Civic University Statement

We are one of London’s vital civic institutions, united with other key organisations in our localities and the wider capital in driving opportunity and prosperity for all.

We want to play an even bigger part in our city’s success. In order to accomplish this, in line with the university’s overall strategy, we will:

  • Engage with London partners, local education providers and alumni to co-design solutions to the challenges facing London
  • Contribute to the governance of London’s institutions and organisations
  • Develop lasting and meaningful engagement with our communities to help deliver what they need and want
  • Draw on funding opportunities from the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) and other funding providers to support collaboration between London Met and our partners, supporting our shared agendas
  • Embed the principles of social justice and social inclusion into our curriculum, with a specific emphasis on the challenges facing London
  • Undertake research and impact work to support the key priorities of our partners
  • Involve our students and staff in local community initiatives, community development projects, and volunteering initiatives.
Front cover of London Met's Civic University Statement

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Foreword from our Vice-Chancellor

London Met Lab: Empowering London civic and community initiative

London is one of the greatest cities in the world. But while certain Londoners enjoy some of the highest standards of living in the world, for many others living in the capital it’s a different story. Through our community and civic network, the London Met Lab initiative is our mission to tackle the inequalities facing London, to improve people’s lives, and to deliver social justice. Our staff, students, and partners combine their expertise to help co-design solutions to the social challenges which disproportionately affect the communities that we serve.