New scheme allows students to bring their children into University for one day

Love London Met will follow up on national research and open its doors to registered student’s children for one day.
Date: 16 January 2017

London Metropolitan University will open its doors to students’ children on 14 February as a new initiative to celebrate the success of its students.

Organised by Patrick Mulrenan, course leader for the Community Development and Leadership BSc, and Kelly Cooper, Head of Health and Early Years, the initiative, which has been called Love Your Family, Love London Met, as a homage to Valentine’s Day and the University’s #LoveLondonMet campaign, will allow students who have registered to bring their children into the University for one day.

Patrick said: “We have many students with children at London Met, and we know that the students want to be role models for their families.

“The Children’s Day is a way to celebrate the achievements of these parents, and to give their kids an insight into academic life.”

The children will be able to sit in on lectures and tour London Met’s facilities. There will also be activities on offer such as face painting, a theatre production by Theatre and Film BA students, talks, a treasure hunt and games for the children. The children will also be given an exclusive tour of London Met’s sustainability facilities and hand out plant pots for the children to grow their own plants at home.

This will be an opportunity for students to bring their children into the University to show them their day-to-day lives.

The scheme was introduced as a result of Patrick Mulrenan’s recent research which looked at student homelessness in London. The study found that students want to be a good role model for their children as one student said: “I just look at my children and I want them to be proud of me.”

Students who want to take part in this scheme must register on the Eventbrite link. Places are limited and served on a first come, first served basis. Students from any School are welcome to take part however children are only permitted on the Holloway campus.