University news archive
UK quality assurance watchdog reports 'high confidence' in London Met
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) review team assessed the University’s quality in admissions, student engagement, complaint handling, and student outcomes.
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”.
Taboo: A Festival of Faux Pas
28-30 May 2020
Live stream theatre arts festival will tackle unspoken and challenging themes.
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.
Golden Trezzini Awards
Andy Stone, Head of The Cass joins international jury for prestigious international prize.
Cass alumna debuts first picture book to critical acclaim
Momoko Abe’s ‘Avocado Asks’ has been named as one of the Guardian’s best new children’s books and her work has been shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards.
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.
Bird's eye view
London Met welcomes three falcon chicks to their rooftop nest, which can be seen from the University’s live-streamed Falcon Cam.
The Jhalak Prize 2020
Shortlist announced for prize for UK writers of colour co-founded by Cass academic Sunny Singh.
3D printing for drug delivery
Dr Bruno Sil dos Santos uses 3D printing to develop new surrogates that can mimic the same properties as human membranes to find new ways to improve approaches to drug delivery.
Extended degree students create powerful TV show on climate change
‘Climate Change: Time to Change’ focuses on what the University and the creative industries can do to fight climate change.
Katherine Araniello Bursary Award
Deadline 30 April
Bursaries honour memory of leading artist, disability activist and Cass Fine Art alumna.
London Met partnership with Nepal highlights benefits of international education
Interviews with students and alumni from London Met's partner institutions in Nepal show the value of international partnerships not only for graduates but for the wider community.
AJ Small Projects Win
Students on Cass Diploma Unit 7 win sustainable project prize in prestigious national award.
London Met donates £14k of food to vulnerable Islington residents
The food, which would normally have been sold in London Met’s canteens and catering outlets, will be distributed to vulnerable people and organisations in need by Islington Council.
Final year Dietetics students join NHS to fight COVID-19
Student dietitians are supporting the NHS by joining the temporary HCPC register, for the crucial work of developing tube feeding plans for patients requiring ventilation.
Award-winning alumnus directs and releases brand new film
‘Cagefighter: Worlds Collide’, directed by alumnus Jesse Quinones, delves into the high-octane world of mixed martial arts.
Understanding Islam and politics in Turkey
A new article co-written by London Met’s Dr A. Erdi Ozturk delves into the history and contemporary effects of Islam and politics in Turkey.
Tackling student homelessness
While government policies have made university education more accessible to groups that were previously excluded, those same groups are also most likely to experience homelessness.
Knife crime: realities and misconceptions
Dr James Alexander, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, walks us through his 14 years of research, concerning the causes of knife crime across the UK.
Fighting a near-impossible fight: using antibodies to eradicate viruses
Gary McLean, Professor in Molecular Immunology, explains his life’s work to find and use monoclonal antibodies to target viruses.
Rewilding the streets of London
Using design research methods, Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Interior Design Siân Moxon reimagines London’s streets for the benefits of wildlife and people.
London Met lecturer features on CNN to discuss COVID-19 pandemic
Gary McLean, professor in molecular immunology, has appeared twice on the major US news channel to provide his expertise on various issues related to coronavirus.
London Met rooftop gardens recognised in Sustainability Awards
Zanda Pipira was named Islington’s Sustainability Champion for her role in enhancing biodiversity in the borough through a rooftop garden project.
Death and dying in the workplace
Dr Denise Turner, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, researches how hospital staff deal with death in their work, and why conversations about dying can be so taboo.
Remembering Amged El Hawrani
The London Met alumnus and hospital consultant was one of the first senior medics to die after contracting COVID-19. He is remembered for his compassion and dedication.
Campaign for connectedness and mental health during COVID-19
Jo Garner, Artist in Residence at The Cass, has launched a project focused on gaining a sense of community through badges during the pandemic.
The deindustrialisation of Brazil and COVID-19
Brazil could see ‘centuries of vassalage’ as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, argues PhD candidate Natasha Ruiz.
Two performances from London Met theatre artist among 'best of the year'
Senior lecturer Rishi Trikha worked on ‘Everything I See I Swallow’ and ‘The Chosen Haram’, which the Stage newspaper named among the best shows of 2019.
Alumni spring into action against COVID-19
A look at some of the work being done by our alumni community to provide support or solutions during the ongoing pandemic.
Experts urge action on Violence Against Women and Children during COVID-19
The Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU) at London Met say the crisis creates a conducive context for all forms of violence against women and children to flourish and escalate.
Home-working during the COVID-19 pandemic
Trying to replicate the office isn't the best strategy while working from home, says Emeritus Reader in Architecture, Frances Holliss, but there are many ways to adapt and thrive.
London Met food scientist shows BBC how to make the perfect casserole
Dr Sue Bailey, senior lecturer in food science, appeared on the BBC documentary 'Inside the Factory: Pots and Pans.'
Stay at home? How coronavirus is impacting homeless people and homeless students
Patrick Mulrenan says that there has been considerable interest in those who won't stay at home during the COVID-19 crisis, but not enough is being done for those who can't.
The challenges facing the Jewish Chronicle and the role of faith-based media
Wendy Sloane, Associate Professor in Journalism, comments on what the impending death of the Jewish Chronicle could mean.
In memory of Dr Paul Matewele
Much-loved member of our community has died following a battle with a coronavirus infection
COVID-19: London Met signs pledge to help national crisis
The University has signed the C-19 Business Pledge to signal its commitment to its students, staff and community through the immediate impact of COVID-19 and in the years to come.
Death, Dying and Social work under COVID-19
Dr Denise Turner, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, examines some of the pressures now put on social workers as people around the world lose loved ones to coronavirus.
COVID-19: London Met scientist returns to NHS to help with crisis
Clinical researcher Mohamed Ahmed will return to a former role in a hospital lab, as the NHS strives to rapidly expand its workforce to tackle the pandemic.
Has COVID-19 set back diversity and inclusion in the workplace?
Dr Jo Cartwright, lecturer in HR Management, writes that the COVID-19 lockdown exacerbates the juggling act facing working parents and carers, and exposes the undervaluing of care work.
London Met launches Centre for Life Writing and Oral History
Dr Anne Karpf talks about the launch, which took place at the Writing Black Lives event.
AJ Small Projects Award success
Students on Cass Diploma Unit 7 shortlisted for prestigious national prize, with three practices led by Cass alumni also in the running.
Stay Home, Make Art
Artist and Cass Professor Bob and Roberta Smith is setting a creative project a day for his students – and the world.
Intelligent Systems Research Centre contribute to international AI event
Two academics from London Met have organised a special session at the conference in Glasgow.
The Potential Effects of Covid-19 on Global Political Regimes
Dr Ahmet Erdi Ozturk, lecturer in International Relations and Politics, has provided his expertise on how coronavirus could affect political regimes.
COVID-19: London Met sew hundreds of masks for NHS
London Met staff have sewn and donated hundreds of face masks primarily to maternity wards in London, where staff are lacking protective gear as a result of the pandemic.
Urban wildlife in the age of coronavirus
Siân Moxon, senior lecturer and sustainability coordinator at The Cass, discusses how human relationships with nature and wildlife may change through isolation measures.
COVID-19: London Met infection control expert supporting the armed forces
Dr Ian Hancock is volunteering his expertise and experience of tackling major viral crises to help the British armed forces and veteran-based charities through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 US Elections and coronavirus
"What is at stake here for Trump is re-election", says Dr Andrew Moran, Head of International Relations and Politics.
London Met scientist volunteering to expand COVID-19 testing
Dr Sheelagh Heugh will use her expertise to help Public Health England with the expansion of the COVID-19 testing regime, with the support of London Met.
COVID-19: London Met donates safety equipment to local hospital
The University has donated protective equipment from its Science Centre to the Whittington Hospital as the UK battles the novel coronavirus.
Cass students raise the bar
Furniture students design and build a new pop-up bar working in collaboration with industry ready for school social events in our post-social distancing future.
Social work academic co-hosts statement launch for national digital development of social care
The launch is part of the Building a Digital Ready Workforce project.
Textile Society Success
Cass student wins national bursary for project responding to her grandmother’s relocation to a nursing home.
ONLINE: Pandemic architecture: Adapting to the architecture of home-based work
26 and 30 March 2020, 6.30pm to 8pm
Cass Research present two online seminars led by Dr Frances Holliss, Emeritus Reader in Architecture.
The history of St. Patrick's Day in London
Dr Tony Murray, Curator of the Archive of the Irish in Britain, discusses the last century of St. Patrick's Day celebrations in London.