School of Computing and Digital Media news archive
It’s the era of Trump television, but Mad Men was there first
Dr Karen McNally, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies, comments on how the award-winning drama predicted the times we live in now.
Vegan lifestyle: not about being trendy but about our survival
Nikos Papanikolaou, a second-year Journalism BA student, reports on an event which delved into fashion being environmentally sustainable.
Cultural legacy of Mad Men explored in new book
The book, co-edited by London Met’s Dr Karen MaNally, explores the political and cultural issues raised by the show.
Vice-Chancellor attends colourful graduation in Nepal
Senior academics also attended to celebrate the graduates of Islington College Nepal, a long-time partner of London Met.
Careers focused courses strengthen London Met’s postgraduate offer
Ten new postgraduate programmes will provide the necessary preparation for a variety of different career paths.
Journalism students gunning for success
Visit to London Met's neighbours Arsenal Football Club helps trainee journalists develop their skills and create stories for hyerlocal news blog.
Dr Noel-Ann Bradshaw joins as Head of the School of Computing and Digital Media.
Dr Bradshaw has had an extensive career in management and teaching in UK higher education and in the private sector
BA Journalism students get down with Boogaloo
Fast-growing 'Global local' radio station provides exciting opportunity for students.
Dr McNally's Greatest Shows on Screen
Film and Television Studies lecturer was invited by the British Film Institute to speak at its largest-ever celebration of the film musicals.
Groundbreaking European cybersecurity project celebrates its first anniversary
Professor Kazemian and the Intelligent Systems Research Centre are part of a €5 million EU-funded Horizon 2020 project which is helping law enforcement agencies stop cybercriminals.
New MSc launched to place graduates at the forefront of a technological revolution
Innovative Masters in Artificial Intelligence introduced in response to the growing demand for skilled graduates
Psychoanalysis and social media
London Met panel brings together academics and practitioners to discuss the role social media is playing in shaping society.
Graduate stories | Dimitar Gotsev
Dimitar Gotsev, an Electronics and Communications Engineering graduate, shares his story and reflects upon his time at London Met
National Student Survey success for London Met courses
High scores for overall satisfaction and quality of teaching on a number of London Met courses.
London Met student recognised for outstanding engineering talent
Dimitar Gotsev claims the prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology award for London Met
School of Computing and Digital Media end of year show 2019
Students, staff and external guests attended three of the School’s biggest annual events - SEND 2019, the School Summer Show 2019, and Final Cuts.
Expert comment: Sequels and remakes
Karen McNally comments on why remakes are hugely popular after Disney announced the remake of Aladdin.
Innovate UK fund London Met cyber security
London Metropolitan University’s cyber-security team recently won funding from Innovate UK to develop products which will enhance UK security.
Journalism students score big at annual Magazine Awards
Journalism BA students came together at their end of year awards ceremony to celebrate the best student magazines as part of their Creating Packages module.
London Met signs exclusive training contract with world-leading cybersecurity provider
London Metropolitan University will work with with Palo Alto Networks to deliver staff training on their behalf.
London Met Professor asked to sit on top engineering judging panel
Professor Bal Virdee has been selected to sit on a panel of judges for the 2019 Institution of Engineering and Technology Awards.
Expert comment: The Jeremy Kyle Show axed
Wendy Sloane, Journalism BA senior lecturer, comments on the axing of the Jeremy Kyle Show and the impact this has on young people and the media.
Expert comment: WhatsApp hacking
Professor Karim Ouazzane, Professor of Computing and Knowledge Exchange, offers his insight into the recent WhatsApp hacking.
Art and Design Foundation students produce men’s mental health documentary
The documentary will be released to mark Mental Health Awareness Week
2019 Students’ Union winners announced
The 2019 Students’ Union (SU) winners were announced in a glamourous awards ceremony in the Great Hall.
School of Computing and Digital Media's Summer Show dates announced
The School of Computing and Digital Media's Summer Show will be held on 6 - 7 June in the world famous Graduate Centre. Events to celebrate the School will take place from 6 - 14 June.
His Royal Highness The Duke of York returns to London Met
London Met’s Royal Patron met with students and staff on the University’s Holloway campus.
BAFTA winning director delivers dramatic workshop
Geoff Posner, producer of British TV shows such as Little Britain, teaches students at London Met the practice of dramatic blocking
EVENT: Behind these walls
London Met’s first artist-in-residence in Music will exhibit her work at The Wash House, at the Cass, from Friday 5 April.
Brexit in the media and gender equality: a journey in Spain
Two London Met lecturers flew out to Spain last week to lecture on Brexit and careers coaching - and take a stand in favour of gender equality.
Brexit: Have we shrunk your world
Written by Rhanie Al-Alas
Journalists and a Haringey Councillor come together to discuss what will happen after Brexit.
Love your Family, Love London Met
Annual Family Day invites London Met’s students to bring their children onto campus for to show them what university life is all about.
Look to the future with 5G technology
Professor Bal Virdee organised a high-profile conference to discuss plans for the rollout of 5G mobile internet
Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle
Destiny Ekaragha, a renowned British film director and London Met graduate, has recently directed part of a BBC series looking at previous social issues in the UK.
EVENT: Brexit: Have we shrunk your world?
A topical and timely debate held at London Met will explore what Brexit means for young people, two weeks before the UK will withdraw from the European Union.
London Met graduates win Royal Television Society Award
The filmmaking team, comprised of four graduates, won the Factual category.
Cultural appropriation or cultural appreciation?
Three Journalism BA students report on the special event organised by the School of Computing and Digital Media and The Cass.
Education at London Met cited as 'an example of good practice' by the European Commission
London Metropolitan University has been named as "an example of good practice" and a "source of inspiration for others" by the European Commission, an executive body of the EU.
Film Production alumni nominated for Royal Television Society Awards
Rachel Kaden and six other Film graduates had two films nominated in the Drama and Factual categories
Third place for London Met cyber students at national conference
A team of London Met students won third place in a national cyber hacking competition.
New residency pilot launches with London Met Music department
A new Sonic Arts Residency, an artist in residence pilot, has just begun at London Metropolitan University.
Film and Television lecturer speaks at exhibition in Paris
Dr Karen McNally recently travelled to Paris to speak at Film Musicals: A Glorious Feeling, a major new exhibition on the musical film genre.
Cyber Security Research Centre attends Lloyds Banking Group's Innovation Community event
London Metropolitan University attended Lloyds Banking Group's inaugural Innovation Community event, a day-long session to bring together stories, collaboration and knowledge.
Bringing teeth to life through film
Run by lecturer Suzanne Cohen, the museum animation project at Camden Summer University provides opportunities for young people on the autistic spectrum to make and develop films.
2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners announced
Congratulations to our 2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners. We are proud of your achievements and wish you all the best for the future.
EXHIBITION: Women in Focus
Associate Lecturer, Sara Hannant, will have her work featured in an exhibition in Cardiff.
Associate Lecturer nominated for British Photography Award
Sara Hannant, Associate Lecturer in Photojournalism at London Met, has been shortlisted for the 2019 British Photography Award.
Lost trades of Islington Exhibition
An exhibition remembering the forgotten trades of Islington's past takes place this week at London Metropolitan University.
Black Hollywood: They’ve Gotta Have Us
Acclaimed film director and London Met alumna contributes to BBC documentary.
The hidden effect of African-American performances
Dr Karen McNally has been published in internationally renowned French magazine, Positif, giving a critical analysis of the history of African-American performers in the musical genre.
London Met lecturer wins Royal Institution Masterclass award
Dr Saeed Reza Taghizadeh has won an award for ‘Inspirational Masterclass Speaker’ at Royal Institution’s prestigious Masterclass awards.
Celebrating the Accelerator
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Accelerator are hosting a launch party to mark the occasion and unveil its new and improved spaces.
London Met to open cyber security centre of excellence
An exciting new Cyber Security Research Centre will launch at London Met with the aim to foster and nurture the University’s strong entrepreneurial culture.
Celebrating our 2018 summer graduates
Hundreds of graduates celebrated their achievements at the Barbican Centre on what is undoubtedly one of the biggest days of their lives.
Graduate stories: Zak Abdi Ali
Zak Abdi Ali joined London Met after devastating personal circumstances meant he had to drop out of his first university. Zak graduated with a 2.1.
Graduate stories: Ariadna Gonzalez Lopez
Ariadna Gonzalez Lopez was unsure about what she wanted to do after university. Since graduating from London Met, she is the most confident she has ever been.
Improving social inclusion for London’s young people
London Met’s Widening Participation team work with young people across London and host a range of taster days to give tomorrow’s leaders a taste of university life.
Graduate recognised for outstanding engineering talent
Luca Bonaschi, an engineering graduate, has been recognised by the Institute of Engineering and Technology, one of the world’s leading engineering networks.
School of Computing and Digital Media summer show 2018
The School of Computing and Digital Media hosted two of their biggest annual events last week; SEND 2018 and the School Summer Show 2018.
Our very own director who made the cut
Nathan Hannawin, an alumnus of the University, has been nominated for ‘Film Director of the Year’ award.
Lights, camera, action!
Three London Met alumni have returned to the University to use the campus as a set for leading lesbian fiction, ‘But She Is My Student.’
Peer-reviewing postgraduate research
Postgraduate students from across the University had the opportunity to present their research findings to students from other areas, promoting cross-collaboration and peer-review.
Journalism students celebrate London Met Magazine Awards 2018
Final year Journalism students came together to celebrate their work and receive awards.
EVENT: Computing and Digital Media Show
The annual Computing and Digital Media Show will be held on Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 June. You are invited to attend this free event.
Final Cuts: screening at BFI Southbank
Students from Film and Broadcast production screen their work at London’s BFI Southbank each year just before graduating. This year’s screening will be held on Friday 15 June.
Young entrepreneurs celebrated at Big Idea Challenge awards
Budding entrepreneurs from across London have been taking part in the annual Big Idea Challenge, one of London’s biggest entrepreneurial competitions for young people.
A celebration of London's entrepreneurs at the Big Idea Challenge awards 2018
With over 10,000 votes cast world-wide, London Met’s Big Idea Challenge really was its biggest yet. Find out who the 2018 winners are.
London Met lecturer organises insightful 5G conference
A London Met lecturer organised a conference on 5G mobile technology, in conjunction with the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
London Met student performs alongside world-renowned orchestra
Dina Hamad, a student at London Metropolitan University, was invited to perform alongside one of the world’s most prestigious orchestras.
The sky’s the limit
Two students have made a short film to celebrate the opening of the new roof garden which is based at Calcutta House.
Introducing...London Met Journalism Diversity Network
A new scheme at the University offers Journalism students the chance to get exciting real-life work placements, through the well-established lecturers’ networks.
London Met takes part in ‘Lost Trades of Islington’ project with Age UK
Recording the memories of those who worked in industries no longer existing in Islington.