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London Met is home to a vibrant academic community covering a range of subjects such as criminology, community work, education, international relations, policing, politics, psychology and social work. Our aim is to effect change in society through demonstrating the value of social sciences and professions.
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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.
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.
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.
Research at the School of Social Sciences and Professions
Centres of research
Find out about the centres of research based in the School of Social Sciences, and other research institutes, centres and units around the University.
Student and alumni profiles from the School of Social Sciences and Professions
Students and alumni who have studied subjects now associated with the School of Social Sciences and Law give us their thoughts about studying at London Metropolitan University.