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					February 2011 Issue 6                                            News, views and features from London Met

                                                                                                        Sean sells
Top marks for London Met                                                                              business for $15
We are pleased to announce that                                                                           million
London Metropolitan University
                                                                                                   Two years ago London
has received the highest accolade                                                                  Met MBA student
in the soon to be published                                                                        Sean Callahan envi-
                                                                                                   sioned a way users
Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)                                                                     of Facebook, Twitter
review.                                                                                            and You Tube could
                                                                                                   share their photos
                                                                                                   online. He turned his
  The QAA is an independent body that conducts rigorous
assessments of universities and colleges in the UK. Their job is                                   original concept into
to ensure that these institutions are delivering awards, including                                 a successful business which has now been
degrees, of the very highest quality.                                                              sold for an estimated US$10-15 million to social
  Commenting on the new results Deputy Vice-Chancellor                                             commerce net-work Lockerz.
(Academic) Bob Aylett said: ‘This report is excellent, it’s not often
that institutions do this well and we are so proud that London Met                                     Soon after the deal was              web and iPhone app, more than
has received such outstanding results. It demonstrates that we                                     sealed this January, Sean wrote          300 developers have integrated
continue to move upwards and have a great future ahead of us.’                                     to Pat Wood, Academic Leader             Plixi’s photo sharing technology.
  Assessments are conducted every five years and the most                                          at the London Met Business                  Sean, who lives in San Diego,
recent London Met QAA took place over several months and                                           School (LMBS) to thank her. ‘I           California, came to London at
was completed in December 2010. Both staff and students gave                                       couldn’t have done it without            the start of 2009 to study his
feedback and contributed to the review.                                                            you!’ he wrote.                          MBA at London Met.
  We were commended for our practical and scholarly approach                                           Plixi,    originally      called        ‘I was a marketing director
to assessment, for our work on enhancing taught courses, for how                                   Tweetphoto, is one of the top            at a mortgage company in San
our personal academic advisers support undergraduate students                                      250 websites in the world,               Diego. The whole company
and for the way we work with academic partners.                                                    attracting 25 million users              shut down in September 2008.
  Jean Fawcett, Director of Academic Development & Review                                          a month, including a host of             I had some savings so I decided
said: ‘As a degree-awarding institution, London Metropolitan                                       celebrities.                             to invest them in myself.
University has a duty to safeguard academic standards and                                              Paris Hilton is a regular Plixi         ‘I decided on London Met
ensure that its academic awards and qualifications are properly                                    user, recently uploading a family        because I liked the small class
awarded. The QAA has shown that we are more committed than                                         snap of her and Nicky as little          sizes and the teachers seemed
ever to providing a quality service for our students’.                                             girls. ‘This pic is so 80s- ha, I love   very knowledgeable.’
  The results will be officially published on 15 April 2011.                                       it!’ she wrote.                             So what will Sean do next?
  Well done London Met!                                                                                While Plixi offers a standalone      Watch this space!

     Inside this issue                                                     Why London Met’s gone play-dough crazy
                                                                           Architecture alumni go round the bend
    Win an Apple iPod touch with our
    new T-Shirt competition                                                Jessica Elliott dances with the stars
                                                                                      News, views and features from London Met.
Welcome to London                                                           
Metropolitan University
and to the Metropolis!                         Woolfcubs swing by cable
In these pages you can discover the latest
                                               Hanging from a steel cable 1,300 feet above
news from your dynamic University as well
                                               ground in a remote Colombian village is all in
as all the information you need to make the    a day’s work for London Met Creative Writing
most of everything that’s on offer.            and Theatre Studies graduate Jesse Quinones.
Be active, be involved and enjoy your             Jesse is one third of the award-winning production company
time here.                                     Woolfcub Productions, which he founded with brother Daniel
                                               Quinones, also a London Met graduate. Film-maker and
                                               fellow London Met Alumnus Fabio Dominguez has recently
                                               joined the team.
                                                  Jesse spent part of last year in Los Piños, an area 40 miles from
                                               the Colombian capital Bogota, to film his latest documentary,
                                               The Cable.
                                                  For the handful of families living in Los Piños, 12 steel cables
                                               which connect one side of the valley to the other are their only

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      lots of orange juice and a hot water     himself. ‘I clung onto it ... to see what it felt like, by wrapping
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                                                  Above all, Jesse wrote of how touched the film crew was             Community Channel and have had interest from the BBC and
    Money worries?                             by the hospitality of the community. He wrote: ‘It was a real          National Geographic. So watch out for The Cable in 2011!

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                                               Another gong for Gamelab
                                               London Met’s Gamelab has been nominated for a BAFTA (the British Academy of Film and
    • Every little helps: Small savings like   Television Arts) Award for the fifth time in the last three years.
      walking or cycling to Uni instead of        The latest nomination for Gamelab,          film, Get Out, also released last year.        which is actually a super power.
      taking the bus could really help you     which is part of the University’s Faculty         The comic book-style animation, which          Get Out was runner up Best Animated
      save those pennies and pounds.           of Computing, is for its deaf drama The        combines 3D and 2D art, is the first film      Film at the Marbella Film Festival 2010
                                               Boy from Before, which is acted entirely       of its kind aimed at deaf teenagers.           and also made the official selection of the
                                               in sign language.                                 The film features three tough and cool      San Diego International Children’s Film

    At a loose end?                               The feature, made with the Royal
                                               Society for the Deaf, tells the story of a
                                                                                              teenagers who all have a “disability”,         Festival and MICA Runway.

    • The social nights at the University’s    teenage boy who befriends a ghost who’s
                                               been trapped in his school.
      award-winning Hub and Rocket
                                                  Aside from its BAFTA nomination, The
      complex are definitely not to be         Boy from Before also made the official
      missed!                                  selection of the San Diego International
      See            Children’s Film Festival, the Hong Kong
      to check out what’s on offer.            Children’s Film Festival, Deaffest 2010
                                               and the New York MICA Runway. The film
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      with a classmate you’ve never               Gamelab has created the technology
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                                               characters to use sign language in a variety
      get on!                                  of languages. The technology was used in
                                               Gamelab’s highly-acclaimed short animated

                                          News, views and features from London Met.

    Here at Metropolis, we are proud to be London Met. We             What you need to do to win:
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    world, from Hackney to Hong Kong. We’re proud of our              • Pick up your free Proud to Be T-shirt from: the Student
    famous graduates like artist Tracey Emin, comedian Vic              Office, North Campus (TMG-43, Tower Building) or
    Reeves and director Mike Leigh. We’re really proud that             the Student Office, City Campus (above the Hub, 3rd
    architects from around the world come to marvel at our              Floor, 2 Goulston Street)
    famous Graduate Centre designed by Daniel Libeskind.              • Take a photo of yourself wearing the T-shirt next to
    We’re proud of our £30 million Science Centre, our                  something you are proud of in London or at London
    Olympic standard sports amenities and our lighting
    laboratory complete with artificial sky and heliodon. We
                                                                        Met; it could be a place, a person, a pint, an icon, an
                                                                        object or a mural.
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    their love for their subjects through teaching and research.
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                                    News, views and features from London Met.

Here are some
snapshots of life in and
around London Met
over the past year.

                                                               Social Work st                                                                                                                                los
                                                                             udent Tesfam                                                                                   e and Cuban ballet sensation Car
                                                                        essay competit icael Negash has won tw                               Honorary London Met graduat
                                                                                       ions in little m               o prestigious                                             Swan Lake at the Royal Opera
                                                                                                        ore than a ye                          Acosta is this year appearing in        the 02 Arena.
                                                                                                                     ar.                               House and Romeo and Juliet at

                                ocent Drinks, Richard Reed, unv
Come and hear founder of Inn                 reneurs Society event
                                  Met Entrep
his business secrets at a London
                            on 22 March.

                                                                                                      ya Ahmed last year became the
                                                                       Biomedical Science student Ruk                             eral
                                                                                                   row to claim the Society of Gen
                                                                      10th London Met student in a
                                                                                    Microbiology’s Undergraduate Prize.

   A typical morning at our Tower Building on                                                                                            This beautiful Christmas window display for Londo
                                              Holloway                                                                                                                                     n retailer Oliver
   Road as students and staff rush to and from                                                                                           Bonas was designed by recent graduate of The Cass,
                                               lectures.                                                                                                                                     Shell Thomas,
                                                                                                                                                               we think it’s brrrilliant!!
                                   News, views and features from London Met.

                                                                                                                                                                                             st album from London Met
                                                                                                                                                          The Illusion of Choices - the late                             s
                                                                                                                                                                                         nso Sharland’s band The Hoosier
                                                                                                                                                       graduates Irwin Sparkes and Alfo              and critics.
                                                                                                                                                                   has been a massive hit with fans

                                                                                Student James Couls
                                                                                                      on-Wright won this
                                  fessor Stephen Haseler advised               his entry to Just Me                          year’s main prize fo
 Our expert in global finance Pro                                                                  t 2010, the annual                             r
                                   g for Prince William and Kate              stories from the Un                       anthology of poem
                                                                                                                                              s and
   against a ‘lavish’ Royal Weddin                              io in
                                                                                                  iversity’s Creative W
                                                                                                                         riting Competition.
                                wed on the subject on BBC Rad                      year the anthology                                           This
Middleton when he was intervie                                                                         is available online fo
                                                                                                                              r the first time.

                                                                                                                                                                         Eight and a half thousand proud graduate
                                                                                                                                                                         were rewarded for all their hard work
                                                                                                                                                                       dedication at the 2010 Awards Ceremon
                                                                                                                                                                                                               ies at
                                                                                                                                                                                 London’s Barbican Centre.

                                                                     to hear from
                                    er, London Met law students got
   At the Pro Bono Fair in Novemb                  se who cannot afford to pay for
                                    l advice to tho
 organisations which offer free lega
                                                                                                                               Mohammed Al Sharqui, Emir
                                                                                               His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin
                                                                                                                              rds Ceremonies to see his son,
                                                                                              of Fujairah, was at the 2010 Awa
                                                                                                       Sheikh Rashed Bin Ham  ad Al Sharqi, graduate.

              Look out for London Met per                                                                                                                                                            t of
                                            forming Arts Graduate and                                                                                                    ed to their own beat as par
              Angeles star Daniela Ruah in                            NCIS: Los                                                                 London Met students march
                                            the new Hollywood blockb
                                                                      uster Red                                Fift y-five stunning purple-clad                   w in November .
                                Tails, to be released this yea
                                                              r.                                                                        the 683rd Lord Mayor’s Sho
Get your voice                                                                                                          News, views and features from London Met.

heard and make a
difference                                                                         Made in London Met
2011 Students’ Union election:                                                  London Met’s Women’s Library and our
                                                                                TUC (Trades Union Congress) Library
Nominations open 7-18 February                                                  have recently been used by the makers of
                                                                                the film Made in Dagenham and legendary
                                                                                English journalist Michael Wood.

                                                                                   The popular British film Made in Dagenham tells the
                                                                                true story of a group of female sewing machinists who in
                                                                                1968 went on strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant. The
                                                                                strike brought production to a standstill and compelled
                                                                                Parliament to introduce the 1970 Equal Pay Act.
                                                                                   Filmmakers used information and images from the
                                                                                Winning Equal Pay: The Value of Women’s Work website,
                                                                                created by the TUC Library Collections. Also screened during
                                                                                the end titles of the film are clips from the website's archive
                                                                                of filmed interviews with women involved in the strike.
                                                                                An acknowledgement to 'TUC Library Collections, London
                                                                                Metropolitan University' features at the end of the credits.
                                                                                   Meanwhile, London Met’s Women’s Library has featured
                                                                                in the BBC’s Story of England, written and presented by
                                                                                renowned historian Michael Wood. During the programme,
                                                                                Michael described The Women’s Library as ‘the greatest            in 1912 for breaking the window of a post office in
                                                                                collection of women’s history in the world’.                      Kensington. She was also imprisoned a year later for
                                                                                   The series tells the story of one village, Kibworth in         "striking" a policeman, a charge she always denied.
                                                                                Leicestershire, throughout the whole of English history.             The Women’s Library holds newspaper cuttings, her
                                                                                   Michael interviewed the Women’s Library’s digital              hunger strike medal, a bag she embroidered while in
                                                                                curator Suzanne Keyte about Mary Taylor, a suffragette            Holloway and a small picture painted by Mary’s daughter
                                                                                from Kibworth. Mary Taylor was imprisoned in Holloway             to cheer her up while in jail.

                                                                                Architecture students go round the bend
                                                                                London Met Architecture
Do you have a passion for the rights of students? Do you want your voice        graduates Maria Smith and
                                                                                Je Ah have a dream: to build
to be heard? Are you keen to make your CV stand-out above the rest? If the
                                                                                the world’s longest bench! At
answer to any of the above is “yes”, then it’s time to get your nomination in   324m and seating more than
to be a Students’ Union officer!                                                300 people, the bench they’ve
Being an Officer is a fantastic and unique experience, giving you the           built in Littlehampton in West
opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of others. It offers the     Sussex is already the longest
chance to gain knowledge, skills and meet people from a wide variety of         in the UK.
                                                                                  The talented duo, who together
The Union is looking for keen and dedicated students to stand and be elected
                                                                                founded Architecture firm Studio
to serve during the 2011/12 academic year in full and part-time officer
                                                                                Weave, said there’s potential for
positions, independent student council members and London Met’s delegates
                                                                                the bench to be extended east and
to the NUS (National Union of Students) Conference in April 2011.
                                                                                westwards to become the longest in
If you’re very busy, the student council and NUS conference places will not     the world.
take up much of your time. If you have more time to spare then the part-          The people of Littlehampton have
time or full-time positions may be for you.                                     well and truly fallen in love with the
The London Met Students’ Union is one of the fastest growing Students’          colourful curvy bench, which ‘travels       was somebody choosing the bench           in the real world. This was hugely
Unions in the country. Are you up for the challenge?                            along the promenade, meandering             to propose! We were very honoured         beneficial for us as our academic
For more information log on to:               around lampposts, bending behind            to discover that Vicki chose her          work and commissions were able to
studentservices/studentdemocracy (google London Met student                     bins, and ducking down into the             inscription to ask her boyfriend          cross-fertilise and enrich each other’,
democracy)                                                                      ground to allow access between the          Andrew to marry her.’ Andrew we are       said Maria.
                                                                                beach and the Green’.                       happy to say said ‘yes’ and inscribed        Maria and Je Ahn were featured
For an informal chat you can speak to Eddie on                                    ‘As part of the funding for the           his answer into the bench.                in a recent Sunday Observer article
0207 133 4703 or email:                            bench, people have been able to have           Maria and Je Ahn set up Studio Weave   about “Britain’s brightest young
                                                                                their name or a message inscribed           while still studying at London Met.       architects”. Also featured were fellow
                                                                                on the bench in exchange for a small           ‘The architecture faculty at London    London Met alumni Tom Grieve
                                                                                sum’, said Maria.                           Met allows students to carry out self-    and Hana Loftus, who founded
                                                                                  ‘An especially humbling accolade          directed research linked to practice      architecture company HAT Projects.

                                     News, views and features from London Met.

Shape London Purple Dancing with
                      the stars
If you haven’t already, check out our Facebook page
londonmetuni and see all the fun we’re having at the moment with purple
                                     We’ve been asking staff and students                                                Interviewing the Prime Minister, dancing the rumba
                                  from around London Met to “shape                                                       with the Business Secretary, winning a Spirit of London
                                  London purple”. What does that                                                         Award and running a growing business –London Met
                                  mean? Well it’s simple really; we                                                      Alumna Jessica Elliott takes it all in her stride.
                                  would like you to make a model of
                                  something in London out of our
                                  purple-play-dough. It could be a
                                  London landmark like Big Ben or it
                                  could be something iconic like the
                                  London Underground symbol.
                                     If you would like to have a go making
                                  your own one – write on our wall at www.
                         to find out
                                  where your nearest pot of play-dough is. Or if you
already have your own supply of dough, make something, take a photo and email it to, or post it straight onto our fan page.
   We’re asking you to “like” the models you think are the best. The creator of the picture with the most “likes” will
win a befitting London Met prize – and of course have the crowning glory of winning the Shape London Purple crown!
   So how good are London Met staff and students with play-dough? You be the judge!

                                                                                                                            Twenty-three-year-old Jessica was in      to interview the Prime Minister David
                                        Facebook                                                                         the midst of her Sports Therapy course       Cameron and a host of high profile
                                        Become a fan of London Met on Facebook to share                                  when she started up two dance schools        politicians.
                                                                                                                         in Shoreditch and Lewisham.                     She described the experience as ‘a
                                        comments, questions, news, photos and videos, as
                                                                                                                            Having danced since the age of            great opportunity to get an insight into
                                        well as keeping up to date with latest events.
                                                                                                                         three, Jessica wanted to give children       their (the politicians’) world and hopefully
                                                                                  opportunities to perform and provide         I gave them an insight into mine’.
                                                                                                                         jobs for out of work dancers. The schools       Last year Jessica won the Community
                                                                                                                         also aim to help the government tackle       Business Entrepreneur Award at The
                                        Twitter:                                                                         social issues such as youth crime and        Spirit of London Awards 2010 and
                                        Keep up with our “tweets” and tell us what you’re                                childhood obesity.                           was recently a finalist for a Natwest
                                        up to in 140 characters or less.                                                    Jessica got her business off the ground   Everywoman Award.
                                                                                                                         through the London met Student Enterprise       Jessica’s company is now an official
                                                                                                                         Programme. After winning the 2009            provider of activities for the Sainsbury’s
                                                                                                                         Business Plan Competition, she was given     Active Kids Scheme and she plans to
                                        Youtube:                                                                         office space and support from Accelerator,   open three more dance schools this year.
                                                                                                                         The University’s business incubator.            So what gives Jessica the motivation
                                        We have our very own YouTube channel where                                          ‘The Accelerator changed my life, it      to achieve: ‘To inspire other young
                                        you can find student profiles and videos about                                   helped me develop my business and get        people to take the leap and follow a
                                        London Met.                                                                      me where I am today’, she said.              dream or a passion.’ What a woman!
                                                                          After being scouted by the Media Trust       If you have a business idea, contact
                                                                                                                         to get involved with its Youth Mentoring     the Student Enterprise Programme at
                                                                                                                         Scheme, Jessica was given the chance

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London Met Sports

    Snooping backstage at O2
London Met Sports Therapy graduate Agnieszka Bakalarz wasn’t expecting to bump
into Hip Hop legend Snoop Dogg while working at the O2 Wireless Festival last year.

   Agnieszka worked backstage at the festival providing          ‘Snoop Dogg was at the festival for a very short time.
sports therapy to musicians and performers in exchange        He came to the gig, sang a few songs and left’, she said.
for donations for the Active Foundation, a registered            ‘When he was leaving I asked one of his bodyguards
children’s charity.                                           if would be ok to have a picture taken with him. They
   Agnieszka worked from 10am through to 6pm each             said no problem and I was very happy... He is an icon in
day of the three-day festival, giving sports therapy to       the hip-hop industry so I am thrilled to have met him.’
performers and festival goers.                                   Agnieszka, who graduated from London Met last
   ‘Events like this put you on the spot, because there are   summer, is passionate about Sports Therapy.
all kinds of people everywhere and you are never quite           ‘I played sport when I was little and I still play sport
sure who could come in’, said Agnieszka.                      now. For me, sport is a way of life... What I like about the
   She said the experience was ‘amazing- all the famous       Sports Therapy course at London Met is that it taught
people, the concert, the crowd, lots of interesting           us how to take the right approach towards an injured
conversations and stories. It was the most exhausting and     athlete and how best to help them.
eventful few days of my life’.                                   ‘It is one of those professions that gives you
   Agnieszka said her chance meeting with Snoop Dogg          satisfaction at the end of the day.’
happened very quickly.

                                                              Work up a sweat at London Met
                                                              Already wondering what’s become of your New Year’s resolution                               North Campus Sports Centre
                                                              to get fit in 2011? Well, never fear, because here at London Met we                         Science Centre
                                                              have fantastic sport and fitness facilities on hand. Whether you’re                         29 Hornsey Road
                                                              into badminton, boxing or basketball, there’s every opportunity to                          London N7 7DD
                                                              get healthy at London Met.
                                                              Just £30 a year will give you access to the vast   Be happy!                                Benwell Road Gym
                                                              range of fitness classes on offer at London        Exercise decreases the stress            81a Benwell Road
                                                              Met, including Dance Fit, Cheerleading,            hormones and increases endorphins,       London, N7 7BW
                                                              Boxercise, Ragga Aerobics and Pilates, while       therefore exercise makes you happy.
                                                              a £50 a year Gold Card will give you access to                                              Fitness Studio
                                                              all the cardiovascular and weight equipment        Think better!
                                                                                                                 Exercise increases the blood and         166-220 Holloway Road London, N7 8DB
                                                              you need to stay in shape.
                                                                                                                 oxygen flow to the brain and
                                                              There are also loads of opportunities to
                                                              play sport competitively within London
                                                                                                                 increases the chemicals that help        City Campus Fitness Gym
                                                                                                                 you think... which is quite useful for   is moving!
                                                              Met, and even represent the University
                                                              in the British University Colleges Sport                                                    On Monday 7 February 2011, the Fitness
                                                              (BUCS). Fixtures are held at the Peter May         More confidence!                         Gym at 133 Whitechapel High Street is
                                                              Sports Centre, while other activities take         Exercise helps you to feel better        moving to the Ground Floor of Central
                                                              place around campus and at local sports            about yourself and reduce stress-        House.
                                                              and fitness centres.                               very useful around exam time.

For more information, including class timetables, head to:

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