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
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
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?
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
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!
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
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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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
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…
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
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
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