London Met Lab: The Social Wealth Challenge
We want to support organisations of all sizes through holistic organisational support to ensure everyone is treated fairly.
We live in the sixth wealthiest economy in the world, and London produces 22% of all Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, we also have a significant problem with inequalities and wealth distribution. In six London boroughs – Islington, Brent, Haringey, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets – over one-third of people live in poverty; with over one quarter living in poverty in a further fourteen boroughs.
London needs to build an inclusive economy to enable everyone to thrive. We want to support organisations of all sizes through holistic organisational support, through strategic initiatives to address the skills gap, and by tackling the issues surrounding fair pay and ethical labour, to ensure everyone is treated fairly. We’d love to hear from you about different projects or community initiatives we can work on with you.
Research and projects
Accelerator: London Met’s Business Incubator
For 15 years Accelerator has been helping its community of startup companies grow, and supporting London Met’s passionate early-stage entrepreneurs turn ideas into viable ventures.
Social Integration and Regeneration Learning Network
The Social Integration & Regeneration Learning Network brings together urban regeneration and social integration professionals, experts and academics to work across London.
London Met offers support to SMEs recovering from COVID-19
The University's enterprise experts will deliver the Small Business Leadership Programme to support the recovery and growth of small businesses following the pandemic.
London Met Cities Research
Cities champions the rich array of urban research that happens at the School of Art, Architecture and Design.
Rebuilding a fairer economy: new partnership to help young people back into work
Hackney Council and London Metropolitan University have formed a partnership to offer a range of programmes to improve employment opportunities for students across the borough.
Students and the community
Meet the winners of the Big Idea Challenge
Find out about the innovative ideas which took home the prizes at London Met’s annual enterprise competition, and the entrepreneurs behind them.
3 questions with our Challenge Champion
Professor Diana Stirbu, specialist in policy and governance and lead of the Social Integration and Regeneration Learning Network, explains her work and the challenges London faces.
Students invited to make a difference
Speakers from local government, voluntary organisations and employers came to London Met to discuss how we can tackle poverty and inequality locally.
A brighter future for students and graduates
A new partnership between London Met and Bright Network will provide the university’s students and graduates with unique access to employers and opportunities.
Learning across generations
A new partnership between London Met and the Islington U3A (iU3A) will enable retired and semi-retired members of the local community to develop new interests and skills.
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.