London universities crumbling


Have a good stay in LSE....Imperial or City. Who will like to pay top bucks for minimum comfort?



British universities are literally 'crumbling'
05:55 AM Feb 17, 2010LONDON - Scores of university halls of residences and lecture theatres in the United Kingdom were judged "at serious risk of major failure or breakdown" and "unfit for purpose", a secret database reveals.

Some of the most popular, high-ranking institutions, such as the London School of Economics (LSE), had 41 per cent of their lecture theatres and classrooms deemed unsuitable for current use, while Imperial College London had 12 per cent of its non-residential buildings branded "inoperable".

At City University, 41 per cent of student lodgings were judged unfit for purpose.

The government agency that holds the information, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce), was forced to reveal it after an information tribunal ruled that it was in the public's interest for the data to be made public.

The database shows more than 90 per cent of higher education institutions had at least 10 per cent of their buildings judged below the "sound and operationally safe" category. One in 10 institutions had at least 10 per cent of their estate judged "inoperable" and "at serious risk of major breakdown".

Property consultants said that at its most extreme, buildings deemed inoperable could break fire regulations, have leaks and rot.

The database revelations come a week after the government announced that university grants for capital projects, such as new buildings, would be cut by 14.9 per cent in cash terms to £562 million ($1,241 million) in 2010 to 2011. THE GUARDIAN

Have a good stay in LSE....Imperial or City. Who will like to pay top bucks for minimum comfort?


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British universities are literally 'crumbling'
05:55 AM Feb 17, 2010LONDON - Scores of university halls of residences and lecture theatres in the United Kingdom were judged "at serious risk of major failure or breakdown" and "unfit for purpose", a secret database reveals.

Some of the most popular, high-ranking institutions, such as the London School of Economics (LSE), had 41 per cent of their lecture theatres and classrooms deemed unsuitable for current use, while Imperial College London had 12 per cent of its non-residential buildings branded "inoperable".

At City University, 41 per cent of student lodgings were judged unfit for purpose.

The government agency that holds the information, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce), was forced to reveal it after an information tribunal ruled that it was in the public's interest for the data to be made public.

The database shows more than 90 per cent of higher education institutions had at least 10 per cent of their buildings judged below the "sound and operationally safe" category. One in 10 institutions had at least 10 per cent of their estate judged "inoperable" and "at serious risk of major breakdown".

Property consultants said that at its most extreme, buildings deemed inoperable could break fire regulations, have leaks and rot.

The database revelations come a week after the government announced that university grants for capital projects, such as new buildings, would be cut by 14.9 per cent in cash terms to £562 million ($1,241 million) in 2010 to 2011. THE GUARDIAN
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SabrinaA

I had been to LSE for a visit since my sis studies over there and I tend to disagree...I dont know which newspaper report has published this article but the facilities of LSE is top class...UCL is old but the infrastructure is superb...My friend is studying Civil eng. at UCL and never mentioned about any building is on the brink of collapse...Cass has limited infrastructure and the number of lecture theatres are too few to accommodate a massive b school but City Uni has got fantastic facilities.

All affiliates of University of London, particularly UCL, LSE, LBS, SOAS, Imperial etc have very good facilities. Even City University also has amazing infrastructure.

Nes

I had been to LSE for a visit since my sis studies over there and I tend to disagree...I dont know which newspaper report has published this article but the facilities of LSE is top class...UCL is old but the infrastructure is superb...My friend is studying Civil eng. at UCL and never mentioned about any building is on the brink of collapse...Cass has limited infrastructure and the number of lecture theatres are too few to accommodate a massive b school but City Uni has got fantastic facilities.

All affiliates of University of London, particularly UCL, LSE, LBS, SOAS, Imperial etc have very good facilities. Even City University also has amazing infrastructure.

Nes
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