Top tips

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

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; it will give you an opportunity to get to know people and to get yourself known.

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.

Set some time aside to read through the information you will be given about your course. Make sure that you read the handbooks carefully and that 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.

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 are 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 is not 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 have missed.

You might have to make your money stretch during your studies, so try not to spend all of your student loan during freshers' fortnight! If you need, 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).

If you aren't sure about something, please do ask us. We are all 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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