University news archive
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.
New Turkey, New Diasporas
Dr A. Erdi Ozturk, lecturer in International Relations and Politics, explains his research around how Turkey currently governs and controls its diasporas across the world.
London Met helps students enter Higher Education during COVID-19
The contributions form part of a new national project launched by the Minister of State for Universities, Michelle Donelan.
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.
London Met welcomes Dr Elizabeth Opara as Head of Human Sciences
Dr Opara joins London Met from Kingston University with an ambitious vision for the future of the School.
Remembering Wendy Wheeler
Dr Martin Murray writes about the life of one of London Met's most inspiring lecturers, Emeritus Professor Wendy Wheeler, whose work continues to resonate.
Between Tradition and Innovation: New Research at London Met
Sign up now for your free place at London Met's first University-wide research conference.
The launch of Times Radio
Wendy Sloane, Associate Professor in Journalism, comments on the launch of Times Radio, which hopes to pose a credible challenge to BBC Radio 4.
The life of a queer spy
Ryan Gray, a second-year Journalism BA student, reports on The Life of a Queer Spy event, which forms part of the Digital Pride celebrations.
LIVENESS: The Summer Show 2020
29 June - 10 July 2020
Annual celebration of student work will see launch of ambitious new online portal and event project.
London Met achieves Fairtrade University status
London Met is one of 12 UK universities to receive the accreditation.
Million Women Rise: "We have to show up for ourselves"
Associate Professor in Journalism, Wendy Sloane, reports on London Met's most recent Digital Pride event led by three inspirational activists.
Congratulations to the winners of the Big Idea Challenge
Find out about the innovative ideas which took home the prizes at London Met’s annual enterprise competition, and the entrepreneurs behind them.
#StarsInMemory: Connected by Care, United by Loss
As the country eases out of lockdown, the care community invites you to place a star in your window on 30 June 2020 to unite in commemoration of those who have lost their lives.
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.
Long Time No Syphilis: students undertake translation project for sexual health campaign
London Met Translation students have translated a sexual health campaigning website into eight languages, to ensure equal access to key information and basic health rights.
How is lockdown affecting our relationships?
A nationwide survey will explore personal relationships may have changed during lockdown, including how confinement has impacted domestic, work, leisure and social habits.
Drug proves 'life-saving' in COVID-19 clinical trials
London Met academics have contributed to the clinical trial process, which has found that common drug dexamethasone significantly reduces mortality in coronavirus patients.
Photography Show 2020
17 June - 1 July 2020
Student-led online graduation show features work by students from the school’s BA Photography course.
British Council recognises the achievements of Cyber Security Research Centre
A grant, awarded from the British Council, is being used to run a two day international workshop on Adversarial Cyber Security.
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.
A message about our School of Art, Architecture and Design
We have taken the decision to remove the name of Sir John Cass from our Art, Architecture and Design School.
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.
'A change is gonna come' - but it has not come fast enough
For Trump, Black Lives only Matter in the context of what white voters want, says Dr Andrew Moran, Head of International Relations and Politics.
Final Cuts 2020
23-25 June 2020
Online festival will showcase outstanding film and media work from students of the school of Computing and Digital Media.
Remembering Stephanie Chow
Stephanie, a student training lead for Dietetics and alumna of the University, is remembered for her brilliant mentorship and the sincere kindness she showed her patients.
Openly supporting students with Openspace
London Met launches a new counselling service to support its students.
Student voice: All lives cannot matter if Black lives do not matter
This is not Black people's fight alone, writes Adebukola Fadipe (Journalism, Film and Television Studies BA). It's a fight for all of us.
Governing the diaspora
A newly published study shows how Turkey has developed different engagement strategies with its diaspora, according to state perceptions of their loyalty.
Digital religion and design principles
Jon Baldwin, Lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies, considers how religion may have influenced technology and the internet.
Collaboration between Social Work academics and students to create timely mobile app
The app has been cited as an example of good practice by the Digital Capabilities for Social Work project.
Supporting students employability during COVID-19
The Careers and Employability Service has moved Next Steps, an extensive careers conference, to a virtual platform in record time.
The importance of practical wisdom and thoughtful action
Dr Nirmala Lee’s entry on phronesis and its application in everyday life has been published in the Springer Encyclopedia.
Rewild My Street makes London Wildlife Trust pledge
Siân Moxon, founder of Rewild My Street, will issue a new image every day in June to help the public transform their urban environments.
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”.
Taboo: A Festival of Faux Pas
28-30 May 2020
Live stream theatre arts festival will tackle unspoken and challenging themes.
Pro Vice-Chancellor shortlisted for Asian Women of Achievement Award
Dr Zainab Khan’s work to widen participation and further equality in higher education has seen her nominated for the awards in the Public Service category.
Golden Trezzini Awards
Andy Stone, Head of The Cass joins international jury for prestigious international prize.
Cass alumna debuts first picture book to critical acclaim
Momoko Abe’s ‘Avocado Asks’ has been named as one of the Guardian’s best new children’s books and her work has been shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards.
Why the NHS Nightingale hospitals are so aptly named
Dr Noel-Ann Bradshaw pays tribute to Florence Nightingale’s pioneering work on representations of data on the bicentenary of her birth.
Obesity as a risk factor for COVID-19
London Met PhD graduate Dr Roham Makki has contributed his expertise on associations between respiratory function and obesity to Public Health England, to aid the pandemic response.
Cass tutor promoted to Professor of Creative Writing and Inclusion in the Arts
Sunny Singh, award-winning writer and senior lecturer in Creative Writing and English Literature at The Cass, has been promoted to the title of Professor.
London Met is an official patron of the VE Day 75th Anniversary publication and celebrations
London Met is supporting the work of armed forces charity SSAFA, who have highlighted the University’s work in a special commemorative publication.
The Interdisciplinary Research Forum: Varieties of Nationalism and Diaspora
Hosted on 21 May, the IRF aims to provide a focal point for academic staff and doctoral students to explore nationalism, diasporas and identity in a global context.
Rising knife crime in London
Dr James Alexander responds to the latest national crime statistics which show that knife crime saw a record high from December 2018-19, with London accounting for a third of cases.
Credit after coronavirus
Dr Nirmala Lee, Associate Professor in Banking and Finance, comments on the likely impacts of COVID-19 on credit lending and availability.
London Met Staff translate crucial documents for COVID-19 trials
Making translations of Participant Information Sheets available for the RECOVERY trial means patients from different backgrounds can take part, enhancing its overall rigour.
London Met launches new research on COVID-19 in the community
The study will look at people’s experiences of the lockdown measures and their impact on individuals and communities.
Bird's eye view
London Met welcomes three falcon chicks to their rooftop nest, which can be seen from the University’s live-streamed Falcon Cam.
The Jhalak Prize 2020
Shortlist announced for prize for UK writers of colour co-founded by Cass academic Sunny Singh.
3D printing for drug delivery
Dr Bruno Sil dos Santos uses 3D printing to develop new surrogates that can mimic the same properties as human membranes to find new ways to improve approaches to drug delivery.
Extended degree students create powerful TV show on climate change
‘Climate Change: Time to Change’ focuses on what the University and the creative industries can do to fight climate change.
Katherine Araniello Bursary Award
Deadline 30 April
Bursaries honour memory of leading artist, disability activist and Cass Fine Art alumna.
London Met partnership with Nepal highlights benefits of international education
Interviews with students and alumni from London Met's partner institutions in Nepal show the value of international partnerships not only for graduates but for the wider community.
AJ Small Projects Win
Students on Cass Diploma Unit 7 win sustainable project prize in prestigious national award.
London Met donates £14k of food to vulnerable Islington residents
The food, which would normally have been sold in London Met’s canteens and catering outlets, will be distributed to vulnerable people and organisations in need by Islington Council.
Final year Dietetics students join NHS to fight COVID-19
Student dietitians are supporting the NHS by joining the temporary HCPC register, for the crucial work of developing tube feeding plans for patients requiring ventilation.
Award-winning alumnus directs and releases brand new film
‘Cagefighter: Worlds Collide’, directed by alumnus Jesse Quinones, delves into the high-octane world of mixed martial arts.
Understanding Islam and politics in Turkey
A new article co-written by London Met’s Dr A. Erdi Ozturk delves into the history and contemporary effects of Islam and politics in Turkey.
Tackling student homelessness
While government policies have made university education more accessible to groups that were previously excluded, those same groups are also most likely to experience homelessness.
Knife crime: realities and misconceptions
Dr James Alexander, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, walks us through his 14 years of research, concerning the causes of knife crime across the UK.
Fighting a near-impossible fight: using antibodies to eradicate viruses
Gary McLean, Professor in Molecular Immunology, explains his life’s work to find and use monoclonal antibodies to target viruses.
Rewilding the streets of London
Using design research methods, Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Interior Design Siân Moxon reimagines London’s streets for the benefits of wildlife and people.
London Met lecturer features on CNN to discuss COVID-19 pandemic
Gary McLean, professor in molecular immunology, has appeared twice on the major US news channel to provide his expertise on various issues related to coronavirus.
London Met rooftop gardens recognised in Sustainability Awards
Zanda Pipira was named Islington’s Sustainability Champion for her role in enhancing biodiversity in the borough through a rooftop garden project.
Death and dying in the workplace
Dr Denise Turner, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, researches how hospital staff deal with death in their work, and why conversations about dying can be so taboo.
Remembering Amged El Hawrani
The London Met alumnus and hospital consultant was one of the first senior medics to die after contracting COVID-19. He is remembered for his compassion and dedication.
Campaign for connectedness and mental health during COVID-19
Jo Garner, Artist in Residence at The Cass, has launched a project focused on gaining a sense of community through badges during the pandemic.
The deindustrialisation of Brazil and COVID-19
Brazil could see ‘centuries of vassalage’ as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, argues PhD candidate Natasha Ruiz.
Two performances from London Met theatre artist among 'best of the year'
Senior lecturer Rishi Trikha worked on ‘Everything I See I Swallow’ and ‘The Chosen Haram’, which the Stage newspaper named among the best shows of 2019.
Alumni spring into action against COVID-19
A look at some of the work being done by our alumni community to provide support or solutions during the ongoing pandemic.
Experts urge action on Violence Against Women and Children during COVID-19
The Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU) at London Met say the crisis creates a conducive context for all forms of violence against women and children to flourish and escalate.
Home-working during the COVID-19 pandemic
Trying to replicate the office isn't the best strategy while working from home, says Emeritus Reader in Architecture, Frances Holliss, but there are many ways to adapt and thrive.