London Met Lab: The Discrimination Challenge
We want to support communities where people of all backgrounds can thrive, where difference is respected and celebrated.
All Londoners deserve to be treated fairly, regardless of their gender, race, sexuality, social class, disability, age and religion. We want to support communities where people of all backgrounds can thrive, where difference is respected and celebrated, and to support the development of public services that meet the needs of every member of our city. We’d love to hear from you about different projects or community initiatives we can work on with you.
Research and projects
Universities are failing to recognise and tackle Islamophobia, London Met Study finds
A new report calls for institutions to recognise the existence of Islamophobia, do more to examine its impact, and take decisive action to eradicate Islamophobia from campuses.
Racialising pandemics: lessons from history
Professors Louise Ryan and Don MacRaild explore the ways in which nations and their people have historically been stigmatised by disease.
Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre
The GDIRC is a home for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scholarship that explores migration, diasporas, nations and localities through the lenses of diversity and inequality.
Interdisciplinary team to explore impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQI+ communities in Lambeth
The team have been awarded research funding from London Met’s Transformation Fund Awards to undertake this innovative research project.
Workplace diversity after COVID-19
Dr Jo Cartwright, lecturer in HR Management, writes that the COVID-19 lockdown exacerbates the juggling act facing working parents and carers, and exposes the undervaluing of care work.
Decolonising London Met
Jessica Hoarau reports on the launch of the Decolonising Met Working Group, which aims to create positive change and dismantle colonial practices within our curricula and institution.
Researching the rainbow
London Met PhD candidate Cinar Aydogan presents his research on LGBT+ identity, social media and coming out online at this year’s Student Pride.
Black History 365
Vice-Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs made a commitment to interrogating London Met’s curricula choices to advance anti-racist practice at the University.
Teardrops: demanding justice for victims of police brutality
Sofia Akel discusses her research into the extent of police brutality in the UK, which informed Kano's powerful music video performance of 'Teardrops'.
Students and the community
Equality, diversity and inclusion at London Met
We have a proud tradition of embracing and valuing diversity and this is reflected in our student body and staff and are one of the most diverse universities in the UK.
From protest to institutional change - Architecture, Race, Gender and Education
Over 200 attended an online event at which keynote speaker Lesley Lokko engaged with issues raised by MASS: Metropolitan Architecture Students Society. MASS asks, now what?
London Met signs pledge to support LGBT rights
London Met has joined the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, the leading employers' programme for ensuring all LGBT staff are accepted without exception in their workplace.
Student voice: All lives cannot matter if Black lives do not matter
This is not Black people's fight alone, writes Adebukola Fadipe (Journalism, Film and Television Studies BA). It's a fight for all of us.
The life of a queer spy
Ryan Gray, a second-year Journalism BA student, reports on The Life of a Queer Spy event, which forms part of the Digital Pride celebrations.
Million Women Rise: "We have to show up for ourselves"
Three inspirational activists and self-proclaimed “Black Dykes” from MWR gave a virtual talk at London Met as part of the University’s Digital Pride 2020.
Leading the fight for trans rights
BA Journalism student Ryan Gray reports from Dr Chryssy Hunter’s discussion on transgender and non-binary rights in the UK.
Discrimination: meet our Challenge Champions
Introducing the staff who are championing the Discrimination Challenge.
Reach out to discuss partnering with us to tackle the challenges facing our city and communities. Please include the name of your organisation, explain the challenges you face and any thoughts you have about how we can work together.