University news archive
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.
Platform #24: new exhibition showcases Photography alumna's work
28 October - 7 November
Jenny Nash's work features in a showcase for emerging talent at Leyden Gallery’s new venue.
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.
Creating conscious cities
A festival hosted by London Met alumna Natasha Reid explored how city architecture and design can facilitate positive communities and experiences.
New film documents the struggles of homeless veterans
'Unknown Soldier' by London Met alum David Tovey highlights the shocking lack of resettlement and support for those leaving the armed forces.
From Mars with Love
A new gallery launched by London Met grad Vanja Bazdulj showcases wearable art, jewellery and objects for extraordinary times.
London Met policy expert awarded Fellowship with Welsh Parliament
Professor Diana Stirbu will build on her previous work to investigate the effectiveness of parliamentary committee activity.
The agender agenda: understanding unisex fashion
Dr Aurore Bardey explores unisex clothing from the perspective of designers and consumers, and its historical context.
"Black Sells": the portrayal of Black people in cinema
Sylvia Henry, recent Film and Broadcast Production BA graduate, reflects on the importance of Black representation in film and recalls the ways Blackness has been exploited in film.
Architecture department to plant hundreds of trees to promote sustainable design
The project will create 100 metres of hedge for the important tasks of providing food and shelter for wildlife, addressing carbon emissions, air quality and biodiversity loss.
London Met academics present COVID-19 research to Lambeth Council
Researchers from across the University showcased the work they are doing to address the challenges of the pandemic.
Learning Science collaboration paves way for student success
Smart Worksheets provide London Met students with a tool to easily assign and identify compounds, and undertake advanced data analysis in their work.
London Met partner school shortlisted for two teaching awards
The partnership with London Met, which sees students mentor the school’s pupils in maths, was highlighted in the shortlisting for its role in raising attainment and aspiration.
TalkCampus comes to London Met
The free app will provide instant peer support for students who need someone to talk to.
Grace Jones: a short story
As part of Black History 365, we share an extract of an award-winning story by London Met alumna Irenosen Okojie which explores the experience of being Black and African in London.
EXHIBITION: Interesting Times in Venice
12 October - 11 December 2020
The exhibition shows creative responses from Fellows of the British Council, following their month in Venice during the Biennale Arte 2019.
London Met grad wins prestigious international Young Talent Architecture Award
Monika Marinova’s project was one of four winners of the award.
Coffees, emails and never-ending hope: bringing Verve Magazine online
Nikos Papanikolaou, interim chief editor of London Met’s student magazine Verve, discusses how the team have adapted in the face of an extraordinary year.
Apprentice teachers achieve extraordinary results
Almost all apprentice teachers working at London Met's partner school, 5 Wells, have achieved Distinctions in their PGCE work.
London Met grad recognised as screen star of tomorrow
Matilda Ibini, who studied Creative Writing and English Literature at London Met, received the accolade from British film magazine Screen International.
Student voice: the joy and beauty of being Black
"We are so much more than a month" - Adebukola Fadipe writes about Kelechi Okafor and Candice Brathwaite, two of the women who’ve most inspired her, and the power of Black joy.
A brighter future for students and graduates
London Met students and graduates will have unique access to employers and work opportunities through a new partnership with Bright Network.
Black History 365
Vice-Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs made a commitment to interrogating London Met’s curricula choices to advance anti-racist practice at the University.
London Met Professor nominated for major book award
Professor Alistair Ross's 'Finding Political Identities: Young People in a Changing Europe' has been nominated by his publisher for the Mackenzie Book Prize.
Learning across generations
London Met students will work collaboratively with the Islington University of the Third Age (iU3A) to enable older members of the community to develop new interests and skills.
London Met student named runner up for Counselling Psychology Trainee Prize
Lydia Baxter was recognised for her project exploring the effectiveness of a therapeutic intervention among ethnic minority groups.
Trade Unions and Independence Movements in the English-speaking Caribbean
Jeff Howarth looks at the role trade unions played in the constitutional histories of the English-speaking Caribbean and the resources London Met has to offer its staff and students.
Virtual research conferences brings international scholars together
Academics from 16 countries joined the conference to share their expertise on governance, fraud, ethics, as well as women and sustainability in business.
London Met grads announced as Young Talents in Architecture
Oliver Carter and Monika Marinova have been shortlisted for the 2020 Young Talent Architecture Award for their innovative design projects.
London Met PhD candidate wins nutrition award
Greg Lessons took home a prize at the Public Sector Catering Awards, in recognition of his work to pioneer a dietary and lifestyle intervention programme for firefighters.
Launching the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre
The GDIRC will bring together researchers from across the University to explore a range of issues relating to diversity and inequality.
The untold sexual violence of the Irish war
In a new documentary, Cogadh ar Mhná, Professor Louise Ryan shares her innovative research into suppressed stories of violence against women.
A new framework for screening ADHD and Autism
Children with neurodiverse conditions tend to respond differently to spatial categorisation tests than neurotypical children, meaning these tests may help inform earlier diagnoses.
Rebuilding a fairer economy: new partnership to help young people back into work
A partnership between London Met and Hackney Council will help rebuild an inclusive local economy, as part of the long-term response to the pandemic.
Welcoming the newest members of our Student Panel
The Student Panel works with staff and advisors to promote best practice at the University, helping to enhance new courses and the student experience.
Why is the Nvidia-ARM deal significant?
Nvidia’s acquisition is fuelled by the drive to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to everything from self-driving vehicles to robotics, says Professor Bal Virdee.
SU President to shape national student experience
Chrystalle Margallo will join the Student Strategic Advisory Committee for the QAA, the independent body for monitoring and advising on standards in UK higher education.
Lecturer awarded major grant to explore Turkey's diasporas
Dr Ozturk has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellowship for his project, DIASPORALANDS.
Paris Photography Prize Success
Fashion Photography lecturer’s photograph wins bronze in international award.
London Met alum shortlisted for BBC National Short Story Award
Jack Houston, who graduated from the University’s Creative Writing and English Literature programme, is among an illustrious group of nominees for the prestigious fiction prize.
Greening London: celebrating the capital's first anniversary as National Park City
Rewild My Street, the design-led campaign led by London Met’s Siân Moxon, was showcased in the celebrations.
Mind the gap? Social distancing in North London
Over a two week period, almost all North Londoners broke social distancing rules with nearly half doing so deliberately.
Peter Marigold and Graduates
12-20 September 2020
Leading designer invites graduates of BA Furniture and Product Design to exhibit with him during the capital’s biggest annual celebration of design.
Yinka Ilori recognised for impact on design scene
London Met Furniture and Product Design alumnus has been awarded the Emerging Design Medal by London Design Festival.
London Met Professor sits on top engineering judging panel
Professor Bal Virdee has been selected to sit on a panel of judges for the E&T Innovation Awards 2020.
Sharing expertise on bereavement and social work
A new book, journal article and two conference talks from Dr Denise Turner will explore death and dying in the social work profession.
Artists for Flood Relief: student raises funds for Pakistan disaster
Through an online exhibition of artworks donated from around the world, Shanzay Subzwari is part of a group selling prints to provide support for the recently flooded city of Karachi.
London Met student shortlisted for national comedy award
Digital Media student Omar Badawy is a finalist in the 2020 Chortle Student Comedy Awards, having won the London category.
Using technology to transform international education opportunities
London Met has partnered with a number of international institutions to collaborate on educational projects.
School of Human Sciences come together to help tackle COVID-19
The multi-disciplinary team of scientists will use their expertise to investigate the virus.
Shapeshifting the creative
Dr Jane Turner discusses the process of creating Gog Magog, a new dance film, and how global events shifted its form and structure.
Welcome to our new students
Congratulations to all new students joining London Met this year. We are still accepting applications through clearing - give us a call today on 0800 032 4441.
The politics of recession
Britain has experienced a recession to some degree in every decade since the 1950s. But the extent the economy has shrunk in 2020 puts the country in politically uncharted waters.
Think Make Play
The creative technology work by the School of Computing and Digital Media's Class of 2020 is presented in an online showcase.
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.
Ending on a high note
Music Technology students and staff celebrate the end of the year with a virtual showcase.
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.
Top tips on Clearing
Subi Darbhanga, Head of Academic Services at London Met, tells us what her top five tips for Clearing are. Give us a call today on 0800 032 4441.
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.