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

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

UEFA Champions League: A review on the most abnormal tournament so far

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 pandemic have brought a new reality to our lives, and … Continue reading UEFA Champions League: A review on the most abnormal tournament so far

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

Pyjamas, cameras, and cups of coffee: 5 tips for online classes

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 will have the chance to be physically in class before … Continue reading Pyjamas, cameras, and cups of coffee: 5 tips for online classes

To tattoo or not tattoo?

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 – someone who’s skinny and whose name isn’t Amy, the idea … Continue reading To tattoo or not tattoo?