School of Social Professions news archive
London Met researchers to present Irish Nurses project for IWD at the London Irish Centre
Irish Nurses navigating British Society: Essential Carers and Unwanted Migrants is an online symposium celebrating International Women’s Day.
London Met celebrates success of social work teaching partnership
The North East London Teaching Partnership recently celebrated the achievements of social workers who completed a short professional course at the University.
We all struggle, so don't keep things bottled up
We spoke to Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Dr Faisal Satti on World Mental Health Day.
London Met student hosts Schopenhauer workshop at prestigious congress in Romania
First-year PhD student, Oliver Brown, successfully convened a workshop at the fourth World Congress on Logic and Religion, held in Sinaia, Romania, between 3 and 8 September.
London Met hosts second annual Stalking and Harassment Knowledge Exchange
The conference brought together academics, police and third sector organisations that support victims of stalking and harassment.
London Met hosts community event for oral history project on the Andover Estate
Professor John Gabriel and Dr Alya Khan with Gulser Rose Kaya presented findings from their ongoing community research project ‘Life on the Andover Estate’ at The Great Hall.
London Met hosts research conference celebrating migrant nurses in the NHS
The conference provided an in depth look into current challenges and historical legacies of nurses who have migrated to the UK to work in the National Health Service.
International Non-Binary People's Day 2023
Dr Sebastian Cordoba, Senior Lecturer in Psychology discusses the awareness day and his ongoing gender studies research.
London Met academic appointed editor at prestigious politics magazine
Diana Stirbu, Professor of Public Policy and Governance, has joined the new Editorial Board of Political Insight magazine.
London Met lecturer to deliver keynote speech at prestigious psychology conference
Dr Sebastian Cordoba will explore non-binary gender identities at the conference hosted by University College London (UCL)
London Met professor launches new book at the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre
Professor Louise Ryan’s new book ‘Social Networks and Migration’, published in January by Bristol University Press, was officially launched at the GDIRC
London Met hosts live performances by Mandala Theatre Company
For a week during March, London Met presented six performances of MAD(E), a brilliant new play created by the Mandala Theatre Company.
London Met Professor publishes pioneering new book on social networks and migration
In a new book Professor Louise Ryan, Director of the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre, breaks new ground in understanding social networks in contexts of migration.
Teacher apprenticeships continue to open doors for new teachers
Almost 80 teachers have been trained through the scheme since it was launched in 2018.
London Met academics invited to present their report on Afghan Migrants to the Home Office
Prof Louise Ryan and Dr Maria Lopez held a seminar presenting their findings directly to government departments.
London Met launches a new degree in partnership with the United Nations focused on Climate Security
Course leaders for International Relations announce new degree that gives students an opportunity to explore links between climate change, peace and security.
Let's Talk Islington: dismantling inequality in Islington
Donna Jones will explore the experiences of inequality among Islington's LGBTQIA+ communities, and elder communities, in two projects with the borough's council.
Who will be the next safe pair of hands?
Andrew Moran, Head of Criminology, Sociology, Politics and International Relations, looks back on the recent political upheaval in the UK.
Major grant for London Met rewilding research
The research project, which seeks to increase urban biodiversity through transformative design for streets, has been granted over £58,000 by the Kusuma Trust.
London Met sociologist curates highly successful lecture series with the London Irish Centre
The series marked the centenary of the years of revolution in Ireland.
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 data from Elsevier and Stanford University.
London Met academic working with London local authorities to enhance social work methods
Kevin Brazant’s social work research and fatherhood training model picked up by local council authority after being presented at London Met Conference.
Joining the Dots: International Conversations on Violence Against Women
A series of seminars from London Met's Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit will bring together international activists, survivors and practitioners working to end violence against women.
London Met hosts panel discussion on racial equity and career progression in social work
Last September saw social work professionals from across London boroughs and London Met come together to share lessons on creating a more inclusive workplace.
Accessing support in hostile times
A London Met research team launched a new report on Afghan Migrants in London.
The Disappearing Nuclear Taboo
Dr Shahin Malik, course leader for the International Relations MA, explores the potential nuclear threat in the ongoing war in Ukraine.
London Met launches Personal Academic Tutor scheme
Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) scheme will provide personalised support for students.
Employability at London Met: from potential to practical skills
Education Studies graduate Bukola Monehin on overcoming adversity, earning a degree and becoming a role model to her children with support from London Met.
Learning skills that will last a lifetime
Recent graduate Sharon Foster on taking opportunities, pushing herself, and doing things she never thought she could do.
London Met gives endless opportunities to become a better version of yourself, says new graduate
As Mariam Tarmahomed graduates with a first-class degree in Early Childhood Studies, she says that the best thing about studying at London Met is simply 'everything.'
London Met hosts Oral History Society's annual conference
The conference brought together an impressive and diverse range of speakers to discuss the theme of ‘Home’.
Homeless people feel the heat
Course leader for the Community Development and Leadership BSc, Patrick Mulrenan comments on the effects the current heatwave is having on unhoused and temporarily housed people.
How London Met is working to support refugees
Vice Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs discusses a new initiative that sees London Met twinned with a Ukrainian university, and our other impactful work to support refugee communities.
The meaning of 'Home' amongst racially minoritised communities in London
London Met lecturer Dr Alya Khan led a research team of staff and students in discussion around the cultural practices surrounding the home.
London Met scores highly in latest National Student Survey
The high quality of London Met's teaching, student community and student voice was showcased in the 2022 NSS.
London Met comes out for Pride
London Met joined the London Pride Parade for the first time in its 50-year history this weekend. Wendy Sloane, Associate Professor of Journalism reports from the celebrations.
London Met researcher appointed to Expert Panel for Welsh Constitution
Diana Stirbu is set to join the Expert Panel supporting the Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales.
Mayor of London launches new violence against women and girls strategy
The strategy, which takes a public health approach to violence against women and girls, was developed by London Met’s Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit.
High levels of student satisfaction showcased in Complete University Guide
London Met ranked 5th for student satisfaction nationally in the newly released rankings.
Mistrust of national employment services, and structural barriers, fuelling BAME employment gap
Research participants reported feeling pressured into taking on unsuitable work.
Five reasons (and 10 numbers) why the Right to Buy for housing association tenants is a bad idea
Patrick Mulrenan, Course Leader for Community Development and Leadership BSc, breaks down the flaws behind the Prime Minister's latest housing policy.
How can we end male violence against women?
Professor Liz Kelly joined a BBC Radio panel in sharing stories, tactics, goals, and challenges in the campaign to end male violence against women.
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.
London Met achieves initial teacher training re-accreditation
Only one third of providers in the UK reaccredited at the first attempt.
Sanctuary and freedom for women and girls
A new report co-written by Professor Liz Kelly explores the impact and importance of spaces for women and girls who have experienced violence, abuse and other inequalities.
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.
Essential Study Skills: fifth edition of London Met textbook released
This essential guide to university from London Met lecturers Tom Burns and Sandra Sinfield offers step-by-step guidance for new students.
Diversity and difference in everyday life
Dr Julius Elster discusses his research into the experiences of young people in Tottenham, finding ‘super-diversity’ to be integral to the area’s cultural identity.
Conversations 4 Citizenship: New podcast co-launched by London Met lecturer
The podcast explores past conceptions of citizenship and human rights and what needs to be changed.
Celebrating London Met's Big Ideas
Entrepreneurs and social innovators from across the University were highlighted at the Big Idea Challenge awards ceremony.
Joining the dots
The Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit are set to host international webinar series on violence against women.
How can mental health services better support Black men?
London Met's Kevin Brazant on the issues that impact Black men's mental health, following an expert panel discussion he took part in at the Men and Boy's Coalition.
London Met appoints Chloe Milano as first Executive Director of People
Newly created role will lead on the recruitment, development and retention of academic and professional staff.
Exploring different dimensions of health and wellbeing
London Met's 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Health and Wellbeing Research Conference delved into the research taking place across the university on a range of topics.
Understanding the barriers facing SMEs in gaining larger contracts
Four students and recent graduates are engaging with BAME-owned SMEs to identify opportunities to successfully bid for work on major contracts, as part of a paid internship.
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.
Kelly Cooper appointed Dean of School of Social Sciences and Professions
Since joining Higher Education Kelly progressed through a number of roles including Senior Lecturer, Principal Lecturer, Head of Subject, and now Dean.
SOLD: Free showings of 'hauntingly gripping' play come to London Met
The School of Social Sciences and Professions will present an engaging theatre performance based on the inspiring true story of Mary Prince.
Providing a safe space within trauma-informed work with young people
A discussion event will provide an opportunity to hear those working on the ground about providing a safe space for young people to process their experiences and develop resilience.
The Loop: student voice and co-production in action
The publication from the Department of Social Work's staff and students releases its fourth edition.
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.
New podcast series from London Met explores queer voices from lockdown
The podcasts are part of a wider research project, LamQ+, which aims to understand the lockdown experiences of Black, Asian and/or other minoritised LGBTQI+ communities.
The value of peer learning
A new report highlights the work of London Met's Social Integration and Regeneration Learning Network to facilitate peer learning in London's local authorities.
London Met ranks ninth for social mobility
New research found the University to be one of the best in England for social mobility.
Understanding Lambeth’s LGBTQI+ communities in times of Covid-19
A newly-published report focuses on the needs of Lambeth's LGBTQI+ communities and how these needs can be addressed.
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.
London Met surges in Guardian league tables
High scores in student satisfaction, value added and spend-per-student contributed to London Met rising 31 places in the league table.
London Met academic named Charity Times Rising Star of the Year
Dr Nicola Sharps-Jeff, emeritus fellow of CWASU and CEO of Surviving Economic Abuse, was recognised for her impact in raising awareness and transforming responses to economic abuse.
London Met recognised for gender equality work
Bronze Athena Swan award a significant landmark as work begins on Silver accreditation.
London Met shines in National Student Survey
London Met’s student satisfaction scores well above the average for the UK, with the University placing higher than almost all Russell Group institutions in this year's NSS.
Enhancing teaching practice in higher education
The second edition of a book co-edited by London Met's Prof Digby Warren, which integrates theory and pedagogical research to enrich teaching in universities, has just been published.
Connecting through care
A new podcast from Youth Studies student Sancia Williams offers a platform for care leavers to challenge stereotypes and share their stories.
Exploring diversity sensitive parliaments
London Met hosted a research seminar on Diversity Sensitive Parliaments as part of the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre seminar series.
Supporting inclusive recovery in London
Professor Diana Stirbu has won Transformation funding for a new research and knowledge exchange initiative.