Race Equity Strategy Session for Students

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 racism. As the discussion may extend to difficult personal experiences, … Continue reading Race Equity Strategy Session for Students

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

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 different challenges that everyone must face and overcome. Face them … Continue reading Snack it: Five healthy snacks to keep us boosted in between online classes

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

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 University’s Education for Social Justice Framework which is progressing a … Continue reading Decolonising London Met

A different kind of cafe: Meet London Met’s Learning Cafes

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 classmates and tutors in person several times a week, and … Continue reading A different kind of cafe: Meet London Met’s Learning Cafes

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 your two best friends at university. Make a list of … Continue reading How to stay ahead at uni

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 solid grade. 1. UNDERSTAND – Ensure you know what the … Continue reading Five tips to essay success

A-Z Student Survival Guide (minus a few letters)

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 our Accommodation Bureau. Booze. Take it easy!  Nobody likes not … Continue reading A-Z Student Survival Guide (minus a few letters)