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
Do Black Lives still Matter in higher education?
Staff from London Met’s Centre for Equity and Inclusion discussed the University’s Race Equity Strategy at an HE sector event.
How We Live Now: designing feminist cities
A new installation at the Barbican explores a series of important questions about our public spaces and designed environments, and who they serve.
Exploring academic careers with the Stemettes
London Met's Dr Preeti Patel, Head of Computer Science and Applied Computing, spoke to women and girls about STEM careers in academia.
Supporting stateless people
London Met's interpreting network is expanding access to advocacy and services to stateless people across Europe.
LGBTQI+ Lambeth residents invited to take part in COVID research project
The project is looking to learn more about the experiences of LGBTQI+ communities, to influence policies and services that enable LGBTQI+ people in Lambeth to thrive.
London Met statement on anti-Asian racism
We are outraged at the rise in racially motivated attacks targeted at East-Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Island people in the UK and around the world.
Racism in the media
Wendy Sloane, Associate Professor of Journalism, on why making newsrooms more diverse is key to tackling racism in the media.
London Met launches ambitious Race Equity Strategy
The University has committed £15 million to drive racial equity and inclusion at London Met.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
Cohort cohesion: young Europeans’ constructions of nationalism and migration
Professor Alistair Ross examines the predominant suspicion and unease that young people in the EU display towards nationalism, and how they associate this with racism.
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.
Exploring and understanding health and wellbeing
The Centre for Primary Health and Social Care facilitated research sharing on a variety of diverse topics, including bullying in education, the health of carers, and migrant rights.
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.
Expert to highlight the hidden problem of financial abuse
Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs will be presenting her research at Durham University and at Cardiff to raise awareness of financial abuse.
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.
Students and the community
Learning from Nubia Way
A creative team from The Architecture Foundation is crowdfunding to deliver a short documentary about the Black-led self-build housing scheme.
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.
London Met to commemorate first London Pride March with new plaque
The plaque will commemorate the afterparty of the inaugural 1972 Pride March, which was held in London Met's Holloway Road building.
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 Journalism Diversity Network: learning on the job
Students Raisy Aquino, Carolina Piras and Paloma Mairone share their experiences of work placements in newsrooms and magazines, organised through the University’s Diversity Network.
London Met presents the Big House Theatre and Bullet Tongue Reloaded
The "ferocious and powerful" play will be streamed live, using immersive theatre to lead its audience into the hidden world of marginalised young people involved in gang activity.
Writing Black Lives
A free, open event at London Met explored the Black British experience through creative writing and oral history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrating International Women’s Day
The University hosted an event in honour of International Women’s Day to celebrate the achievements of women and how they can reach their career goals through higher education.
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.