Top tips to get you set for London Met

Here are our top tips for getting the most out of your university experience!

Get to know people

As well as meeting students from your course, you can also make new friends by joining one of the many student societies at London Met. These societies cater for a number of interests, from sports and politics to music and art. Try to go to as many events as you can at the beginning – even though they're virtual!

Organisation is key

Being a student often means juggling your modules, your job, your family life and, of course, your social life! With all these factors competing for your time, it’s best to take some time out and make a plan to avoid stressing out at a later date.

Prepare yourself

Set some time aside to read through the information you’re given about your course. Make sure you read the handbooks carefully and you fully understand what is expected of you. Make useful notes in class to help you when you have to write coursework or revise for exams.

Get familiar with the University's systems

During your time at London Met you'll need to use a range of different IT platforms to access things like class notes, your timetable and the library services. All of our systems have been designed to be as easy as possible to use, but to help you get started, we asked some of our current students to create some bite sized video tutorials for you. Check out all of our video guides to help you get started.

Show commitment

Commitment to your studies is key to your success as a student at London Met. You should attend all classes and attempt all assessments; good attendance will ensure you’re always on top of the subject matter. Attendance at classes is recorded and reviewed on a regular basis. If your attendance over your whole programme isn’t satisfactory, you risk having your enrolment with the University stopped.

Whilst some absences might be unavoidable, you should always let your module leader know in advance and you must catch up on what you’ve missed.

Budget

You might have to make your money stretch during your studies, so try not to spend all of your student loan at the beginning! If you require it, we can help you find a job or advise you on how to manage your money more effectively. Discounts for students are available from many places, including Transport for London (TfL) and the National Union of Students (NUS).

Ask for support

If you aren’t sure about something, please do ask us. We’re here to make sure you have a quality experience and that you have all the information, support and guidance you need to help you succeed in your studies.

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