university Archive

What is university really for?

By Kristiyana Hristova I shall let you know in advance that this is a personal perspective so feel free to disagree or, better still, share your opinion with us. “What is university really for?” – that’s a question that not many people ask, and may be that is the reason they do not always make […]

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Staff Charter Progress

As you may know already, the staff charter is being developed to provide a set of principles and good practice guidelines for everyone working at London Metropolitan University. The charter is based on a two sided agreement – what you would expect…

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The Teaching Revolution: not only a Lecturers’ challenge

By Renata da Hora (3rd year Digital Media BA) Reading Pam Tatlow???s article ???British Universities Are In Need Of A Teaching Revolution???, for the newspaper The Guardian, I noticed the need to talk about the student???s role in the ???teaching revolution…

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How do we define a module as ‘irrelevant’ to our course?

By Kristiyana Hristova We recently had a discussion on the SocialMet facebook page about having modules that might appear ‘irrelevant’ to the course a person is doing or ‘irrelevant’ to their end goal. That made me realise that I am maybe not one …

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Why is studying in London better than in my country?

By Milja Zarubica As I entered my 2nd year at London Metropolitan University and taking in account that I attended 2 years of uni in my home country before I moved to London, I feel like like I’m competent enough to compare how different studying …

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SocialMet in Spring 2012

As we begin the new semester we’re really excited about where SocialMet is going next. We’ve had fantastic support and reaction so far from everyone, and right up to the top too – Malcolm Gillies, our esteemed leader, has shown support for us, bot…

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