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Welcome!

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from the Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive - Brian Roper The Students’ Union is central to the life of our University. It provides excellent services, advice and support and represents the student body at every level within the University. It is your Union and I encourage you to participate fully. I wish you every success during your time with London Metropolitan University.

from the Guide Editor and Designer - Phillipe Giovanni Chiarella First of all, welcome to London Met! Most people say University is the best time of their lives and in my experience that is true! This brand new guide aims to give you information to make your University experience more enjoyable. There is information ranging from healthy eating tips to information on academic departments. It also explains the role of the Students Union and other University departments. I hope that it helps you, and that your time at London Met is as good as mine as been so far.

Contents Welcome 1 Welcome to MetSU 2 The MetSU Team 3 Representing You 4 What MetSU Does 5 NUS 6 NUS Extra 7 Travel in London 8 Student Development and Activities Service 9 Reach 9 Give it a Go 10

Clubs and Societies 11 Choir and Orchestra 12 Learning Development Unit 13 Career Development & Employment Service 14 Disabilities and Dyslexia Service 15 Chaplaincy 16 Undergraduate Centre 17 Undergrad Registry 17 City Campus 18

Sports &Recreation metcard North Campus -

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The Rocket, Maps and Buildings

Advice & Information Sexual Health London Living Healthy Eating Directory Semester Timetables Eating at Met Diary 39

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Hub, Maps and Buildings

Thanks and Credits Editor and Designer: Phillipe Giovanni Chiarella Special thanks to: University Staff who helped out All MetSU staff All contributors and advertisers Printing Ideas *

Disclaimer Neither London Met, London MetSU or their staff hold any responsibility for inconvenience or actions resulting from the use of this handbook or services advertised. All feedback welcome media.su@londonmet.ac.uk

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Welcome to MetSU

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It’s Your Union, So Get Involved!

Finding MetSU

at London Met come along to MetSU for a chat with one of our Student Advocates who will try their best to help and assist you.

The Students’ Union has offices at City and North Campus.

The more you put into the Students’ Union the more For 2008/09 the Union will you will get out of it! We need as many students as comprise of a number of Student Support Facilitators possible to get involved in who will work to provide an the Union and to volunteer their time. advocacy, representation and advice service for all You could write for the ISM students. magazine, become a They will also be producing Student Academic Representative (StAR) to the Independent Student Metro (ISM) magazine and represent your peers at departmental level or join a the MetSU website. Union affiliated Society. If you have any problems or concerns about your study

The City Campus office is on the 3rd floor of 2 Goulston Street

The Students’ Union (MetSU) is an independent, democratic organisation run by students for students. It provides representation, advice and support to students at the University.

City Campus

(above the Hub).

You can call the Students Union at City on 02073202233 or 02073202221 North Campus The North Campus office is TMG-65 in the Tower Building. You can call the Students Union at North on 02071334173 or 02071334174

Contacting Us In addition to popping in and saying hi you can check out our web site or email us.

www.londonmetsu.org.uk su@londonmet.ac.uk

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The MetSU Team Election Tips Choosing the candidate you want in elections can be difficult - check out our tips below to help you make an informed decision. 1. Read all the manifestos of candidates 2. Attend hustings too! This is where you can ask the candidates questions 3. Don’t let anyone interfere with your voting - if you are approached - report it to the Students’ Union.

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Student Advocate (Two Full-time Roles) The role of the Student Advocates is to provide an advocacy service for students who may need advice, information or representation. This may be for a student who wishes to appeal a decision, who want someone to attend a hearing with them or who may wish to complain about the University. Student Advocates will also provide a drop in service at each SU Office where students can pop in for a chat. We do however advise student to phone or email ahead to make an appointment to see the advocates as there may be a long delay. The advocates also run the Student Academic Representatives (STARs) Scheme. They are the main point of contact for the Stars at each campus and can be a source of help and assistance for them. If you are interested in representing your peers at a course level then come in and see us!

Student Communications Coordinator (Full-time) and Student Support Facilitator - Communications (Two Part-time) The Student Communications Coordinator and the two Communications Facilitators are in charge of all publicity for MetSU and the services it provides. With so many students at London Met, keeping in touch with them is really important. The Communications team coordinate the production of the Independent Student Metro Magazine (ISM) and work closely with the ISM team who produce the magazine and they are the main point of contact for students who wish to get involved. The Communications team also keep the MetSU website up to date, produce posters for events such as campaigns launch and the annual elections.

Student Support Facilitators Welfare & Diversity (Part-time) International & EU Students (Part-time) Postgraduate and Part Time Students (Part-time) The Student Support Facilitators provide a support and referral service within MetSU for students around issues relating to Welfare and Diversity, International and EU students and Part-time and Postgraduate students. They are your first port of call if you wish to find out more information, ask for guidance or want more information about services available both within and externally of the University. Student Support Facilitators work closely with the National Union of Students (NUS) to promote their campaigns such as Black Students Campaign, LGBT Campaign and the Welfare and Student Rights Campaign. The Support Facilitators work on behalf of our students, so if there is an issue you are passionate about, come in for a chat to see how MetSU can help you out! *

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Representing You

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StARs (Student Academic Representatives) stars.su@londonmet.ac.uk Student Academic Representatives (StARs) are student representatives at the course level. They’re nominated by students at each level of study for all of the courses at London Met.

What does a StAR do?

How can I become a StAR?

StARs are in place to represent the views of their fellow students. StARs raise issues and matters of concern to the Students’ Union.

Becoming a StAR is easy and can prove very rewarding. You can come in to one of our offices and have a chat or contact your course leader.

StARs also receive training, londonmetsu.org.uk/stars help, assistance and advice to gain invaluable skills to assist fellow students and enhance your CV!

Student Council The Student Council is the governing body representatives from different parts of the and policy making body of the Students’ University. Seats are held by the Executive Committee, the Departmental Union. Representatives, the Clubs and Societies, The role of the Student Council is to direct Independent Council members elected the activities of the Executive Committee during the elections and four co-opted (elected officers of the Union), hold them representatives. to account and make sure they are All students can propose for motions (policy) working to the will of the Council. to the council and if you are not on the Council, you can attend as an observer. The Council is made up of student

Elections - who, what, when, why, how? MetSU is a democratic, student led organisation run by students for students. The annual elections are one of the most important events in our calendar and often the most exciting!

then serve a one year term of office.

There are five full time (Sabbatical) positions and five part time positions up for grabs as well as a number of The Student Union Executive seats on the Student and members of the Student Council. Council are elected by all students of the University The elections take place and partner Colleges. They online during the last two weeks in November. *

Nominations for candidates will open during October, information will be available nearer the time from the Students’ Union.

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What MetSU Does

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Advice Information and Representation (AIR) air.su@londonmet.ac.uk MetSU offers students numerous services. One of our most important roles is to offer you the Advice, Information & Representation (AIR) service. This provides you with independent academic advice, welfare information and Academic and Welfare representation.

need help for academic appeals and course complaints.

specific needs, so pop up and ask us!

· Academic & Welfare Representation – to assist · Welfare Information – you in allegations of we offer general academic misconduct and information service to disciplinary matters. provide practical information for your day-to-day needs. We also Remember, we are here to act as a referral service, i.e. help and assist you, so if you are unsure about who to turn we can direct you to the right person, either within to, come along to see one of the University or externally our Student Advocates or · Independent Academic Student Support Facilitators. Advice – this is for when you who can help with your

MetSU Media media.su@londonmet.ac.uk MetSU isn’t all about advice! We have a student We also have loads of magazine, website, exciting opportunities for MetSpace, MetForum and you to get involved in the brand new MetSU Radio. media side of MetSU, or as we like to call it, MetSU To make all of this work, we media. need your help! Without

MetSU Radio The Radio Society was formed in 2007/08 with the aim to re-launch the Uni Radio Station. The response was great with loads of volunteers and support. The launch party packed The Rocket. MetSU continues to support the MetSU Radio. If you would like to get involved get in touch with MetSU.

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MetSU Online!

people like you there wouldn’t be a media section! Whatever your experience, all are welcome with the media team will provide guidance and support to you.

ISM - Magazine

www.londonmetsu.org.uk We regularly publish a receives over 10,000 hits a magazine which provides month on its 200+ pages of you with the opportunity to see your writing in print! content. The website is based on software that Whether you are interested enables anyone to be a in interviewing, webmaster! With just one photography, design or training session you could gossip the student press is a have the ability to reach great way to build up your thousands of students and experience whilst at external organisations. University. We also have ‘MetSpace’, We cover topics such as our own social network, which provides a safe and current affairs, music, film protected environment for and fashion. We’ll also help you build contacts and only London Met students. gain work placements in the wider world! Why not visit now?

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National Union of Students

What is ths NUS? The NUS (National Union of Students) is a voluntary membership organisation which makes a real difference to the lives of students and its member students' unions.

NUS Core Values Equality

There should be equality of opportunity for everyone to The NUS is a confederation of local student representative participate fully in a society organisations in colleges and universities throughout the that celebrates diversity. United Kingdom and Northern Ireland which have chosen to affiliate and who pay an annual membership fee. Democracy

In Brief NUS Achievements for You! Students in Higher Education · The Quality Assurance Agency, who report on how well Universities do, now takes on board student feedback and this forms a significant part of the process thanks to the NUS. · NUS worked with Citizen’s Advice and Shelter to get a tenancy deposit scheme included as part of the Housing Bill. This scheme helps protect your deposit and it’s estimated that last year alone £52 million will be returned to students that would otherwise have been kept by unscrupulous landlords.

International Students

Policies and priorities must be student-led and students’ union-focused through building open, transparent and accessible democratic structures.

Collectivism Students and students’ unions are more effective when they organise together locally, nationally and internationally: unity is our strength.

NUS Democracy Card NUS is working with the wider European students’ movement to create a European-wide higher education area by 2010. After talking to them, the education and skills select committee asked the government to address low funding for students from abroad as well as the difficulties of studying abroad (be that for British students going away or foreign students coming here).

In Brief NUS Campaigns There are many national campaigns that aim to address issues that students face as well as representative campaigns. They are: · Black Students Campaign

· Disabled Students Campaign · Further Education · Get Campaigning · Higher Education · LGBT Campaign · Society And Citizenship · Welfare And Student Rights

This is is sometimes available free of charge as an alternative to a union card. It doesn’t have a photo but it does show you are a member of the NUS. The card doesn’t offer any discounts however. For student discounts and offers throughout the year, extra special competitions and if you want to help out your students' union, make sure you buy an NUS Extra card today!

For more information visit www.nus.org.uk


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What is NUS Extra?

The NUS Extra card is a great opportunity to get student discounts all over London, but how do you get one at London Met?

NUS Extra is a student discount card with a range of exclusive discounts, offers and competitions designed to make student life more exciting, more memorable and more rewarding.

Option 1 Apply Online Now Go to www.nus.org.uk and click on NUS Extra for details on how to apply.

Use it to make your money go further on books, clothes, sports stuff, CDs, travel, computer gear, gigs, eating out… The Benefits

September 2008 to 30 September 2009).

only

£10

What does it cost? NUS Extra costs just £10, not bad for something that’s going to save you a whole load of cash throughout the year. Only students are eligible to buy the card

Need to know! Exclusive discounts, offers and competitions have been The important thing is you created for NUS Extra have to be a current student, cardholders. so if you’re studying at the Option 2 Student Office moment and you want to London MetSU benefits apply online now for your too! You can go to the Student card, you just need a credit Office at City or North or debit card and a photo MetSU gets nearly £5 of Campus to apply at one of the £10 which you pay on your PC that you can the Office computers. which helps us invest in more upload to our site. services, activities, clubs and At the Student Office, If you buy online, then you events for you. So buying receptionists will be able to the card helps you out even will need to take proof of help you at every stage your student status to your more! and you will be able to students’ union in order to take your photo there. collect your card as they 12 months of discount will need to verify that you heaven! Make sure you bring a The NUS Extra Card is valid are a current student. card to pay with! for a whole year (01

DID YOU KNOW Offers and discounts are constantly updated throughout the year and there are prizes and extra special bits up for grabs at the NUS website!

www.nus.org.uk For more information visit www.nus.org.uk


Travelling in London

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London...the best public transport?

Get a Student Oyster

London is renowned for its public transport mishaps - but ask most people and they will tell you that it is probably the best place in the world for being able to use public transport.

Go to tfl.gov.uk/photocard to apply online or go to the Student Office.

London couldn’t be a better place for students in terms of You will need: · Your enrolment number travel. Not only are most areas served by the famous London Underground - but you can get a 30% discount on · Your course dates if you are enrolled on a course of travel cards by getting a Student Oystercard. It can be very confusing when you first get to London. What bus to take, which tube goes where, do you get charged more the longer you are on bus. That’s why we have some Top Tips for you below.

a year or less or a course that does not have a standard academic year (i.e. not starting in September/October)

· A digital photograph · A debit or credit card to pay the £5 application fee.

London Underground (the Tube) - there are often station (Solo not accepted) closures and maintenance works at weekends - make sure For more information, visit you check this before you travel. tfl.gov.uk/fares or call 0845 330 9876 Fares vary so it is always best to check them out by (from 0800 to 2000 daily) asking at a Ticket Office or simply checking

Get a 18+ STUDENT CARD

and

save

30%

on Travelcards and Bus Passes Discounts available for travelcards or bus passes that are 7 days or longer.

metGuide Top 5 London Travel Tips

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Always carry your Student Oyster Card It can save you 30% on some travel cards but if you don’t have it on you, you can’t save! Take a free paper / puzzle / book Generally speaking travelling in the capital isn’t that fun! Why not take something to do whilst travelling! Meet a friend in the middle When meeting a friend - why not pick a central point for both of you - it’s not fair to always meet where you want!

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Always touch in and touch out! Make sure, when using Oyster, you touch in and out of the tube. If you don’t you could face a fine! Always plan your journey! There may be engineering works or station closures this is really important at weekends and when travelling to places you don’t know! www.tfl.gov.uk.

More information at www.tfl.gov.uk or 020 7222 1234.


Student Development & Activities Services

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What is it? The Student Development and Activities Service is part of Student Services and comprises of two main sections.

· Give it a Go

1. Reach can help you access: · Voluntary work experience in the community 1. The Student Office which · Skills development can help you access... training · Student clubs and societies · Professional Career (inc University Choir and Orchestra) Mentoring · A student run centre for · Student Academic students (including NUS Extra and Support the 18+ Student Oyster Card)

Contacting the Student Development and Activities Service The Student Office https://intranet.londonmet.ac.uk/studentservices/studentoffice/ studentoffice@londonmet.ac.uk Reach Reach online: http://reach.londonmet.ac.uk

Email: reach@londonmet.ac.uk

make the difference Gain career skills and mentoring, student academic voluntary work experience support and skills training. in your field of interest. The service is free and we are always open to new Reach provides practical activities for both staff and ideas and projects. students. You can find out more about Activities include: voluntary Reach by going to Student work experience, mentoring Services, visiting Reach young people, career Online or emailing reach@londonmet.ac.uk

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Give it a Go

What is Give it a GO? dance, choir and orchestra book your place on any of that will all be free for you the activities, visit the Student Offices at North or to try. City. During the rest of the year Some of the activities will there will be at least one It allows you to meet new people and visit new places. trip a week, and a number include: of dance classes that will There will be some free have a small charge. Choir · City and Islington Walk activities and some with a and orchestra practice will · Trip to Camden Market small charge. · Salsa Classes remain free. · Trip to the Tate Modern During the Freshers period To keep up to date with all · Street Dance there will be a number of the activities within the Give · Visit to Parliament trips around London and some taster sessions, such as it a Go programme or to Give it a Go is an activities programme run throughout the year by the Student Office.

Facts about London ² London is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe. ² London occupies over 620 square miles ² London has a population of 7,172,036 (2001) ² About 12 per cent of Britain’s overall population live in London ² London has the highest population density in Britain, with 4,699 people per square kilometre, ² London is the seat of central government in Britain.

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Look out for the Give it a GO logo!

² The tallest building in London is the Canary Wharf Tower. ² London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the 'Tube'. ² There are over 100 theatres in London, including 50 in the West End. ² London theatre accounts for 45% of all UK theatre admissions and over 70% of box-office revenues. Source: GLA Economics

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Clubs and Societies What, How, Why?

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Clubs and societies are an integral part of most Student Why should your student club register? Unions and universities. London Met is no different. We have loads of societies ranging from London Met LGBT, to the Drama and Performing Society to the various faith groups in the University. We really want students to become involved with as many clubs and societies as they can (leaving time for studying obviously!)

Student clubs or societies that register are eligible to receive certain benefits and resources. There is no cost for registering and the registration process is simple.

There are loads of benefits of joining, or creating, a club In order to have access to or society: University facilities and · Develop new abilities and leadership skills services a club or society · Work within a team of peers must be registered through Student Activities at the · Satisfaction of setting and meeting goals Student Office. · Make new friends Also, if you want an Email · Put on a campus-wide events or activities account or web space - your · Share talents or interests with the University community club must be registered. · Most importantly, HAVE FUN! In addition, students find that the more they become involved, the more they will benefit from their overall University experience and it looks great on your CV!

Societies in Brief

To register a society please go to the following link: https://intranet.londonmet.a c.uk/studentservices/student office/activities/register.cfm

Societies are one of the biggest and oldest parts of University life. Traditionally they have been ran by the SU but at London Met the University and Union work together To have a look at existing Clubs or Societies please go to run societies. to the following link: Anyone can be a member of a society or create their own. https://intranet.londonmet.a The process is simple - they really allow you to do things c.uk/studentservices/student you want to try and meet people you may never have met office/activities/clubs/ before. London Met Societies include... London Met LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans) metlgbt.co.uk The Islamic Society The Drama and Performing Society MetSU Radio Society The Rock Society The Francophone Society The Hellenic & Cypriot Society and many more...

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Choir and Orchestra

12 What does the Choir do?

We attempt to recognise all the styles of music that our diverse student body bring us. The Choir sings everything from Gospel through Grieg and Justin Timberlake to Macedonian work chants; we keep our programme varied!

...and the Orchestra?

Warming Up

The Orchestra recently began rehearsals and is working What have they done? on material both old and new in order to support the After only 1 year the Choir repertoire of the Choir. has already represented the University at various events... • At The Barbican • In the famous 'Long Room' of Lord's Cricket Ground • At the Royal Albert Hall The Choir has also performed alongside several internal University events and Student Society parties, the University Carol Service and Graduation. At the Barbican The Orchestra will join them at these various concerts very soon!

London Met Celebration Event

Contacting the Choir and Orchestra If you are interested in coming along and being part of either the Choir or Orchestra, then please get in touch with us. No experience is necessary, tuition will be provided. We look forward to welcoming more of the London Met family. music@londonmet.ac.uk

http://blogs.londonmet.ac.uk/choir-orchestra/

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Learning Development Unit

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What is the Learning Development Unit and How Can it Help You? time-management’, ‘How to give excellent The Learning Development presentations’, ‘Writing with confidence’ and ‘Preparing Unit offers study and academic skills support that for exams’) · Making the most of the is available free to all library London Metropolitan · LDU Writers’ & University students. Postgraduate Writers’ The LDU offers a range of Clubs short-courses, workshops and · Critical analysis & Research Skills for drop-in support to help students to develop their full academic potential whilst at “The LDU is committed to encouraging students to University. develop and enhance their Short courses this year will academic skills and offers support to include: students of all levels of · Writing Essays, Reports and Other Written Postgraduates Assignments · Critical Reading & Writing Drop-in support includes: · 1-to-1 Study and for Undergraduates · Courses on using English in academic skills advice · 1-to-1Maths/Stats advice an academic setting · 1-to-1 Basic IT advice · Writing Dissertations & Major Written Projects An LDU for all students The role of the Learning Development Unit varies Workshop sessions this from student to student. year will include: Some students attend the · the ‘Developing Study & Academic Skills’ workshop LDU to chase a first class series (including sessions on degree – and many of our ‘Personal effectiveness & What it does for students

students have fed back that we have been crucial in their achievement of that aim. Other students attend to help them maintain their academic level; they know what is necessary to be a successful student and they use our resources to continue along this path. Still other students, for various reasons, come to London Metropolitan University with ‘chunks’ of information missing from their learning experience and, as a result, they are not always able to complete assignments successfully. The LDU facilitate the development of these missing skills through advice sessions, short courses and workshops. They don’t re-teach ideas students have already learned, but help them acquire skills they were never taught: knowledge specific to successful study at

Contact the Learning Development Unit (LDU) To find out more visit * www.londonmet.ac.uk/ldu ldu.city@londonmet.ac.uk CM2-22, Calcutta House, For City campus contact: Old Castle Street, Pam Dorrington London E1 7NT ( 0207 320 1125 For North campus contact:

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Amaechi Echedolu or Stephen Collins ( 0207 133 2276 ( 0207 133 2971 * ldu.north@londonmet.ac.uk


14 Career Development & Employment Service What can CDES do for you?

Finding CDES

The aim of CDES is to help you prepare for your future. They offer advice on career planning and can help you to develop the skills you need to succeed. Go and see them if you would like: · Careers Advice and Guidance · Help to improve your CV, covering letter or application form · Assistance in finding part time (permanent, temporary or casual) graduate positions and work experience/placements · To gain career skills and voluntary work experience through Reach and the Student Office · To find a short professional work placement that counts towards your degree · Access to a range of occupational information · To take part in a psychometric test · To prepare for an interview · To find out more about postgraduate study

CDES, as with most other departments, has offices at City and North Campus.

Seeing a Careers Advisor There are drop-in sessions held every day during term time from 12 midday – 3pm, on a “first come, first served” basis.

City Campus: 8 Goulston Street London E1 7NT ( 020 7320 2380 North Campus: Tower Building 166-220 Holloway Road London N7 8DB ( 020 7133 2094 * careers.studentservices @londonmet.ac.uk https://intranet.londonmet.a c.uk/careers

You will be given a 20 minute slot with the Careers Adviser on duty. Drop-in sessions are ideal for quick enquiries such as CV checking but once you have attended one, you will have the option to book a longer guidance interview, offering the opportunity for a more in-depth discussion. If you are unable to come into CDES we offer an e-guidance service. https://intranet.londonmet.ac.uk/studentservices/careers

Want more information? For part-time, vacation, graduate and work experience/placement opportunities, please register free with Employment Online www.londonmet.ac.uk/careers/employment Make a difference: develop skills and boost you CV, register with Reach: http://reach.londonmet.ac.uk For further information about the professional work placement module, visit: https://intranet.londonmet.ac.uk/studentservices/careers/work-based-learning

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Disabilities and Dyslexia Service

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What is it and how can it help you? The Disabilities and Dyslexia Services (DDS) offers a confidential service to any student who has a disability, long term medical problem or Specific Learning Difficulty (e.g.dyslexia). It can also assist students who feel that they may have a Specific Learning Difficulty to obtain a diagnosis. This service can be accessed at any time during your course.

Once you have registered with the Service and provided the necessary evidence to establish your claim for support, the DDS can assist you to obtain adjustments that can help you successfully complete your course of study. Such adjustments are based on individual circumstances and are related to the severity of effects of your disability on your ability to study.

Assitance that may be available to you... Practical assistance: · Specialist tutors (Specific Learning Difficulties)

· Note-takers · Library Assistants · Workshop Assistants · Mentors · Communication support · Campus support

Specific adjustments to study-related services · Library adjustments

Teaching-related adjustments: · Internal Needs Assessment (e.g. extended loan periods for Report to identify needs to week loan books) academic staff · Accessible teaching rooms · Notes in advance of class · Advanced notice of · Recording lectures timetabling to enable · Prioritised reading lists support workers to be

There is the possibility of assistance available in exams, coursework and alternative assessment arrangements.

Important Note There are some aspects of course assessment that cannot be changed. These are known as “competence standards.” For an item of assessed work to be identified as a ‘competence standard’ it must be essential to the course and all students must be able to fulfil this standard. In such situations although it may not be possible to alter the format of the assessment, disabled students may still be entitled to adjustments (e.g. extra time or an amanuensis). For more information see the contact details below.

Contact the Disabilities and Dyslexia Services (DDS) *

dds.studentservices@londonmet.ac.uk ( 07980 074179 (Text use only)

( 020 7320 1122 (City Campus)

( 020 7133 2188 (Minicom)

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Chaplaincy

16 What is it and what does it do?

From their own particular religious perspective, the Chaplaincy aim to contribute as effectively as possible to every aspect of University life. The Chaplaincy seeks to identify and meet the religious, spiritual and pastoral needs of students and staff. They do not just deal with faith issues and can accompany students to places such as housing offices, doctors, police stations etc if asked. This involves working with members of faiths who are not represented on the Chaplaincy Team and with people who have no religious faith. In addition to this, they also aim to provide a range of opportunities for pastoral care and social involvement for students in what is sometimes, certainly to begin with, an isolating experience. A range of events are also organised throughout the year including seminars, discussion groups, celebrations of religious festivals, quiet days and retreats.

The Chaplains are here to listen and to help 路 They do not sit in judgement on anyone who comes in to see us. 路 They may not have all the answers but will help work things out whether spiritual or otherwise. 路 No one has to be a Christian or have any faith to come and see us. They work with people of any faith and of no faith. 路 What you say to us is treated confidentially.

Individual Contacts Lead Chaplain Rev'd Fiona Weaver Anglican * f.weaver @londonmet.ac.uk University Imam Sheik Musa Admani * m.admani @londonmet.ac.uk

Availability: Monday/Tuesday and alternate Fridays Roman Catholic (part time) Sr Mary Kenefick * m.kenefick @londonmet.ac.uk City Mon/Tues North Weds

Free Churches (part time) John Scott john.scott @londonmet.ac.uk Sir John Cass Chaplain Rev'd Richenda Leigh Anglican * r.leigh@londonmet.ac.uk

Contact the Chaplaincy North Campus Room TM308 Tower Building ( 020 7133 2813

City Campus Student Services Calcutta House ( 020 7320 2379 chaplaincy.studentservices@londonmet.ac.uk

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Undergraduate Centre

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The Undergraduate Centres (UGCs) provide and facilitate Main Roles holistic advice and support to ensure that your experience · Support students with as a student is as successful and as enjoyable as possible. academic life Most information related to your study at the University as well as your course are kept in the UGCs, including your · Deal with course queries course handbook, timetable, and student handbook. · Deal with timetables Every student is allocated to a PAA in one of the UGCs. The location of your UGC depends on your course and the · Have student handbooks, academic Department that runs it. course handbooks and other documents on offer for Single honours, Foundation Degree and HND students are students. allocated to the UGC in the building in which their course is based while joint students are allocated to the UGC · Where PAAs (Personal associated with the first subject (alphabetically) of their Academic Advisors) are course combination. based. Under normal circumstances, your Undergraduate Centre will be open five days a week, from 9.30-5.30, close at 8http://www.londonmet.ac 3pm Wednesdays and 5pm Fridays, throughout the year .uk/ugstudy/undergraduate -centres/ although at certain times this pattern may vary.

Undergraduate Registry Responsible for... · Replacement ID Cards (£12 charge)

· Letters to confirm your enrolment · Council Tax exemption letters for full time students · Transcripts · Coursework submission · Publication of module results · Enrolment and Tuition Fee queries · Access to Learning Fund ·Deal with any queries you may have about your results · Deal with queries relating to examination arrangements · LEA grant cheques

City Campus Undergraduate Registry Enquiries counter is located in: Room G12 Calcutta House Old Castle Street London E1 7NT ( 0207 320 2280

* underreg.city@londonmet.ac.uk

North Campus Undergraduate Registry Enquiries counter is located in: Room TM1-32 Tower Building 166-220 Holloway Road London N7 8DB ( 0207 133 4015 * underreg.north@londonmet.ac.uk

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City Campus

18 Hub

Come to Hub for a warm welcome and amazingly cheap drinks, available exclusively to metcard holders. With its central location at City Campus, Hub is the ideal place for you to come and chill out. During the day the met lounge is great for a coffee and catch up with your friends. After lectures it’s time for drinks in the bar and a little bit of light-hearted competition on one of the pool tables or the arcade games. After dark Hub is transformed to suit a variety of tastes in a friendly, contemporary environment. With a wide range of events, we guarantee you’ll find you rhythm in the City Campus social scene

Opening Hours The Hub opens at midday every weekday and closes at different times depending on what events are on! Check at the venue for more information! the

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Put your skills to use at our pool competitions with great prizes up for grabs. Go on, give it a go!

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City Campus

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Calcutta House Old Castle Street London E1 7NT

Goulston Street 16 Goulston Street London E1 7TP

The Women's Library Old Castle Street London E1 7NT

Central House 59-63 Whitechapel High Street London E1 7PF

Jewry Street 31 Jewry Street London EC3N 2EY

Tower Hill 100 Minories London EC3N 1JY

Students' Union 2 Goulston Street London E1 7TP

Whitechapel High Street 133 Whitechapel High St London E1 7QA

Commercial Road 41 Commercial Road London E1 1LA

Most City campus buildings are near the Aldgate bus terminus and the whole of the Aldgate area is served by the following tube lines and stations: Aldgate (Metropolitan and Circle ) Aldgate East (District and Hammersmith & City) Tower Gateway (Docklands Light Railway) Tower Hill (District and Circle) Liverpool Street (Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Central) Overground trains come in to nearby Fenchurch and Liverpool Street stations Moorgate Nearest underground is Moorgate tube which includes the 84 Moorgate Northern, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle. London EC2M 6SQ Moorgate railway station for overground. Shoreditch Building Nearest underground for the Shoreditch site is Old Street on the 35 Kingsland Road Northern line or Liverpool Street for the Metropolitan, Circle, Shoreditch E2 8AA Hammersmith & City, and Central.

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Sports and Recreation

Sports and Recreation? What is it? The Sports and Recreation service offers a wide range of activities from competitive team sports, to keeping fit or just generally having fun! Opportunities to play at a competitive level exist and you can represent the University in British Universities College Sport (BUCS).

For the less competitive, why not join one of our gyms or come to one of our many classes. These range from the more holistic classes such as yoga and Pilates to the more high-energy body bar, aerobics and karate. We offer an excellent price on an academic year membership, so the sooner you join the better the deal!

Find Out More Information on sport and leisure is available at our two centres:

FITNESS CENTRE (City) 133 Whitechapel High Street London E1 7NT ( 020 7320 2376

SPORTS CENTRE (North) 29 Hornsey Road London N7 7DD ( 020 7133 3620

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The Rocket Complex The Rocket Shop Hub University Cafes

Get your hands on the all-new metcard for the hottest deals on campus! With London Met’s very own discount card you can save £££’s on drinks, entry to events plus lots more exclusive offers for as little as £5!! Not only does the metcard save you £££’s it is also designed to help you stay in touch with what’s on at your University from entertainment and activities to accommodation and employment. When you register for a card you also sign up for the Met Alert! email service, the best way to stay in touch with what’s on at London Met. With discounts on events, promotions on drinks, offers on food and specials from the Rocket Shop all bought to you directly via email, can you really afford to miss out? the

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North Campus

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If you’re after a place to chill and chat with your friends or needing a post lecture blow out at one of our many events, come and visit the Rocket Complex where our friendly staff will be happy to serve you some of the most competitively priced drinks in London available to all metcard holders. With 4 rooms on 2 floors and 2 bars plus an outdoor courtyard and shop, this is the place to be. The Rocket Complex has something going on virtually every night.

Opening Hours The Rocket Complex opens at midday every weekday and closes at different times depending on what events are on! Check at the venue for more information!

Regular Rocket Events

Big Fish London’s finest weekly student club night! Every Wednesday @ The Rocket Complex Come and see what everyone is raving about.

Start your weekend off with freshly made cocktails shaken before your eyes. Every Friday @ The Rocket Complex, 5pm – Late All cocktails 2-4-1 from 5 –7pm!! 8 www.londonmetstudents.com


North Campus

Eden Grove 2-16 Eden Grove London N7 8EA Graduate Centre 166-220 Holloway Road London N7 8DB Learning Centre 236-250 Holloway Road London N7 6PP

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Students' Union and The Rocket 166-220 Holloway Road London N7 8DB

Spring House 6-40 Holloway Road London N7 8JL Stapleton House 277-281 Holloway Road London N7 8HN

Tower Building 166-220 Holloway Road London N7 8DB Science Centre 29 Hornsey Road London N7 7DD

All these sites are served by the following underground stations: Holloway Road (Piccadilly Line) Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line) Overground trains operate from: Drayton Park Ladbroke House 62-66 Highbury Grove London N5 2AD Nearest underground for Ladbroke House is

Highbury & Islington

Highbury and Islington on the Victoria Line Line, or Arsenal on the Piccadilly Line. Overground services operate from Canonbury, Drayton Park and Highbury & Islington.

If there is an Arsenal home match on at the Emirates Stadium, Holloway Road station may be closed - it is always best to check this before assignment deadlines. You can check at the station where there is a board.

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Advice and Information

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020 7320 2370 (City) and www.nhsdirect.org.uk has a 020 7133 2094 (North) for search facility to find GPs, more information. The dental practices, hospitals content of all sessions is etc in your local area. It is confidential. wise to register with a GP www.londonmet.ac.uk/couns elling near to where you live, though remember many Medical Forms (HCI/HC2) inner city surgeries support As a student you may be a large number of patients eligible for some free and are therefore very prescriptions. You can get busy. the forms at Student Services Centre, your local Counselling pharmacy, high street If you feel there is opticians or NHS dentists. something you need to talk Changed Details? about, the University provides trained counsellors It’s vital that you inform the for you to chat with. Contact University of any change of the Counselling and details. You can change Wellbeing Service at your details on Evision at: nearest Student Services Centre or call www.londonmet.ac.uk/evision

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Great LGBT Student Club Night with DJ Prize Giveaways, Raffles and more

Change Course/Degree First of all consider what course you want to change to and where you want to do it. You should speak to your PAA/Course Leader regarding any changes you wish to make. If you wish to transfer to a course at another institution, contact the admissions tutor for the new course to check places are available and the possibility of being accepted. https://intranet.londonmet.ac .uk/studentservices/

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This event is mainly for Lesbian, Gay, Bi & Trans students. If you're open minded & attitude free come down and join in the fun. We reserve the right of admission.

Try searching www.londonmet.ac.uk for more help.


Advice and Information Class Locations Location of classes can be found on the student’s personal timetable.

Exam Timetables

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You can get a NI Number by calling the National Insurance Helpline on 0845 600 0643 or visiting Students are able to access http://www.dwp.gov.uk/life their personal timetable by http://www.londonmet.ac.uk event/benefits/ni_number.a visiting: /admin/assessment/ sp https://portal.londonmet.ac. uk/timetable/

You can find out more about information regarding assessments and accessing your exam timetables at

Leave or Withdraw from University

Student Status Letter

To obtain proof of your you wish to leave or student status, you need to Complaints Procedure Should go to your nearest withdraw from the For all complaints we would University, you should seek Undergraduate & FE suggest you initially visit the advice from your Registry or Postgraduate & Students’ Union who will be Undergraduate Centre or Professional Registry. able to offer you advice Postgraduate Centre. and representation. You can request a standard letter at In all cases the Student Council Tax http://www.londonmet.ac.uk Loans Company must be As a student you may be informed, and depending /admin/ exempt from paying Council on your individual Financial Advice Tax but you will be required circumstances, you may to provide a Council Tax The University has a Student have to pay fees for the exemption form. Advice, Information & entire Funding Service, for more You can get this at the Missed a Deadline? information please visit the Undergraduate & FE At a University of this size, following link: Registry or the https://intranet.londonmet.a rules have to be strict. Postgraduate & Professional c.uk/studentservices/aifs/ho Registry. me.cfm/ However, if you feel you http://www.londonmet.ac.uk have a valid reason for not Student Oystercard /admin/ submitting work on time or Offers 30% discount on attending an exam, you can Disability and travel in London. You can apply for Mitigating Dyslexia Support find out how to apply Circumstances. elsewhere in the handbook The University provides on page 8. support services for To apply you need to http://www.tfl.gov.uk disabilities and dyslexia. complete a Mitigating These services can be Circumstances Form. Timetable accessed through Student Services. http://www.londonmet.ac.uk Students are able to access their personal timetable at http://www.londonmet.ac.uk /admin/graduation-andhttps://portal.londonmet.ac. /studentservices/ conferments/mitigatinguk/timetable/ circumstances/

Try searching www.londonmet.ac.uk for more help.


Sexual Health

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Sex & Students?

University for most people is Don’t stress a time for exploration. This Mental health problems are really common amongst students. 1 in 4 students suffer from mental health issues. can be from discovering religion, music, or yourself! There are loads of ways to reduce stress. You should talk For a lot of students to people if you feel stressed. University is also a time to explore themselves sexually Drink less - to find out what they like, Alcohol can be great and make you feel like doing amazing things, but sometimes it does bad things too…it who they like or just to have could stop you from getting aroused during sex or make fun! you forget where you are! Our top tip is to drink in moderation and if you go home with someone, make sure Look out for SHAG week which will happen this year you let your friends know! Get a Smear Test. Get tested. It’s really important women over 25 get a smear test. A It is a really good idea to get yourself checked out for smear test checks cells and STIs and HIV at a Sexual Health Clinic. The tests aren’t catches cancer in the cervix that bad and the staff are quite friendly. or womb. Find your local STI clinic at www.multimap.com/clients/places.cgi?client=ruthink_01 Be STI Wise. 1 in 10 sexually active young people have an STI Play Safe. in the UK, most have no Sex obviously has its risks from STIs and HIV to physical symptoms. pregnancy. There are a number of ways to reduce the risks including using condoms, dental dams and not If you spot anything unusual having unprotected sex. like discharge from your anus, vagina or penis go Condom Tips and get yourself checked Condoms can be great but it is really important that you out! use them properly. The first thing you should do is get a condom that fits – don’t be embarrassed to go bigger or Drugs smaller or try different shapes! Drugs can affect your health in different ways. It’s Lube is really important for sex – plenty of lube will not a good idea to have done only make the condom last longer, but make sex a little bit of research if enjoyable by reducing friction. you were to experiment.

Page adapted from article by Phillipe Giovanni Chiarella Pink Paper Issue 960.

Remember mixing with alcohol or each other can cause serious side effects. www.talktofrank.com

Find out more at www.ruthinking.co.uk or www.tht.org.uk


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Accommodation & Housing Advice · Check the electrics, gas (it needs a current www.londonmet.ac.uk/accommodation There is a Student Accommodation Bureau at both City (020 7320 4998) and North campus (020 7133 3998). They can advise you on London Met halls of residence as well as private accommodation.

CORGI certificate) and water, the heating, windows and doors. · Be careful what you sign. You are legally bound to the terms of what you sign.

Insurance www.endsleigh.co.uk

It is vital that you get your possessions covered. Sometimes things like laptops, Make sure you look in estate agencies as MP3 players and mobiles aren’t covered it well as looking on the internet to make sure is best to check first. Make sure you shop you get the best deal. Also make sure you around as well – you can often get a competitive quote. get some advice from people who have rented privately before or from the 16-25 Railcard University. Get cheaper rail travel by applying for a Young Persons Railcard. The application What to look out for when paying a deposit: forms are available at the Student Office in · Make sure a comprehensive inventory is both campuses or at a train station. made when you move in, ensure you have a Taxis record of the contents of the house and Only use registered minicabs and black what state they are in. cabs. Unlicensed cabs will offer cheaper · Get a receipt for anything you pay for fares outside clubs and bars, but we advise and keep all bills. you not to take the risk.

Private Sector Renting

The Student Office What can we do for you? • Apply for NUS Extra www.nus.org.uk • Apply for TfL Student Oyster www.tfl.gov.uk • Get a Railcard form • Join a Society or Club City Campus North Campus ...and much more Student Office Student Office 3rd floor 2 Goulston Street (above the Hub)

TMG-48 Tower Building (opposite the Cafe)

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London Living Going Out

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Cinemas, comedy, theatre and music: local cinemas usually offer a student rate with a valid student identity card, such as the NUS Looking for a more alternative night? Try Shoreditch or Hoxton. Going Gay? Try Soho Extra. or Vauxhall. The big musicals and performances tend to be based around Covent Garden. Check out the Evening Standard or Time Out for the essential guide to London events. They both provide great guides for live music in, around and even outside London.

Sports and Recreation Hyde Park and Regents Park are the most popular places to relax but tend to get very busy; Hampstead Heath and Victoria Park tend to be quieter.

Primrose Hill is also a good spot for a quiet Upper Street in Islington offers everything walk. South of the river, Battersea Park and from late-night kebabs to sushi bars, pizza Wandsworth Common are quite pleasant, but Greenwich Park is the main attraction places or up-market restaurants. with its views over London and the Thames.

Eating Out

Brick Lane in Whitechapel (known as ‘Curry Mile’) is a great place to go for a curry and Contact Sports & Leisure Services to get also, if you want something a little different, more specific information. the gastropubs also serve really good food. Shopping The University shops offer snacks, stationery The markets, like Camden and Spitalfields and University merchandise. You can also tend to have cheap and interesting food, get newspapers and access to a while Covent Garden is also popular, but photocopier. touristy and therefore more expensive. Want to shop? Try Oxford Street or Covent Bars, Clubs and Pubs Garden! Cheap or second hand clothes are The Rocket at North campus, and Hub at often best sought from markets (Camden, City campus, are both great spots for drinks. Spitalfields or Petticoat Lane) but try different cultural shops as you might find Upper Street in Islington not only features cheap material shops and specific clothing. the eateries but also is one long street of places to drink and dance and have fun till Personal Safety It’s wise to take a few precautions to ensure the early hours of the morning. Nearby Farringdon also has many pubs, clubs and your safety. Here are some tips: · Try and look confident when out bars. · Withdraw money before you go out Central London is famous for areas such as · Don’t leave your drink unattended in bars Soho and Piccadilly. They border Leicester · Walk facing oncoming traffic · Carry a personal attack alarm Square and are a maze of dubious and fantastic and very different places to avoid Students are one of the groups that are study in. Old Street is a very popular area, about most vulnerable to crime – don’t be afraid to report crime! half way between the two London Met

Don’t know what to do? Free papers always have things in.


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Healthy Eating and Living

Healthy Eating and Living in 8 Steps

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Base your meals on starchy foods Foods such as bread, cereals, rice, pasta and potatoes are an important part of a healthy diet. Eat wholegrain varieties of starchy foods whenever you can.

Try to cut down on food that is high in saturated fat and have foods that are rich in unsaturated fat instead. Sugar - most people in the UK are eating too much sugar. Try to eat fewer foods containing added sugar, such as sweets, cakes, biscuits and fizzy drinks.

Starchy foods should make up about a third of the food we eat. They’re a good source of energy and the main source of a Sugary foods and drinks too often can range of nutrients in our diet. They also contain fibre, calcium, iron and B vitamins. cause tooth decay and many foods that contain added sugar can also be high in calories. Eat lots of Fruit and Veg We know it’s good, but most of us still Try to eat less salt - no more than 6g aren't eating enough fruit and veg. a day Try to eat at least 5 portions of a variety Adults - and children over 11 - should have no more than 6g salt a day. of fruit and veg every day. It might be easier than you think. You can choose from fresh, frozen, tinned, dried or juiced fruit. Eating too much salt can raise your blood pressure. And people with high blood pressure are three times more likely to Eat More Fish Most of us should be eating more fish - develop heart disease or have a stroke. including a portion of oily fish each week. Get active and try to be a healthy It's an excellent source of protein and weight contains many vitamins and minerals. It's not a good idea to be either Aim for at least two portions of fish a week, underweight or overweight. Being overweight can lead to health conditions including a portion of oily fish. You can such as heart disease, high blood pressure choose from fresh, frozen or canned but or diabetes. Being underweight could also remember that canned and smoked fish affect your health. can be high in salt.

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If you're worried about your weight, ask your GP or dietician for advice. If you think you need to lose a little weight, the main things to remember are: • only eat as much food as you need • make healthy choices - it's a good idea to • Saturated fat - too much can increase cholesterol in the blood, which increases the choose low-fat and low-sugar varieties • get more active chance of developing heart disease. • Unsaturated fat - having unsaturated fat Physical activity is a good way of using up instead of lowers blood cholesterol. extra calories, and helps control our weight. Cut Down on Saturated Fat & Sugar Fats - to stay healthy we need some fat in our diets. What is important is the kind of fat we are eating.

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Try to get active every day and build up Top Tip: Spread your drinking throughout the amount you do e.g. you could try to fit the week and avoid binge drinking. in as much walking as you can into your Don't skip breakfast daily routine. Try to walk at a good pace. Some people skip breakfast because they think it will help them lose weight. Drink plenty of water Missing meals doesn't help us lose weight We should be drinking about 6 to 8 glasses (1.2 litres) of water, or other fluids, and it isn't good for us because we can every day to stop us getting dehydrated. miss out on essential nutrients.

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Alcohol - there is nothing wrong with the occasional drink. But drinking too much can cause problems. Alcohol is also high in calories, cutting down could help you control your weight.

So why not go for a bowl of wholegrain cereal with some sliced banana and a glass of fruit juice for a healthy start to the day?

Healthy Meals Vegetable Lasagne (For more than 1)

Bacon and Tomato Pasta (Serves 2)

4oz lasagne 2 tbs Olive Oil 8 oz French beans (chopped) 1 leek or onion (thinly sliced) 1 can peeled tomatoes 4 oz lentils ½ pint water pinch oregano 1 lb cream or curd cheese 2 eggs, beaten 2 tbs chopped parsley salt and pepper 2 tbs grated Parmesan cheese

1 Teaspoon Olive Oil 6 Tomatoes, rinsed and finely chopped 4 – 5 Slices Back Bacon 2 Garlic Cloves, very finely chopped 180g Dried Pasta

1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the beans and leek/onion for 5 mins 2. Add the tomatoes, lentils, water and oregano. 3. Bring to the boil, then simmer gently for 40 minutes or until the lentils are cooked. 4. Mix the cream or curd cheese with the eggs and parsley and season well. 5. Spread half the veg mixture in an ovenproof dish and cover with one third of the lasagne. 6. Spread half the cheese mixture over then cover again with lasagne. 7. Add a layer of the remaining vegetable mixture, cover the remaining lasagne and finally the remaining cheese mixture. 8. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and bake in a moderate oven 180 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve as soon as possible, enjoy!

1. Fry the tomatoes over a moderate heat until they look like a thick sauce (takes about 15 minutes). 2. Remember to stir regularly to mash up the tomatoes a bit and to ensure the sauce does not stick to the pan. 3. Add the garlic and cook for a couple more minutes. 4. Whilst frying the tomatoes, grill the bacon, once grilled, cut into small pieces and add to the tomato sauce. 5. Boil the pasta as directed on the pack. 6. Mix the pasta and sauce together and serve.

If you want more recipes - why not search the net!


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Students' Union Advice, Information & Representation Chair of the Student Council Student Media Student Academic Representatives (StARs)

admin@llgs.org.uk

frank@talktofrank.com

www.llgs.org.uk

www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk www.quit.org.uk www.talktofrank.com www.samaritans.co.uk www.alcoholicsanonymous.co.uk www.tfl.gov.uk www.nationalrail.co.uk www.citizensadvice.org.uk www.met.police.uk

www.nightline.org.uk

Website www.nus.org.uk

If you get an extension (69) nnnn is a City campus phone number. If it’s (79) nnnn, then that is North.

City campus phone numbers begin with 020 7320 nnnn North campus phone numbers begin 020 7133 nnnn

Important Notes for Telephones

listening@london-nightline.org.uk

Email Use website.

su@londonmet.ac.uk air.su@londonmet.ac.uk chair.su@londonmet.ac.uk media.su@londonmet.ac.uk stars.su@londonmet.ac.uk

020 7837 7324

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Telephone 0871 221 8221 020 7631 0101

Union and University Contacts

NHS Direct Smoking Quitline Frank Samaritans Alcoholics Anonymous TfL Travel Information National Rail Enquiries Citizens Advice Bureau Metropolitan Police (non-Emergency) London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard

Nightline

Organisation National Union of Students

External Contacts

Directory has all the general contacts you are likely to need at Student Directory The London Met. The London Met Switchboard is 020 7423 0000

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Service Area Accommodation Service Accommodation Service Alumni Association Bookshop - Blackwell Bookshop - John Smith & Son Careers Service Careers Service Chaplaincy Chaplaincy Childcare Childcare Counselling Counselling Course Enquiries Course Enquiries Disability Disability Dyslexia Dyslexia Employability Unit (Student Placements) Employment Service Employment Service

University Contacts A to E

Calcutta House Tower Building Postgraduate Undergraduate Calcutta House Tower Building Calcutta House Tower Building Learning Centre Goulston Street Tower Building

Location Calcutta House Tower Building Learning Centre Holloway Road Calcutta House Goulston Street Tower Building Calcutta House Tower Building

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Service Area Europe Office Finance (Tuition Fees) Finance (Tuition Fees) Fitness Centre Fitness Centre Graduation and Conferments Office International Office Learning Development Learning Development Library Services Postgraduate Centre Postgraduate Centre Postgraduate Centre Postgraduate Centre Postgraduate Centre Postgraduate Centre Postgraduate Centre Postgraduate Centre Postgraduate Registry Postgraduate Registry Reach Scholarship Enquiries

University Contacts E to S Location Whitechapel High Street Calcutta House Tower Building Whitechapel High Street Science Centre Tower Building Learning Centre Calcutta House Learning Centre Various sites Calcutta House Central House Moorgate Tower Hill Ladbroke House Spring House Stapleton House Tower Building Calcutta House Tower Building City City City City North North North North City North North City

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Service Area Student Advice, Information & Funding Service Student Advice, Information & Funding Service Student Casework Office Student Services Centre Student Services Centre Undergraduate & FE Registry Undergraduate & FE Registry Undergraduate Centre Undergraduate Centre Undergraduate Centre Undergraduate Centre Undergraduate Centre Undergraduate Centre Undergraduate Centre Undergraduate Centre Undergraduate Centre Women's Library City North City City North City North City City City City North North North North North City

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Evening

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Semester 1 Timetable Thursday

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It is really important to make sure you know where you need to be for lectures, seminars and other sessions. Use this space to help you out! Aim to be where you need to be 15 minutes beforehand.

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It is really important to make sure you know where you need to be for lectures, seminars and other sessions. Use this space to help you out! Aim to be where you need to be 15 minutes beforehand.

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eating @

london met

There are a number of on campus venues serving a range of food including...

Cafe Building Café Express Goulston Street Café Express Central House Café Express Commercial Rd Café Express Tower Hill Café Met Calcutta House Café Met Moorgate

Opening Hours Mon-Thurs 0930 to 1930

Cafe Building Café Express Tower Café Express Learning Centre Café Express Ladbroke House Café Express Spring House Café Met The Rocket

Opening Hours Mon-Thurs 0830 to 2030 Mon-Thurs 0900 to 1930 Mon-Thurs 0900 to 2000 Mon-Thurs 0900 to 1600 Mon-Fri 0830 to 1530

Friday 0800 to 1700 Friday 0900 to 1600 Friday 0900 to 1600 Friday 0900 to 1600

Mon-Thurs 0830 to 2000

Friday 0830 to 1600

Friday 0030 to 1600

Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 0930 to 1600 Weds 0930 to 1900

Mon - Fri 0900 to 1600 Mon - Fri 0830 to 1600 Mon - Fri 0830 to 1600 Mon - Thurs 0830 to 2000

Fri 0830 to 1600

City Campus

North Campus

Freshly Prepared Hot Meals Sandwiches & Baguettes Salad Bar & Vegetarian Choice Hot Desserts & Confectionary Hot Beverages & Soft Drinks Meals Deals & Chef Specials

(Opposite Student Office)

Café Met

Stapleton House

great deals!

Look out for:

Monthly Deals + £1 Bargains + Meal Deals in all our outlets!

Café Express - A convenience, grab and go style outlet stocked with a variety of snack food, beverages and confectionary Café Met - A convenient outlet with ‘in house made hot food’ stocked with a variety of snack food, beverages and confectionary


Diary and Planner 2008/09 What is this?

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DID YOU KNOW

The diary is designed to help you organise your studies.

£

Not only does it have all the key dates you will need but space to write deadlines, exams, birthday’s and more!

THIS DIARY SAVES YOU MONEY!

Don’t pay £10 to get a This is your diary! Do with it as you please - but remember the great diary - we have one information in this guide can really help you, so keep it safe! with everything you need!

PGCE Course dates differ, please see www.londonmet.ac.uk for more information.

Nominations 20 - 31 Oct 08 Admin Period 3 - 28 Nov 08 Polling 1 to 12 Dec 08

Guide Key 10 Holiday 10 Coursework / Exam Period

October 2008

September 2008

MetSU Election Timetable

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September 2008

Monday 15th

Tuesday 16th

Wednesday 17th

Thursday 18th

Welcome Week Programme Starts

Friday 19th

Saturday 20th

Sunday 21st Halls Welcome Parties - Hub and the Rocket 7 - 11pm


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22nd Monday

23rd Tuesday

24th Wednesday

25th Thursday

International Students Party 7.30pm to 2.30am at The Rocket (International Students Only)

26th Friday

Welcome Week Ends

27th Saturday 28th Sunday

Back 2 School Party 9pm at The Rocket.

September 2008

Autumn Equinox This day is when day and night are of equal duration.


Teaching Starts

Tuesday 30th

Freshers Fair 10am to 4pm - 2 Goulston Street, City Campus, E1

Wednesday 1st

10 Year Big Fish! At The Rocket at 9pm

Thursday 2nd

Freshers Fair 10am to 4pm - 166-20 Holloway Rd, North Campus N7

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September 2008

Monday 29th

The Eclectic Starts 5pm at Hub

Saturday 4th

Sunday 5th


8th Wednesday

Destination

metlite

7-10pm at Hub - games, music and drink! LGBT Party.

9th Thursday

10th Friday

11th Saturday 12th Sunday

October 2008

7th Tuesday

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6th Monday


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October 2008

Monday 13th

Tuesday 14th

Wednesday 15th

Thursday 16th

Friday 17th

Saturday 18th

Sunday 19th


22nd Wednesday

23rd Thursday

24th Friday

25th Saturday 26th Sunday

October 2008

21st Tuesday

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20th Monday


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October/November 2008

Monday 27th

Tuesday 28th

Wednesday 29th

Thursday 30th

Friday 31st

Halloween

Saturday 1st

Sunday 2nd


5th Wednesday

6th Thursday

7th Friday

8th Saturday 9th Sunday Remembrance Sunday Ceremonies are held to remember those who gave their lives in conflicts.

November 2008

4th Tuesday

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3rd Monday


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November 2008

Monday 10th

Tuesday 11th

Armistice Day Marks the end of the First World War. Two minutes silence held at 11.00am

Wednesday 12th

Thursday 13th

Friday 14th

Saturday 15th

Sunday 16th


19th Wednesday

20th Thursday

21st Friday

22nd Saturday 23rd Sunday

November 2008

18th Tuesday

49

17th Monday


50

November 2008

Monday 24th

Tuesday 25th

Wednesday 26th

Thursday 27th

Friday 28th

Saturday 29th

Sunday 30th


2nd Tuesday

3rd Wednesday

4th Thursday

5th Friday

6th Saturday 7th Sunday

December 2008

World Aids Day

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1st Monday


52

December 2008

Monday 8th

Tuesday 9th

Wednesday 10th

Thursday 11th

Friday 12th

Last Day of Teaching

Saturday 13th

Sunday 14th


16th Tuesday

17th Wednesday

18th Thursday

19th Friday

20th Saturday 21st Sunday

December 2008

Christmas Break Starts

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15th Monday


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December 2008

Monday 22nd

Tuesday 23rd

Wednesday 24th

Christmas Eve

Thursday 25th

Christmas Day

Friday 26th

Boxing Day

Saturday 27th

Sunday 28th


31st Wednesday

New Year’s Eve

1st Thursday

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM LONDON METSU AND LONDON MET New Year’s Day

2nd Friday

3rd Saturday 4th Sunday

December 2008 / January 2009

30th Tuesday

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29th Monday


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January 2009

Monday 5th

Teaching Resumes / Revision Period

Tuesday 6th

Wednesday 7th

Thursday 8th

Friday 9th

Saturday 10th

Sunday 11th


13th Tuesday

14th Wednesday

15th Thursday

16th Friday

17th Saturday 18th Sunday

January 2009

Exam Period Begins

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12th Monday


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January 2009

Monday 19th

Tuesday 20th

Wednesday 21st

Thursday 22nd

Friday 23rd

Saturday 24th

Sunday 25th


27th Tuesday

28th Wednesday

29th Thursday

30th Friday

Exam Period Finishes

31st Saturday 1st Sunday

January / February 2009

Welcome Week begins for Spring Semester Entrants

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26th Monday


60

February 2009

Monday 2nd

Teaching Period Resumes

Tuesday 3rd

Wednesday 4th

Thursday 5th

Friday 6th

Saturday 7th

Sunday 8th


11th Wednesday

12th Thursday

13th Friday

14th Saturday 15th Sunday

February 2009

10th Tuesday

61

9th Monday


62

February 2009

Monday 16th

Tuesday 17th

Wednesday 18th

World Religion Day

Thursday 19th

Friday 20th

Saturday 21st

Sunday 22nd


25th Wednesday

26th Thursday

27th Friday

28th Saturday 1st Sunday

February / March 2009

24th Tuesday

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23rd Monday


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Monday 2nd

March 2009

Tuesday 3rd

Wednesday 4th

Thursday 5th

Friday 6th

Saturday 7th

Sunday 8th


9th Monday

65

10th Tuesday

March 2009

11th Wednesday

12th Thursday

13th Friday

14th Saturday 15th Sunday


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Monday 16th

March 2009

Tuesday 17th

Wednesday 18th

Thursday 19th

Friday 20th

Saturday 21st

Sunday 22nd


23rd Monday

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24th Tuesday

March 2009

25th Wednesday

26th Thursday

27th Friday

28th Saturday 29th Sunday


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March / April 2009

Monday 30th

Tuesday 31st

Wednesday 1st

Thursday 2nd

Friday 3rd

Last Day of Teaching

Saturday 4th

Sunday 5th


7th Tuesday

8th Wednesday

9th Thursday

10th Friday

Good Friday

11th Saturday 12th Sunday

April 2009

Easter Break Begins

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6th Monday


70

April 2009

Monday 13th

Easter Monday

Tuesday 14th

Wednesday 15th

Thursday 16th

Friday 17th

Saturday 18th

Sunday 19th


21st Tuesday

22nd Wednesday

23rd Thursday

24th Friday

25th Saturday 26th Sunday

April 2009

Teaching Resumes

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20th Monday


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April / May 2009

Monday 27th

Tuesday 28th

Wednesday 29th

Thursday 30th

Friday 1st

Teaching Finishes

Saturday 2nd

Sunday 3rd


5th Tuesday

Revision Period

6th Wednesday

7th Thursday

8th Friday

9th Saturday 10th Sunday

May 2009

May Day Bank Holiday

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4th Monday


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May 2009

Monday 11th

Exam Period Begins

Tuesday 12th

Wednesday 13th

Thursday 14th

Friday 15th

Saturday 16th

Sunday 17th


18th Monday

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19th Tuesday

May 2009

20th Wednesday

21st Thursday

22nd Friday

23rd Saturday 24th Sunday


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May 2009

Monday 25th

Bank Holiday (England and Wales)

Tuesday 26th

Wednesday 27th

Thursday 28th

Exam Period Finishes

Friday 29th

Saturday 30th

Sunday 31st


1st Monday

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2nd Tuesday

June 2009

3rd Wednesday

4th Thursday

5th Friday

6th Saturday 7th Sunday


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June 2009

Monday 8th

Tuesday 9th

Wednesday 10th

Thursday 11th

Friday 12th

Saturday 13th

Sunday 14th


15th Monday

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16th Tuesday

June 2009

17th Wednesday

18th Thursday

19th Friday

20th Saturday 21st Sunday


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June 2009

Monday 22nd

Tuesday 23rd

Wednesday 24th

Thursday 25th

Friday 26th

Saturday 27th

Sunday 28th


1st Wednesday

2nd Thursday

3rd Friday

4th Saturday 5th Sunday

June / July 2009

30th Tuesday

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29th Monday


82

July 2009

Monday 6th

Tuesday 7th

Wednesday 8th

Thursday 9th

Friday 10th

Saturday 11th

Sunday 12th


15th Wednesday

16th Thursday

17th Friday

18th Saturday 19th Sunday

July 2009

14th Tuesday

83

13th Monday


84

July 2009

Monday 20th

Tuesday 21st

Wednesday 22nd

Thursday 23rd

Friday 24th

Saturday 25th

Sunday 26th


29th Wednesday

30th Thursday

31st Friday

1st Saturday 2nd Sunday

July / August 2009

28th Tuesday

85

27th Monday


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Monday 3rd

August 2009

Tuesday 4th

Wednesday 5th

Thursday 6th

Friday 7th

Saturday 8th

Sunday 9th


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