Latest London Met alumni news
Gog Magog: a new dance film
Inspired by ancient legends, this pioneering new film was developed through lockdown, and features a cast of dancers from around the world.
Football Fandom, Glocalisation and Man United in Pidgin
PhD candidate Wally Shannon Mbassi Elong’s research focuses on how a Twitter account written in Pidgin English helps construct an online West African identity.
Unsettling events: the possible impact of Brexit and the pandemic on EU migrants in the UK
Professor Louise Ryan explores the impact of the Brexit vote and COVID-19 on Europeans in the UK, and whether these events make them more likely to return to their countries of origin.
London Met sociologist guest edits special issue on Brexit
'Brexit and Beyond' addresses the implications of Brexit for the UK's EU-citizen population, with a special focus on Central and Eastern European migrants.
The visual history of London's street signs
A new photography book by London Met's Alistair Hall documents the most beautiful and curious nameplates of the capital.
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.
International Security Studies: new edition of popular textbook from London Met scholars
Described as 'an excellent mix of theoretical and empirical material,' the book is an essential text for students of international politics and security.
Colorama: London Met grad designs one-of-a-kind skatepark
Furniture and Product Design alum Yinka Illori has used his signature style to transform the park.
The mysterious death of widening participation?
Patrick Mulrenan, Course Leader for the Community Development and Leadership, questions the message the government is sending out about widening participation.
Theatre at London Met number one for student satisfaction
For the second year running, 100% of Theatre and Performance students agreed that they were satisfied with their course.
Celebrating the achievements of this year's graduates
The Class of 2020 were invited to attend virtual events to celebrate what they have accomplished in such extraordinary circumstances.
'I turned my biggest weakness into my greatest strength'
After a rough start with public speaking, Michael Mprah learnt the importance of practice, diligence and being prepared.
'We are the owners of our time and priorities'
Having grown up in a small Brazilian town with parents who hadn’t finished high school, Camila has achieved the remarkable feat of graduating with a first-class law degree.
'Studying at London Met has changed my worldview completely'
Alexandra reflects on her academic journey at London Met, from which she now holds a BA and an MA, and the career opportunities it’s given her.
'Absorbing the ideas of my father made me who I am today'
New graduate Ewan Thomas remembers the lessons he learned from his father Henry, former Deputy Chair of Governors of London Met, who had a huge impact on the University.
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.
School of Art, Architecture and Design shows high levels of student satisfaction
The quality of teaching and learning opportunities available were among the positives highlighted by in the latest NSS results.
Quality of teaching and resources in School of Human Sciences recognised in NSS
Students in the School of Human Sciences have access to an impressive range of specialist facilities as well as support from experienced, highly qualified and enthusiastic academics.
Flight for freedom: new album released by Senior Lecturer in Music Production
Stephen Good, Course Leader for Music Technology and Production (including foundation year), has released a new album.
London Met student makes it to semi-final of Mayor’s competition
We hear from Architecture graduate Simon Mélizan about his experience of entering The Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition.
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.
Innovating in research and questioning assumptions
Ama Agyeman, Professional Doctorate in Education candidate at London Met reports on the University’s student-staff research conference, ‘Between Tradition and Innovation.’
Exploring gender facial bias in majority-female environments
Does living in female-dominated care homes affect the ability of elderly people to correctly identify gender from faces?
Between Tradition and Innovation: New Research at London Met
London Met's first University-wide research conference brought together students and staff to share and showcase their research with other curious minds within our community.
London Met student recognised for outstanding engineering talent
Dion Mariyanayagam claims the prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology award for London Met.
London Met goes from strength-to-strength in latest NSS results
London Met's scores have risen across the board in this year's NSS, with teaching at the University shown to be of a particularly high standard.
Polarisation in the Polish Presidential Election
Dr Angelos Chryssogelos, lecturer in Politics and International Relations, takes a look at the Polish Presidential Election and what is causing the political divide within Poland.
Green Impact Awards 2019/2020
The annual Green Impact scheme, now in its fourth year, came to its finale during a live-stream presentation showcasing this year’s award winners.
The rhetoric of economic nationalism
Dr Gordana Uzelac argues that Britain has been experiencing a shift in its dominant ideology, from neoliberalism to economic nationalism.
London Met ranks highly for student satisfaction
Our careers-focused University placed in the top ten for student satisfaction for Music, Mathematics and Economics.
Pharmaceutical Science student uncovers new structural arrangement in antimalarial drugs
Aleema Iqbal presented her project findings at the SCI National Undergraduate Online Poster Competition.
The power of collective mourning
Dr Denise Turner reflects on the #StarsInMemory campaign, a collective act of remembrance for the Social Work and Social Care sectors, and those who have lost their lives to COVID-19.
What happens to undocumented migrants in a pandemic?
Maja Myhre, Lecturer in Health and Social Care and PhD candidate in Health Policy, reflects on the policy actions that have left so many unprotected.
New Turkey, New Diasporas
Dr A. Erdi Ozturk, lecturer in International Relations and Politics, explains his research around how Turkey currently governs and controls its diasporas across the world.
London Met helps students enter Higher Education during COVID-19
The contributions form part of a new national project launched by the Minister of State for Universities, Michelle Donelan.
The Mozart effect on short-term memory
London Met research shows listening to Mozart improves short-term memory - while the music of fellow Austrian composer, Mahler, degrades it.
London Met welcomes Dr Elizabeth Opara as Head of Human Sciences
Dr Opara joins London Met from Kingston University with an ambitious vision for the future of the School.
Remembering Wendy Wheeler
Dr Martin Murray writes about the life of one of London Met's most inspiring lecturers, Emeritus Professor Wendy Wheeler, whose work continues to resonate.
Between Tradition and Innovation: New Research at London Met
Sign up now for your free place at the conference, which will explore thought-provoking topics across a range of disciplines.
The launch of Times Radio
Wendy Sloane, Associate Professor in Journalism, comments on the launch of Times Radio, which hopes to pose a credible challenge to BBC Radio 4.
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.
London Met achieves Fairtrade University status
London Met is one of 12 UK universities to receive the accreditation.
Million Women Rise: "We have to show up for ourselves"
Associate Professor in Journalism, Wendy Sloane, reports on London Met's most recent Digital Pride event led by three inspirational activists.
Congratulations to 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.
#StarsInMemory: Connected by Care, United by Loss
As the country eases out of lockdown, the care community invites you to place a star in your window on 30 June 2020 to unite in commemoration of those who have lost their lives.
Nationalism, militarism and masculinity - how do the three connect?
Dr Stratis Andreas Efthymiou argues that militarism, nationalism and masculinity have a symbiotic relationship, which is made and remade in social, political and symbolic activity.
Long Time No Syphilis: students undertake translation project for sexual health campaign
London Met Translation students have translated a sexual health campaigning website into eight languages, to ensure equal access to key information and basic health rights.
How is lockdown affecting our relationships?
A nationwide survey will explore personal relationships may have changed during lockdown, including how confinement has impacted domestic, work, leisure and social habits.
Drug proves 'life-saving' in COVID-19 clinical trials
London Met academics have contributed to the clinical trial process, which has found that common drug dexamethasone significantly reduces mortality in coronavirus patients.
British Council recognises the achievements of Cyber Security Research Centre
A grant, awarded from the British Council, is being used to run a two day international workshop on Adversarial Cyber Security.
Lax COVID-19 rules put lives of Mexico’s maquiladora workers at risk
The maquiladora workers in Ciudad Juárez face a terrible dilemma: isolate at home without a peso in their pockets or show up to work and risk losing their lives.
A message about our School of Art, Architecture and Design
We have taken the decision to remove the name of Sir John Cass from our Art, Architecture and Design School.
Nationalism, militarism and masculinity in post-conflict Cyprus
A highly detailed study by Dr Stratis Andreas Efthymiou explores the key role that masculinity plays in soldiers going to war in the name of a nation.
'A change is gonna come' - but it has not come fast enough
For Trump, Black Lives only Matter in the context of what white voters want, says Dr Andrew Moran, Head of International Relations and Politics.
Remembering Stephanie Chow
Stephanie, a student training lead for Dietetics and alumna of the University, is remembered for her brilliant mentorship and the sincere kindness she showed her patients.
Openly supporting students with Openspace
London Met launches a new counselling service to support its students.
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.
Governing the diaspora
A newly published study shows how Turkey has developed different engagement strategies with its diaspora, according to state perceptions of their loyalty.
Digital religion and design principles
Jon Baldwin, Lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies, considers how religion may have influenced technology and the internet.
Collaboration between Social Work academics and students to create timely mobile app
The app has been cited as an example of good practice by the Digital Capabilities for Social Work project.
Supporting students employability during COVID-19
The Careers and Employability Service has moved Next Steps, an extensive careers conference, to a virtual platform in record time.
The importance of practical wisdom and thoughtful action
Dr Nirmala Lee’s entry on phronesis and its application in everyday life has been published in the Springer Encyclopedia.
Rewild My Street makes London Wildlife Trust pledge
Siân Moxon, founder of Rewild My Street, will issue a new image every day in June to help the public transform their urban environments.
Turkey's multi-layered adventure with Covid-19
“We will see a Turkey that seeks to be more globally influential after COVID-19 subsides, but fails to attain its desired degree of influence”.
Pro Vice-Chancellor shortlisted for Asian Women of Achievement Award
Dr Zainab Khan’s work to widen participation and further equality in higher education has seen her nominated for the awards in the Public Service category.
Why the NHS Nightingale hospitals are so aptly named
Dr Noel-Ann Bradshaw pays tribute to Florence Nightingale’s pioneering work on representations of data on the bicentenary of her birth.
Obesity as a risk factor for COVID-19
London Met PhD graduate Dr Roham Makki has contributed his expertise on associations between respiratory function and obesity to Public Health England, to aid the pandemic response.
Cass tutor promoted to Professor of Creative Writing and Inclusion in the Arts
Sunny Singh, award-winning writer and senior lecturer in Creative Writing and English Literature at The Cass, has been promoted to the title of Professor.
London Met is an official patron of the VE Day 75th Anniversary publication and celebrations
London Met is supporting the work of armed forces charity SSAFA, who have highlighted the University’s work in a special commemorative publication.
The Interdisciplinary Research Forum: Varieties of Nationalism and Diaspora
Hosted on 21 May, the IRF aims to provide a focal point for academic staff and doctoral students to explore nationalism, diasporas and identity in a global context.
Rising knife crime in London
Dr James Alexander responds to the latest national crime statistics which show that knife crime saw a record high from December 2018-19, with London accounting for a third of cases.
Credit after coronavirus
Dr Nirmala Lee, Associate Professor in Banking and Finance, comments on the likely impacts of COVID-19 on credit lending and availability.
London Met Staff translate crucial documents for COVID-19 trials
Making translations of Participant Information Sheets available for the RECOVERY trial means patients from different backgrounds can take part, enhancing its overall rigour.
London Met launches new research on COVID-19 in the community
The study will look at people’s experiences of the lockdown measures and their impact on individuals and communities.