School of Computing and Digital Media news archive
Conference on American narratives in entertainment to be held at London Met
The virtual conference will see a host of keynote speakers explore what these films and TV shows tell us about what defines American entertainment and why.
The Invisible Mind
For World Mental Health Day, a group of recent London Met film graduates explore workplace stress and anxiety in a new documentary.
London Met ranks sixth in UK for teaching quality in new Good Uni Guide
Overall, the University climbed 25 places in the Times and Sunday Times league table, with teaching quality and student experience shown to be of a particularly high standard.
The Lady with the Maths
Dr Noel-Ann Bradshaw gave her presidential address at this year’s British Science Festival, exploring the data, maths and statistics work of Florence Nightingale.
London Met surges in Guardian league tables
High scores in student satisfaction, value added and spend-per-student contributed to London Met rising 31 places in the league table.
Undergraduate student presents final year project at two conferences
Monika Rabka, a Computer Systems Engineering student, presented at international conference, as well as London Met’s Student and Staff Research Conference.
Computer Systems Engineering grad recognised for outstanding engineering talent
Computer Systems Engineering graduate Geza Tankovics has been awarded a prize by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
BBC wildfire coverage for recent journalism graduate
Recent graduate Nikos Papanikolaou has been reporting on the Greek wildfires for BBC Newsnight.
London Met student in the final for national comedy award
Digital Media student Omar Badawy is a finalist in the Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2021.
London Met shines in National Student Survey
London Met’s student satisfaction scores well above the average for the UK, with the University placing higher than almost all Russell Group institutions in this year's NSS.
Dr Noel-Ann Bradshaw selected as General Scientific Section President at British Science Festival
Dr Bradshaw’s Presidential address, The Lady with the Maths, will explore Florence Nightingale’s work within statistics and data visualisation techniques.
Student solution to tackling air quality
The local air-quality monitoring system (LAMS) recently won the Climate and Environment category in the Big Idea Challenge.
Designing a data ingestion pipeline to empower London
Data Analytics MSc students Stephanie Healy Fabrega and Indrajitrakuraj Ravi have been employed on a research project.
"A great opportunity to prepare for similar roles in the future"
Two students have been hired to work alongside London Met lecturer Sandra Fernando on a major data analysis project, giving them real-life work experience alongside their degrees.
Using mathematical modelling to predict behaviour among Computing students
A new research project will see a London Met student work with academics on data analysis across the Computing departments of higher education institutions.
Quantum computing with microwaves
A free webinar with Google's Professor Joseph Bardin will explore the fundamentals and future of microwaves in quantum computing, and which challenges still need to be overcome.
London Met to develop new Digital Forensics Laboratory
Cyber Security student Dipo Dunsin has been hired to advance the project as part of London Met's commitment to providing students with valuable work experience for their future careers.
Exploring academic careers with the Stemettes
London Met's Dr Preeti Patel, Head of Computer Science and Applied Computing, spoke to women and girls about STEM careers in academia.
Student success at Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition
Three enterprise projects from the University have made it to the semi-final of this year’s competition, and are in the running for a £20,000 start-up grant.
London Met Magazine Awards go digital
Gennaro Costanzo, third-year student, BA Journalism, Film and TV Studies on the celebration of the successes students have had in a challenging academic year.
Supporting stateless people
London Met interpreting network is expanding access to advocacy and services to stateless people across Europe.
London Met statement on anti-Asian racism
We are outraged at the rise in racially motivated attacks targeted at East-Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Island people in the UK and around the world.
London Met Journalism Diversity Network: learning on the job
Students Raisy Aquino, Carolina Piras and Paloma Mairone share their experiences of work placements in newsrooms and magazines, organised through the University’s Diversity Network.
Ghabrana Nahin Hai: London Met project featured on Platform Asia
A collaborative film made by Digital Media Associate Lecturer Joel Chernin and Fine Arts MFA alumna Shanzay Subzwari highlights the juxtaposing rhetorics of pandemic politics.
Journalism Fashion Newsweek: Covid and me - do we still care what we wear?
London Met Journalism students report on the latest 'Newsweek', which sees students prepare radio, TV, print and online packages about a specific topic.
Celebrating the success of our partners
London Met partner institution, Esoft Metro Campus, celebrated seven graduation ceremonies over two days.
Racism in the media
Wendy Sloane, Associate Professor of Journalism, on why making newsrooms more diverse is key to tackling racism in the media.
Covid and me: Do we still care what we wear?
London Met's Newsweek will explore post-Covid fashion, with a panel of experts discussing sustainable fashion to fast fashion, digital outfits, and the future of the high street.
Going global: the benefits of remote learning
For students studying on Journalism degrees at London Met, the pandemic has opened up a whole world of opportunity, allowing them to report eye-witness stories from all over the globe.
On International Women's Day, Dr Karen McNally explores how Hollywood is revisiting its business model, practices and space as a marker of 21st century American culture.
Imagine if you were in a folk tale
Students and staff at London Met set to develop folklore-inspired games as part of an all-day Game Jam at the 'Imagine-If Festival'.
London Met book nominated for major American Studies Prize
'The Stardom Tale' by Dr Karen McNally is in the running for the 2021 British Association of American Studies Book Prize.
Global Game Jam 2021
London Met staff, students and alums joined the annual game creation event to develop 'Duck Trip', a hide and seek game based on a true story.
Your People, Your Places, Your Things
Deadline 31 March
The School of Art, Architecture and Design launches a national photography competition for school and college students.
London Met lecturer publishes first poetry collection
tempo 4/4 by Dr Piero Toto explores the limits of existence, the relationship with poetry and the impossibility of giving oneself to the Other.
Hollywood's 'A Star Is Born': Melodramatic Celebrity and the Stardom Film
Professor Mandy Merck and Dr Karen McNally will give talks on stardom and genre in the A Star Is Born films followed by a Q&A.
Award-winning alumnus gives filmmaking masterclass
Jesses Quinones, director, writer and producer, explained to students how they can get their feature film off the ground.
Major statistics book now out in paperback
The highly-commended book, 'Flexible Regression and Smoothing,' aims to help readers understand how to learn from data encountered in many fields.
"I want to create belief and ambition in my community"
Film and Broadcasting graduate Daniel Glenn-Barbour is aiming to inspire young people to make positive choices with his first feature film, 'Yes-Man'.
"Few have had it better than me and I know it"
Computer Science graduate Sarujan Rajaratnam discusses the 'bittersweet' experience of finishing his degree, and the sense of achievement he feels today.
Trump, Television and the Media
Dr Karen McNally, American film and television specialist at London Met, convened an international conference on the depiction of Trump in media and the impact of his presidency.
"London Met's approach is vital," says ex-Cisco and current Palo Alto engineer
Alexander Duncan now works as a Global Systems Engineer at Palo Alto.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ending on a high note
Music Technology students and staff celebrate the end of the year with a virtual showcase.
Flight for freedom: new album released by Senior Lecturer in Music Production
Stephen Good, Course Leader for Music Technology and Production (including foundation year), has released a new album.
London Met student recognised for outstanding engineering talent
Dion Mariyanayagam claims the prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology award for London Met.
London Met ranks highly for student satisfaction
Our careers-focused University placed in the top ten for student satisfaction for Music, Mathematics and Economics.
Final Cuts Festival: the show goes on, triumphantly
The University’s annual film and media student screenings make a successful leap online.
Million Women Rise: "We have to show up for ourselves"
Associate Professor in Journalism, Wendy Sloane, reports on London Met's most recent Digital Pride event led by three inspirational activists.
British Council recognises the achievements of Cyber Security Research Centre
A grant, awarded from the British Council, is being used to run a two day international workshop on Adversarial Cyber Security.
Final Cuts 2020
23-25 June 2020
Online festival will showcase outstanding film and media work from students of the school of Computing and Digital Media.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The future of blockchain
An event led by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) explored the applicability of blockchain technologies to a variety of sectors and its future potential.
‘Radio meets Google Earth’ project recognised by UNESCO
Radio.garden, an outcome of the Transnational Radio Encounters (TRE) project in which London Met’s Dr Peter Lewis was a partner, is celebrated by UNESCO for World Radio Day.
London Met lecturer awarded at International Computing Conference
Dr Vaissil Vassiley gave a keynote lecture at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications, where his research also won a prize.
Researching the rainbow
London Met PhD candidate Cinar Aydogan will present his research on LGBT+ identity, social media and coming out online at this year’s Student Pride.
Becoming prouder and prouder
Journalism student Ryan Gray discusses the first event in London Met’s LGBTQIA+ History Month, a screening of the film Pride, along with a talk led by activist Reggie Blennerhassett.
London Met and Innovate Nepal Group discuss new developments to advance partnership
Sulav Budhathoki, Founder and Group Chairman of Innovate Nepal Group, visited the University.
London Met professor chairs innovative 5G conference
The conference was organised in conjunction with the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
London Met lecturer organises a conference on the future of mobile internet
A London Met lecturer organised a conference on 5G mobile technology, in conjunction with the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
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 McNally, 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.