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London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by worry359(m): 7:42am On Aug 30, 2012
London Metropolitan University's visa licence revoked
From the BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-19419395

A London university has been banned from teaching overseas students,
leaving more than 2,000 undergraduates potentially facing deportation.
London Metropolitan University has had its ability to sponsor students
from outside the EU revoked, and will no longer be allowed to authorise visas
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by justwise(m): 8:07am On Aug 30, 2012
worry 359: London Metropolitan University's visa licence revoked
From the BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-19419395

A London university has been banned from teaching overseas students,
leaving more than 2,000 undergraduates potentially facing deportation.
London Metropolitan University has had its ability to sponsor students
from outside the EU revoked, and will no longer be allowed to authorise visas

I'm not surprised at all, they saw it coming.
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by wowo2: 1:00pm On Aug 30, 2012
What is the probability that another school will not be banned midway into a non-EU student's course?
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by Chedarking: 1:20pm On Aug 30, 2012
I always warned people to stay away from London Met and its Mickey Mouse courses...
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by justwise(m): 1:24pm On Aug 30, 2012
Chedarking: I always warned people to stay away from London Met and its Mickey Mouse courses...

UKBA timing is totally wrong, getting another admission now will be almost impossible
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by muffins99(f): 1:26pm On Aug 30, 2012
yeah...just read this as well and it sad that legitimate students will get caught up in this. The last paragraph of the article reads.... As general secretary Sally Hunt said: "No matter how this is dressed up, the damaging message that the UK deports foreign students studying at UK universities will reach all corners of the globe."... and this is true. How many people will want to study in a country where you can be kicked out at any time? I hope Nigerian Universities can take advantage of this and improve the quality of their services so that more Nigerians will study at home, and at the same time, attract foreign students (not the usual ones from Niger or togo!).

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Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by sixbon2000(m): 1:26pm On Aug 30, 2012
Its a pity. If u want to study abroad, better pic a reputable school to study in.
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by Lexusgs430: 1:27pm On Aug 30, 2012
Wow, this is the university I attained my 2nd degree from. It used to be called University of North London, back in the good old days!!!!
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by Afam4eva(m): 1:33pm On Aug 30, 2012
I hope same fate won't befall Middlesex university.
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by Lexusgs430: 1:35pm On Aug 30, 2012
afam4eva: I hope same fate won't befall Middlesex university.

Also did my masters @ middlesex Hendon campus. Glad I am done!!!!
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by justwise(m): 1:36pm On Aug 30, 2012
afam4eva: I hope same fate won't befall Middlesex university.

I will not be surprised, you have to wonder how some students managed to get an admission even when they can't speak or write properly.

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Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by chreldb(m): 1:37pm On Aug 30, 2012
Before they commence deportation of students I hope they intend on refunding every penny of their exorbitant tuition fees and every other incurred expense during their study.

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Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by Afam4eva(m): 1:38pm On Aug 30, 2012
Most universities in the UK are crappy anyways except the Oxbridge schools.
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by Chedarking: 1:41pm On Aug 30, 2012
I honestly cant understand why any foreign student will want to study in the UK anyway.
You cant work afterwards here.
Your degree is less impressive cos employers back home know you must come back...
You just come here and waste your money in the name of 'foreign' education.

And untop of all that, the UKBA can decide to deport you without letting you finish your degree...for NO crime of yours!

Brethren please stay back in Nigeria or go to the US/Australia/Anywhere we can influence the price of Garr1 in the market!

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Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by maclatunji: 1:42pm On Aug 30, 2012
Na real wa.
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by ednut1(m): 1:45pm On Aug 30, 2012
Chedarking: I honestly cant understand why any foreign student will want to study in the UK anyway.
You cant work afterwards here.
Your degree is less impressive cos employers back home know you must come back...
You just come here and waste your money in the name of 'foreign' education.

And untop of all that, the UKBA can decide to deport you without letting you finish your degree...for NO crime of yours!

Brethren please stay back in Nigeria or go to the US/Australia/Anywhere we can influence the price of Garr1 in the market!

price of garri lmao
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by Nobody: 1:55pm On Aug 30, 2012
afam4eva: Most universities in the UK are crappy anyways except the Oxbridge schools.

You do not know what you are talking about.

The UK has some of the best universities in the world other than Cambridge and Oxford.

1. University of Manchester - World Rank 48
2. University of Liverpool - World Rank 181
3. University of Leeds - World Rank 133
4. University of Birmingham - World Rank 148
6. London School of Economics - World Rank 47
7. University of Sussex - 99
8. University of Bristol - 66


The list goes on and on.

Now let us start with our best university of Ibadan which is ranked 2475 not even near to some of the worst in the UK.

I am just trying to correct your wrong impression that only Oxbridge schools are of a high standard.

We have a long way to go.

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Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by Afam4eva(m): 1:59pm On Aug 30, 2012
frosbel:

You do not know what you are talking about.

The UK has some of the best universities in the world other than Cambridge and Oxford.

1. University of Manchester - World Rank 48
2. University of Liverpool - World Rank 181
3. University of Leeds - World Rank 133
4. University of Birmingham - World Rank 148
6. London School of Economics - World Rank 47
7. University of Sussex - 99
8. University of Bristol - 66


The list goes on and on.

Now let us start with our best university of Ibadan which is ranked 2475 not even near to some of the worst in the UK.

I am just trying to correct your wrong impression that only Oxbridge schools are of a high standard.

We have a long way to go.

My mistake. I didin't even think of those old historical universities. I was actually referring to those schools that are mostly in london that are springing up everyday like buka. They give every 1diot an admission as long as you have the money to pay.
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by Nobody: 2:04pm On Aug 30, 2012
justwise:

I will not be surprised, you have to wonder how some students managed to get an admission even when they can't speak or write properly.
getting an admission into UK universities is not dependent on intelligence. the society runs on money. if you are a cretin with the IQ of a lobotomized snail, so long as you have the money to pay for tuition they will fall over themselves to accept you. sall about the moola babyyyyyyyyyyy. tis only in naija where you have to do jamb etc to enter uni
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by Nobody: 2:09pm On Aug 30, 2012
obadiah777: getting an admission into UK universities is not dependent on intelligence. the society runs on money. if you are a cretin with the IQ of a lobotomized snail, so long as you have the money to pay for tuition they will fall over themselves to accept you. sall about the moola babyyyyyyyyyyy. tis only in naija where you have to do jamb etc to enter uni

As afam4eva rightly said , this is only applicable to 'mushroom' universities in London and a few others across the country.

For many of the good universities , the entry criteria for both local and international students is strictly high and very tight. Only the best are offered admissions.
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by justwise(m): 2:11pm On Aug 30, 2012
obadiah777: getting an admission into UK universities is not dependent on intelligence. the society runs on money. if you are a cretin with the IQ of a lobotomized snail, so long as you have the money to pay for tuition they will fall over themselves to accept you. sall about the moola babyyyyyyyyyyy. tis only in naija where you have to do jamb etc to enter uni
This is not about being intelligent, its about meeting some basic requirement i.e be able to speak and understand English language because lectures are delivered in English language and not sign language.
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by lond07: 2:12pm On Aug 30, 2012
frosbel:

You do not know what you are talking about.

The UK has some of the best universities in the world other than Cambridge and Oxford.

1. University of Manchester - World Rank 48
2. University of Liverpool - World Rank 181
3. University of Leeds - World Rank 133
4. University of Birmingham - World Rank 148
6. London School of Economics - World Rank 47
7. University of Sussex - 99
8. University of Bristol - 66


The list goes on and on.

Now let us start with our best university of Ibadan which is ranked 2475 not even near to some of the worst in the UK.

I am just trying to correct your wrong impression that only Oxbridge schools are of a high standard.

We have a long way to go.


Well argued. Including the link to your source would have added more credibility and seal the mouths of the ST' Thomases
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by violent(m): 2:14pm On Aug 30, 2012
frosbel:

You do not know what you are talking about.

The UK has some of the best universities in the world other than Cambridge and Oxford.

1. University of Manchester - World Rank 48
2. University of Liverpool - World Rank 181
3. University of Leeds - World Rank 133
4. University of Birmingham - World Rank 148
6. London School of Economics - World Rank 47
7. University of Sussex - 99
8. University of Bristol - 66


The list goes on and on.

Now let us start with our best university of Ibadan which is ranked 2475 not even near to some of the worst in the UK.

I am just trying to correct your wrong impression that only Oxbridge schools are of a high standard.

We have a long way to go.


Most of these surveys are nonsensical, political and trivial by nature. I'd want a really sound argument that puts University of Sussex at 99 and Kyung Hee University of Japan at 351.

Asides a few globally renowned Universities (which always appear in the top 10 anyway) i would argue that there's not yet a logical way to track and provide a fair ranking for up to 7800 Universities that are based on different structures.

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Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by buchibabe: 2:16pm On Aug 30, 2012
Dis uk sef dia own is too much. Haba! D rate at which dey now abhor foreigners,its as if dey dnt even wantany livin foreigner on there soil. Just making tins difficult for pplee. So wat now bcoms d fate of all dose students in dat sch dat must hv paid thru dia noses to gain admission Is uk d only country affected by d meltdown ? D way dey hv bn deportin pple. Lately is unimaginable.
Its nt even advisable again for foriegners to school,there cos d issue of working after school there is completely ruled out. Dey r just hoarding d jobs for dia citizens dat r not even ready to work but depend on govt income. Abegiii uk is no longer what it used to be

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Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by Nobody: 2:19pm On Aug 30, 2012
lond07:

Well argued. Including the link to your source would have added more credibility and seal the mouths of the ST' Thomases


http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by Nobody: 2:21pm On Aug 30, 2012
violent:

Most of these surveys are nonsensical, political and trivial by nature. I'd want a really sound argument that puts University of Sussex at 99 and Kyung Hee University of Japan at 351.


What are you on about.

See below the criteria for the measurements.

Specialising in Electronics does not place you at the top of the list you know grin


Criteria for world rankings :

1.Teaching
2.International outlook
3.Industry income
4.Research
5.Citations
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by queensmith: 2:29pm On Aug 30, 2012
This is absolutely ridiculous, and what is to become of the poor students that have nothing to do with the universities poor administration? They have paid good money at the end of the day and it serves as a contract. So long as they haven't breached any terms they shouldn't be made to suffer.
I hope the same UKBA are working with additional agencies to ensure the students are rewarding with adequate compensation or offered places at equally good or even better schools. This is unacceptable nonsense.

ps i was quite surprised to read that out of 30000 only 2000 are foreign, one will believe foreigners make up to 50% of most schools the way they bang on about educational tourism! lol. Not that much of a revenue loss for the university then I guess.
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by Nobody: 2:29pm On Aug 30, 2012
And Australia is taking advantage cheesy
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by violent(m): 2:30pm On Aug 30, 2012
frosbel:

What are you on about.

See below the criteria for the measurements.

Specialising in Electronics does not place you at the top of the list you know grin


Criteria for world rankings :

1.Teaching
2.International outlook
3.Industry income
4.Research
5.Citations

Again, this wouldn't make much sense unless there's a way to measure and track those variables defined above. How do you assign a certain score for teaching in the UK differently from teaching in Japan? Who decides the right score? If schools in China teach students to perform calculus at the age of 6, how much score is fair to assign that compared with schools that teach calculus to second year University students?

If United States is in a recession and the average student couldn't secure a Job after graduation unlike a student in Iran, should that place US universities below Universities in Iran?

How is research scored? by the quantity of research or the quality or both? If a school published 10 academic papers that could could forever change theories that are grounded in physics and another school published 200 academic papers that could improve food production and men's se[i]x[/i]ual health....which one is more important? which should get a bigger score? who determines this?

What surveys are conducted? over what time period? how are schools with different syllabus or structures ranked together?

If one ever wondered about the possibilities of comparing apples with monkeys, i can't yet find a better example than the bizarre case of ranking schools across the globe based on an individual's perception of good,bad and ugly.

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Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by EreluY(f): 2:32pm On Aug 30, 2012
afam4eva: Most universities in the UK are crappy anyways except the Oxbridge schools.
You must be daft to make this type of statement. Nigerian are good at deriding things they do not have and possibly could never have.

@Frosbel. You're right in maintaining that "The UK has some of the best universities in the world other than Cambridge and Oxford". World university rankings (http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2011-2012/top-400.html) aptly demonstrate this.

Personally speaking, no matter what, I wouldn't recommend ex-polytechnics e.g. Westminster, Middlesex, LMU, MMU, Plymouth, West London, UWE, UWS, etc., as destinations for higher education in the UK. What Nigerians aspiring to study in the UK need to do is constantly check the league tables (and there are many of them e.g. http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings; http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/table/2012/may/21/university-league-table-2013) to ascertain that the university they are intending to enrol at are highly ranked. In other words, Nigerians should do thorough research about studying abroad before taking the plunge!
Re: London Metropolitan University's Visa-Licence Revoked by Nobody: 2:33pm On Aug 30, 2012
I c this as a welcome development, its sad to hear people are spending their hard earned money and not getting quality education. People should learn its not just by getting a uk degree but by getting a degree from a reputable university. I hope they refund all their tuition fees

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