Critical Conversation Cafe: Gender Dysphoria (Social and Emotional Wellbeing)

The common definition of gender is based on a binary assumption of people identifying as either male or female. This is inaccurate. COME LEARN MORE ON Wed 24th February 2021 2pm-2.50pm   About this Event Çinar Aydogan, LGBTQIA+ Society President and Chrystalle Margallo, Student Union President host this cafe to discuss two sides of Gender Dysphoria- … Continue reading Critical Conversation Cafe: Gender Dysphoria (Social and Emotional Wellbeing)

London Lions’ Vince Macaulay wants to make his community better through basketball

One of the most successful basketball coaches in the UK, London Lions’ Vince Macaulay, talks about basketball, the meaning of the community, racism, diversity, the lockdown, and how sports can help the society to become better. By Nikos Papanikolaou If someone searches on the web about the most popular sports in the UK, they will … Continue reading London Lions’ Vince Macaulay wants to make his community better through basketball

The value of Vitamin D

We don’t get enough Vitamin D because of the weather; however, it is a vitamin we need and a vitamin that might be shielding us against COVID-19. How can we introduce more Vitamin D in our diet? By Honey Carlier Vitamin D is also known as the Sunshine Vitamin. Why? Because we get the majority … Continue reading The value of Vitamin D

Understanding Islamophobia

In November 2020, London Met became the first UK University to formally adopt the APPG working definition of Islamophobia. To mark this, the Centre for Equity & Inclusion will be holding a panel discussion with Dr Zain Sardar (Aziz Foundation) and Dr Fatima Rajina (Stephen Lawrence Research Centre, De Montfort University) to explore Islamophobia in … Continue reading Understanding Islamophobia

Hungry London: Why Foodbanks?

London Met’s Journalism Newsweek this January will focus on Hungry London, and the rise of foodbank use in the capital. Newsweek is a series of events run as part of the University’s journalism course, which sees students produce magazines, online blogs, and television and radio programmes focused on a topical issue over the course of a … Continue reading Hungry London: Why Foodbanks?

Spring 2021 Critical Conversation Cafes

The cafes are an open and informal space, and a real opportunity to facilitate stimulating debate, critical reflection and awareness whilst discussing a range of topics, interests, passions and so on led by participants (individuals and interest groups). They are open to both staff and students at London Met. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The … Continue reading Spring 2021 Critical Conversation Cafes

Drive And Listen: a virtual ride in cities around the world while listening to local radio

Only a few things can make you feel better during lockdown. Talk to a loved one, watch a movie, listen to music, read a book, take a drive in New York or Madrid or Melbourne, while you listen to local radio stations. Wait, what? By Nikos Papanikolaou “Bro, do you know what lockdown means? Also, … Continue reading Drive And Listen: a virtual ride in cities around the world while listening to local radio

The importance of a good breakfast

Many people start the day by just a plain cup of coffee. However, we all know that breakfast should be rich—ideas about breakfasts, how can we stick to the routine of it. Are there ways to prepare breakfast we need, more quickly? By Honey Carlier Breakfast. An overlooked meal we often skip, in favour of … Continue reading The importance of a good breakfast

Meet The LGBTQ+ Society

London Metropolitan University’s LGBTQ+ Society was created in 2019 and is run by President Cinar Aydogan (he/him), Treasurer Alice Stoppani (she/her), and Secretary Timo Holtappels (he/him). The group aims to bring the queer community together by creating a safe space for said community – a space where LGBTQ+ people and allies can come together and … Continue reading Meet The LGBTQ+ Society

Is ear makeup becoming a thing?

Trends come and go throughout generations. So it’s not surprising that a worldwide pandemic is making people try new things to adapt to the New Normal… by India Gustin Having to cover up much of our face with a mask means having to cover up makeup masterpieces. That’s why people are taking advantage of other … Continue reading Is ear makeup becoming a thing?

UEFA Champions League: A review on the most abnormal tournament so far

With the 2019/20 season only finishing on 23rd August – thanks to COVID-19 – the new season of the UEFA Champions League is starting this week. Bayern Munchen exceeded all the expectations last season, as they won their sixth trophy, having beaten Paris Saint Germain in the final. By Nikos Papanikolaou The effects of the … Continue reading UEFA Champions League: A review on the most abnormal tournament so far

Snack it: Five healthy snacks to keep us boosted in between online classes

With the majority of University classes online, the new semester looks a little bit different for everyone. Whether we’re studying from home or at London Met, this year has bombarded us with unfortunate challenges and circumstances. From technical BB Collaborate issues to not being able to make our first or last year memorable, there are … Continue reading Snack it: Five healthy snacks to keep us boosted in between online classes

Get a job!

Your Careers and Employability Team are here to help… London Metropolitan University Careers and Employability Team are here to help you with any questions you have related to planning your career including CVs, applications, interview support, networking tips and assessment centres. For remote appointments, Jobs Board and interactive resources, please see http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/careers. Careers Mentoring If … Continue reading Get a job!

From the Editor

By Nikos Papanikoloau 2020. This year has been proven to be one of the most challenging in living history, not only for the university and its staff and students, but for all of humankind. The pandemic has affected everything, including our studies, our habits, and our lives. This year will be different for London Metropolitan … Continue reading From the Editor

Decolonising London Met

By Janet Douglas-Gardner & Gene Huie-Manneh (Co- Leads Decolonising Met Working Group) The Decolonising Met Working Party Group was successfully launched by visiting lecturer Dr Jason Arday in July 2020.  The group is made up of academics, Student Union students, senior management, professional service staff and external partners. London Met is fully committed to the … Continue reading Decolonising London Met

To tattoo or not tattoo?

That is the question… By Sarah Matthews When you were 17, the thought of having an enormous heart with the words “I Love Amy’s Squishy Fat Boobs & Butt” tattooed underneath in the middle of your right forearm seemed like a fantastic idea. But now that you’re 25 and about to get married to – surprise – … Continue reading To tattoo or not tattoo?

Being professional at uni

Professionalism is about attitudes, values and conduct. Professional appearances, manner and etiquette are all important facets of personal professionalism. It is important in any work setting because it shows that you not only care about your activities but also that you respect your peers. Let’s take a look… By your Career Services Team Writing/speaking skills … Continue reading Being professional at uni

How to stay ahead at uni

Assignments are the main tool for assessing the knowledge and progress of each student and the most challenging part of your first year at uni. If this sounds daunting, think ahead. These helpful tips will ensure you cope with your workload successfully.  By Dilyana Kotomanova 1. Get organised Organising and planning your time will become … Continue reading How to stay ahead at uni

Your support, your Student Services!

University is an exciting time full of new experiences and challenges, but it can also be a time that can lead to feelings of anxiety and pressure. During this uncertain time, students now more than ever may be experiencing undue stress. Reports show that one in four students will experience mental health issues at University … Continue reading Your support, your Student Services!

Five tips to essay success

By Emily Wilkinson We all know essays can be stressful and none of us really like them, but for the next three or four years, your time at university will be filled with them. However, if you follow these tips the whole process should be bearable, and you should come out with success and a … Continue reading Five tips to essay success

Free London Meet conference: Trump, Television and the Media: From Drama to “Fake News” to Tweetstorms

by Karen McNally Trump, Television and the Media: From Drama to “Fake News” to Tweetstorms is a free virtual event taking place over two days from Friday 30 to Saturday 31 October 2020, just a few days before the US election. Talks will be starting at lunchtime and running through to early evening on both … Continue reading Free London Meet conference: Trump, Television and the Media: From Drama to “Fake News” to Tweetstorms

Black History Month

With the British curriculum unchanged, Black history in school was very basic: slaves, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Rosa Parks. Yes, they were integral to the rights Black people now have today but for 12 years of my life, year after year, those four topics were the only ones we were taught about Black … Continue reading Black History Month

Letter to my fresher self

To my fresher self, It’s okay to be nervous, this is a new chapter in your life and one of the scariest but most exciting one. It’s okay to have some doubts but please, do not begin to doubt yourself because you are here for a reason, because you earned your place. Go and meet … Continue reading Letter to my fresher self