Latest London Met alumni news
Success for East End Archive
Books featuring work by renowned photographers move quickly to second edition, and project to feature on BBC Radio London.
Supporting employability for international students
London Met's Jenny Wilkinson will take part in a British Council panel to discuss how UK institutions can support international graduate routes.
New exhibition celebrates centenary of Mary Reid Macarthur
The life and work of the pioneering female trade unionist are explored by the exhibition, with a rich variety of sources from London Met's TUC Library Collections.
Saturday Club returns to London Met
The club offers young Londoners the chance to study creative subjects with leading experts for free.
London Met students help Waltham Forest College with COVID testing
A comprehensive testing regime will help to reduce the risk of positive transmission within the College and wider community.
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.
Making a greener city through the civic inclusion of migrants
London Met research, which explores the opportunities for urban agriculture on the Bagmati riverbanks in Kathmandu, was named Frontiers of Architectural Research's best paper of 2020.
The role of festivals in urban life
Festival Cities, a new book by London Met’s Margaret Gold and Oxford Brooks’ John Gold charts the embedding of festivals in city planning and urban culture over time.
Staging and Re-cycling
A new book by John Keefe and Knut Ove Arntzen suggests a new form of dialogue between work, authors and readers, and draws out threads that extend both into the past and future.
When objects in space collide
Dr Jon Tandy discussed his research on the processes that happen in high-speed collisions in solar systems on the Science Off Camera podcast.
London Met lecturer launches The Podiatrist magazine
Following his appointment as professional editor, Dr Chris Morriss-Roberts is working to ensure the publication is forward-looking, contemporary and relevant to its readers.
Professor Lesley Lokko announced as recipient of 2020 RIBA Annie Spink Prize
The former London Met academic was nominated for the award by Dr Matthew Barac, in recognition of her "rigorous and innovative" approach to architectural education.
London Met's Architecture community shine on 40 under 40 list
Alumni from London Met's Architecture programmes have been honoured in the prestigious list from the Architects' Journal.
Reducing malnutrition in children undergoing chemotherapy
A London Met-GOSH study aimed to find out how different types of feeding affected the weight of children experiencing mucositis as a result of chemotherapy.
A new monument for Aldgate
Students from a range of artistic disciplines shared their ideas for a new monument for Aldgate, exploring important questions about what we commemorate, why, and who gets to decide.
Turkey and the Balkans: Europeanisation and De-Europeanisation
London Met lecturer to co-chair major conference.
I'm dreaming of a green Christmas
After a challenging year, we all deserve a break this Christmas, argues Siân Moxon, but let's make sure we give the planet one too.
Students plant 420 trees to promote sustainable building
The event gave future architects and designers the opportunity to reflect on their practices as part of the Department's commitment to developing sustainable building and construction.
Hungry London: why are more people using food banks?
All are welcome to hear from and pose questions to experts on food poverty, and produce magazines, blogs, TV and radio broadcasts focused on this topical issue.
London Met student wins Pharmacological Society prize
Amy Chave, who has since started a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science at London Met, won the prestigious Undergraduate Pharmacology Prize.
Hollywood films and the myth of stardom
London Met lecturer's new book explores the conception and construction of 'stardom' as told through cinema.
Major statistics book now out in paperback
The highly-commended book, 'Flexible Regression and Smoothing,' aims to help readers understand how to learn from data encountered in many fields.
Celebrating the Class of 2020
This year's graduates were invited to attend virtual events to celebrate what they have accomplished in such extraordinary circumstances.
Studying at sea
London Met was only ever "a phone call or an email away" for Captain Michael MacLeod, who completed his Maritime Law LLM from onboard his vessel and at home in the Outer Hebrides.
"I want to create belief and ambition in my community"
Film and Broadcasting graduate Daniel Glenn-Barbour is aiming to inspire young people to make positive choices with his first feature film, 'Yes-Man'.
"Going to London Met was the best decision I've ever made"
Originally from Miami, international student Beatrice says the inspiring surroundings of London were a constant source of motivation.
"University has allowed me to thrive in a creative and supportive environment"
While he has achieved a huge amount throughout his studies, for Nigel-Albert Garcia, it is the friendships he's made at London Met that have made his university experience so joyful.
"What was particularly good about my course was the ability to work across disciplines"
With a background in finance and mathematics, studying Textile Design was a way for Loraine to balance a logical way of thinking with a creative, organic and experimental approach.
"Few have had it better than me and I know it"
Computer Science graduate Sarujan Rajaratnam discusses the 'bittersweet' experience of finishing his degree, and the sense of achievement he feels today.
The shocking normalisation of child homelessness
Recent history has seen things that previously provoked outrage become disturbingly 'normal' says Patrick Mulrenan. This Christmas, let's make sure child homelessness isn't one of them.
The stigma and social impact of alcohol
London Met’s Professor Duncan Stewart and the University of York’s Professor Jim McCambridge outline the health, social, and economic complexities of alcohol use in a new editorial.
Partnership with British Council sees London Met offer lectures in India
London Met academics took guest lectures on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, design, and models of power in liberal democracies to universities and schools in India.
Britain 'at the back of the queue'?
Dr Andrew Moran, Head of Politics and International Relations, says Biden's election may have made it harder to establish a UK-US trade deal post-Brexit.
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.
Establishing the societal effects of boxing
London Met's Dr Stephen Hills and co-author Dr Deborah Jump will present a report about the societal effects of boxing to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Boxing.
Lighting the Creative Spark
London Met's business incubator, Accelerator, has been selected to deliver the British Council's 2021 international enterprise competition to find the best early-stage entrepreneurs.
The living memory of cities
Nicholas Temple discusses London Met's new collaboration with industry to offer a series of events, launched with a lecture from eminent architectural scholar, Prof David Leatherbarrow.
London Met becomes first UK University to adopt APPG working definition of Islamophobia
The definition outlines that 'Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness.'
London Met Dietetics and Nutrition students confirmed as 'key workers'
This status recognises the enormous contribution the students have made to the NHS throughout the pandemic.
The future of craft
Two Textile Design grads feature in the Craft Council’s ‘Future Edit,’ which introduces the next generation of makers, selected for their creative flair and thoughtful design.
What will US-China relations look like under Biden?
Dr Andrew Moran, Head of Politics and International Relations, says Biden is entering a relationship with China that is different to the one he left as Vice-President four years ago.
COVID-19 testing available on campus for people without symptoms
The testing centres are open 30 Nov - 15 Dec.
Testing people who don’t have symptoms could significantly improve the detection of positive cases, so people can isolate themselves and prevent the spread of the disease.
Welcoming Kishan Devani BEM as Associate Lecturer
A politician, consultant and educator whose work has been pioneering in the area of community-cohesion will explore Geopolitics, Diplomacy and International Relations with students.
"We need the arts now more than ever"
Rishi Trikha says we must decide what kind of a world we want to live in when the current crisis recedes - and we should fight to ensure art, and artists, are part of it.
Protein Misfolding Disorders: a ticking time bomb?
Research into why, how and when proteins misfold is crucial for understanding how they go on to cause disease, says Dr Cassandra Terry, Reader in Protein Pathology.
Minding the privilege gap
Three of London Met’s senior leaders joined former Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Justine Greening, on her podcast ‘Fit for Purpose’.
From congress to campus: understanding presidential power
Head of Politics and International Relations explored the different theories of the role of the Presidency at a conference for A-level Politics students.
London Met alum shortlisted for Architecture Drawing Prize
The drawings comprising Josh Bristow’s nominated entry were made as part of his Master’s thesis during his architectural studies at the University.
London Met entrepreneur featured in BBC Good Food’s Christmas Guide
Ruthy's Best Sauce, which won last year's Big Idea Challenge, is featured in a guide to foodie Christmas gifts which also give back.
How can universities support their local communities through COVID-19?
An event co-hosted by London Met and HEPI brought together a range of voices in the higher education and civic engagement sectors to share their expertise.
Trump, Television and the Media
Dr Karen McNally, American film and television specialist at London Met, convened an international conference on the depiction of Trump in media and the impact of his presidency.
London Met PhD candidate announced as new General Director of National Gallery in Prague
Alicja Knast will take on the top job at one of the Czech Republic’s most important cultural institutions.
Bigger. Better. Online.
London Met's business incubator, Accelerator, is calling all creatives to take part in this year's Christmas Market. The deadline to apply is 8 November.
Kashmir as a Borderland
Dr Antía Mato Bouzas will present the research from her new book, which explores the implications of the Kashmir dispute from a borderland perspective.
The Eagle's Nest: London Met grad releases feature film to critical acclaim
Shot on a shoestring budget of £5,000, the film explores the plight of African migrants and has received numerous accolades from international film festivals.
"In a democracy, it is important that every vote is counted"
Dr Andrew Moran, Head of Politics and International Relations, weighs in on the tumultuous American election amid Trump's false claims that the result is being 'stolen'.
London Met launches new Centre for Equity & Inclusion
The Centre will sit at the heart of London Met, acting as the ideological driving force behind its pedagogy, the student experience and workplace culture.
London Met expert takes part in Cambridge Union debate
Professor Sunny Singh joined other activists and researchers to discuss ways the national conversation on racism can be expanded and made more fruitful.
London Met joins Horizon2020 project MIMY
The project aims to improve the situation of young migrants throughout Europe.
Alumna and student collaborate on exhibition of participatory photography by female survivors of modern slavery.
A photographic series by London Met alumna Fiona Yaron-Field explores the stories of victims of modern slavery through objects.
New Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre launches seminar series
The programme of events was launched with a session on 'Thinking and practice on violence against women in the Global South.'
From Irish Fever to Chinese Flu: the racialisation of epidemics
A unique poetry evening on 3 December will consider the ways in which nations and their people are stigmatised by disease.
Costing the earth
Associate Lecturer in Politics and International Relations Ian Shields discussed the likely impact of climate change on geopolitical conflict on a recent Radio 4 programme.
Developing a public health framework around youth knife crime
Criminologist Dr James Alexander will evaluate Camden's Youth Safety Task Force which advocates early intervention and multifaceted support systems for at-risk young people.
Super Space: Visual Communication students transform Central House
Students worked with architecture firm AHHM to produce eye-catching designs for the hoardings at London Met’s former Aldgate campus.
Architecture grad set to transform Finsbury Circus Gardens and Pavilion
Studio Weave, an architecture practice co-founded by London Met alum Je Ahn, together with firm Architecture00 won a competition to deliver the £2.8 million restoration.
Level Up: bitesize help for start-up students
Launch event: 29 October, 1.15 - 2pm
Accelerator’s new events programme will provide short, targeted enterprise sessions for students and graduates interested in the business world.
Empowering the next generation of compliance talent
London Met lecturer Mario Menz spoke at the International Compliance Association's recent Festival, advising on how to build and support teams and empower those new to the profession.
Louise Ryan appointed visiting Professor at University College Cork
Professor Ryan will build links between London Met and her alma mater, particularly among scholars interested in Ireland.
London Met grad programmes ambitious new exhibition
Visions in the Nunnery, Bow Arts, explores the often-hidden impact of new technologies.
Textiles student shortlisted for major design award
Nanci Byrne-Lynch is in the running for the Best Emerging Designer category at the Carpet Design Awards.
Photography grad shortlisted for major award
Angela Blažanović, who creates compositions of found objects from the bed of the River Thames, was shortlisted for the Emerging Photographer of the Year award.