staff which can support you in finding placements or work, they will even help write a CV. There is a careers department situated in the College Campus and you can make an appointment and they are always there for assistance!
Things I like the most: Small classrooms so you get more time with the tutors during lessons to have your questions answered - you are given workshops just before an assignment is due -any content taught in class is uploaded to moodle so you can access it anytime -doing the course over 3 days has meant there is enough time to study before going home to make tea and breaks are provided inbetween lessons -practical activities are delivered to help you learn new skills -you are never made to do something you're extremely uncomfortable with, e.g shouting out in class, working in groups for a class activity (obviously for set assignments which require presentations etc you would have to dicuss that with the tutor) -study skills lessons are tailored to help you with anything you or the class is struggling with -you are taught how to do assignments like referencing etc before your first lot of assignments are due in Least things I like: -we need more time in research lessons -having work due in first thing after Christmas break but if it not feasible to be handed in on that date after Christmas, the tutors tend to reschedule it so everyone is given a fair opportunity
The University has a library with a wide range of books and computers. The canteen is brilliant for if you want to bring your own lunch or buy your lunch and sit with friends! Each facility is easy to find and each have friendly staff to assist you. The toilets are always clean and stocked up and everywhere is always clean and tidy! 4th floor have amazing facilities if you take up a course around creativity.
The support has been fantastic! Honestly this is one of the best things about Blackburn uni. The disability team are there every step from when you first encounter them, to help you through the process of vetting help/support relating to your disability. The tutors are brilliant, always make time for you if you want to just have a chat, talk about something personal or get extra help with the work. They can all be accessed through seeing them in their offices, or via email or phone. They even go above and beyond when it's past their working hours! I haven't had counselling from the uni but I do get access to a specialist mentor, and I believe they are extremely good at supporting you each week. Feedback is always well informed on assignments and the tutors are on hand to dicuss the feedback even further if you want it to help further your academic skills. You do get a one to one with the academic tutor to make sure you are OK, see if there is anything you're struggling with etc and make next steps on how these can be achieved.
So far my experience has been challenging, learning again after years away from education, yet it has been so fulfilling, the photography department is a wonderful hub of activity, students from all The three years cross paths within the week, and are respectful and helpful to each other. We have a fantastic team of tutors who without doubt go above and beyond for all the students. For anybody considering Blackburn college to study the photography course, then I would definitely recommend it. I feel very much a part of my department and I am looking forward to my third year next year.
To support our future employability prospects, Blackburn College have several services in place. Generally, We are given access to advice on where and how to look for a vacancy, using social media to look for a job, How to update a C.V . Our course also has modules implemented to specifically prepare us. We do an industry module in year one, which covers our strength and weakness , diagnostic employability skills, health and safety and insurance On our equipment as well as liability, my second year that I am currently studying, we have had work based learning to complete, including our own evaluation on our experience. We also have a business module that covers creating a professional website For our business and promoting our work. I feel we have been very well informed and encouraged to actively pursue our craft alongside our course. I am confident that I will use my skill within the photography industry on finishing my third year and gaining my degree. We have also had photographers come in and discuss the realities of the industry, we are Taught by experienced photographers so they constantly give their first hand experience. The tutors have a varied expertise in different areas between them, so it’s fortunate to have, to name a few, advertising, commercial, fashion Experience. We have also taken part in voluntary work as a class to gain experience and confidence in the work place.
The tutors are amazing, our course have a fantastic team that communicate effectively to the students and each other. I Have personally enjoyed the how we evaluate our images as a class, this brings a trust and support to the group that is unique of any other course or work place I have experienced. The tutors are available and understand that as a mature student we have life’s and commitments outside of class and try to accommodate. I have only positives to say about the teaching. It has been a wonderful experience so far.
The facilities at Blackburn college are fantastic. The resources are helpful and saved me a fortune. Student’s have access to free Microsoft Office, which is a necessity with course work. Another Important resource is the student One Drive, this for my photography course in particular is a must to store all work and images safely. The library is helpful too with lovely staff. My photography course requires an up to date studio with relevant equipment to manage our needs, the technical side for post editing our images not only provides two classrooms fitted with computers and relevant software but, Also provides two sound proof post editing suites for regular post editing as well as videography Post editing. We have an equipment room where we can book items out to help us with our practical work, this is always available to us with informed staff to guide us. Our darkroom is perfectly formed and again very flexible on access as we often use this facility out of set hours, we are encouraged to use all facilities for personal projects along side our curriculum commitments. We are fully supported with pastoral, student union and other services within our building.
I could not have had better support, I have had two contrasting academic years, my first year was a fantastic time I did lots of extra things and enjoyed every minute. This year ( my second year) I have unfortunately experienced two Close family losses within months of each other. My main tutor has been a huge support, i have been given time to grieve whilst still encouraged to keep in touch, this was my lifeline and as contributed to me completing this year. I have also been offered counselling if needed. I always find the tutor feedback constructive and consistent. There is always opportunity to discuss any feedback, so there is no misunderstanding.
So far i have had an great experience. I have received more than enough support and i'm glad i made the choice and chose Blackburn university centre to study my degree. I have gone from having zero confidence in myself to being so proud of what i have achieved in such a sort time with the support of peers and the university.
They help you develop an online portfolio that employer can view to see your potential. They have open group to attend on jobs that become available for you. set you on work placements so a potential job opportunity could come from this during or ending your course.
The course is made fun by tutors activities within class that make you learn easily and everyone can get involved. i like that we have peer review to make sure your on the right track. There are no bad point for myself.
Blackburn college and university both have fabulous facilities. they are all very easy to access. The food facilities have a massive variety of choice and this is reasonably prices. If you are have difficulties learning they have an easy access point for someone to speak to and to gain further support. There is always someone to talk to for support this could be home life or study life.
The academic support is fantastic, My first year of study i was nervous thinking i could not finish the year, without the support from my tutors i might have finished the course. The tutors have always been available to speak to and reply via email very quickly. During a pandemic the contact was there near 24/7. Personal support is also superbe, struggling with dyslexia the support i received and was able to feel comfortable contacting and speaking to someone about my feeling was great. If you have a family matter that is cousing a great deal of stress and feel you have no one to talk to there is an onsite councillor you can call and speak to or face to face meeting. A ll round great team. jhgkhdhc
I’ve been there nearly 3 years now and it’s been such an amazing experience. I would recommend anyone to join Blackburn university because the tutors are so supportive and help throughout anything. Always make you work to the best of your ability while encouraging you to do your best in every aspect
Blackburn college is very accommodating when your studying and working at the same time. They try to get careers advisors in which are relevant to the topic you are studying in which is beneficial to know what grades you need. While they get careers advisors they also get people who working in the industry your studying to give more of a prospect of what it’s like in everyday life.
My course was taught very well to us , they always offered support and recap where we needed it. If we needed a little more explanation they would offer it. Or try change it to a way we would understand. I always felt comfortable to ask question and speak about the subject and found I got a very good understanding of it all the best I could for my assignments
College facilities are accessible for all individuals with different needs. There’s wide range of facilities that can be accessed to help with research and education such as library facilities.
Amazing I have been going through a lot with my personal health and my tutors have always had an understanding of this and supported me throughout all of it, offered support where they can. Absolutely amazing support
Blackburn college is a fantastic opportunity to further your career prospects, meet new people and enjoy learning. I have no regrets whatsoever and as a mature student it has given me valuable knowledge in IT skills I thought I could never have.
There are good opportunities with workshops, outside agencies and work placements
It is incredibly versatile for single working mums like myself as it provides excellent prospects of furthering my career whilst still being able to work part-time and look after my family. The lecturers are incredibly dedicated and supportive and really go the extra mile in encouraging and mentoring students to achieve good grades. I have enjoyed every bit of the course and my only regret is that it has passed too quickly
Clean, welcoming with adequate facilities and a great library
The academic tutors have always been available to talk to and have been empathetic and encouraging.
I have really enjoyed attending the university, i have found the course is very interesting and informative. The staff are very helpful and support the students to achieve there full potential
yes there all different people which are available to point you in the right direction
The course is good as it alows to gain a qualification and also work along side it
The college has any learning resources, they are all easily accessible with lots of help available.
there is a variety of different supports available around university which are well advertised and easily accessible
I have thoroughly enjoyed studying Disability studies at foundation level and now BA. There is plenty of support available, a wide range of books, journals and articles available in the library and online for students to access. Tutors for the course are amazing in the way they deliver the information and support students.
By steering your learning to the area of disability you are most interested in and supporting you in research
The tutors are always available to answer questions and offer support when ever needed. The lessons are presented in a way that are easy to follow and understand by PowerPoint. You can follow along on your own laptop or on the big screen. Discussions are always welcomed and all input is valued.
Excellent, during the pandemic tutors were available when ever needed to offer support. The student engagement team are available to help students make the correct decision for them.
From the first visit right through to typing this out as I saw the wholly inaccurate reviews of others. I and I know of my fellow students would say this is just a privilege to be at. I am both honoured and humbled being at such a God breathed and centred institution. I looked at many in my research before LST and it was Holy Spirit who led and placed me here and I am just so grateful for that.
I have just applied for ministry training and been accepted and it is the course programme of LST that has and continued to provide a framework for study and life while also giving a life transforming response as God has used the whole experience to empty and reshape me for His purposes and plans. I have changed from this experience and only for the better and will continue to as I enjoy and thrive in this journey. I understand it costs to provide such standards of teaching and for me it’s worth everything spent on it. You get what you pay for, and this is priceless.
The teaching is tough, challenging, academic, and also Holy Spirit inspired and is life changing. I stand by this that if you want an easy course that does not prepare you well for ministry life look elsewhere. If you want something that will challenge, inspire, transform, and reveal what God has for you look no further. There is a reason LST is a World class training centre, it’s God saturated and anointed.
There are no words that adaquately describes this seminary. It’s touched by God as the facilities echo those many students who have studied in what is a rich tradition that you literally sense every time you enter in. The staff are just incredible all passionate and always concerned about us students in how to support and encourage us be it on site or distance learning. All aimed at developing and sharing the revelation of Jesus with world class teachers who have humble hearts and mission led convictions to raise the new generation for leading the Church forward. The facilities are a kingdom embassy on Earth very well maintained with innovative developments and attentive approaches.
It’s a great place for both escaping to hear God and get great local produce in and around Greenwood, on-site the meals are amazing. Ruislip forest is also great for walks and breaks. I drive from Staffordshire and is just 10 minutes off the M40 before London traffic becomes a factor
I cannot speak highly enough every tutor, support member, programme leader inspire different qualities. But there are a core number of people always there no matter what will always help Clare Miller, Claire Hobbis, Graham Twelftree, Karina Straugton, Emily Smuts, the list goes on and on they are all just amazing people, sharing and living what it is to be a true disciple of Jesus.
It's been fantastic - a great community and academically rigourous. We have a fantastic corperate prayer and worship life which you engage with and forms you just as much as the lectures do.
We have a vocational services department who work well with us all the way through our time to prepare us for life beyond LST
The content is engaging and the faculty are brilliant - all knowledgeable specialists in their field
The library is fantastic - a beautiful and well resourced place to study. The building is well equipped and the students have a designated building for socialising whivh includes pool and table tennis, games consoles and a gym.
Students can live onsite throughout their time, and the tube station is 7 minutes walk away. There are two pubs and a supermarket nearby, plus other food places
We all have a tutor group and good access to the pastoral team. Feedback is given on all assignments and lecturers are available to meet 1:1 to discuss further if you wish.