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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‚Äôs 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. Read more about these areas below.

Our Empowering London work-based learning module

A new module has been developed to allow students to work intensively with a community project or organisation in order to identify, in partnership with them, a challenge they are faced with. Students will work towards positively addressing this challenge. This innovative module is an exciting opportunity to work at a grass-roots level to effect change.

The work-based learning module has been written and taught by academics to allow our students to learn about the challenge areas, including how to run clinics, undertake research and work placements in the community.

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

Partnering with us

Reach out to discuss partnering with us to tackle the challenges facing our city and communities by emailing empoweringlondon@londonmet.ac.uk. Please include the name of your organisation, explain the challenges you face and any thoughts you have about how we can work together.