Foreword from our Vice-Chancellor

At London Metropolitan University, we're deeply committed to making a real difference in our community. As Vice-Chancellor, I'm passionate about ensuring our university not only transforms lives through excellent education, but also acts as a force for positive change in London. We focus on embracing the strategic priorities of our London partners and addressing the needs of our local communities to support the city’s economy and tackle its social challenges.   

Being a Civic University means we're actively part of the life of our city. We're not just located in London; we are an integral part of it. Our role as a founding member of the Borough of Islington’s Anchor Institution Network is an example of this, as we work closely with local businesses, charities, councils, and NHS partners to create opportunities for our staff and students to contribute to the city's success and helps us to create graduates who are equipped to support London’s future. 

Giving back to the city is a fundamental part of our university's strategy. It shapes everything we do, from our academic programmes to our community projects, encouraging our students and staff to actively participate in their communities and make a positive impact on society. 

This Civic University Statement reiterates our commitment and celebrates the collaborative work we've accomplished over the last few years with our students, staff, and partners. It's a reflection of our joint efforts to engage with our community, drive positive change, and make meaningful contributions to London. 

Our engagement goes beyond traditional boundaries, involving innovative projects and research that address real-world issues. From sustainability efforts to initiatives aimed at reducing inequality, our university is a hub of creativity and problem-solving. Through this important work, we not only enhance the learning experience for our students but also ensure our contributions to London are tangible, reflecting our role as a key organisation in our community. 

Our commitment to our community is one of the things that sets London Met apart and demonstrates our dedication to the success of London and its diverse communities. Our path over the past few years has been marked by growth, cooperation, and shared achievements, creating a solid foundation for what lies ahead.  

Professor Lynn Dobbs
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive