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)
Switching your beauty routine to the animal-friendly collection has never been this easy. The term “vegan” is simply not limited to what we eat and what we wear, but it is also what we apply to our skin. So it’s not surprising that the launch of vegan skincare rose from 13% of all beauty launches … Continue reading 8 best drugstore vegan skincare products
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
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
A real opportunity for you to have your voice heard and listened to as part of London Metropolitan University’s ongoing commitment to race equality. About this Event The Centre for Equity & Inclusion team will be holding briefings to update and consult with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Students on our commitment to tackling institutional … Continue reading Race Equity Strategy Session for Students
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
Ah, Christmas. It’s the time of year when we have a little break, gain some weight, cry over silly movies, and exchange presents (Royal Mail, can you hear us?). We can also eat a lot – did I say this? I think I did. I know that this Christmas (and this year as a whole) … Continue reading Ten (not so ordinary) Christmas movies to watch this (not so ordinary) Christmas
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?
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
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
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
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
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?
The two go hand-in-hand – or do they? By Nikos Papanikolaou A couple of years ago, Taylor Swift broke her silence and decided to talk about politics – adding her name to a long list of artists who used music to talk about social injustice and governments’ policies. Taylor Swift’s case was pretty impressive because … Continue reading Politics through music: How music became political
If you’re an art lover, you’re probably finding it hard to cope with many museums and galleries closed. Although some art spaces are open, most of us are not feeling comfortable being in a closed environment right now. So how about touring some of the most important museums in the world, without leaving the safety … Continue reading 8 amazing galleries and museums to tour from the safety of your home
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
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
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!
If you’re used to Mummy cooking all your meals, you’re not alone. But you’re a big kid now, and it’s time to grow up. Dust off the saucepans and break out the cutting board. You’re about to start cooking, and it’s going to be just fine… 1) Pasta is your friend A bag of pasta goes … Continue reading Top 5 Tips to Make Cheap, Nutritious Student Meals
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
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
Take it from me, Bro – wearing pyjamas is not always a good thing… By Nikos Papanikolaou This academic year will be different than others for many reasons. It will be a year where most of the classes will be online, and a year in which we all need to maintain social distancing. Hopefully we … Continue reading Pyjamas, cameras, and cups of coffee: 5 tips for online classes
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?
A story about bad grades, a few hours of sleep and a lot of determination By Nikos Papanikolaou Starting your first year at university can be overwhelming. New places, new people, extra responsibilities, and deadlines can all make you feel stressed out and nervous. When I started my first year, I was juggling my studies, … Continue reading Three lessons on juggling work and studies
First day at uni? What a fantastic achievement! You have now entered the most diverse university in the country. Here’s how to make the most of it! By Nikos Papanikolaou I was in your shoes a couple of years ago. My first day was really confusing and overwhelming. I still remember it: Monday morning, I … Continue reading How to settle down and have a blast at London Metropolitan University
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
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Let’s get to know each other By Nikos Papanikolaou Back in February, when this pandemic was starting, no one could ever imagine that it would last for so long. We were the ones who experienced the switch from physical classes to online ones, and it wasn’t an easy change. We were used to seeing our … Continue reading A different kind of cafe: Meet London Met’s Learning Cafes
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
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!
By Nikos Papanikolaou Are there times when you’re feeling blue? Times when you think about your family back home, and you want to cry? It’s nothing serious and nothing to be ashamed of. You’re just homesick. And let me tell you this: You’re not the only one. I’ve been in London for four years. There … Continue reading Let me tell you a story about being homesick…
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
By Sarah Matthews Elaine Davidson wasn’t content with holding the Guinness World Record for being the woman with the most piercings in 2000, when she was found to have 462 piercings all over her body – including 192 just in her face. No, she went one step further, and in 2001 she broke her own … Continue reading Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Piercing
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
Accommodation. Whether you’re staying in a private home, student accommodation or with mum and dad, where you live is important! If you’re in student accommodation, check your contract for what you can and cannot do. If you don’t feel safe or have a problem, talk to the reception team at your accommodation, your landlord, or … Continue reading A-Z Student Survival Guide (minus a few letters)
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