School of Computing and Digital Media news archive
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.
Journalism students gunning for success
Visit to London Met's neighbours Arsenal Football Club helps trainee journalists develop their skills and create stories for hyperlocal news blog.
Computer and electronics courses accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology
After an extensive process, three courses have been awarded Institution of Engineering and Technology accreditation.
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.
London Met lecturers help teaching staff in North Macedonia
Guildhall School of Business and Law lecturers visited the Euro College to exchange expertise
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 glamorous awards ceremony in the Great Hall.