School of Social Sciences news archive
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.
Resilience and reparation for the victims of gender violence in the Mexican border corridor
Dr María López recently presented her research work on women's mechanisms of resilience to the crisis of violence at the Mexican border.
New Turkey’s new diasporic constellations
Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Dr A Erdi Ozturk, has published a new policy report on Turkish diasporas, as well as a review of President Erdogan's new book.
Developing a public health framework to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls
London Met's Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit will develop the city of London’s next Violence Against Women and Girls strategy, focused on prevention and early intervention.
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.
BMA Book Award win for London Met academic
'Young Adult Drinking Styles', a title lead edited by London Met’s Dr Dom Conroy won in the Awards' Psychiatry category.
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.
Chicago, Theory, and the Discourse of the Irish Emigrant Letter
London Met academic to deliver paper as part of international conference.
London Met academic elected chair of the Board of Trustees of the British Sociological Association
Professor Louise Ryan will serve as chair of the largest sociological network in the UK for a two-year term.
Journalism and human rights in Mexico: how to preserve the voices of the killed
The final seminar from the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre this academic year will explore the danger facing Mexico's journalists.
New research to inform national change in police approach to sexual violence
London Met's Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit collaborated with experts around the UK on a project to improve the experiences of victims and tighten the grip on offenders.
New Turkey's new diasporas
A one-day workshop, open to all, will explore Turkey’s authoritarian turn under the Erdogan regime.
Bridging the gap between the military and the diplomatic world
Captain John Foreman, UK Defence Attaché in the British Embassy in Moscow, spoke to students in Politics and International Relations about Russian policy and international diplomacy.
LGBTQI+ Lambeth residents invited to take part in COVID research project
The project is looking to learn more about the experiences of LGBTQI+ communities, to influence policies and services that enable LGBTQI+ people in Lambeth to thrive.
Understanding vaccine hesitancy in London
The NHS and London Metropolitan University are launching a joint research project to understand why Londoners are the least likely to take a Covid vaccine.
Exploring migrants' experiences of ageing
A new research paper from London Met and the University of Sheffield looks into the challenges that migrants face with regard to ageing.
London Met statement on anti-Asian racism
We are outraged at the rise in racially motivated attacks targeted at East-Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Island people in the UK and around the world.
Elections 2021: Will the goddess Fortuna smile upon Mr. Johnson again?
Dr Peter Laugharne, Senior Lecturer in Politics & International Relations on the significance of the vote on 6 May, which will be the first public test of Labour leader Keir Starmer.
Is there a populist foreign policy?
A new paper from Dr Angelos Chryssogelos focuses on the broader approaches that populists take to questions of foreign policy beyond Europe and in their attitudes to Atlanticism.
Political violence against women in the northern Mexican border
Dr María López recently presented her research work for her book, addressing how the crisis of violence and security provision impacts migrant women at the US–Mexico border.
Exploring the links between extremism and violence against women
London Met's Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit is undertaking research on religious and racial supremacist movements and how they connect to violence against women and girls.
Angels of Mercy
Professor Louise Ryan featured on a podcast exploring the story of the women who left Ireland to train and work as nurses in England.
Pontins and 'No Irish Need Apply': the prejudice that refuses to die
Professor Louise Ryan and Professor Don MacRaild explore the enduring anti-Irish prejudice in Britain following the reveal that holiday firm Pontins holds a blacklist of Irish surnames.
Public shaming in Russia
A new research project will explore public shaming in Russia from the post-Stalin period to the present day.
Changing the conversation: from women's safety to women's freedom
Professor Liz Kelly, Director of London Met's Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, asks what it is about our culture that allows women to be harmed, and what it would take to change this
The impact of Covid on student parents
Research by London Met academics Jane Lewis, Heather Allison, Patrick Mulrenan and Helen Redd explores the additional pressures the pandemic is having on students with children.
Religion, Identity and Power
A new book from London Met lecturer Dr Ahmet Erdi Öztürk, which explores the ethnoreligious transformation of Turkey and the Balkans, was launched last week.
Fact or fiction?: Event series to support public decision making
An expert panel will answer questions on vaccinations, masks, social distancing and the nature and behaviour of the COVID-19 virus itself.
How relationships changed in lockdown
A new study aimed to find out how confinement had impacted upon our domestic, work, social and leisure habits.
Britain and China's 'deteriorating' relationship
Head of Politics and International Relations Dr Andrew Moran weighs in on hostility in Sino-UK relations, and the news that China has banned BBC World News from broadcasting.
What will US-China relations look like under Biden?
Dr Andrew Moran, Head of Politics and International Relations, says Biden is entering a relationship with China that is different to the one he left as Vice-President four years ago.
Welcoming Kishan Devani BEM as Associate Lecturer
A politician, consultant and educator whose work has been pioneering in the area of community-cohesion will explore Geopolitics, Diplomacy and International Relations with students.