MetFilm School wants you to have a fulfilling education experience, so the support we offer is aimed at helping you reach your potential. Whether it is practical, personal or academic support that you need, help is available from the moment you arrive and easily accessible.
The Student Services team are here to help you navigate life at MetFilm School. If you need to speak to someone about registering with local facilities such as doctors, get help with setting up a bank account, need general advice on finances, funding, visa issues or your academic status then we can help. You can call, email or turn up in person for assistance during the School’s regular opening hours. More information on how the team can help is provided during the induction periods.
Our dedicated student Counselling Service offers a free and confidential service to any student who needs it – including individual counselling, group sessions and general wellbeing advice.
Sessions are delivered both online and in person, giving students flexibility and choice about the way they access the service. These 50 minute sessions offer a confidential, safe space for you to discuss and share whatever is going on in your life at the moment – a place for you to explore how you can improve some of the immediate challenges affecting your schoolwork or general wellbeing.
You can book a session or simply ask for some advice via firstname.lastname@example.org.
MetFilm School students can access Togetherall, our mental health and wellbeing portal. Togetherall is an anonymous community where members can reach out for support with their mental health. Access is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.You will be able to access trained professionals, self-assessments and resources and a wide range of self-guided courses to complete at your own pace. Your access to Togetherall becomes available during the Pre-Induction Programme, before you formally begin your studies at MetFilm School.
DISABLE AND NEURODIVERSE SUPPORT AT METFILM SCHOOL
MetFilm School wants all students to have equal access to their course and the facilities. The Student Services team and its dedicated Disability & Wellbeing Adviser provide confidential, specialist advice to help address any physical, study or communication barriers students may find in the learning environment. Student Services work hand in hand with academic staff to support students with a wide range of disabilities including:
- neurodiversity and specified learning differences (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD)
- mental health difficulties (such as depression, bipolar disorder)
- long-term medical conditions (such as HIV, cancer, multiple sclerosis)
- hidden disabilities (such as diabetes, asthma, epilepsy)
- sensory impairments (such as visual impairment, hearing impairment)
- mobility or physical impairments (such as paralysis, arthritis)
You can register with the team during enrolment or at any time during your studies. Alternatively, you can book an appointment with a member of the team to discuss your circumstances and support arrangements. We encourage students to disclose disability or support needs as early as possible, so the correct support can be set up to help you reach your full potential. If you have disclosed a disability or learning support need in your application, you will be asked for further information during the online enrolment process. If you need adjustments for the induction and pre-induction periods, please let your admissions manager know or contact the school via the email address below. Students can disclose or discuss a condition at any time during their study by contacting email@example.com.
At MetFilm School we concentrate on employability right from the start. You will have access to our dedicated careers advice department, MetFilm Futures, who focus on supporting you and ensuring you develop the skills needed to succeed in the industry. Students and graduates of MetFilm School access the following:
- Career Surgeries: weekly, one-to-one career surgeries take place to advise students on their career paths.
- Festival Support: MetFilm Futures aim to teach and empower all students to navigate the festival and commercial worlds to maximise the opportunities for their videos and online content.
- Masterclasses and Seminars: Students are invited to masterclass and industry seminars with special guests across all disciplines who discuss their work, current issues and changes within the
- Screen industries. Recent guests include: Roger Deakins, Sarah Gavron, Sally Wainwright and Colin Trevorrow.
- Competitions: MetFilm Futures publishes and runs film competitions that give students the opportunity to produce content with awarded budgets and for clients.
- Talent Pool: MetFilm Futures connects students and graduates with upcoming opportunities including full-time jobs, freelance contracts, internships and placements.