Five star Student Promise will benefit students both during and after their studies.
Date: 9 October 2015
London Metropolitan University has announced a new five star Student Promise to boost the learning experience and employment outcomes of its graduates.
The promise is a key feature of the University’s new Strategic Plan 2015-2020, and includes five initiatives aimed at benefitting students both during and after their time at London Met.
The Strategic Plan states, ‘The London Met promise is five key things that we expect students to hold us to account for delivering in the period 2015-2020.’
Investing in students
Financial concerns can be an important issue for students, so London Met is offering £1,000 cash bursaries each year for all students who qualify for the full state maintenance grant. The cash bursaries will be provided every year of study, and are particularly important for students in light of the government’s decision to cease state maintenance grants from 2016.
Get to work
Boosting employability is at the heart of the Student Promise. At London Met, all students who join from 2015 will have access to work-based learning opportunities during their studies, which will count towards their degree. This is an ambitious and unique scheme which sets London Met apart from many universities.
Alongside work-related learning, London Met has announced that all relevant part-time work opportunities on campus will be offered to our students first. This is part of the University’s aim to ‘recycle’ as much of its fees as possible back to students. London Met students will have the chance to earn their fees back by taking advantage of an in-house temping agency, student ambassador roles and by training as a ‘success coach’ for the Peer Assisted Student Success (PASS) scheme.
The Promise also aims to give students a much greater role in improving teaching quality at London Met, with a student led module feedback system being launched this year.
Professor John Raftery, Vice Chancellor of London Met, said: “The five star Student Promise is about ensuring that our students get the very best experience during their time with us. We will offer them financial support and access to internal job opportunities, employability skills, and a real say in how their course is run.
“I want students to leave London Met with great memories, and to go on to achieve great things. This Student Promise aims to make that happen.”