Student Support

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We give a warm welcome to all our international students who are coming to Metropolitan College. Metropolitan College Student Support services can help students with a wide range of different issues that they might face during their time here.

During their studies, students benefit from Metropolitan College’s infrastructure and support services, in order to improve their academic performance and get the most out of their studies. The highly-experienced staff is available to share their passion for their subject, to give them the best possible learning experience and to make their time as a student memorable.

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Library

Thousands of books, scientific journals, congress proceedings and abstracts books are available for all fields of study in Metropolitan College’s contemporary academic Libraries, located in all its campuses. The Libraries are constantly updated and enriched with all the latest publications, while students can also access the online libraries of the collaborating Universities. In the Libraries students have, also, access to PCs with the necessary supporting software, as well as photocopying machines, in order to ensure that they receive the best possible service.

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Computer Labs

Modern computer systems and free access Internet labs are in place to support the educational procedure and the academic research. Accredited technicians are always at the students’ disposal. Our state- of- the- art labs, similar to those found in the best institutions overseas, include a large number of computers and peripherals of the latest technology. All labs are available to students throughout the day, upon booking.

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Moodle E-learning Platform

Metropolitan College has invested heavily in its virtual learning environment. One of the most valuable and useful supportive tools is MOODLE, a modern e-learning platform designed with a range of tools to fully support students’ studies and academics’ work. Each student can have remote access to MOODLE in order to study by using his/her unique access password. In MOODLE a student can have access to information and study material such as:

  • Module outline & description
  • Projects & assessment briefs
  • Term Dates
  • Students Forum
  • Virtual learning material
  • Bibliography
  • Blog
  • Evaluation & feedback
  • Announcements
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Personal Academic Tutor

Metropolitan College students have direct contact time with their Personal Academic Tutor, who will generally review with them their progress, identify goals for development and will signpost them to opportunities that may help them in their personal and professional development. As one of the most fundamental factors to support the learning process, Personal Academic Tutor contributes to the resolution of any problem that might possibly arise during the period of study.

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Academic Learning Centre

The Academic Learning Center is a unique, friendly, student-centered service that provides an intellectually stimulating approach to developmental instruction and general academic assistance to students who need extra help with their studies. The Academic Learning Centre offers assistance to students in many and multifaceted learning tasks, including improving their academic writing and study skills, understanding research projects and research procedures, one-on-one paper consultation, exam preparation, academic honesty, avoiding plagiarism and handling paraphrasing and citation. It is also the right place to give you answers in the following questions:

  • How do I take notes?
  • Which is the right way to study?
  • How do I prepare a presentation?
  • How do I write an essay?
  • What is plagiarism and how can I avoid it?
  • How do I handle paraphrasing and citation?
  • Which is the best way to prepare for my exams?
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Research

The academic staff of Metropolitan College strongly encourages and supports students’ participation in research projects. The participation in national and international research projects is a unique opportunity for our students to actively contribute to and work on a research project, with the guidance of their lecturers.

Some of the most recent research projects materialized with the participation of our students and / or academics are:

  • Pilgrimage – from Knowledge Transfer to Autonomous Learning, under Leonardo programme.
  • FILES Future Oriented Implementation of Local Employment Strategies, under article 6 of the National Documentation Centre.
  • Creative Little Scientists: an international project that aims at bringing together creativity, science and mathematics in preschool and first years of primary education (up to the age of eight).
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Conferences-Seminars-Workshops

Metropolitan College organizes various training seminars, scientific conferences and career-development workshops for our students for each subject of study throughout the academic year, while it strongly encourages them to actively participate in such events. The College infrastructures [lecture theatres and audiovisual equipment] offer the ideal environment for such events and many famous and well-known scientists and distinguished professionals have participated as lecturers and guest speakers. Our main aim is to keep your skills up-to-date and help you in your forthcoming professional journey.

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Professional Practice

At Metropolitan College we work hard to ensure that employability is at the heart of our courses. In most courses, professional practice is absolutely necessary in order for a student to complete his/her studies and graduate. The students’ professional practice is under strict supervision and it is a mandatory part of their programme, not only in order to complete their academic course and graduate, but also in order to become familiar with real working conditions. Professional practice at Metropolitan College is organized in cooperation with the most important and well-organized companies/institutions in each field, and is often the starting point for the graduates’ future professional career. Our dedicated staff within your Department will help you to apply and secure your placement.

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English Language Support

All students whose first language is not English must meet the English language requirement. The standard requirement is IELTS 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any one component, or TOEFL iBT 88.

If students do not meet the English language requirements for entry or if they wish to improve their English language competency, Metropolitan College provides English language courses to its students.

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Health Services

During their time in Greece, there may be occasions when students need to see a health care specialist. A range of health supporting services are provided by Metropolitan College to help them feel their best.
Metropolitan College has entered into collaboration with Maroussi Medical Centre, one of the most renowned hospitals in Greece and the Balkans with a number of branches all over Athens as well as with the Interbalkan Medical Centre in Thessaloniki which is considered one of the most advanced hospitals in Europe. MC students have full access to both Centres 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit their website

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Staying Safe

Greece is a safe country with a low crime rate, but it is still important that students pay attention to their personal safety. If students need to call the emergency services, including police, fire brigade and ambulance, they must call 112. Emergency services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Non-emergency services

Police – call 100, anywhere in Greece
Fire – 199
NHS (ESY) – call 166, anywhere in Greece

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Equality and Diversity

Metropolitan College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, colour, religion, national and ethnic origin, age, sex, disability or any other legally protected basis in admission to, access to, employment in and treatment in its programmes and activities made available to students on campus.

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