School of Computing and Digital Media news archive
Paris Fashion Week: Frolicking and fabulous fashion (and a snail or two)
London Met student journalist Rose Blanchard reports on the London Met Journalism Diversity Network's trip to Paris Fashion Week.
Should size matter: Why we need size-inclusivity in fashion
Second-year BA Fashion Marketing and Journalism students Gabriela Yorgova and Seham Al Amshan report from a special Journalism Newsweek debate
Exhibition: People Make Television
Dr Peter Lewis discusses a new exhibition which shows the radical television experiments of the 1970s.
EVENT: Should size matter? Why we should work toward inclusivity in fashion
Tuesday 14 March at 5pm on our Holloway Campus
London Met Journalism Diversity Network heads to Paris
Associate Professor in Journalism, Wendy Sloane, discusses student placement scheme.
Putin's fantasy world won't last
Professor Svetlana Stephenson explores how the Russian people are seeing through Putin's heroic propaganda.
Professor Bal Virdee shares expertise at the House of Lords
Annual parliamentary event thanks leading academics, policymakers and tech giants for their work to promote the UK as a major digital economy
The Ronson Masterclass: Investigating the culture wars
Third-year Journalism BA student Rose Blanchard on 'The Ronson Masterclass: Investigating the Culture Wars'
Thinking about a career in magazines?
Oliver Morgan, third-year BA Journalism student, discusses recent visit from magazine writer and London Met alum Gennaro Costanzo.
London Met Course Leader lends a hand to Newham Primary School and their Living Wage Week song
Music Technology and Production Course Leader Steve Good helped St Antony’s Catholic Primary School to record a song about the cost of living crisis.
London Met Reader Featured in Politico
Dr Karen McNally was interviewed for political journalism website Politico about Joe Biden’s approach to television appearances.
London Met welcomes Dukus for Engagement Week
The platinum-selling, genre-fluid Colombian/British producer spoke to Music Technology and Production BSc students about his work.
Journalism students pay visit to the Guardian
Journalism student Omotunde Sotuminu reports on London Met's first trip to the newspaper since the pandemic, where they heard from journalists from the Scott Trust Bursary scheme.
Course leader joins student band for Notting Hill performance
Senior Lecturer in Music Production, Steve Good, and final year students Tom Caro and Edson Neto played with pop artist Tara Carosille as the support act for ART Boyz.
Life of a freelancer: blogging, sex workers and celebs
Simon Cadman, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, reports on a guest lecture from freelancer Emma Garland, which was held as part of London Met's Engagement Week.
London Met academics attend graduation ceremonies of Sri Lankan partner institution
Hazel Messenger, Paul Bullock and Bal Virdee visited ESoft, Sri Lanka to celebrate the graduations of over 800 students.
London Met tutor meets Bulgarian officials and students at partner visit
Paul Bullock met the Bulgarian Ambassador to Macedonia, a Foreign Ministry Official and former Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski at a visit to Euro College, plus the College's students.
London Met games students take part in innovative fire drill video game project
Games students in the School of Computing and Digital Media designed and developed a health and safety video game for MeiraGTx, a gene-therapy company based in London.
London Met academics among the most cited in the world
Five researchers from the University feature in the top 2% most impactful academics globally, according to data from Elsevier and Stanford University.
Reality Jukebox: London Met academic explores the wacky world of music in new podcast
The podcast is geared towards everyone that loves music stories, facts, and what goes on behind the scenes.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 opens new Digital Forensics Laboratory
The new lab will facilitate impactful research, industry collaboration and opportunities for continuing professional development.
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.
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.
"Russian will always be the language of occupiers"
Wendy Sloane, Associate Professor of Journalism, on the dwindling power of the Russian language amongst London's Ukranian diaspora
London Met hosts Great Science Share with local schools
Six Islington primary schools came to London Met for an annual campaign to inspire young people to share their scientific questions.
Class and Contemporary UK Film and Television
A free online conference on 7 July will explore exploitation and precarity in the film and TV industry, as well as class representation and the inculcation of neoliberal ideology.
"You work your way through the rejects and the great ones remain"
Ryan Evans, BA Journalism student, reports on the Art, Architecture and Design Summer Show, which opens on 22 June 2022.
Information Technology and Systems, and Computer Science, top in the UK for student satisfaction
The results were published in the latest Complete University Guide.
High levels of student satisfaction showcased in Complete University Guide
London Met ranked 5th for student satisfaction nationally in the newly released rankings.
Arron Banks losing libel case against Carole Cadwalladr is a win for free press
Associate Professor in Journalism Wendy Sloane on the case of Carole Cadwalladr, who yesterday was cleared of libelling billionaire Arron Banks, and what this means for a free press.
New air quality sensor at London Met now live
A sensor on the Tower Building at London Met’s Holloway Campus provides information about the quality of air we are all breathing.
A cause for celebration - Computing and Digital Media Summer Show 2022
Ryan Evans, Journalism BA student, reports on the School of Computing and Digital Media's Summer Show
Cafe-style thinking for Islington's voluntary sector post-Covid
Ryan Evans, Journalism BA student, reports on the recent Islington Voluntary, Community, Faith, and Social Enterprise Sector conference, which was hosted at London Met.
June is Pride Month: Are you ready?
Ryan Evans, third-year Journalism BA student, speaks to members of the LGBTQIA+ community at London Met about what Pride means to them.
Final Cuts Festival 2022
Festival of moving image work from the School of Computing and Digital Media returns online and in real life.
Diversity and inclusion in tech
Professor Bal Virdee addressed the Houses of Parliament as part of a discussion on representation in the technology industry.
London Met's international excellence highlighted in REF 2021
The impact of London Met's maths research was joint top in the UK, while overall 86% of our research is internationally recognised and 60% is world-leading or internationally excellent.
American Television during a Television Presidency: virtual book launch
A new book edited by London Met academic Dr Karen McNally, published by Wayne State University Press, will be launched at an online event on 19 May.
School of Computing and Digital Media Summer Show – save the dates!
The dates for the School of Computing and Digital Media’s Summer Show have been announced as Tuesday 7 June - Friday 17 June 2022.
Experiential learning for interpreting and international business students
A mock conference brought together students from London Met's Conference Interpreting and International Business programmes to apply their skills in a practical environment.
London Met graduates win prestigious TV Award
A film made by Film and Television Production alums Sam Harrop and Jordan Duff won the Royal Television Society Student London Award for editing.
Mental health and procrastination
For Mental Health Awareness Week, Journalism, Film and Television graduate Bernardo Almeida writes about how to manage procrastination and its relationship with mental health.
Celebrating London Met's Big Ideas
Entrepreneurs and social innovators from across the University were highlighted at the Big Idea Challenge awards ceremony.
Journalism students celebrated at the London Met Magazine Awards
Five magazines competed for 15 awards, including Best Use of Multimedia, Best Profile Piece and Best News Feature.
TransActual: Protecting what we’ve got
Ryan Evans, third-year Journalism BA student reports on a visit from the trans and non-binary advocacy organisation’s director, Helen Belcher.
Industry award nominations roll in for alumni Mental Magazine
Magazine founded by Journalism and Photojournalism graduates from London Met recognised by the Mental Health Blog Awards
Journalism student wins national award
Carolina Piras took home the prize for the Human Rights Coverage category at the Student Publication Association awards.
London Met journalism students contribute to Ukraine podcast special
Louise Beale, presenter on Channel 5 News and Director of Middle Table, invited students to contribute questions about war reporting in Ukraine on a recent visit.
London Met welcomes the Met Police for Cyber Security event
Second-year BA Photojournalism student Gianluca Barbazza discusses the visit, which created awareness around cybercrime and how to protect yourself from it.
The life and death of 'Mad Vlad'
Associate Professor of Journalism Wendy Sloane comments on the life of Russian nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky, whose 1991 presidential campaign she covered as a Moscow correspondent.
Getting a foot in the door of journalism
Senior Lecturer in Journalism Simon Cadman reports on the wide variety of placements students are enjoying this year, in part thanks to the London Met Journalism Diversity Network.
Should Channel 4 be privatised?
James Grice, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, weighs in on the government’s plan to privatise the publicly owned - but privately funded – broadcaster.
Getting a UK visa might be harder than leaving Ukraine
Associate Professor in Journalism, Wendy Sloane, comments on the bureaucracy at the heart of Britain’s resettlement efforts.
London Met graduates shortlisted for prestigious TV Award
Inertia, a short film made by alumni Sam Harrop and Jordan Duff, is nominated in the editing category of the Royal Television Society Student Awards.
"Show, don't tell": the Guardian's Simon Hattenstone on being a good interviewer
Third-year Photojournalism student Alex Cimpeanu reports on a visit from the seasoned feature writer, who shared his top tips for writing profiles.
"Surprised and really happy": Journalism students shortlisted for industry awards
Carolina Piras was shortlisted in the Human Rights Coverage category in the SPA Awards and student publication Sleeveless was shortlisted in the Best Newcomer and Best Design categories
Why I'm taking in Ukrainian refugees
Associate Professor in Journalism, Wendy Sloane, knew that her mother and uncle were evacuated to safety during WWII. Now, despite a strange discomfort, she finally returns the favour.
'Don't mention the war'
Wendy Sloane, Associate Professor of Journalism at London Met, reports on how journalists in Russia have responded to the Kremlin’s clampdown on media.
Sustainable Fashion: Are we doing enough?
India Gustin, third-year Fashion Marketing and Journalism student, reports on the latest Newsweek event.
Do Svidaniya to "Beeg Maks" and fries: McDonald's closes its Golden Arches in Russia
Associate Professor in Journalism, Wendy Sloane, reports on the companies leaving their Russian operations behind in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine.
Time to lift the ban on asylum-seekers finding paid employment
Lifting the ban on asylum-seekers accessing paid employment would help to improve both their lives and the UK economy, writes Wendy Sloane, Associate Professor of Journalism.
London Met Professor chairs technical panel at international conference
Professor Bal Virdee chaired a panel which saw experts propose new technologies, share their experiences and discuss future solutions for ICT design infrastructure.
Crisis in the courts
Media law students heard from barrister Nick Doherty about the crisis facing the UK's criminal justice system, which has a backlog of around 60,000 cases.
Film and Television Production students visit leading studio
A group of students went to the ARRI LED volume studio in Uxbridge to hear from industry leading experts on filming and lighting a mixed reality setting.
Welcome back Jak
Simon Cadman, Senior Lecturer BA Journalism, reports on a guest lecture given by alumnus and freelance journalist Jak Hutchcraft.
The Story of Mary Prince: "To be free is very, very sweet"
Sara Scheeres, first-year Photojournalism student, reports on the recent showing of play 'Sold' on London Met's campus.
London Met Professor re-elected Chair of the European Cyber Security Council
Professor Karim Ouazzane's role involves overseeing the business development of security policy frameworks and developing intelligence to tackle international cyberthreats.
Fashion Reborn: Reuse and Rethink
The next London Met Newsweek will bring together an expert panel to debate sustainable fashion and the throw-away culture of our society.