Level 5

As a student at this level you will be coming into your second year of study. This is an important year to develop your academic and professional skills and focus on career opportunities, CV development and job-related placements.

Attendance – Being present at all of your classes is a significant factor of success while at university. Attending your lectures, seminars and workshops ensures you develop the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully complete your course.

Module registration - Select and register for your option or free choice modules here. Make sure to check the specific information for your faculty when registering.

Student finance and financial hardship - If you have any questions about paying your course fees, or are looking for funding information or details of support that might be available to you, check our Student Finance pages for detailed information on all money matters.

Reference your work – You can lose marks for referencing incorrectly and creating a poor bibliography. Sometimes that can be the difference between a 1st and a 2:1. So don’t miss out! Watch the How to Reference Your Work video and also check out our guides and tutorials.

Use the Library Search – Being able to source and find relevant reading materials will help you get the marks you deserve for your course work. Library Search is the key to unlocking the library's print and online collections. Find out how to manage your library account, request and renew your books online.

Meet your personal tutor – Your personal tutor will guide you on issues relating to your academic experiences, gaining new skills and your overall progression as well as help you with any matters that may affect you.

Counselling and mental health services - Being a student is hugely rewarding, but it can have it's difficulties. Our team of skilled counsellors are here to help when things get tough. If you need to talk about anything thats bothering you - from relationship troubles to mental health - we encourage you to get in touch with our team.

Faith and Spirituality - If you would like to explore spiritual, philosophical, religious or ethical questions, whether in times of ease or crisis, the Faith and Spirituality team welcomes you to get in touch. Our team of advisers, representing all faiths and none, are available for pastoral support.

Disability Learning Support - Our Disability Learning Support team provides a range of services and adjustments for students with Specific Learning Difficulties, disabilities and long-term health conditions that may impact your studies .

Student exchanges – Immerse yourself in another country’s culture and make the most of your student experience. Many employers are increasingly seeking students with international skills, so whatever you’re studying take this the opportunity to have the experience of a lifetime and improve your career prospects.

Job-related placements – Placements are great way to gain relevant professional experience and knowledge of industries. Contact the dedicated placement team in your faculty, who will help you to source placements and find and apply for a range of short-term or long-term placements.

Careers fairs – A great way to meet employers on campus is through our annual careers fair, employer events and company presentations. You can get first-hand information about companies. This is also a great opportunity to network with employers who can offer you roles while you study.

Meet with a careers consultant – During this year of study you should have at least one Quick Query session and up to four guidance appointments with a careers consultant.

Volunteering – Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, discover new areas of London, improve or develop skills and experience, explore new areas of interest, have fun and above all support the less fortunate.

Your digital footprint – Smart use of social media can benefit your studies, help you find employment, and enrich your personal and social life. But there are also risks and dangers. Have a look at our social media guidelines to find out the do’s and dont’s of social media practice.

Talent Bank – Need some extra cash? Register with Talent Bank for the best opportunities for paid temporary and part-time work across all campuses and various departments. This a fantastic opportunity for you to develop transferable skills, gain valuable professional experience as well as earn some extra cash.

Engage – A one-stop-shop of key resources to empower you to engage with your future career and improve your employability. Find out about employment-related opportunities and resources including a jobs board for part-time, placement, volunteering and graduate opportunities.

Using library databases for job search – Use the Library Search tool to help find jobs, search companies and keep up to date with industry trends.

Take part in mentoring – Develop skills and expand your knowledge of the working world by taking part in one of our mentoring schemes. Find out how to get linked to a career professional who can support your with widening your aspirations and enhancing your personal effectiveness.

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