The Big Watch

Below is a video recording of the Big Watch panel discussion, where a panel of experts from inside and outside the London Met community gathered to discuss the themes raised by the film, Hidden Figures.

All new undergraduate students, after watching the video, should complete the multiple-choice quiz on the film by logging into Weblearn. Completing the quiz will count as 15 credits.

This year all new undergraduate students took part in The Big Watch. Hidden Figures (2016) was chosen as the year’s film for it’s a thought-provoking themes. During Welcome Week,  academic staff ran interactive activities designed to explore the themes presented in the film which include; inequality, belonging, racism, sexism, allyship, segregation and language. It was a great opportunity for students 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.

Some of the activities were:

  • Online multiple-choice test: a short topical user-friendly assessment task which gave students the opportunity to earn credits straight away.  The test questions were designed to explore the University and its inclusive values.
  • The Big Watch Panel Event: 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.
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