Information and support during Coronavirus
The safety and well-being of our Postgraduate Research (PGR) students and staff remain our top priority for Autumn 2020.
And while most supervision, training and events will continue to be held online for the foreseeable future, we are able to provide enhanced access to resources this term.
The website also has information on measures the University has put in place for this Autumn.
In addition, you will find below a list of FAQs and information on other services and how to access them.
We will continue to send out regular communications. It is important that you check your @my.londomet.ac.uk email on a regular basis or put a divert in place so that you can receive the emails to your personal email address. You should also regularly check resources, information and timetables on the Doctoral Studies Weblearn page.
The Research and Postgraduate Office (RPO) will continue to work remotely to provide guidance and advice to students during this time.
You can reach the RPO via email: email@example.com.
Specific information on other services and how you can access them is listed below.
Both the Holloway Road and Aldgate Libraries are due to reopen on Monday 5 October. Further information on opening hours and more can be found the Library web pages.
- firstname.lastname@example.org for general enquiries
- email@example.com for enquiries about Special Collections
- firstname.lastname@example.org for help and advice on required publications from your Academic Liaison Librarian
Where a book is needed to support your research studies and it is not currently available via the Library Catalogue, you may place a request using this form. While they will not be able to guarantee that all suggestions will be purchasable, they will do their best to acquire the titles requested.
Subject guides and research support can be found here.
Designated study rooms
Rooms LC1-32 (located in the Holloway Road Library) and room CM2-N10 in Aldgate will be available to book from today for use from Monday 5 October 2020.
To comply with safety measures, the spaces will be available for a maximum of two students in each room per day. Bookings will be for the entire day to allow students time to allow you to make each visit worthwhile.
Please email the Library team specifying the date you would like to access the rooms and in which library - Aldgate or Holloway.
It is imperative that you use your London Met email address for this
A Library staff member will email you to confirm whether your booking has been successful based on room availability. You will need to show this email to Campus Reception staff when you arrive.
Please note, your details will be kept on our booking system for 28 days for track and test purposes and then deleted.
You will need to be enrolled to access these facilities and have your ID card with you to enter the buildings and also the rooms, which are only accessible via ID card.
In addition, from Monday 5 October, the University’s MyPC booking service will be online, where you'll be able to book other PCs available on campus. Have a look at our guidelines and booking service. You will need to log in with your LondonMet username and password.
The Science Labs will continue to be available to PGR students via a booking system. Please speak to your Supervisor or contact the Science Centre Technical Manager for more information: Bilkis Kazi
IT services and the Digital Care Package
Information on IT Services available to students can be found in the Student Zone, including tips on using Weblearn and Evision, accessing software, who to speak to if you are experiencing problems and connecting to AppsAnywhere and RemoteLab.
The Digital Care Package provides you with a whole range of informative video clips and links to help you navigate some of the online tools we provide, including how to use BlackBoard Collaborate and Weblearn.
The University has many services and initiatives to help you to maintain and improve your physical and mental wellbeing while you are a student at the University. Have a look at what is available, including how to book an appointment with a counsellor during lockdown.
Data collection for projects with research ethics approval may only proceed with strict adherence to government guidelines about social distancing measures and group meetings. This means that many data collections will either have to be postponed or carried out remotely. Please notify your RERP chair of any changes to your project.
If your project includes in-situ data collection abroad, please consult your RERP chair. Both UK government guidelines and local guidelines need to be observed. You also need university approval for any travel abroad.