School of Social Sciences 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 welcomes local schools to annual Great Science Share event
Local Islington primary schools exhibited their science projects as part of the campaign aiming to improve STEM subject uptake, hosted at the London Met campus.
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.
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.
Irish Nurses in the NHS: the oral history project team meet the Irish Ambassador
Professor Louise Ryan and Grainne McPolin were invited to speak about their research with Irish nurses who had been recruited to train and work in the NHS from the 1940s onwards.
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.
Autocracy as a curse
London Met sociologist Svetlana Stephenson discusses how Putin, once an inconspicuous St. Petersburg official, turned into Shakespeare's Richard III in 20 years.
Accessing support in hostile times
A London Met research team launched a new report on Afghan Migrants in London.
Thousands of Afghan refugees living in UK hotels, one year from Taliban takeover
The uncertainty surrounding settlement is deeply affecting the mental health of Afghan refugees in the UK, say London Met researchers, and costing British taxpayers millions weekly.
Trump and the FBI
Head of International Relations, Andrew Moran comments on the recent FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s residence and its potential consequences.
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’.
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.
A populist PM and a constitutional crisis
Dr Peter Laugharne reflects on the end of Boris Johnson's time as Prime Minister and the parallels with David Lloyd George, another populist who was mired in scandal.
The Caretaker Prime Minister
Professor Andrew Moran, Head of Criminology, Sociology, Politics and International Relations at London Met explores Boris Johnson's next steps.
'Irish Nurses in the NHS: an oral history' project receives a grant from the Irish Government
The funding will enable research leads Professor Louise Ryan and filmmaker Grainne McPolin to significantly expand the focus of their research.
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.
"We invite you to die" - London Met Professor explores Russian 'necropolitics'
In a new op-ed, Svetlana Stephenson, Professor of Sociology at London Met, sheds new light on the political rhetoric behind Russia’s 'special operation' in Ukraine.
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.
The Whistleblowers: Inside the UN
Purna Sen, Visiting Professor of London Met’s Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, features in a new BBC documentary on wrongdoing and abuse in the UN.
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.
Scandals and Stagflation – An uncomfortable mix
Even Karl Marx did not anticipate the divide that exists now between the wealthy elite and the rest, argues Professor Andrew Moran.
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.
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’s Dr Craig Lundy is set to talk at a conference on philosophy and its relationship with other disciplines.
"We are tired of being told it is not a big deal": Institutional Machismo in Mexico
A new paper from London Met’s Dr María E. López argues women suffer from a dominant male chauvinist ideology that is exacerbated by President López Obrador’s administration.
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.
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.
Violence against Women in Latin American Women’s Writing
A new book from London Met’s Dr María López and UCL’s Professor Stephen Hart explores the works of female writers in portraying violence against women.
"The present is not forever"
Shifts in the perception of biographical and historical time are central to many Russian people's understanding of the war in Ukraine, argues Professor Svetlana Stephenson.
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.
New award winning, open access book from London Met academic
'Revisiting Migrant Networks' which was co-edited by Professor Louise Ryan and awarded the IMISCOE Prize, is available to read and download free of charge.
After Progress: new digital exhibition asks us to reimagine life and modernity
The exhibition brings together more than 60 pieces of work from around 175 artists and writers, and invites the audience to question what counter-progressive stories may sound like.
Understanding the contribution of Irish Nurses to the NHS: an oral history project
A new partnership between the London Irish Centre and London Metropolitan University will capture the stories of Irish women who were recruited to train and work in the NHS.
London Met academic wins major International Relations award
Dr Ahmet Erdi Öztürk was recently announced as the winner of the International Studies' Association's Distinguished Emerging Scholar Award.
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.
The 'backbone of the NHS'
Professor Louise Ryan and Grainne McPolin celebrate the historic contribution of Irish Nurses to the UK's National Health Service this International Women's Day.
The betrayal of Ukraine took place years ago
NATO has proved itself to be weak in the face of Russia's actions in Crimea and now Ukraine, with Russia in the process of brutalising a peaceful neighbour, writes Dr Shahin Malik.
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.
Migration in the Making of the Gulf Space
London Met lecturer explores the space inhabited by migrants and former migrants in the Gulf cities in new co-edited volume.
'When I open it, I have to drink it all'
The increased levels of drinking during lockdowns highlights need for policy attention on at-home alcohol consumption.
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.
London Met criminologist to evaluate violence reduction in Tower Hamlets
A grant of £17,500 will see the University's Youth Safety Research Group assess a specialist violence and re-offending reduction programme in the East London borough.
London Met team launch survey to explore access to NHS services this winter
A new survey aims to understand the experiences of North Londoners in accessing NHS services and the health-related decisions they are making.
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.
Bodies at Borders: why it is vital to humanise migrants
The reduction of legitimate migration routes, argue London Met's Louise Ryan and Maria Lopez, is directly linked to the increasing number of people trying to reach the UK in unsafe ways
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.
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 a study by Stanford University.
Independent study aims to increase power, impact, and effectiveness of Senedd Committees
A new report by London Met's Professor Diana Stirbu explores the role of Senedd Committees to improve how they work for the people of Wales.
London Met gender equality expert appointed as Special Advisor to the Prosecutor at the ICC
Professor Purna Sen is one of three new appointments set to serve as the Prosecutor's Special Advisors in the International Criminal Court.