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The start of the autumn term – what to expect for new and returning students

The pandemic may have changed the world – but it hasn’t stopped us doing what we do best. We’re still teaching and our students are still learning – and whether you’re a new or returning student, we want to reassure you that we’ve put plans in place to ensure the new normal means you get the same high-quality teaching while staying safe this autumn. Watch our short video to find out more or read about what we'll be doing below.

Our plans for autumn 2020

Here are some of the things we’ll be doing to protect our students and staff, while still offering you the best possible learning experience:

Starting two weeks later

To give you as much flexibility as possible, we'll start our autumn semester on 12 October 2020, two weeks later than initially advertised – this follows a welcome week starting on 5 October 2020. We hope this will give all of you more time to prepare and those of you coming from a little further afield a bit more time to get to us.

Online and on-campus options for all our courses

There will be online and on-campus options for all of our courses. Adapting is the new London Met way! So, if you can’t get to us or if you want to start your studies online and then join us on campus a bit later – you can absolutely do this! 

Also, if greater restrictions are applied, we’ll still offer online learning, meaning you won’t miss out on any of your studies. Offering a combination of online and on-campus learning means we can adapt to allow for social distancing at the University and give you the best possible learning experience whether you’re on campus or learning from home.

Access to University facilities

We know that some things just need to be done on campus so, whether you’re an artist or a scientist, we aim to have our studios and labs available to you at the start of term. Your safety – and the safety of all our students and staff – is our top priority and we will follow any social distancing and other government guidance that may apply at the time.

Start in January – an option for new students

We’re offering you the chance to start a number of our degrees in January if you’d like to wait – just a little while – to allow things to settle. Starting in January doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on any aspect of your learning. 

If studying an undergraduate degree, you’ll just study the same content in a shorter period of time and then begin your second year at the same time as everyone else.

Many of our postgraduate courses provide the option to start in January too – and these extend through the following summer to ensure you don’t miss out on any of your course. 

View courses available to start in January. Rest assured – we’ve been doing this for years!

Stay inspired and keep learning – we can’t wait to welcome you back on campus soon!