School of Social Professions news archive
How can we respond to the challenges of homelessness?
A recent conference at London Met explored the causes and consequences of homelessness, and how it has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
London Met presents the Big House Theatre and Bullet Tongue Reloaded
9 March, 4:30-6:30pm
The "ferocious and powerful" play will be streamed live, using immersive theatre to lead its audience into the hidden world of marginalised young people involved in gang activity.
The shocking normalisation of child homelessness
Recent history has seen things that previously provoked outrage become disturbingly 'normal' says Patrick Mulrenan. This Christmas, let's make sure child homelessness isn't one of them.
The stigma and social impact of alcohol
London Met’s Professor Duncan Stewart and the University of York’s Professor Jim McCambridge outline the health, social, and economic complexities of alcohol use in a new editorial.
Apprentice teachers achieve extraordinary results
Almost all apprentice teachers working at London Met's partner school, 5 Wells, have achieved Distinctions in their PGCE work.
Mind the gap? Social distancing in North London
Over a two week period, almost all North Londoners broke social distancing rules with nearly half doing so deliberately.
Sharing expertise on bereavement and social work
A new book, journal article and two conference talks from Dr Denise Turner will explore death and dying in the social work profession.
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.
The power of collective mourning
Dr Denise Turner reflects on the #StarsInMemory campaign, a collective act of remembrance for the Social Work and Social Care sectors, and those who have lost their lives to COVID-19.
What happens to undocumented migrants in a pandemic?
Maja Myhre, Lecturer in Health and Social Care and PhD candidate in Health Policy, reflects on the policy actions that have left so many unprotected.
#StarsInMemory: Connected by Care, United by Loss
As the country eases out of lockdown, the care community invites you to place a star in your window on 30 June 2020 to unite in commemoration of those who have lost their lives.
Drug proves 'life-saving' in COVID-19 clinical trials
London Met academics have contributed to the clinical trial process, which has found that common drug dexamethasone significantly reduces mortality in coronavirus patients.
Collaboration between Social Work academics and students to create timely mobile app
The app has been cited as an example of good practice by the Digital Capabilities for Social Work project.
London Met Staff translate crucial documents for COVID-19 trials
Making translations of Participant Information Sheets available for the RECOVERY trial means patients from different backgrounds can take part, enhancing its overall rigour.
Tackling student homelessness
While government policies have made university education more accessible to groups that were previously excluded, those same groups are also most likely to experience homelessness.
Death and dying in the workplace
Dr Denise Turner, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, researches how hospital staff deal with death in their work, and why conversations about dying can be so taboo.
Death, Dying and Social work under COVID-19
Dr Denise Turner, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, examines some of the pressures now put on social workers as people around the world lose loved ones to coronavirus.
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.
Social work academic co-hosts statement launch for national digital development of social care
The launch is part of the Building a Digital Ready Workforce project.
Making London age-friendly
A conference organised by London Met and Positive Aging in London (PAIL) provided a forum for discussion of issues affecting older Londoners.
Is the age of ownership over?
"In a society where we are encouraged to take ownership of our future, we’re renting it instead," says Patrick Mulrenan, Course Leader in Community Development.
A Very British History: Lecturer presents BBC documentary on British-Bangladeshi identity
Dr Aminul Hoque MBE, Visiting Lecturer in Education, is the main presenter on the new series ‘A Very British History: British Bangladeshis’.
Writing Black Lives
A free, open event at London Met will explore the Black British experience through creative writing and oral history.
Exploring and understanding health and wellbeing
The Centre for Primary Health and Social Care facilitated research sharing on a variety of diverse topics, including bullying in education, the health of carers, and migrant rights.
Opening our doors to children on Family Day
Staff and students brought their children to London Met for games and activities at the annual event, which also provides support for student parents and helps them build connections.
Life after death?
“Humankind has always utilised available resources to assuage the finality of death.”
London Met to deliver innovative social integration programme
As a result of a grant from the Greater London Authority, the University will deliver the 2020 Social Integration & Regeneration Learning Network.
London Met hosts social care conference with Hammersmith and Fulham council
The various speakers, who work in social care, discussed adopting a strengths-based approach to their work.
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.
Social Work Lecturer appointed as Associate Editor for internationally recognised journal
Dr Denise Turner, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, will take up the position for the next three years
National Student Survey success for London Met courses
High scores for overall satisfaction and quality of teaching on a number of London Met courses.
Health and Social Care lecturer presents case-study at international conference in Canada
Natasha Choudary’s presentation investigated the experience of front-line employees within non-profit health organisations
Dr Denise Turner joins national digital development of social care advisory group
New group will explore how data, information, knowledge and technology can transform the way health and care services are managed and run.
Public health lecturer launches latest book at 45th International Book Fair
Hormonal Bodies, which was co-edited by Dr Yolanda Eraso, explores themes including hormonal therapies for breast cancer and hormonal therapies during puberty.
2019 Students’ Union winners announced
The 2019 Students’ Union (SU) winners were announced in a glamorous awards ceremony in the Great Hall.
Early Childhood graduates to receive new practitioner status
Graduates from Early Childhood Studies at London Metropolitan University are set to receive Graduate Practitioner status for the first time.
Students investigate healthcare issues in Islington
Three students volunteered with Healthwatch Islington to explore local residents’ experiences of healthcare in North London.
London Metropolitan University trains Lewisham residents to boost employment in the area
London Met staff work with Lewisham Homes each year to equip members of the community with skills to improve their employability and to give them a voice in improving housing services.
Chief Social Worker for Children and Families visits London Met
By Nikolaos Papanikolaou, Journalism BA student
Isabelle Trowler spoke to students about her vision for Social Work for the forthcoming years.
Developing the Move More programme
Justin Webb, course leader for Public Health MSc, presented his information pack encouraging cancer survivors to Move More at leading Patients’ forum.
Expert comment: Homeless deaths nine times higher in deprived areas
Patrick Mulrenan, a Housing and Community Development expert at London Met, comments on the recent news that homeless deaths are nine times higher in deprived areas.
Love your Family, Love London Met
Annual Family Day invites London Met’s students to bring their children onto campus for to show them what university life is all about.
London Met graduates revolutionise early years care job market
"Getting to the end of a degree is an amazing achievement. If you can do that, you can do anything," says London Met graduate Eamon Aaron.
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.
Graduate stories: Natalie Simon
Natalie Simon, an Addiction and Mental Health graduate, shares her story and reflects upon her time at London Met.
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.
Lost trades of Islington Exhibition
An exhibition remembering the forgotten trades of Islington's past takes place this week at London Metropolitan University.
University staff encouraged to open up about health and wellbeing
An online survey open to all colleagues working in the Higher Education sector has launched, with the aim of improving how universities across the UK look after their staff.
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.
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.
Addressing the issue of staff wellbeing in Higher Education
A conference held at London Met welcomed sector-wide colleagues to share thoughts and ideas about how to improve staff wellbeing and attitudes towards mental health in Higher Education.
Improving the standard of social work
The University has been commissioned to form part of a social work Teaching Partnership funded by the Department of Education.
Continued success for London Met Social Work
London Met’s Social Work department has been recognised as one of the best in London by the North East London Partnership.
Success for Lewisham tenants
London Met works with Lewisham Homes each year to award tenants qualifications to improve their employability.
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.
EVENT: Histories in Professional Education: recovering silenced lives
The University is hosting a free one-day seminar exploring historical themes, methods and resources to enhance study, teaching and research across the social professions.
EVENT: Wellbeing in higher education
London Met to host a conference discussing staff wellbeing in universities on on Wednesday 4 July. Colleagues from across the sector are invited to attend.
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.
London Met takes part in ‘Lost Trades of Islington’ project with Age UK
Recording the memories of those who worked in industries no longer existing in Islington.
Taking part in Moving Medicine
Justin Webb, senior lecturer in Health and Social Care, is taking part in a series of national discussions to improve and develop cancer interventions and resources.
Expert commentary: cancer and obesity
Justin Webb, senior lecturer at London Metropolitan University, comments on the recent news that obesity can be linked to the cause of cancer.
Encouraging cancer survivors to Move More
Justin Webb, senior lecturer in Health and Social Care BSc, is trialling his toolkit aimed at helping cancer survivors Move More.
Engaging with students using relevant and interesting research
London Metropolitan University is committed to improving student’s employability after graduation.
London Met to be sole provider of social work training award
The University is the only higher education institution which has been granted the contract to deliver the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment award.
London Met in front on Teacher Apprenticeship assessment
Three months after the announcement of an apprenticeship for teachers, London Met becomes first higher education institution to provide end point assessment for the new entry route.
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.
Chair of the Office for Students visits London Met
University welcomed Sir Michael Barber to its Holloway campus.
London Met students hear about life as a Social Worker
London Metropolitan University recently hosted Karen Goodman of the British Association of Social Workers.
London Met staff honoured at 2017 Annual Awards
Staff members recognised for outstanding contribution within the University.
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.
Where can a Community Development and Leadership degree take you?
London Met graduates tell us where they are working now they have finished their degrees and the different paths a degree can take you.