School of Social Sciences news archive
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Unsettling events: the possible impact of Brexit and the pandemic on EU migrants in the UK
Professor Louise Ryan explores the impact of the Brexit vote and COVID-19 on Europeans in the UK, and whether these events make them more likely to return to their countries of origin.
London Met sociologist guest edits special issue on Brexit
'Brexit and Beyond' addresses the implications of Brexit for the UK's EU-citizen population, with a special focus on Central and Eastern European migrants.
International Security Studies: new edition of popular textbook from London Met scholars
Described as 'an excellent mix of theoretical and empirical material,' the book is an essential text for students of international politics and security.
Polarisation in the Polish Presidential Election
Dr Angelos Chryssogelos, lecturer in Politics and International Relations, takes a look at the Polish Presidential Election and what is causing the political divide within Poland.
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.
The Mozart effect on short-term memory
London Met research shows listening to Mozart improves short-term memory - while the music of fellow Austrian composer, Mahler, degrades it.
Nationalism, militarism and masculinity – how do the three connect?
Dr Stratis Andreas Efthymiou argues that militarism, nationalism and masculinity have a symbiotic relationship, which is made and remade in social, political and symbolic activity.
Lax COVID-19 rules put lives of Mexico’s maquiladora workers at risk
The maquiladora workers in Ciudad Juárez face a terrible dilemma: isolate at home without a peso in their pockets or show up to work and risk losing their lives.
Nationalism, militarism and masculinity in post-conflict Cyprus
A highly detailed study by Dr Stratis Andreas Efthymiou explores the key role that masculinity plays in soldiers going to war in the name of a nation.
Turkey's multi-layered adventure with Covid-19
“We will see a Turkey that seeks to be more globally influential after COVID-19 subsides, but fails to attain its desired degree of influence”.
The 2020 US Elections and coronavirus
"What is at stake here for Trump is re-election", says Dr Andrew Moran, Head of International Relations and Politics.
A visit from former members of the US Congress
London Met welcomed two former US Congresspeople to speak about their experience of working in Congress, as well as Donald Trump and the 2020 Elections.
Leading the fight for trans rights
BA Journalism student Ryan Gray reports from Dr Chryssy Hunter’s discussion on transgender and non-binary rights in the UK, an LGBTQIA+ History Month event at London Met.
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.
Criminology lecturers team up with Evening Standard for cannabis project
Dr James Morgan and James Alexander spoke to six cannabis dealers about decriminalisation
National Student Survey success for London Met courses
High scores for overall satisfaction and quality of teaching on a number of London Met courses.
London Met hosts one of the world’s largest psychology conferences
London Metropolitan University hosted the 60th annual TEAP conference which brought together world-leading psychology researchers.
2019 Students’ Union winners announced
The 2019 Students’ Union (SU) winners were announced in a glamorous awards ceremony in the Great Hall.
Holocaust survivor to give testimony to London Met students
Hana Kleiner, a Holocaust survivor, to speak about her experience to students and staff. Places are still available but limited, book your free ticket now.
"Progress on Stephen Lawrence improvements to community policing not sustained," Dr Neville Lawrence
The father of Stephen Lawrence, the London teenager who was stabbed to death in 1993, was joined by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, to speak at a London Met symposium.
Brexit in the media and gender equality: a journey in Spain
Two London Met lecturers flew out to Spain last week to lecture on Brexit and careers coaching - and take a stand in favour of gender equality.
Former members of the US Congress visit London Met
London Metropolitan University welcomed two former US Congresspeople to speak about their first-hand experience of working in Congress under President Trump’s leadership.
Expert comment: Seven MPs resign from the Labour Party
Dr Peter Laugharne, an expert in Politics and International Relations at London Metropolitan University, offers his insight into the resignation of seven Labour MPs on 18 February 2019.
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.
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.
London Met founder member of innovative crime research network
Professor John Grieve CBE QPM is part of the newly launched London Policing Research Network, a policing network which focuses exclusively on modern crime in London.
Reforming UK drug policies
Dr James Morgan recently attended an All-Party Parliamentary Group session to discuss and engage with contemporary drug policies.
London Met hosts Innovative Drugs Policy conference
London Met brings together world-renowned experts for one day event.
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.
Graduate stories: Klara Orackova
2018 Graduand Klara Orackova shares her memories of three eventful years at London Met
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.
London Met alumna among the world's most promising young scientists
Yelena Novikova has been named among the world’s top young scientists for the second year in a row.
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.
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.
Holocaust survivor shares deeply moving story with London Met students
Harry Olmer spoke to International Relations students about his "cut off from civilisation."
Investigating Britain’s biggest ever child sex scandal
Professor Liz Kelly worked as a part of a national investigation which found that up to 1,000 children were sexually abused in Telford over a 40-year period.
Design for Cultural Commons
March- May 2018
Lecture series curated by Torange Khonsari coincides with launch of new postgraduate programme.
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.
Cara – A lifeline to academics at risk
Executive Director at the Council for At-Risk academics to deliver talk at London Met.
US Congress comes to campus
London Met welcomed two former US Congressmen to offer a rare and unique insight into American Politics as part of the Congress to Campus programme.
London Met students return from Model United Nations in Prague
A Diplomacy and International Relations student organised a trip to the Model United Nations (MUN) conference in Prague on behalf of London Metropolitan University.
Contributing to the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse
London Met’s Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit has published a report looking into prior historical discussions surrounding child sexual abuse.
London Met alumna gives TEDx talk
Yelena Novikova discusses how she’s implemented Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria within the businesses practices of her country.
US Congressmen come to campus
Two former US Congressmen will be coming to London Met to discuss the first year of Donald Trump’s Presidency, offering a rare and unique insight into American Politics.
Sociology Reader named as Sociologist of the Month
Dr Svetlana Stephenson has been named Sociologist of the Month by a prestigious peer-reviewed academic journal.
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.
It’s the Tort that counts
Two Law students at London Met have beaten several other universities to be awarded second place in a national mooting competition.
London Met student participates in major United Nations forum
A London Met student recently participated in a United Nations forum.
Influencing and engaging MPs at the House of Commons
A London Met student was invited to attend a world celebration at the House of Commons in order to engage with MPs on behalf of Amnesty UK.
Senior lecturer is appointed as Associate Editor
Professor Dr Chris Lange-Kuettner has been appointed as Associate Editor for an established peer-reviewed journal publishing studies on cognitive development.
London Met staff honoured at 2017 Annual Awards
Staff members recognised for outstanding contribution within the University.
The 100 Women Challenge, a documentary
Professor Liz Kelly takes part in the BBC's 100 Women Challenge project.
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 you end up only two years after graduating?
London Met graduate Amelie Gericke now works for the Cabinet Office in UK Government.
Narratives of Difference in an Age of Austerity
Dr Irene Gedalof’s new publication explores the narratives underpinning UK austerity policies and their impact on inequalities of gender, race and disability.
London Met students participate in major international political summit
Students from the School of Social Sciences took part in a major international political summit, hosted by the University.
London Met formalises partnership agreement with Triagon Akademie
London Met has formalised a new partnership agreement with the Triagon Akademie.
Professor Grieve CBE QPM is recognised for a lifetime achievement award
Professor John Grieve won runner up in the lifetime achievement category at this 2017 NO2H8 Crime Awards.
Exploring Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility
An Emeritus Professor of London Metropolitan University was asked to speak at a workshop held in the Netherlands. By chance, he found himself alongside three of his former students.
Calling all Future Legal Minds
The annual Future Legal Mind competition launches this week. The winner has a chance to receive £5,000 and a work experience placement.
London Met to open new Highbury Canteen
London Metropolitan University will introduce a new Highbury Canteen to the Holloway campus by March 2018.
Taking part in the 100 Women Challenge
Professor Liz Kelly will be taking part in a series of debates and discussions at the BBC on 16 October.
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).
What advice does this Whitehall official have for getting into government?
London Met graduate Amelie Gericke now works for the Cabinet Office, UK Government
What do the police really think about body worn cameras?
London Met criminologists interviewed City of London police officers. This is what they found.
Police officers are overwhelmingly supportive of body cameras, study shows
Criminologists at London Metropolitan University conducted research for City of London Police.
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.