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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Openly supporting students with Openspace
London Met launches a new counselling service to support its students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In memory of Dr Paul Matewele
Much-loved member of our community has died following a battle with a coronavirus infection
COVID-19: London Met signs pledge to help national crisis
The University has signed the C-19 Business Pledge to signal its commitment to its students, staff and community through the immediate impact of COVID-19 and in the years to come.
London Met launches Centre for Life Writing and Oral History
Dr Anne Karpf talks about the launch, which took place at the Writing Black Lives event.
COVID-19: London Met infection control expert supporting the armed forces
Dr Ian Hancock is volunteering his expertise and experience of tackling major viral crises to help the British armed forces and veteran-based charities through the COVID-19 pandemic.
London Met scientist volunteering to expand COVID-19 testing
Dr Sheelagh Heugh will use her expertise to help Public Health England with the expansion of the COVID-19 testing regime, with the support of London Met.
COVID-19: London Met donates safety equipment to local hospital
The University has donated protective equipment from its Science Centre to the Whittington Hospital as the UK battles the novel coronavirus.
Award for London Met Head Chef
Luciano Barrow, Head Chef for London Met’s catering outlets, has been recognised by the International Salon Culinaire, achieving the bronze award for his cheese course.
The history and heritage of the Irish in Britain
The digitisation of the Archive of the Irish in Britain offers remarkable insights into the lives of Irish people who forged new lives in the UK.
Jeremy Corbyn visits London Met
The Islington North MP and incumbent Leader of the Labour Party visited the University to meet students and staff, and discuss the challenges facing the local community.
Understanding student attainment through staff swaps
A staff swap between teaching staff at London Met and Leyton College will explore the transition from college to higher education.
Writing Black Lives
A free, open event at London Met will explore the Black British experience through creative writing and oral history.
LGBTQIA+ rights in asylum-seeking
Journalism student Aaron Patel reports on Sarah Humphreys’ talk about LGBTQIA+ asylum seekers in the UK, an LGBTQIA+ History Month event at London Met.
Celebrating a 20-year partnership with International Students House
Our partnership has supported 116 London Met students with housing, scholarships, bursaries and cultural opportunities since 1999.
Opening our doors to children on Family Day
Staff and students brought their children to London Met for games and activities at the annual event, which also provides support for student parents and helps them build connections.
Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight
From 24 February - 8 March, a range of events and activities will shed light on cocoa, the role of women farmers, and the importance of a living income for everyone.
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.
London Met named tenth best university for students to start or manage a business
The results come from a study of 9.5 million former students across UK universities.
Researching the rainbow
London Met PhD candidate Cinar Aydogan will present his research on LGBT+ identity, social media and coming out online at this year’s Student Pride.
Becoming prouder and prouder
Journalism student Ryan Gray discusses the first event in London Met’s LGBTQIA+ History Month, a screening of the film Pride, along with a talk led by activist Reggie Blennerhassett.
London Met and Innovate Nepal Group discuss new developments to advance partnership
Sulav Budhathoki, Founder and Group Chairman of Innovate Nepal Group, visited the University.
London Met lecturer organises a conference on the future of mobile internet
A London Met lecturer organised a conference on 5G mobile technology, in conjunction with the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Celebrating the last ten years of the Sir John Cass Foundation
London Met shares a close association with the Foundation which has donated £18 million to 318 beneficiaries over the past decade.
Vice-Chancellor welcomes new cohort of inspiring international scholars
London Met welcomes 16 new international scholarship students to the University.
London Met welcomes Law pioneer to the University
Stephanie Boyce, an alumna and the first black woman to hold the position of Deputy Vice President of the Law Society, visited the University.
London Met and United Colleges Group agree groundbreaking partnership
Twenty institutions have signed up to the London Met’s Partners in Education scheme, which was launched in June 2019.
Vice-Chancellor attends colourful graduation in Nepal
Senior academics also attended to celebrate the graduates of Islington College Nepal, a long-time partner of London Met.
MBEs awarded to members of London Met community
Wendy Shorter-Blake, Carol Boswarthack and David Michael have been included in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.
Start-up support from London Met named as one of UK’s Best Breakthroughs
The specialist business incubator at London Met – Accelerator – has been highlighted as one of the top 100 ways universities have improved daily life.
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.
Work of London Met 'prime example' of the outstanding contribution universities make in London
London Higher's London Impact Catalogue brings together best practice case studies from higher education institutions across the capital.
London Met Students' Union hosts husting event in Bethnal Green and Bow
The election event at The Cass covered a wide range of issues including Brexit, social mobility, student mental health, climate change and the obesity crisis.
Dr Noel-Ann Bradshaw joins as Head of the School of Computing and Digital Media.
Dr Bradshaw has had an extensive career in management and teaching in UK higher education and in the private sector
Destiny Ekharaga finds success at the end of the f***ing world
Director and Cass alumna directs the second half of series two of the acclaimed drama.
Dr Tunde Okewale MBE opens London Met's new mock courtroom
New facility offers students the chance to practise in an authentic courtroom setting.
London Met PhD student named Nutritionist of the Year by the Caroline Walker Trust
Greg Lessons has been named nutritionist of the year by the Caroline Walker Trust for his innovative lifestyle programme for London's firefighters.
Groundbreaking European cybersecurity project celebrates its first anniversary
Professor Kazemian and the Intelligent Systems Research Centre are part of a €5 million EU-funded Horizon 2020 project which is helping law enforcement agencies stop cybercriminals.
London Met awarded government funding to help microbusinesses use tech to grow
London Met is the only London university to receive funding from the Leading to Grow Programme which is supported by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
London Metropolitan University launches new six-year strategy focused on student success
Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lynn Dobbs, introduces London Met's 2019/20 - 2024/5 Strategy
Richard Ratcliffe holds Prime Minister to account following play about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Mr Ratcliffe made his comments following a special performance of ‘Nazanin’s Story’, a play about the fight to free his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, from an Iranian prison
London Metropolitan University signs the ‘Fair Chance for Students with Convictions’ pledge
Pledge is the result of a 12-month project conducted by Unlock, a charity for people with convictions, and supported by the UPP Foundation.
Social work student shortlisted for top national award
Eric Konadu was nominated by Dr Denise Turner, senior lecturer for Social Work at London Met
Vice-Chancellor joins national advisory group tackling harassment and hate crime in higher education
Professor Lynn Dobbs will participate in Universities UK group to develop a best practice guidance for the higher education sector
Project led by London Met alumna wins RIBA Stirling Award
Annalie Riches, who studied on the RIBA Part 2 and Part 3 at The Cass, and practice partner David Mikhail claim RIBA's building of the year award for the Goldsmith Street project.
Professor Peter St John and Moe Reddish named among London's most influential people
Cass lecturer and rising star alumnus join London Met Vice-Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs on the Progress 1000 list.
Equality activist Vice-Chancellor named among London's most influential people by Evening Standard
Professor Lynn Dobbs included in the Progess 1000 list which recognises individuals who have made a significant impact in the capital and beyond.
Vice-Chancellor presides over London Met graduation ceremony in Sri Lanka
More than 700 students from ESOFT, London Met’s partner college in Colombo, received their degrees
Vice-Chancellor calls for return of maintenance grants at Labour Party conference
Professor Lynn Dobbs made her remarks during an event organised by MillionPlus and NUS at the Labour Party conference in Brighton.
London Met now sector leading for parental leave entitlements
Vice-Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs champions new initiative which puts University in the top five per cent of higher education employers in the country