Frequently asked questions
Q) What does my progression decision mean?
- PP (Pass Progress) At least 90 credits passed and at least 120 credits completed. All required modules identified as 'must pass' in the Course Specification passed.
- You will now progress on to your next academic year.
- PR (Conditional Progression) At least 60 credits passed and at least 120 credits completed. All required modules identified as 'must pass' in the Course Specification passed.
- You will now progress on to your next academic year. Please note that you will have to re-take any failed modules (maximum of 30 credits).
- RL (Remain at Level) Cannot progress as PR but at least 30 credits passed.
- You will not progress on to your next academic year and will need to repeat your failed modules.
- FD (Fail Discontinue)You have passed less than 30 credits
- Student’s status shall be terminated (Fail Discontinue) unless evidence through mitigating circumstances procedures or a review of academic performance confirms that deferred assessment or further opportunities to repeat should be available.
- To appeal this progression please complete an appeal form and send it to the Casework team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are a student with a PR or RL progression decision and would like to change your modules you will first need approval from your Course Leader. The School Office would need to see an email from the Course Leader confirming any changes. If you are contacting your Course Leader you can CC your School Office so that we are aware of any decisions.
Q) What is 'fitness to study'?
The Fitness to Study Regulations is intended as a framework to be used by staff when a student’s ability to progress academically and function at university appears to be detrimentally affected by their health or other circumstances.
Q) How do I appeal a decision against me?
If you are unhappy with the decision you are allowed to appeal.
Adding modules to your studies
As a full-time undergraduate student, the maximum credits you can be registered for in one academic year is 120 credits. Additional credits cannot clash with any existing modules registered.
When choosing an additional module be sure to check that the module does not clash with your current modules.
Part-time undergraduate student
As a part-time undergraduate student, the maximum credits you can be registered for in one academic year is 90 credits.
As a part-time postgraduate student, the maximum credits you can be registered for in one academic year is 120.
Any amount above these will result in your mode of attendance changing to full time.
If you are a returning student and your progression decision is to remain at the current level (RL), you cannot add additional modules to change your mode of attendance.
Our Admissions team are here to help you get on to a course with London Met. If you're hoping to start a new course at London Met you may get in touch with our Admissions and Course Enquiries teams.
Q) What does it mean if I am "assessment only"?
As an assessment only student you are not required to attend any classes, you only need to resubmit any work for which you have received mitigating circumstances.
Q) When will I hand in my re-assessments?
Your hand in date is the "next available submission point". This is usually at the same time as those students who are taking the module in full, for example, if it is a year-long module your assignment hand in date would be in and around May. However, as the dates can vary across modules you should contact your module leader who will be able to confirm when your work is due in.
Q) If I'm not required to attend classes will I be charged a tuition fee?
No, you will not be charged a tuition fee as an assessment only student. We report to Student Finance that you are "suspended" so that any future payments from them to you are not affected. On our records, you will be recorded as an assessment only.
Q) Will I still receive my maintenance loan?
Unfortunately, as an assessment-only student you are not eligible for the maintenance loan. Please read our Assessment Only student advice and information leaflet for more details.
If you require more information or want to discuss more around being an assessment-only student, then please contact our Student Money and Accommodation Advice team.
If you decide that you would like to retake all of your modules then please contact your School Office. Please note, that if you decide to do this you will reject any mitigating circumstances claims and you will be charged tuition fees.
Changing Seminar Groups
Q) Can I change my seminar group?
A) Any request to change group will require authorisation from the module leader who should email your School Office directly. Group changes are not permitted after the second week of teaching unless there is a clash with another module.
If you would like to transfer to a different degree then you can complete a course transfer. In order to do this you will need to do the following:
- Speak with the course leader of the course you wish to transfer to. They will discuss with you whether it is possible, which year you can enter into, and which modules you will need to be registered on.
- Speak with our Student Money Advisors to discuss how to change your course with Student Finance and that you have enough funding to complete the course. Book an appointment.
- If you have a Tier 4 visa then you will need to speak with our International Advisers (email@example.com) to ensure your visa can be amended
- Finally, you will need to complete this form and have it approved by the new course leader* (and the International team if necessary).
You may submit your completed form to your School Office, and if you have any questions please email us.
*Please note that we are unable to process course transfer requests after the May exams (from end of May until early July), as we are required to wait for results and progression decisions to be made available before we can process these requests. You may be asked to resubmit your form after you have received your final results and progression decision (usually in July, unless you have reassessments in the July assessment period).
Q) Where can I get financial advice?
A) The Student Money and Accommodation Advice team provide confidential, face-to-face drop-in sessions and appointments on a range of issues from undergraduate and postgraduate funding for Home and EU students to accommodation in student halls and private rented accommodation in London.
They offer support with making your funding application to Student Finance England or its non-UK team, and advice and help with resolving any difficulties you might have in the process with Student Finance England.
They also provide funding advice if you are considering changing, suspending, or leaving your course, and support in liaising with other University teams, for example, the Student Fees Office and the Income Section.
During the summer vacation, advisers are available for appointments at various times Monday to Friday, at Holloway Road Learning Centre and at Aldgate. You can now book an appointment with a Student Money and Accommodation Adviser online.
Q) How do I apply for the Hardship Fund?
A) You can apply for the hardship fund by providing all the required evidence.
Q) When and where can I hand in the Hardship Fund Application?
Completed forms can be submitted via email to your School Office.
Q) I need a new ID card?
If your card has been stolen, you can report it to the police and once you receive a Crime Reference Number we will issue you with a new card free of charge.
Q) My ID card isn't working?
A) This could be due to several reasons please come into your School Office and we can explore this with you.
Q) I found my old ID card, can I have a refund for my new card?
Refunds will normally be given if you find your old ID card and inform your School Office within 2 weeks of purchasing your new ID card. No refunds will be made after this period.
Our IT team can support many of your tech queries from downloading Microsoft Office to accessing virtual PCs. If you experience any technical difficulties at all please contact your IT team for support. You may chat with them or submit a request via the IT Self Service portal.
Making a complaint
Q) How do I make a complaint?
If you feel that you have not received the service expected or you have been unable to get an issue resolved then you may want to consider the complaints procedure.
The mitigating circumstances process is designed to assist students who have been affected by mitigating circumstances during their studies. If you are or have been unable to complete an assessment you may apply for mitigating circumstances. Please complete the mitigating circumstances form and submit this to firstname.lastname@example.org
Regulations regarding mitigating circumstances can be found in Section 7 of the General Student Regulations.
Each year, unless all of your modules are core, you will choose the optional modules you would like to take in your next academic year.
For full time, undergraduate students who pass all of their previous modules can choose these via eVision or their School Office.
For other students, you will be contacted by your School Office to find out which modules you would like to take.
You should refer to the course catalogue which provides details of the modules you can take on your course.
Module Catalogue Key
- Core - a module that you must take as part of your course
- Option - this is an optional module that you can choose based on your interests in your subject
- Alt Core - this is an alternative core module, you will always see more than one of these and you can choose between one or the other, but you must choose one of them. You can often click the "Info" to find out more about these options.
- Aut - this module runs only in the autumn semester
- Spr- this module runs only in the spring semester
- Summer - this module runs only in the summer semester
- Aut+Spr - this module runs the whole academic year from October to May
- Spr+Sum - this module runs an academic year from February to August
- North - this module will run from our Holloway campus
- City - this module will run from our Aldgate campus
If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact your School Office.
Q) How do I apply for a Student Oyster card?
A) If you are a full-time student you may be eligible for a Student Oyster card. Eligible students can save 30% on adult-rate Travelcards and Bus & Tram Pass season tickets.
You may apply for a student Oyster card via the TfL website. When you start the application you will need to create a web account. You will also need to provide a digital photo for your Student Oyster card which you can upload online. Your Student Oyster card will be sent to you once the University has approved your application.
We strongly advise that you read the terms and conditions before making your application.
Q) Why has my Student Oyster card been cancelled?
A) If your Student Oyster card has been cancelled it may be because you no longer meet the eligibility criteria. You may have graduated from University or you may no longer be studying on a full-time basis. Students who are concerned about any cancellations can contact their School Office.
Paying your fees
Q) Student Finance England (SFE) has confirmed over the phone that I will receive funding shortly, what do I do?
Q) SFE have sent me written confirmation of my funding, where do I send this?
You can send a copy of your confirmation via email to our Fees team: email@example.com.
Q) I have a new job, how do I get a reference?
your School Office can provide your new employer with a standard reference. Your new employer would need to contact your School Office. To provide this reference we would also require your consent to share your information.
A standard reference includes the following information:
- Personal details such as name and date of birth
- Degree studied
- Dates studied
- Degree result (if applicable)
If your new employer requires more detailed information regarding more specific information such as your abilities or skills then you would need to contact an academic member of staff who can comment on this. Often this will be either your course or module leader(s). If you are unsure of their contact details then please contact your School Office.
Please note that on occasion an academic who taught you or knew you well may have left London Metropolitan, in this case your School Office will try and help you find an alternative member of staff who can support otherwise we can produce a standard reference.
Q) What is your School Office?
Your School Office is now your place to go for any queries you have during your time at London Met. Previously this was the Student Hub but we have now moved to specific offices for your school. We hope that this speed up any issues you have whilst you are studying with us and please know that all the services you have accessed via the Student Hub will still be available through your School Office.
We will add more information as soon as possible about your School Office.
Q) How do I contact my School Office?
Each School Office has its own individual email address.
Please make sure you add your eight-digit student ID when contacting us as this will make it easier and quicker for us to answer your queries
Q) I'm not sure which school I am in, how do I find out?
There are two ways to find out:
Student Finance Support
Q) How do I apply for student finance?
A) You can find more information about student loans on the London Met website (including tuition fees and maintenance).
You can also find guidance through the student finance section on the government website.
Q) I haven’t received my student finance decision yet. What should I do?
A) Student finance can take a while to provide a decision – we would advise you to contact them should you urgently require an update.
Q) The Student Loan Company are now paying for my fees, how can I update this?
A) If you are now in receipt of a tuition fee loan, Student Finance will let the university know directly.
A) There could be a variety of reasons which could be;
1. Have you been fully approved for your support as it can take up to 6 weeks to be approved? - Once you have been approved you will receive a Notification of Entitlement letter explaining your funding
2. Are you fully enrolled at London Met for the current academic year? - London Met are unable to confirm your attendance for student finance until you are fully enrolled. When you are fully enrolled confirmation will be sent that day.
3.Does the Student Loans Company have your bank details? - You can update your bank details online. You can do this by logging into your student finance account and clicking on ‘Update My Profile’.
4. Does the Student Loan Company have your national insurance number? - Your loan cannot be paid until your national insurance number is checked with HMRC, this can take up to a week after your application is approved.
Q) I haven't received my student loan, when will I receive it?
Support with my studies
University Bank Details
Update your personal details
Q) How do I change my name or other personal details on my record?
A) This can be done for you by the staff in your School Office. Evidence in the form of a marriage certificate, current and valid passport, or a deed poll certificate will be required before any changes can be made.
Verifying Qualifications with World Education Service (WES)
Withdrawing/Intermitting from your course
Q) I need to take a break from my course, how do I do that?
You can either take a break prior to restarting the year or partway through an academic year by completing a ‘Taking a Break’ form.
We are happy to accept advice received from SMAA, your course leader and International Advice via email rather than them completing and signing the form.
*Please note that requests to take a break for the 2021/22 academic year cannot be processed until we have reeived your final results and progression decision for 2020/21 (usually in July, unless you have reassessments to complete in the July assessment period), so you may be asked to resubmit your Taking a Break form once your results have been published.
Q) How do I withdraw from the University?
A) You need to formally confirm your intention to withdraw from the University by completing the withdrawal request on your Evision account. You can find the withdrawal request within the My Progress section of Evision.
Q) How do I cancel my studies?
You have the right to cancel your contract with the University within 14 days without giving any reason. The cancellation period will expire after 14 days from the day of the conclusion of the contract (that is the day you accept our offer of a place to study).
As a full-time student, you're eligible for a 16-25 railcard up until the age of 64. You can purchase the card online.
If you are required to complete a physical form and it requires a stamp you can either contact your School Office or download an enrolment confirmation letter from eVision under the "My Details" tab.
Please note that if you request a stamp from your school office that this may take up to 10 working days as most staff are currently working from home and will only attend the office and have access to stamps intermittently.