School of Human Sciences news archive
Fact or fiction?: Event series to support public decision making
An expert panel will answer questions on vaccinations, masks, social distancing and the nature and behaviour of the COVID-19 virus itself.
Celebrating women and girls in science
On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Head of the School of Human Sciences Dr Elizabeth Opara discusses her career, the challenges and opportunities for women in STEM.
Experts call for action on chemical and biological security governance after the pandemic
A report led by London Met's Prof Lijun Shang warns that the international treaties intended to protect the world against chemical and biological weapons need strengthening.
How has lockdown affected diet?
We meet Syeda Ali, final year Dietetics and Nutrition MSc student, to discuss her research into the effects of the pandemic, and specifically lockdown measures, on people’s diets.
London Met students help Waltham Forest College with COVID testing
A comprehensive testing regime will help to reduce the risk of positive transmission within the College and wider community.
When objects in space collide
Dr Jon Tandy discussed his research on the processes that happen in high-speed collisions in solar systems on the Science Off Camera podcast.
Reducing malnutrition in children undergoing chemotherapy
A London Met-GOSH study aimed to find out how different types of feeding affected the weight of children experiencing mucositis as a result of chemotherapy.
London Met student wins Pharmacological Society prize
Amy Chave, who has since started a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science at London Met, won the prestigious Undergraduate Pharmacology Prize.
"Going to London Met was the best decision I've ever made"
Originally from Miami, international student Beatrice says the inspiring surroundings of London were a constant source of motivation.
London Met Dietetics and Nutrition students confirmed as 'key workers'
This status recognises the enormous contribution the students have made to the NHS throughout the pandemic.
Protein Misfolding Disorders: a ticking time bomb?
Research into why, how and when proteins misfold is crucial for understanding how they go on to cause disease, says Dr Cassandra Terry, Reader in Protein Pathology.
Learning Science collaboration paves way for student success
Smart Worksheets provide London Met students with a tool to easily assign and identify compounds, and undertake advanced data analysis in their work.
London Met PhD candidate wins nutrition award
Greg Lessons took home a prize at the Public Sector Catering Awards, in recognition of his work to pioneer a dietary and lifestyle intervention programme for firefighters.
School of Human Sciences come together to help tackle COVID-19
The multi-disciplinary team of scientists will use their expertise to investigate the virus.
Welcome to our new students
Congratulations to all new students joining London Met this year. We are still accepting applications through clearing - give us a call today on 0800 032 4441.
Quality of teaching and resources in School of Human Sciences recognised in NSS
Students in the School of Human Sciences have access to an impressive range of specialist facilities as well as support from experienced, highly qualified and enthusiastic academics.
Pharmaceutical Science student uncovers new structural arrangement in antimalarial drugs
Aleema Iqbal presented her project findings at the SCI National Undergraduate Online Poster Competition.
London Met welcomes Dr Elizabeth Opara as Head of Human Sciences
Dr Opara joins London Met from Kingston University with an ambitious vision for the future of the School.
Remembering Stephanie Chow
Stephanie, a student training lead for Dietetics and alumna of the University, is remembered for her brilliant mentorship and the sincere kindness she showed her patients.
Obesity as a risk factor for COVID-19
London Met PhD graduate Dr Roham Makki has contributed his expertise on associations between respiratory function and obesity to Public Health England, to aid the pandemic response.
3D printing for drug delivery
Dr Bruno Sil dos Santos uses 3D printing to develop new surrogates that can mimic the same properties as human membranes to find new ways to improve approaches to drug delivery.
Final year Dietetics students join NHS to fight COVID-19
Student dietitians are supporting the NHS by joining the temporary HCPC register, for the crucial work of developing tube feeding plans for patients requiring ventilation.
Fighting a near-impossible fight: using antibodies to eradicate viruses
Gary McLean, Professor in Molecular Immunology, explains his life’s work to find and use monoclonal antibodies to target viruses.
London Met lecturer features on CNN to discuss COVID-19 pandemic
Gary McLean, professor in molecular immunology, has appeared twice on the major US news channel to provide his expertise on various issues related to coronavirus.
Remembering Amged El Hawrani
The London Met alumnus and hospital consultant was one of the first senior medics to die after contracting COVID-19. He is remembered for his compassion and dedication.
In memory of Dr Paul Matewele
Much-loved member of our community has died following a battle with a coronavirus infection
COVID-19: London Met scientist returns to NHS to help with crisis
Clinical researcher Mohamed Ahmed will return to a former role in a hospital lab, as the NHS strives to rapidly expand its workforce to tackle the pandemic.
COVID-19: London Met infection control expert supporting the armed forces
Dr Ian Hancock is volunteering his expertise and experience of tackling major viral crises to help the British armed forces and veteran-based charities through the COVID-19 pandemic.
London Met scientist volunteering to expand COVID-19 testing
Dr Sheelagh Heugh will use her expertise to help Public Health England with the expansion of the COVID-19 testing regime, with the support of London Met.
COVID-19: London Met donates safety equipment to local hospital
The University has donated protective equipment from its Science Centre to the Whittington Hospital as the UK battles the novel coronavirus.
London Met to co-host Euro Food Summit 2020
The focus of this year’s international summit will be the application of nanotechnology and biotechnology to food production, processing and packaging.
The Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan
There is evidence of human to human transmission by direct contact, but the risk in the UK is low says Dr Gary McLean, Professor in Molecular Immunology.
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.
London Met PhD student named Nutritionist of the Year by the Caroline Walker Trust
Greg Lessons has been named nutritionist of the year by the Caroline Walker Trust for his innovative lifestyle programme for London's firefighters.
National Student Survey success for London Met courses
High scores for overall satisfaction and quality of teaching on a number of London Met courses.
School of Human Sciences organises inaugural research conference
Event supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry welcomed undergraduates from a number of leading universities
Sports therapists embark on humanitarian mission in Greece
Sports Science Therapy graduates have launched a fundraising page to help achieve their goal of volunteering to help refugees in Lesvos, Greece.
2019 Students’ Union winners announced
The 2019 Students’ Union (SU) winners were announced in a glamorous awards ceremony in the Great Hall.
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.
London Met courses accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry
London Met’s Chemistry degree has been accredited for its fantastic delivery of education.
The Salters’ Festival of Chemistry comes to London Met
London Metropolitan University hosted the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry on Tuesday 2 April giving Year 8 and 9 students across London a taste of Chemistry and university life.
Gifts produce the same chemical reaction as being in love, tests show
Tests conducted by Bioscientists at London Metropolitan University have found that gifting someone produces the same chemical reaction as being in love.
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.
Tests find traces of faeces on popular restaurant touchscreens
Tests conducted by Dr Paul Matewele, a microbiologist at London Metropolitan University, have found that touchscreens in McDonald’s restaurants carry faeces.
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.
Cash contains potentially life-threatening bacteria, new tests find
Tests conducted by the microbiology team at London Metropolitan University has found life-threatening bacteria on the money we handle every day.
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.
Are you what you eat?
A global conference discussing the impact nutrition has on the immune system in health and disease will take place in London Met’s iconic Great Hall.
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: Mignon Cristofoli
South African national Mignon worked in finance and as an entrepreneur before London Met helped her pursue her dream of becoming a scientist.
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.
Food, glorious food!
The brand new Foodie Founder programme was launched at London Met on Monday 18 June. The one-day workshop is designed to help students with a food or drink business idea.
Sports Therapy students get a taste of entrepreneurship
“As a sports therapy student I am aware that a major career opportunity for me is starting my own business,” says student Lionel Stone.
Students' business idea wins silver in national competition
The winners of the 2018 Big Idea Challenge creative category win silver in Ecotrophelia UK.
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.
Taking on the world...one marshmallow at a time
The winners of the 2018 Big Idea Challenge Creative category has been shortlisted for a national food innovation prize with ‘Fabamallow,’ a vegan chocolate covered marshmallow.
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.
Students present research findings to peers
Seven students from London Metropolitan University recently presented their research results at the prestigious British Conference of Undergraduate Research.
Developing new vaccinations for a silent killer
Dr Gary McLean, a Reader in Molecular Immunology at London Metropolitan University, worked as part of an international research team to investigate a new vaccine to combat a virus.
London Met experts help designer to turn chewing gum waste into recycled products
Entrepreneur worked with the Polymers department at London Met to create Gumdrop.
Celebrating International Women’s Day
The University hosted an event in honour of International Women’s Day to celebrate the achievements of women and how they can reach their career goals through higher education.
Chemistry students undertaking apprenticeships at Unilever
Three part-time Chemistry BSc students are currently working with one of the world's leading consumer-goods company, Unilever.
Is there life on Mars?
Dr Kevin Devine, senior lecturer in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at London Met, has worked collaboratively on research which suggests bacterial life on Mars could exist.
Representing London Met at Parliament
Two London Met students have presented their dissertation research at Westminster Palace.
Even more quality teaching at London Metropolitan University
The University is committed to delivering education to the highest standard. A focus is placed on supporting academic staff to become Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.
Contributing knowledge to sports therapists
A Sports Therapy professional has contributed to a leading trade publication, drawing on his personal experience with a debilitating sporting injury.
Chair of the Office for Students visits London Met
University welcomed Sir Michael Barber to its Holloway campus.
Chemistry student stars on Pointless
A London Met Chemistry student put his knowledge to the test and appeared on the BBC’s hit show, Pointless.
Presenting on feeding difficulties at a national conference
Keira Hall, a London Met 2017 graduate, presented her dissertation findings on feeding difficulties and malnutrition at a high profile national conference.
London Met staff honoured at 2017 Annual Awards
Staff members recognised for outstanding contribution within the University.
Evaluating firefighters’ lifestyles
A London Metropolitan University graduate’s abstract will be published in a nutritional journal, after winning the top prize after presenting his work to the Nutrition Society.