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A message from Sophie Cloutterbuck, Director of London Engagement

London Met Lab: Empowering London

London is the greatest city in the world, but while Londoners enjoy some of the highest standards of living anywhere in the world for many others in the capital it is a different story. Through our civic network, we are on a mission to tackle the inequalities facing London, to improve people’s lives and to deliver social justice. Led by Sophie Cloutterbuck, Director of London Engagement, alongside our staff, students and partners, we are bringing our academic expertise to co-design solutions to the social challenges which disproportionately affect the communities that we serve. And we want to work with you.

Our Challenge Champions are on hand to undertake research projects, provide practical support and share their expertise so that together, we can find new and innovative ways to respond to the needs of the city in six crucial areas. We also run pro bono clinics for the local community, more details can be found below. 

"The London Met Lab really sets a new high standard for the Civic contribution that higher education providers can make across key areas of the capital...embedding and integrating its civic activity as a core part of the student experience through their empowering London module. I'm particularly interested to see how this approach of getting students to work with London's community organisations on key challenges that their community is facing develops in the future."

Jules Pipe CBE, Deputy Mayor of Planning, Regeneration, and Skills



As part of our mission to give back to our city and our community, London Met has several University clinics that are open to the public, offering cost-effective or free services. Find out more below.

Our partners

We work with over 600 partner organisations, including local authorities, NHS Trusts, sports clubs, third sector organisations, higher education institutions and businesses. These include:

  • The Greater London Authority
  • Over 20 London Borough Councils including Islington Hackney and Tower Hamlets Council
  • The Metropolitan Police
  • North East London Social Work Teaching Partnership
  • Youth Justice Board
  • Small Businesses Charter
  • Over 10 local NHS Trusts

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