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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
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)