School of Computing and Digital Media news archive
"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 Computer Science top in the UK for student satisfaction
Information Technology courses overall ranked 22nd in the country for the subject, 17th for graduate outcomes and 24th for research quality.
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.
London Met students awarded Venice Fellowships
The Fellowships are part of an initiative from the British Council, which offer students the opportunity to live and work in Venice during the annual Biennale.
London Met Professor discusses Cloud Computing and AI at international conference
Professor Vassil Vassilev spoke at the International Conference on Cloud Computing, Data Science, and Engineering for the third year running.
Understanding air quality in Sofia
The Urban Data Space Project from London Met and Sofia University gives insights into the air quality of the city of Sofia, using real-time data.
Your People, Your Places, Your Things
Extended deadline: 28 February 2022.
The deadline for The School of Art, Architecture and Design's popular national photography competition for school and college students has been extended.
Will poor technology drive readers back to print?
Former New Scientist Chief Picture Editor speaks to journalism students on photography, magazines, and the future of print.
Dr Karen McNally appointed to Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College
Members of the College bring their expertise to individual reviews and panels that seeks to ensure high quality applications receive relevant funding.
Student Mental Health Newsweek: Will we bounce back after Covid?
Students Simone Limbu and Sahra Sancar report on the latest Newsweek event.
London Met's on the Radar
Director of the Centre of Communications Technology, Professor Bal Virdee, will be part of the organising committee for major conference.
Global Game Jam returns to London Met
The Global Game Jam is the world's largest game creation event taking place around the globe, with thousands of participants in over 900 locations.
Student mental health: bouncing back after Covid
London Met’s next Newsweek, which is open to all, will explore student mental health and what we can do about it.
"Take advantage of the safety a classroom provides to make mistakes"
Recent graduate Nikos Papanikolaou discusses how London Met's Journalism BA helped him land his first graduate staff job at the BBC.
London Met welcomes President of Gambia Press Union
Simon Cadman, Senior Lecturer in Journalism reports on the visit from Sheriff Bojang Jr, who spoke about his career and stereotyping of African nations in newsrooms.
Your People, Your Places, Your Things
The deadline for applications is 14 February 2022.
The School of Art, Architecture and Design's popular national photography competition for school and college students is set to return.
London Met welcomes Vice Chancellor's PhD scholars
These scholarships form part of London Met's commitment to improving the experiences, opportunities and outcomes of students and colleagues from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
London Met's Christmas Market returns
Journalism students Gabriela Yorgova and Sara Scheeres headed to the festive market to speak to some of the University's makers and creators about their products.
How a dolphin helped start my career as a journalist
Jim Grice, Senior Lecturer in Journalism reports on a visit from London Live's Head of News and Current Affairs, Anthony Baxter, who came to talk to Foundation Year journalism students.
Maintaining an authentic voice
Associate Professor in Journalism, Wendy Sloane, reports on a careers talk from Anna Winkler, Head of Global Commercial Operations at Hearst and London Met alumna.
"Never a dull moment" – exploring journalism careers
Tsvetelina Stancheva, second-year BA Journalism student, reports on a visit from the Camden New Journal's Dan Carrier.
London Met ranks ninth for social mobility
New research found the University to be one of the best in England for social mobility.
Oliver Morgan, second-year Journalism BA student, interviews course leader for Textiles at London Met, James Hunting, about the success of the course and the industry.
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 a study by Stanford University.
Freelance life and getting ahead
Simon Cadman, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, reports on a talk freelancer Mia Alberti gave to London Met journalism students.
"Social media has fewer barriers, but the limits are still there for us"
Second-year Journalism student Glwadys Beya writes about the effects of underrepresentation in media for ethnic minorities.
Emmy Award-winning Vice News producer speaks at London Met
Sam Sorabjee, a first-year Journalism BA student, talks us through the special event for Journalism students.
Fashion Marketing and Journalism BA receives grant from The Drapers Company
The grant will fund the course's upcoming 'Newsweek', which will see a distinguished panel discuss sustainability in fashion with students.
Games students defeat monsters and win lunch!
Fiona French, Course Leader of Games Programming at London Met, reports back on a recent event exploring augmented reality in games.
Conference on US 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 US 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.