University news archive
London Met launches Personal Academic Tutor scheme
Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) scheme will provide personalised support for students.
Putin pulls the plug
Associate Professor of Journalism at London Met, Wendy Sloane details further escalation of censorship within Russia for the British Journalism Review.
Knowledge Exchange Framework highlights London Met's support for student entrepreneurs
London Met in the top 20% for supporting student entrepreneurs and for its work delivering CPD courses.
Furniture and Product Design students collaborate with Brompton for London Design Festival
The students created innovative and truly unique pieces, ranging from whimsical games to household items, made of old Brompton parts.
Supporting sexual health through translation
Students on London Met's Translation BA programme have translated a Preptrack sexual health app into five new languages.
London Met alumnus exhibits innovative design at Green Grads
Callum Pincombe showcases his slice table at Green Grads, a platform for emerging designers who are working sustainably and tackling eco-issues. The exhibition takes place 24-25 Sept.
London Met Product Design alums named Stars of Tomorrow
Amechi Mandi and Chelsea Vivash, both graduates of Furniture and Product Design, were featured in the special issue.
"Major improvement" needed in biosecurity education of life scientists, say experts
The research identified key deficiencies in security education in bioscience, including a lack of people with expertise in humanities and ethics, and a lack of translated material.
London Met develops careers toolkit for virtual careers fairs
The toolkit aims to support students from underrepresented backgrounds to build confidence when communicating with employers in virtual settings.
The Chosen Haram: major success for Edinburgh fringe circus show from London Met academic
The show saw widespread four and five-star ratings from critics, a Lustrom award win, and played to sold-out houses throughout its Edinburgh run.
Material Matters: the relationship between craft, industry and passion
London Met lecturer and esteemed product designer Simon Hasan features on major design podcast.
London Met graduate appointed curator of diaspora jewellery at V&A
Emefa Cole will be the first person to hold the position at the esteemed Victoria & Albert Museum.
Planted Unearthed: London Met academic to explore urban rewilding on environmental design panel
Sian Moxon will join the expert panel as part of the first contemporary design event and media platform promoting exclusively environmentally focused businesses.
London Met Professor to chair judging panel for major innovation awards
Professor Bal Virdee will lead the judges in the communications and IT category at the Institute of Engineering and Technology Innovation Awards.
London Met graduate's business venture reaches 100,000th customer
Graduate from the Guildhall School of Business and Law, Alex Adamo's business 'IHateIroning' has just hit a major milestone of 100,000 customers served.
London Met academic receives prestigious British Academy of Management Education Practice Award
The prize was awarded to Dr Eleni Meletiadou for her Digital Storytelling, Translanguaging, and Inclusive Collaborative Group Assessment project.
London Met lecturer's dance film Twine selected for International Film Festival
Dr Jane Turner’s film nominated for Best Musical Video Film at the L’HIFF festival.
Fine Art graduate wins 2022 David Skingle Award
Marco Carofalo won the annual student prize for printmaking, which is named in memory of the late David Skingle, who taught printmaking at London Met for many years.
London Met student awarded Royal Society of Chemistry research bursary
Undergraduate chemistry student Fizaa Omran won the prestigious bursary and got the chance to participate in a research project.
Join London Met’s 2022 Postgraduate and Research Exhibition
The exhibition, running from 12-17 September, will showcase the work of the University's postgraduate students and staff research projects.
London Met welcomes Julie-Ann Maclaren as Head of Nursing
We caught up with Dr Maclaren, who is leading the development of the University’s new Nursing programmes, which will begin next year.
Thousands of Afghan refugees living in UK hotels, one year from Taliban takeover
The uncertainty surrounding settlement is deeply affecting the mental health of Afghan refugees in the UK, say London Met researchers, and costing British taxpayers millions weekly.
London Met welcomes Sean Flynn as founding Head of the School of the Built Environment
Sean will collaborate with leading businesses, practitioners and professional bodies within the property and construction sector in the development of London Met's portfolio of courses.
A new exhibition documenting Jewish youth organisations in the East End on show
Archival material documenting the history of the Brady Clubs is going on show in September, in an exhibition co-curated by the School of Art, Architecture and Design's Susan Andrews.
Top tips for clearing: your key questions answered
We spoke to London Met staff Dr Karen McNally, Michael Upton, and Mark Thompson about what to expect from clearing, and how to prepare for the call.
London Met reader Dr Karen McNally featured on Radio 4
Reader in American Film, Television and Cultural History, Dr Karen McNally discussed classic cinema and music on Radio 4’s Cover Story.
Trump and the FBI
Head of International Relations, Andrew Moran comments on the recent FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s residence and its potential consequences.
Supporting the multicultural, multilingual classroom
London Met’s Dr Eleni Meletiadou has received a significant grant to explore inclusive formative assessment literacy in higher education, in an increasingly internationalised context.
The Cost-of-Living Crisis: what, why, and what next
Dr Nirmala Lee, Associate Professor and Head of Subject for Accounting, Banking and Finance, comments on the current cost of living crisis.
Winner of London Met’s Big Writing Challenge announced
Creative writing competition launched by London Met and Orion Publishing won by Elyana Guler for ‘The Grimm’.
London Met professors attend prestigious Data Science International Summer School
Professor Vassil Vassilev and Dr Viktor Sowinski-Mydlarz were invited to learn and share at a major industry summer school earlier this July.
London Met’s affiliate school Nelson College celebrates graduation.
After a hiatus due to Covid-19 Nelson College students received their diplomas.
Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence success for London Met lecturers
Senior lecturers Sandra Sinfield and Tom Burns receive award as part of the #creativeHE team
London Met Lecturer receives prestigious RIA Chemistry award
Analytical Chemistry lecturer Dr Priyanka Ganguly, won the Kathleen Lonsdale award, given by the Royal Irish Academy.
London Met affiliate school The NEXT Campus celebrates graduation
Students and staff came together to enjoy a graduation ceremony in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
London Met graduate's debut film released on all major streaming platforms
Daniel Glenn-Barbour’s first feature film ‘Yes-Man’ officially launches across streaming platforms.
"Portobello had the high standards to help me achieve what I hoped for"
London Met's partner school, the Portobello Institute celebrates graduation.
“London Running Wild” sustainable design expert featured in Time Out magazine
Siân Moxon’s rewilding project receives coverage in the esteemed magazine, Time Out London.
Employability at London Met: from potential to practical skills
Education Studies graduate Bukola Monehin on overcoming adversity, earning a degree and becoming a role model to her children with support from London Met.
Learning skills that will last a lifetime
Recent graduate Sharon Foster on taking opportunities, pushing herself, and doing things she never thought she could do.
The exceptional career opportunities in London
Sarah Fasoli on the opportunities and experiences she gained on her London Met course, including an internship at a world-leading company.
Broadcasting Britain: the BBC at 100
Visiting Professor of Irish Diaspora Studies, Patrick O'Sullivan, will take part in two events at the BBC at 100 Symposium.
Juggling motherhood with university
The understanding and support lecturers showed Shannon, who combined her degree with raising three children, was one of the best things about studying at London Met, she says.
London Met gives endless opportunities to become a better version of yourself, says new graduate
As Mariam Tarmahomed graduates with a first-class degree in Early Childhood Studies, she says that the best thing about studying at London Met is simply 'everything.'
London Met is where your dreams can become reality, says new graduate
51-year-old Isaac graduates this week with an LLM/LPC degree and has just landed a legal training contract, showing it’s never too late to follow your dreams.
Hard work pays off for mature London Met graduate
Chinedu Chukwuemeka, who graduates this week with a first-class Business Management BA discusses coming back to university as a mature student.
London Met graduate: "Don’t follow the herd"
Victor Goncalves Maldonado offers his advice to new students, as he graduates with a first-class Economics and Finance BSc.
EYE 2: a new Instagram exhibition from London Met Art students
An Instagram-based exhibition by Spring entry foundation students at the School of Art, Architecture and Design will run from 25-30 July 2022.
What can we know about Russia?
Wendy Sloane, Associate Professor of Journalism at London Met, discusses the disturbing escalation of Kremlin censorship in an article published in the British Journalism Review.
London Met initiatives to address the degree-awarding gap highlighted
The higher education advocacy organisation, Universities UK, showcased London Met's whole-institutional approach an example of innovation and excellence in higher education.
London Met lecturer’s project featured in Designer Magazine
Siân Moxon’s Rewild My Street campaign profiled in prestigious design magazine.
London Met research project named finalist in prestigious timber industry awards
George Fereday's HomeGrownCabin project is a finalist in the 2022 Structural Timber Awards in the 'Pioneer' category.
Let young researchers' voices be heard
Dr Eleni Meletiadou participated in an initiative that aimed to promote a sustainable dialogue between young researchers, innovators and stakeholders in the research ecosystem.
London Met hosts Oral History Society's annual conference
The conference brought together an impressive and diverse range of speakers to discuss the theme of ‘Home’.
Homeless people feel the heat
Course leader for the Community Development and Leadership BSc, Patrick Mulrenan comments on the effects the current heatwave is having on unhoused and temporarily housed people.
How London Met is working to support refugees
Vice Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs discusses a new initiative that sees London Met twinned with a Ukrainian university, and our other impactful work to support refugee communities.
London Met shortlisted for the UK Social Mobility Awards
The University has been shortlisted in the University of the Year category in the 2022 UK Social Mobility Awards, which are organised by societal change charity, Making The Leap.
How can an entrepreneurial culture be developed by higher education institutes?
Dr Abu Naser appeared on an expert panel discussing entrepreneurship at the Global Education Forum from a South Asian perspective.
The meaning of 'Home' amongst racially minoritised communities in London
London Met lecturer Dr Alya Khan led a research team of staff and students in discussion around the cultural practices surrounding the home.
Interprenet and London Met celebrate new partnership
The first cohort of students have completed practice program shadowing professional interpreters, while graduates participate in dummy interpreting booths set up for real events.
London Met’s Sofia Akel honoured in The Bookseller’s Rising Stars of 2022
Sofia’s Free Books Campaign, celebrated by the publishing world, earns her a place on the esteemed list. Sofia is Race Equity Lead at London Met’s Centre for Equity and Inclusion.
London Met opens new Digital Forensics Laboratory
The new lab will facilitate impactful research, industry collaboration and opportunities for continuing professional development.
London Met launches new Estates Strategy
The strategy will see £150 million invested to create vibrant campuses with cutting-edge facilities, with sustainability at its heart.
President of the UK Supreme Court to host Lady Oliver Mooting Cup
Four law students will compete in the annual internal mooting competition, which will be judged by the Rt Hon Lord Reed, the most senior judge in the UK and Commonwealth.
A populist PM and a constitutional crisis
Dr Peter Laugharne reflects on the end of Boris Johnson's time as Prime Minister and the parallels with David Lloyd George, another populist who was mired in scandal.
The Caretaker Prime Minister
Professor Andrew Moran, Head of Criminology, Sociology, Politics and International Relations at London Met explores Boris Johnson's next steps.
'Irish Nurses in the NHS: an oral history' project receives a grant from the Irish Government
The funding will enable research leads Professor Louise Ryan and filmmaker Grainne McPolin to significantly expand the focus of their research.
London Met scores highly in latest National Student Survey
The high quality of London Met's teaching, student community and student voice was showcased in the 2022 NSS.
"We invite you to die" - London Met Professor explores Russian 'necropolitics'
In a new op-ed, Svetlana Stephenson, Professor of Sociology at London Met, sheds new light on the political rhetoric behind Russia’s 'special operation' in Ukraine.
London Met student named finalist of EIZO Photography awards
Karoly Rucska, a second year photography student has been listed in the final 15 shortlist of the EIZO Student Photography Awards.
London Met comes out for Pride
London Met joined the London Pride Parade for the first time in its 50-year history this weekend. Wendy Sloane, Associate Professor of Journalism reports from the celebrations.
Textiles graduate wins major design prize
Nanci Byrne-Lynch has won the Sanderson Design Group Award, and will now take up a 12-month paid internship in one of the Sanderson Design Group studios.
Better supporting students and their families in the post-Covid era
London Met participated in the EU-funded Eurofam Network to discuss goals for social justice, sustainable development, and multilingualism among European students and their families.