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 discover that basketball is not one of them. Football and … Continue reading London Lions’ Vince Macaulay wants to make his community better through basketball

Ten (not so ordinary) Christmas movies to watch this (not so ordinary) Christmas

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) might not have been as you expected, but Christmas is … Continue reading Ten (not so ordinary) Christmas movies to watch this (not so ordinary) Christmas

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 week. Participants will be invited to hear from and pose questions … 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 Dilemmas of Decolonial Work hosted by Ryan Arthur, Academic Mentor SSPR on 27 … 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, do you know that we don’t own a car and … Continue reading Drive And Listen: a virtual ride in cities around the world while listening to local radio

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 share experiences, resources, and support. The society also wants to … 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 facial features to show off their artistic talents: ears. Martha … Continue reading Is ear makeup becoming a thing?

8 amazing galleries and museums to tour from the safety of your home

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 of your home? “What kind of sorcery is this?” you … Continue reading 8 amazing galleries and museums to tour from the safety of your home

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 you would be interested in having a Career Mentor from … 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 University, and it will be different for Verve.  Let me … Continue reading From the Editor