The environment is very laid back, the people are friendly, I am enjoying my classes and i'm very happy about my program option. I almost forgot to mention the library team. They are the best, from sourcing material for an assignment to referencing guidance and support they will always make time for you.
The university has some sort of event and or workshop pretty much every other week. All these are geared to developing your network and improving your employability skills. The careers team are also very supportive and one-to-one coaching is available. I have personally found this very useful, particularly in boosting my confidence. Nadim
I like the fact that the lectures are interactive. it is not a whole session of the lecturer talking at you, this is definitely a benefit of smaller classes. Also because our lecturers have worked in the industry they use their contacts to bring in practitioners to do talks, this has been really enjoyable and very insightful.
The facilities are excellent and improvements are always being made. For instance the Bloomberg terminal was upgraded with an additional screen.
In terms of travel LIBF's location is very convenient. The area has various modes of travel including underground, rail etc. Food can be expensive, but if you are willing to travel out a bit e.g Whitechapel there is a lot of options at a decent price. However should you wish to eat locally there is an app called Rituals where you can get a meal for a pound on some occasions.
The Full time program team are the best. The team are very approachable and will assist you with pretty much any concerns you may have . Academically the tutors are very supportive and are always willing to take time out to clarify or explain anything you may have not comprehended in lectures/seminars. I found that going to the lecturer to elaborate on a particular subject or concept after class saved me so much time on reading or research.
My overall experience of the university has been excellent because, I came out of my first year with a 2:1 and this has helped me improve in many ways, for example, it's helped me figure out the best way for me to maximise my revision and maximise my time management so that I can have my max capacity utilisation of the resources at university so that I can achieve the best grades available. additionally, in the first year of my university experience, I met a lot of great people who have helped improve the moral and my experience in the university because the area is a much more fun place when you can revise and have a laugh with people who have the same interests and aspirations as you, so the university has brought together a lot of great people who will all be greatly benefitted by the time in this university.
My uni has a system in which they send weekly if not more often than that emails about jobs which are available in the local area and are targeted towards what we're learning within our study and what we're interested in. additionally, in my first year of uni, we completed a module called "Personal Development & Employability" which was a module set out to improve our employability and helped improve and better our chances of getting employed, for example, they had a task to create a CV and a Cover Letter. this was useful because not only did the lecturer show where I could improve and be seen more employable, they also helped me get a CV which will maximise my chances of employability after i complete my time at this university.
What I like most is the ability to learn a new module/topic that I am invested in each semester, I like this because it means that I am able to further my knowledge in the field that I love and want to go into when I am older. what I like least about the way it is taught is the timetable, this is because I get caught coming in and out on the peak times for the tube journeys a lot which not only means I have to pay more I also means that i am on a busy tube after a full day.
The facilities are really good and ever improving
in terms of distance yes, it's a 40-minute journey from my accommodation so it is not too far, but it can become costly for travel each week. however, it is beneficial if you want to explore central London because they're in the middle of central London.
Academically the support is great because the in house hours of the lecturers are clearly stated so that everyone knows when the lecturers are available to answer questions/give feedback, which is good because it means it makes it better for me to plan my day to take into consideration some questions which I may have in regards to my course and any work I have completed in the previous week. also, the lecturers are available most times in the day via email and are swift in their responses so that even if you're not able to access the tutor in person and contact them in their office hours at the uni, it then means that you don't have to wait a week to get feedback on any questions/work that you may have. Personally (counselling) I haven't had any experience with this part of the university first hand, but I have heard positive feedback from other university students who have needed extra help with counselling for example or for just extra help. for example one student has counselling 1 or 2 times a week in which they have an hour session where they talk about not just what's going on at uni, but what is happening at home and social life too.
It’s been great so far it’s a great environment to work in, As the university is so career focused, it makes me confident when graduated I will find a great internship
We have a whole module on employability and careers and this makes us student well equipped and aware of the industry we will be going into, we also have careers staff who are excellent and due to the university having a small scale population it means every individual has that focus and can be seen
The lectures are great we have a variety of lecturers with so much experience and specialisms in what they do, the way they teach is great us students seem to love our lecturers
Great, libf has all the right facilities in order for students to excel and succeed, it’s unbelievable the amount of resources that are accessible and how helpful the staff are
Libf is at the heart of London, it’s so easy to get to, it’s a short walk to London Bridge from there and the amount of local amenities is crazy there’s so much to do, so much to eat. Your at the heart of London
I was incredibly shocked by the amount of support on offer for us students, I’ve never been to an institution like libf where the staff are so understanding and accommodating to pupils it’s makes it a great environment to study
I’m really enjoying the people, the atmosphere and the overall vibe. I wasn’t sure that I’d fit in when I joined but it’sa new experience for me. I think going to uni is something you have to experience yourself to determine if it’s for you or when You would be best suited to go straight into a work Environment
Taster groups and seminars with different companies are always around
Most- as the groups are so small it’s more interactive and easier to learn Least- there’s no recorded lectures online which would be helpful when looking through notes
Very good, good relationship with students needs
Placed right in the centre of the city, the underground is very convenient to get to local attractions in London
Academic is good as you can always email your lectures with any questions and we have tutors from the second and third test for extra support
Great experience so far. The good thing about my university is that it specialises in Banking and Finance meaning that the career prospect is high for employers seeking graduate in finance-related jobs and most of the graduates secure a job immediately after graduating.
They have a career team that helps with our Cv and how it looks, there is an opportunity for one to one with the Head of the career and about what job to apply for and when to apply. Also, the career team helps us to prepare for an interview when we have one. There is a weekly bulletin for job vacancies and graduate scheme and also networking and events that can introduce us to the world of finance managers.
I love the fact that we are taught in small groups and that the lecturers are knowledgeable in their subjects. I do not like the fact that the lectures start at 9 am and then wait around for 4 hours to start another lectures. especially for commuters from outside London.
Very good with lifts, receptionist, vending machines, water cooler, free wifi, free tea and coffee, clean and warm. we have a library and knowledgeable librarian, we have a computer room and printing facilities, female and male toilets on each floor. study room and quiet study area in the library. career support team. The classrooms have a projector, whiteboard and computerised tutor and student log in facilities.
Yes, my University is in the city of London accessible to all local amenities like Tesco, marks and spencers, TK Maxx, new look and more. there are a lot of cafes and pubs around the city. unfortunately, because it is situated right in the city where apartment living is at a premium, it is not close to accommodation for most student, so there is commuting to get to my University.
Very good support and feedback from the tutors. They have very good pastoral support and was highly impressed when I needed the support.
My experience has been good with the university itself. I struggle with depression and anxiety so have found it hard living in London but the university have been fully supportive and provided me with counselling and other services that help me out. The Lecturers are very good and I really like them, they’re very smart and help me to understand things when I become a bit behind, they’re very patient.
In the first semester we had a course called personal development and employability where we were helped to develop ourselves to be more employable and as well as this, we have the option to have one to ones with a career specialist.
I like that it’s a small university so the lecturers and staff is very supportive and helpful to you specifically and they can help you personally too. Being small is a bit of an issue too however just because you cannot interact and socialise with as many students
Good, It has full support for students and also offers great opportunities to network with people in the banking and finance sector. As well as this, the lecturers are people who used to work in the sector, so that’s good too because they talk to us about their experience.
Very, the university provides one to ones with lecturers so if you feel like you’re behind your lecturer will help you understand it. Also personally, all staff are mental health trained so are all very understanding and nice about personal matters, we also have an on site counsellor.
It’s been really good, I’ve learnt a lot in a short time so far. It’s helped me become more knowledgable. But it has been stressful to a certain extent with instant exams after six lessons. I have enjoyed it and appreciate the university.
Extremely, they help with careers and there are always events to go to. They always send us emails with jobs that have been posted. Give support with cv and cover letter and internships. The list is endless
Most- the different modules. It gives you a greater insight and helps to understand the basics. Least- the amount of work, and how close the exams are. This makes it harder and I think it’s unrealistic.
They are good, we have a pool table, table tennis court and other games. but could be better, our library isn’t that big which means most of our books are on a internet platform. However sometimes there are issues using it when technology faults happen. Which makes it harder to use as you have to wait until it’s fixed. Overall it’s good but there is areas of improvements
The location is very expensive so I do live further out. On the tube it’s a 45 minute journey. Not too bad but it would be good if they had an accommodation as that would help to bond with other students
They are very supportive and help with everything you need. I was very stressed when starting and they helped me by creating a timetable which aided me to meet deadlines. To a certain extent, feedback is good but could be better. One time I went to a lecturer and he didn’t give great feedback.
Stressful but enjoyable
Most= interactive Least= listening for long duration
Its okay would be better if we had a bigger library
A lot of support
Its a great place to get a banking degree but lacks the university experience if i'm being honest
There was so much emphasises to network/find a placement in first year, though employers didn't want first years. Now I am in 2nd year I feel getting a work placement is super hard
seminars are fun but lecturers feel dragged out. I also want 2 hour lessons back
Uni facilities have improved compared to my first year, but I feel here is more facilities to have
About 45 min commute but you are in the heart of the city
I haven't used student support but from what I have heard I hear that it is good
Personalised emails with job offers
Small class sizes
Could be more but we are a small specialised uni
Good location and access to amenities
Booking meetings with lecturers