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24 October 2019
 
Dear <<First Name>>,

We have a huge amount of opportunities and updates for you in this edition of On Campus. 

You can watch the latest video from our Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Donna Whitehead, read about our events programme including a play about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and a whole host of other ways for you to get involved in our learning community.

Don't forget that the clocks go back this weekend, and with a general election looking increasingly likely, please also take this opportunity to register to vote.

Finally, to all those observing Diwali, may you have a joyful and light-filled celebration this weekend.
 
Message from DVC
In this short video message, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Donna Whitehead, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor, Zainab Khan, and Sabbatical Officer, Nakole Iddirisu talk about the importance of Black History Month events, and some other exciting events on the horizon.  
Upcoming events
Nazanin's Story
On Monday 28 October, we are hosting a special performance of "Nazanin's Story", a play based on the true, and ongoing story, of London Met Alumna Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. The play begins on 3 April 2016 when Nazanin, and her baby daughter Gabriella, were taken by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

Nazanin studied Communications Management (Public Relations) MA at London Met between 2007-2008, so her plight has a special meaning in our community.
Homelessness Day
The School of Social Professions has organised a half-day Homelessness Conference on 14 November, which will examine the causes and impact of homelessness, and the possible solutions. There will also be guest speakers, advisors and some fun activities.
Congress to Campus
Two former Members of the US Congress will be in conversation at London Met as part of the Congress to Campus UK programme. The discussion, with Q&A, will be around the Trump presidency and the run-up to the 2020 US elections.
Bad jokes and climate protest
The second Cass Visual Communication lecture is with Josie Tucker, founder and creative director of non-profit climate club AdaptShe aims to simplify and demystify climate communication and promote action from the public.
Confidence for career success
Do you suffer from a lack of confidence, or want some tools to help you with your future career? This session will help you develop strategies to boost your level of confidence and achieve your career goals.
Students' Union
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Future of SU Survey
It's your last chance to take part in the Students' Union survey, which closes tomorrow. It will take less than 5 mins to complete and will shape the future of both your Students' Union and your University for years to come. There are also three special prizes for lucky participants!
University Challenge
Fingers on buzzers! Do you think you have what it takes to represent London Metropolitan University on the iconic TV programme University Challenge? Deadline to apply Friday 1 November. For more information email studentsunion@londonmet.ac.uk
Information and opportunities
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Mental health training
Rethink Mental Illness and London Met have teamed up for a new volunteering opportunity for students, giving you the chance to improve student wellbeing at the University.
To get involved, fill in the application.
Calling all designer-makers!
Want to sell your products, develop new skills and make some extra cash this December? Applications for our Christmas Market are now open!
The application deadline is 3 November.
In brief
  • Looking to start your own fashion business? Come along to the Fashion Founder workshop to get the tools needed to pin down your customers and build relationships with manufacturers.
  • Dr Bike sessions have now begun at Holloway and Aldgate. Check the dates to get a free bike check-up by experienced professionals. 
  • Want to win £500? Complete this confidential online survey, run in conjunction with the National Union of Students, to be entered into the draw.
News updates
Social work student shortlisted
Eric Konadu, who is studying Social Work MSc, has been selected as a finalist for Student Social Worker of the Year in the annual Social Worker of the Year Awards.
Nutritionist of the year shortlist
Greg Lessons (right), a London Met PhD student studying Human Nutrition, has been shortlisted for the Nutritionist of the Year award for his work to improve the health of London's firefighters
Graduate star in The Repair Shop
Graduate, Will Kirk, has emerged as the star of the hit BBC show The Repair Shop. Will, who studied Antique Furniture Restoration (BA), has won the hearts of the nation for bringing family heirlooms back to life.
RIBA Stirling Award
Annalie Riches, who studied at The Cass, claimed this year's Stirling Prize for the ultra-low energy affordable homes, the Goldsmith Street project.
Listen to a clip from Woman's Hour.
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