School of Social Professions news archive
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.
Top prize goes to Basildon Council student
London Met’s Health and Community Development students have the chance to win £100 from the Chartered Institute of Housing.
London Met to open new Highbury Canteen
London Metropolitan University will introduce a new Highbury Canteen to the Holloway campus by March 2018.
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).
Education Studies graduate’s work shortlisted for global award
Education Studies BA graduate, Kelly Power, had her work shortlisted at this year’s Undergraduate Awards Programme.
Teacher training to recruit for 2018/19
London Met given 'green light' to help overcome chronic teacher shortage in the London region.
Science, Technology and Medicine
Dr Yolanda Eraso co-organised a global conference to explore the importance of interdisciplinarity in the study of cancer.
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.
Teacher training completion rates exceed sector average
The latest figures, released by the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) team, show that London Met exceeds the sector average for Teacher Training completion rates.
Evaluating the effectiveness of mentoring teachers of young children in early year education
New research, in collaboration with Shippensburg University, to look into the role of mentoring teachers of young children.
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.
Discussing Power, the People and the UK Constitution post-Brexit
Dr Diana Stirbu will co-host a workshop on the future relationship between the nations of the UK post Brexit in a half-day event.
Going the extra mile to help students secure employment
The Teacher Education department held an employment fair on 6 June to introduce students to prospective employers about permanent roles.
Teacher training course awarded additional places
An additional 11 places, a rise of 25 per cent, have been awarded to the Primary PGCE course at London Met.
How can we reduce the risk of dementia?
In recognition of Dementia Awareness Week, Dr Snorri Rafnsson reflects on the stress of dementia in the UK and the lifestyle changes that could reduce the risk of developing dementia.
Meet the Youth Studies student out to make a difference
“Before joining London Met, I didn’t realise you could be paid to do something you love,” says Youth Studies student, Hassan Saeed.
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.
London Met expert teaches at UN seminar
A London Metropolitan University lecturer recently delivered a guest lecture in Iceland as part of a global programme.
Encouraging healthier out of home food provision
A new toolkit aims to tackle the national obesity crisis.
London Met to host Health, Housing and Community Conference
The University will be hosting a one day conference to raise awareness about how health can be improved in community settings.
New partnership offers Early Childhood Studies graduates employment in Germany
London Met partnership will offer more employment opportunities than ever before.
Improving Housing Services
The innovative housing course aims to develop Lewisham residents’ skills and job prospects and increase employment in the area.
Stacey wins President’s Trophy of Excellence
Stacey Anderson was awarded the President's Trophy of Excellence by Springfield Youth Club in recognition of her dedication to the work she undertook while on placement.
London Met students give back to the community
Four London Met students currently volunteer for Family Mosaic, a housing association providing affordable homes throughout London.
Homeless research inspires Family Day at London Met
Inspired by London Met research, a Valentine’s Day themed event allowed students to bring their children into the University for one day.
Think First Before You Write
A London Met Senior Lecturer presented two papers in an international conference in South Africa.
New scheme allows students to bring their children into University for one day
Love London Met will follow up on national research and open its doors to registered student’s children for one day.
Leading devolution expert to explore issues relating to gender equality in politics
Dr Diana Stirbu will take part in a two day seminar which will explore various issues around gender representation in the UK.
Ground-breaking research book launches at London Met
13 December at 6pm
New book on youth, religion and politics in London will launch at the University next month.
Celebration of the late Tözün Issa’s book on Alevism
Vice-Chancellor hosts book launch with university colleagues, the Alevi community and editor Tözün Issa’s family.
Youth Studies lecturer representin’ at Cambridge hip-hop conference
With speakers from over 15 countries and keynotes from Tricia Rose (USA) and Murray Forman (USA), London Met staff were sure to be part of this great line-up.
International Red Cross visit to Social Work Team at London Met
The Social Work Department hosted a successful event with representatives from the International Cross (Uganda)
Research finds student homelessness is a hidden problem across the capital
London Met expert aims to raise awareness of plight of students who find themselves without accommodation.
Health and Social Care lecturer delivers public lecture at top-ranked South African University
London Met lecturer Dr. Rochelle Burgess
Women's empowerment in public health discussed in South African university by London Met lecturer Dr. Rochelle Burgess
London Met health and social care lecturer wins prestigious grant for research
Rochelle Burgess is a critical community and health psychologist and a recipient of the Richard Benjamin Trust Early Career Researcher grant this year.
London Met health lecturer conducts research on rural mental health services in South Africa
Dr. Rochelle Ann Burgess recently visited North West Province, South Africa to conduct research for her Early Career Research Grant.
Film and Television Studies Senior Lecturer publishes in The Conversation US
Dr Karen McNally publishes article on Frank Sinatra in the US edition of The Conversation.
London Met's Dr. Diana Stirbu presents at Sciences Po in Paris
London Met academic presented a paper on devolution at the Parliamentary Democracy in Europe (PADEMIA) Workshop organised by Sciences Po, Paris, 3-4 December 2015
Youth and social care degree students help to fund education for Abuko's young people
Students from Youth Work, Youth Studies and other social care courses have organised a campaign with KORI, a community charity, to fund education for young people living The Gambia.