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Cartoon Santa

He’s gonna be down your chimney soon.

Well it’s been a fun term packed full of great events… Time for a rest now before we’re all back in January!

We’ll be opening for Arsenal’s home matches on New Year’s Day and 4th January, so if you are around, head down for a drink!

Have a great break with your nearest and dearest, see you in 2014!

The Rocket student events team.


Freshers Fortnight!

Fresher’s Fortnight is almost upon us….  are you ready??

Welcome to Freshers at LMU!

Oh do we have some special treats in store for you!

The festivities kick off at The Rocket Complex on Monday 23rd September, and we have 2 weeks of free entertainment for all Freshers, until Friday 4th October.

From live music and club nights, to hypnotists and comedy, there is guaranteed to be something you will love… It’s a great time to get involved, make new friends, and best of all every event is free entry for you lucky Freshers, so you can make sure your money gets spent wisely (or at the bar!!).

Freshers Events at Rocket LMU

2 weeks of free entertainment for our Freshers! Get your free wristbands #FreshersLMU

Get your wristband at enrolment or at The Rocket Complex bar…

All you need to get in to the events for free is your Freshers Wristband. You can get this from the Rocket Complex staff who will be at enrolment all week, sorting out your metcards and giving you wristbands!!

Get fresh at the fairs…

Make sure to get down to the LMU Freshers Fairs. We have one at each campus and they are a great way to stock up on freebies as well as join societies, get to know your SU, and see what else is going on around campus and in London.

Stay in touch this #FreshersLMU….

For all the latest news on Freshers events, competitions and giveaways, and general LMU goss, make sure to like our FB page.

Follow us on Twitter @londonmetevents and for all the latest event photo links, blog posts and general Freshers madness use the hashtag  #FreshersLMU

For info on events around uni and tickets, as well as the gym, student shop, Metcard and more check out

See you soon…!

We can’t wait to see you, make sure to say hi to us on FB and twitaaar!



Happy Results Day!!

We just can’t believe that it’s already nearly September… just Notting Hill Carnival and Reading Festival left before we start thinking about studying again!!

Freshers planning is nearly complete… with parties, activities and fun opportunities for our London Met students to get stuck in, make new friends and see what uni life has to offer.

Keep Calm On Results Day

Don’t panic!


As I write this thousands of A level students are jumping happily in the air, results in hand, to the joy of local press photographers eager for a snap of our future students. Hope you get some good shots guys.

So very well done to all who got their grades. We’ll be seeing you soon, 23rd September is when Freshers starts!

For those who didn’t, there are loads of options. The uni might accept you anyway if the grades are close enough, so give them a ring. Otherwise there is the clearing system… clearing doesn’t need to be daunting, and it can make you realise there are other courses you’d love to do that maybe you didn’t consider before. I have mates who’s enviable careers started out on a decision they made in clearing. There are lots of Clearing Planners and online guides so get involved and get that place. LMU has some great clearing places on different courses, so make sure to give us a ring on 08000324441!

Freshers starts 23rd Sept at London Met!

Freshers starts 23rd Sept at London Met!

So for now it’s back to putting the finishing touches on Freshers Week. All the deets to be released soon… keep a keen eye as always on our

London Met Events Facebook Page

and of course follow us on Twittaaar:


for all the latest event info and general tips and tricks for student living in London!

For now, adieu!



Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!

Well we’re certainly tuckered out from the Christmas Flirt! and BOUNCE parties at Rocket, as well as the relentless onslaught of fine food, copious amounts of drink and festive fun.

Hope you are too!

So it’s back to business now, and during January we will be planning all the wonderful events for you guys when teaching  starts after exams.

From 7th January we are open for students, but on a reduced hours schedule of 12 – 6pm Monday to Friday.

This is mainly because you will be studying hard to get all your coursework and exams done!!! 🙂

We re-open properly on Friday 1st February when we will be hosting a welcome party for all our new students! More details to follow soon.

After this we will be hosting a full events program during term – movie nights, club nights, gigs and comedy to name but a few.

For all the most up to date info make sure to subscribe to us on facebook and twitter.

Good luck with your exams and coursework over the next few weeks and we look forward to seeing everyone again soon!

😛 xx


Upcoming events

Student events upcoming at Rocket this term….
Friday 9th November – BOUNCE – London Met’s strictly Urban Clubnight.

9pm – 3am, free entry. DJs on rotation. Last entry at midnight.
Join up to the event on FB and get more info here


Bounce! Selected Fridays throughout term.

Monday 12th November – BACK ROOM FILM CLUB – showing “Margin Call”

We turn the Back Room at Rocket into a cinema every Monday, with free popcorn, comfy sofas and great deals at the bar.

Find the event on FB here

Margin Call

Margin Call – political intrigue

Wednesday 21st November – FLIRT! Jocks & Cheerleaders vs Geeks and Nerds

Our regular themed student clubnight, this time round it’s the revenge of the nerds! Think Big Bang Theory vs Mean Girls.

Find the event and more info on FB here.

Flirt! Jocks & Cheerleaders vs Geeks and Nerds

Get your geek glasses on, or your athletics kit!

Flirt! will also feature a sell out Xmas Special towards the end of term, watch this space!



Starts Monday 24th September – events every night for 2 weeks!!!


London Met’s Freshers Fortnight starts on Monday 24th September, and goes on for 2 whole weeks. For nitelife it’s all about us – London Met’s awesome venue THE ROCKET COMPLEX on Holloway Road. It’s got bars, pool tables, plasma screens all around the venue, with X-BOX 360 and PS3 to play on, a MASSIVE soundsystem, and a really cool courtyard garden which is great to chill in when you’re not in lectures!


We’ve got a whole host of events during Freshers – something for everyone. Our programme includes comedy, karaoke, club nights, movie nights, live music, DJs and more, and during the two weeks, it’s ALL FREE for London Met students! The final programme will be released very soon!

The best way to stay on pulse with all the events you should be going to is LIKE US on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter, and keep a watchful eye on our blog (you’re here now so well done you!).

One date for your diary – put it in RIGHT NOW! Don’t forget the FRESHERS PARTY will be on Friday October 12th. It’s a guaranteed sellout and is the biggest event for London Met students of the whole Freshers period.

And what about prices… we’re students yeh?

Of course the Rocket Complex is all about AMAZING deals for our London Met students. Get yourself a London Met METCARD now, and you will always get the BEST deals in London, including cheap entry to events, cheap drinks at the bar and cheap uni stuff and snacks  in The Rocket Shop!!

Looking for work to make that loan less painful?

We’re hiring London Met students now to work as venue assistants doing all manner of  jobs at The Rocket Complex. The first step to working with us is to apply online with Met Temps. Once you’ve filled out the online application process, find us on Met Temps and apply for the job. If you have any difficulty with the system please email us  on

See you there!

Anyway we can’t wait to see you guys and gals right from the very start of Freshers. If you have any ideas or questions or want to get involved, the best place is to email

Prepping for Freshers

Hey y’all,

Hope you’re enjoying the crrrrrazy heat while it lasts!

In between park and the pub we’re busy plotting away, organising tons of events for you lucky souls over the Freshers fortnight which starts Monday 24th September!

If you have any ideas for events you would like to see at Rocket this year or if you’d like to get involved in helping run them then get in touch! We’re looking for events assistants and technicians!

Roll on September!!!

The Rocket Team

Back Room Cinema presents… The Rum Diary – 5th March

Monday 5th March – 8pm – Rocket Back Room Cinema

Join us once again for our cool ‘Back Room Cinema’, tonight showing a film with Mr.Swoonsville himself, Johnny Depp.

It’s free entry and free popcorn, which we start serving from 7pm, and the movie starts at 8pm sharp!

The Rum Diary - Movie Poster

Adapted from the debut Hunter .S.Thomson novel, American journalist Paul Kemp takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local paper in the 50s, and finds it hard to adjust and balance himself between the polar opposites of the local and expat lifestyles, and has major issues with journalistic integrity vs poverty. We enjoyed the book (although not as mind-bending as “Fear and Loathing…” it’s a great view into the highs and lows of Thomson’s lifestyle and ‘career choices’!!) and couldn’t wait to see it with Johhny on the big screen.

Rotten Tomatoes have this to say:

“Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman (Richard Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard), the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancée of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart). Sanderson is one of a growing number of American entrepreneurs who are determined to convert Puerto Rico into a capitalist paradise in service of the wealthy. When Kemp is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, the journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessmen’s financial benefit, or use them to take the bastards down.”

See it on IMDB here and Rotten Tomatoes here.

Back Room Cinema Monday 13th Feb, showing ‘Midnight In Paris’

A pleasant return to form for Woody Allen courtesy of Wilson and Cotillard?

A young engaged couple are forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better…. Time travel, Paris and Allen’s wit make for a unique romantic comedy.

Midnight in Paris

Back Room Cinema is every Monday at The Rocket. We turn The Back Room into a pop-up cinema. Comfy seats, special deals at the bar, FREE entry and FREE popcorn! xx

View the trailer on IMDB

Midnight in Paris on Rotten Tomatoes

Let us know you’re coming on FB and get all the latest Back Room Cinema updates!

Rocket Singstar Karaoke tonight!!

Tonight! Free! Sing sing sing!

Tonight at 7pm we’re firing up the playstation and getting our Singstar on!

Beat your mates in a sing-off or fly solo and win prizes from the bar.

At Rocket tonight xx