London Met joins historic parade

Last weekend London Metropolitan University took part in the 800th Lord Mayor’s show.

Date: 17 November 2015

London Metropolitan University proudly marched alongside its City neighbours at last weekend’s Lord Mayor’s Show.

Students, staff and alumni from across the Faculty accompanied a float specially designed float designed by London Met students.

“This event really allowed us to show off London Met’s talent,” said Filip Janos, a Business Management student.

“It was a really good experience and so entertaining. I would definitely do it again, even though it was pouring with rain that’s what makes it fun.”

Aboard the float was the University’s band, The Last Hurrah, and among those following behind was Professor Stephen Perkins, Dean of the Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law, dressed in academic robes and the University’s cheerleading team showcasing their talents.

Students and staff from London Met walking the parade also engaged with thousands of spectators along the route by getting them to take 'selfies' as graduating London Met students.

The weekend’s events celebrated the start of Jeffrey Mountevans, Alderman The Lord Mountevans, term as Lord Mayor of London.

The Lord Mayor will also serve as one of London Metropolitan University’s vice-patrons while in office and joins us at this year’s winter graduation ceremonies.

The parade set off from Mansion House at 11am and proceeded to St Paul’s Cathedral, where the new Lord Mayor received a blessing, before progressing to the Royal Courts. The second leg of the journey started at Temple Place and returned to Mansion House.

Professor Stephen Perkins, Dean of the Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law, said: “The Lord Mayor’s Show is a fantastic opportunity for the University community to get together and show the general public who we are. There was an enormous amount of energy and enthusiasm from staff and students alike.

“We are proud to be part of such a historic event and to be a University in one of the greatest cities in the world.”