School of Human Sciences news archive
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.
Boosting employability for Sports Science students
Sports Science and Sports Therapy students at the University have been awarded Personal Training and Fitness Instruction qualifications which will enhance their job prospects.
London Met’s graduates celebrated at the Barbican
The Winter Graduation ceremony saw hundreds of London Met graduands celebrate their academic achievements at London’s Barbican Centre.
Students ‘don’t believe’ they graduated with Richard Wilson
Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.
Food Matters for London Met
Dietetics and Nutrition students from London Metropolitan University were given the opportunity to share their expertise and network at a major expo held at ExCel London.
London Met formalises partnership agreement with Triagon Akademie
London Met has formalised a new partnership agreement with the Triagon Akademie.
Researching new cancer treatments
A London Met academic and graduate have embarked on a cross-collaborative research project that aims to find new therapies for cancer patients.
Celebrating Europe’s first Professor of Nanotechnology Manufacturing, a London Met alumnus
Professor Terry Wilkins has been made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
London Met to open new Highbury Canteen
London Metropolitan University will introduce a new Highbury Canteen to the Holloway campus by March 2018.
London Met graduate appears on ITV Tonight Programme
London Met graduate, Aisling Phelan, recently appeared on ITV’s current affairs programme, Tonight.
London Met guest lecturer appeared on Bake Off
Dr Sue Bailey, who is a visiting lecturer in MSc Food Science at the University, appeared on the Great British Bake Off to talk about a historical Cambridge recipe.
Rising to the top
Chemistry BSc student chosen for highly sought after training week at GlaxoSmithKline.
A new home for London Met's Students' Union
London Metropolitan University has invested £1.2 million in the creation of a new home for its Students’ Union (SU).
Bringing a novel viewpoint to microbes in food
Dr Hamid Ghoddusi has been appointed to the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes by the Food Standards Agency.
London Met brings chemistry to life
Chemistry BSc students have been using 3D printing to give their learning an extra dimension.
Smiles all around as graduates celebrate their achievements
Students celebrate their success at London Met by formally graduating in front of friends and family at the Barbican.
Green recognition for Students’ Union
London Metropolitan University’s Students’ Union received a ‘Good’ standard of accreditation from the National Union of Students.
London Met breaks another graduate employment record
Official figures reveal that 95% of all graduates are in work or further study six months after leaving London Met.
Getting college students into Higher Education
London Metropolitan University’s new online toolkit a hit with college students.
Windfall Fruit Jellies triumph
Five students from Food Science MSc have been awarded bronze in the finals for Ecotrophelia UK 2017, a national food innovation competition.
The bacteria and mould lurking on London’s public transport
Dr Paul Matewele, in collaboration with insurers Staveley Head, found 121 different bacteria and mould on London’s public transport system.
Leading the way in food innovation
A group of students from Food Science MSc have been shortlisted for Ecotrophelia UK 2017, a national food innovation competition.
Students showcase their work at British Conference of Undergraduate Research
Five students from London Met were selected to present their research at this year’s British Conference of Undergraduate Research.
St James’s Palace hosts ‘inspiring’ London Met enterprise awards
Big Idea Challenge 2017 showcases London Met’s contribution to innovation and enterprise in the capital.
Vaccinations: what next?
In recognition of World Immunization Week, Dr Gary McLean reflects on the next steps for immunisation programmes.
London Met students have their research posters displayed in Parliament
Sports Science student Elena Luca and Biochemistry student Jorge Moreira represented London Met in Parliament research event.
Low carbohydrate diets should be considered for diabetes management
Review by London Met examines effectiveness of low carbohydrate diet on diabetes management.
The truth about reusing plastic water bottles
Dr Paul Matewele appeared on BBC One to discuss the bacteria found in reused plastic water bottles.
Food Matters for London Met
London Met students share their expertise with hundreds of food sector companies and organisations.
Chemistry’s rising star
Chemistry BSc student chosen as one of 20 high calibre chemists from across Europe for training week at GlaxoSmithKline.
London Met chemistry research named most cited
A London Met-led research paper is in the top 1% of most cited chemistry articles for 2015/16.
Leading researcher talks to London Met about living indefinitely
Notable biomedical gerontologist Dr Aubrey de Grey talks ageing and regeneration at London Met.
Who is responsible for accurate science reporting?"
Senior Lecturers Dr Samir Nuseibeh and Dr Esther Murray participated in an open debate 'Reading the news is bad for your health', scientists say
Freshers fair: destination London Met
The School of Human Sciences has hosted the first fair for extended degree students in their foundation year, called “Freshers fair: destination London Met”.
Posters in Parliament
London Metropolitan University has launched a project for Promoting and Disseminating Undergraduate student Research (PADUR)
How to become a biomedical scientist
A talk by Dr Mike Carter, Education and Training Manager from Public Health England, Colindale
PhD Success for Nasim
Nasim successfully defends PhD thesis entitled “Enumeration, identification and probiotic characterisation of lactobacilli isolated from fermented dairy products of UK and EU market."
Help for weary legs
Sports Therapy students offer much needed post-race massages to many weary legs of London Marathon participants.
Conference urges students to look to the future
Faculty of Life Science and Computing’s first ever student-led conference proves a great success
NASA countdown for science graduate
BSc Chemistry graduate Berivan Esen to carry out research into life on Mars with NASA.