The Big Watch

Cinema ticket with popcorn and the words Hidden Figures, Oct 2020, Admit one, Staff and students

This year all new undergraduate students will take part in The Big Watch - Hidden Figures (2016) has been chosen as this year’s film, it’s a thought-provoking biopic with some big themes! During Welcome Week your academic staff will run interactive activities designed to explore the themes presented in the film which include; inequality, belonging, racism, sexism, allyship, segregation and language. Please see the Welcome Week programme for your School, specifically designed by your course team. The film is available for you to watch now on the link below.

It is a great opportunity for you to:

  • make connections with fellow students and lecturers.  
  • be welcomed into our progressive community
  • get an early introduction to our University’s inclusive values 
  • start your academic year with 15 credits already awarded (details below
  • take part in a range of fun and exciting activities from October inclusive of our Black History 365 events.

Ready for the Big Watch? Watch the film.

Hidden Figures activities:

  • Online multiple-choice test w/c 26 October.  It is a short topical user-friendly assessment task giving you the opportunity to earn credits straight away.  The test questions are designed to explore the University and its inclusive values. The final date to complete the test will be 4 December.  More information can be accessed on Weblearn where the test will be housed. (Link coming 28 September)
  • The Big Watch Panel Event on Wednesday 7 October, 5–6pm. We’ve arranged a dynamic panel discussion for staff and students to come together and discuss the film and current issues of workplace representation and anti-Black racism. You’ll need to register for the event, and if you can’t make it a recording will be available on Weblearn after the 7 October.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to our London Met community and encourage you to fully participate albeit virtually for the time being.

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