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London Met Freshers’ 2016 starts Monday 26 September

London Met’s Freshers’ activity starts on Monday 26 September.

There are two weeks of amazing events and entertainment, followed by a huge Freshers’ closing party on Friday 14 October.

Freshers’ Fairs are in Aldgate campus on Tuesday 4 October, and in Holloway campus on Thursday 6 October.

Freshers programme

Most events are free for Freshers, you can get a free entry wristband from our student venue The Rocket, or from our events team at enrolment around the different campuses.

All the most up to date info will be on our facebook and twitter, say hello and keep in touch!


London Metropolitan University Freshers 2016


We’re busy planning all the brilliant Freshers welcome activity for our new and returning students, and can’t wait for September!

London Met Freshers Week starts on Monday 26th September.

All the most up to date info will be on our facebook and twitter, keep in touch!


Freshers Fortnight Official Line Up

It’s finally here! The official #LondonMetFreshers line up is being announced today, and we have a full fortnight of entertainment for you starting on Monday 21st September until Friday 2nd October. As well as the huge Freshers Welcome Party to look forward to on Friday 9th October (more information on this to follow soon!)

London Met Presents Freshers 2015

London Met Presents Freshers 2015

Week 1 

Follow this link for the first week of daytime events, and follow this link for the first week of evening events.

Freshers Week One Daytime

Freshers Week One Daytime

Monday 21st September


What? Game For Free

Every day this week we will have movies on the large screen in The Back Room, huge board games and pool, all for free!

Where? The Rocket, 8.30am-11pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


What? Creative Cocktails

Create your own cocktail by choosing your cocktail (or mocktail) ingredients, we make it up for you, and you give it any name you want! Prices are £4 per cocktail or 2 for £7. The bar staffs’ favourite cocktail name wins a prize!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 2pm-11pm

How much? Entry to the venue is free for everyone!

Tuesday 22nd September


What? Plane Silly

As well as free games all day in The Rocket, we will be holding a paper plane competition. Come down and show us your personal best paper airplane! We’ll be running regular competitions and the maker of the plane that flies the furthest wins a free lunch and a pint!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 11.30am – 2.30pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


What? Universally Challenged

Bring your smartest mates (or if you can’t trust them, come on your own!) for our pub quiz with a difference. We will be incorporating all of your favourite TV quiz shows into this exciting new quiz night! Expect The Weakest Link, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, University Challenge and more! Cash prize for the winning team, bar tab for the runner up!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 7pm – 11pm

How much? Entry for the quiz is £1 per person, but entry to the venue is free for everyone!

Wednesday 23rd September


What? Llama Pinata

Feeling stressed? Or just fancy winning some free sweets? Come and have a go at breaking our Llama Pinatas.

Where? The Rocket Complex, 11.30am-3.30pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!



It’s the FIRST BIG PARTY of Freshers, and we’re saying goodbye to Summer with a sunny Beach Party. Come in your finest summer attire, and expect a free BBQ, tropical courtyard, bucket cocktails and the best summer tunes all night. We’re even throwing in some fire performers!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 9pm-3am

How much? From 9pm, price of entry will be £3 MetCard, £4 Student, £5 Guest or FREE with Freshers Wristband. Price includes FREE BBQ!

Freshers Week One Evening

Freshers Week One Evening

Thursday 24th September


What? Circus School

Come to LMU Circus School, where clowning around is encouraged, and you can graduate in plate spinning! Fancy learning how to juggle, tightrope walk, spin plates, unicycle or walk on stilts? Today is the day, with our circus skills workshop.

Where? The Rocket Complex and Courtyard, 12pm-4pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


What? Student Union presents ‘Speed Meet’, followed by Rocket Karaoke Disco

The Student Union will be holding a speed meet in the Rocket bar from 6pm-8pm, then we will be hosting a fantastically glamorous karaoke night for you to sing your heart out. Free drink for everyone that sings! Then when you’ve all finished singing, we’ll have a Disco DJ and dancing until late!

Where? The Rocket Complex, Speed Meet 6pm-8pm and Karaoke Disco 8pm-2am

How much? From 8pm, price of entry will be £1 MetCard, £2 Student, £3 Guest or FREE entry with Freshers Wristband.

Friday 25th September


What? Do You DJ?

Bring your mates and show us your finest set (up to 25mins maximum). Our judges will choose 1 DJ to play a 2 hour set at one of our future nights at The Rocket, as well as winning a bar tab and pair of amazing Sennheiser HD25 DJ headphones! All genres accepted.

We will be setting up a dance floor and lights for anyone who fancies coming down for anyone who can’t DJ, but fancies a daytime party!

Sign up by emailing and send us some of your mixes, we will be in touch if you’re successful!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 1pm-5pm. Winner announced at 5.30pm.

How much? Free entry for everyone!


What? #RocketLive

We’ll be having a pre-party from 5pm-8pm with £2.50 spirit and mixers and £2 pints and DJs. We will then be hosting a night filled with live music from 8pm until 11.30pm, then hours of the best indie, electro, dance and classics.

Where? The Rocket Complex, 5pm-3am (bands start at 8pm)

How much? From 8pm, the price of entry will be £3 MetCard, £4 Student, £5 Guest or FREE with Freshers Wristband!

Week 2

Follow this link for the second week of daytime events, and follow this link for the second week of evening events.

Freshers Week Two Daytime

Freshers Week Two Daytime

Monday 28th September


What? Free Welcome Back BBQ

We’re hosting a FREE BBQ for all new and returning students (while stocks last!)

Where? The Rocket Complex in the Courtyard, 12pm-3pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


What? Back 2 School

Welcome back drinks with 2-4-1 cocktails, games and all the best old school anthems.

Where? The Rocket Complex, 3pm-11pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!

Tuesday 29th September


What?: Aldgate Hub Freshers Fair AND Design Your Cake and Eat It Too

Aldgate Hub Freshers Fair will be taking place from 11am-3pm in The Wash Houses, Calcutta House. Freshers Fair is your chance to be given more free stuff than you carry, sign up to all societies London Met has to offer, and generally get to know about uni and the surrounding area. All new and returning students are welcome!

In The Rocket, We’ll be providing free cakes (and maybe even a free cup of tea or two) as well as loads of icing and cake decorations for you to make your own cake, we’ll even let you eat it too.

Where? The Rocket Complex, 12pm-3pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


What? Met’s Got Talent

Get on stage from 8pm and show us your talent, London Met! it can be anything from singing, dancing, a dog show or you just being able to make your eyebrows dance. Sign up by emailing explaining your talent, and sending and photos or videos of you doing your talent would be great!

We’ll also host a pre party from 5pm with £2.50 spirit and mixers and £2 pints and DJs!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 5pm-1am

How much? Free entry for everyone!

Wednesday 30th September


What? LMU Annual Sports Day

Dig out your old P.E kit and come and join us for an old fashioned fun filled sports day. We will have loads of races including the egg and spoon, 3 legged, wheel barrow and even a relay throughout the uni. The winners will get prizes and medals, but remember, it’s all about the taking part.

Where? The Rocket Complex and Courtyard, 12pm-4pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!



After a fun day filled sports day, we will be having a huge sports themed party in the evening. There will be free beer pong, red cups, fun sports games on stage and all the best student and chart tunes! Come in your favourite sporting gear, or if you’re not a sports fan, come in your finest geek attire.

Where? The Rocket Complex, 9pm-3am

How much? From 9pm, price of entry will be £3 MetCard, £4 Student, £5 Guest or FREE with Freshers Wristband. Price includes free beer pong until 10pm.

Freshers Week Two Evening

Freshers Week Two Evening

Thursday 1st October


What? Freshers Fair

Freshers Fair is your chance to be given more free stuff than you carry, sign up to any and all societies London Met has to offer, and generally get to know about uni and the surrounding area. All new and returning students are welcome, but get there early in case you miss out on the free pizza!

Where? The Great Hall, Tower Building (The Rocket Complex entrance), 11am-3pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


What? Disco Bingo

Forget everything you think you know about Bingo! The Rocket is bringing you a night of funky disco bingo, where instead of numbers, you have to cross off the names of songs (and listen and dance to the songs at the same time!)

We’re going to have some HUGE (and some not so huge) prizes to give away, anything from bar tabs, free entry to events, surprise prizes and booby prizes.

We’ll be playing loads of different games from 7.30pm-10.30pm, then DJs and deals on the bar until 2am!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 7.30pm-2am

How much? From 7.30pm, price of entry will be £1 MetCard, £2 Student, £3 Guest or FREE entry with Freshers Wristband. Price includes unlimited Disco Bingo play!

Friday 2nd October


What? Game For Free

Free use of our giant board games, pool tables and movies on the large screen in the back room!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 8.30am-7pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


What? Urban Lounge and SubUrban

From 7pm at The Rocket, we will have Urban Lounge, with 2-4-1 cocktails and £2.50 spirit and mixers until 9pm, while playing you all the best Slow Jams and RnB.

From 9pm we will be livening things up with all the best hip hop, bashment, grime, RnB and soca all the way through until 2am.

Where? The Rocket Complex, 7pm-2am

How much? From 9pm, price of entry will be £3 MetCard, £4 Student, £5 Guest or FREE with Freshers Wristband!

Let us know what you think of the line up on our Facebook or Twitter using #LondonMetFreshers


Freshers Welcome starts Monday 22nd Sept at The Rocket!

We’ve been getting fresh all summer sorting out a great welcome package of events for all our new and returning students.

Freshers 2014

LMU Freshers 2014 starts 22nd Sept!

As well as organising the events for the first two weeks, we’ve put together some great offers and vouchers to help you get the best out of Welcome Week! These can be found inside our “Welcome to LMU Freshers Fortnight” guide which you’ll find around the campuses, being handed out by our events team and in the Met Lounges for some casual reading 🙂

Our top pick is the free morning coffee from The Rocket on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday… get involved!


Check out our fortnight of events…

2 weeks of entertainment at The Rocket

2 weeks of entertainment at The Rocket


There’s something for everyone with food, drink, games, parties, comedy and even magic!! It’s a great opportunity to get to know other students from all round London and to explore your uni!

Our top tips are the Monday movies with free popcorn and the Full Moon Party on Wednesday 24th Sept with fire performers and free BBQ! The week after, Party @ Your Moms House on Wed 1st Oct for real freshers partying, and the incredible hypnosis show on Thursday 2nd Oct! Every night will be an amazing time so come to as many as possible!

Our top tips for getting the most out of Freshers fortnight!!

It’s all very full on for Freshers as soon as you get to London so here are a few pointers to get the most out of your initial weeks at LMU!


Freshers can be pretty full on so here are our top tips!

Freshers can be  full on so here are our top tips!

Wristy business…

Make sure to get your LMU Freshers Wristband as soon as you get to uni so you can get to all 2 weeks of the events for free.

We will have our Freshers events team out around uni that you can pick them up from, otherwise you can get one from The Rocket Complex and we will also be hanging around all the enrolment sessions giving out lots of info too!


The Metcard is your ticket to great discounts at LMU

The Metcard is your ticket to great discounts at LMU

Discounts? YES PLEASE!

Make sure to get a ‘Metcard’ when you get to uni, which gives you great discounts around campus, especially on food, drink, merch and event entry! Our top tip is to use it in The Rocket where you can get the cheapest and best breakfast, brunch and lunch – Mon to Fri, great deals on drinks and event entry. You can also use it in the cafes around campus, and the book shop!

You can get your Metcard from our events team who will happily print it for you while you wait, either at the Faculty Welcome Events, Freshers Fairs or The Rocket venue.


Freshers Fair – for everything you need!

There are two Freshers Fairs, in Holloway and Aldgate Hubs. They are held in the Calcutta Basement Met Lounge (in Aldgate Hub) on Tuesday 30th Sept, and on Thursday 2nd October at the Holloway Hub Sports Hall. They have everything from info on all the great societies and sports teams you can join, to DJs and slices of free pizza… we strongly recommend you don’t miss this one off event at either campus! Top tip: get your NUS Extra card and meet the Student Union. And get your Metcard!

Timings are 11am – 4pm for both events.


Freshers Welcome Party 2014 is on Friday 10th October, 8pm - 2am!

Freshers Welcome Party 2014 is on Friday 10th October, 8pm – 2am!

Freshers Welcome Party – just for you!

The Freshers Welcome Party is on Friday 10th October and is the last and biggest event of Freshers Fortnight! It’s a huge party with something for everyone, and ALWAYS sells out, so make sure to get your tickets nice and early. Please note this is the only event not included in the Freshers Wristband free entry. There will be a champagne reception, London Taxi Photo Booth, free BBQ, live band and DJs, and especially important, you get 2 free drinks with your ticket!!!

Tickets are £5 student advance (£6 on the door), £7 guest advance (£8 on the door).

Tickets available online soon, find out more on our FB page.


Stay in the loop…

If you want all the latest goss and info on what’s going on socially around uni, you have to get involved with our facebook and twitter – let us know you’re here and get chatting, we’re a friendly bunch, very worldly wise about everything to do with #Londonmet, and would love to meet you!

You can find us at:

TWITTER: @londonmetevents

See you soon!



Events in December… #Christmas soon!!!

‘Tis The Season for great events at The Rocket…

Cartoon Santa

He’s gonna be down your chimney soon.

Hope you’ve been busy in the gym and saving your dollar throughout November people… For it is now December and ’tis the season to stuff your face with mince pies and roasts with wild abandon!

Make sure to pop into The Rocket for the best priced coffee and occasional free mince pies if you’re lucky!

On that festive note we have some great Christmas events to get you in the mood before the end of term…


If you like urban music make sure to get down to $$DIRTY MONEY$$ on Friday 6th December.

All the best in urban chart, RnB, hip hop, garage, soca, funky house, bashment and more.

Dirty Money at The Rocket

Dirty Money at The Rocket

We’ve got DJs on rotation from 8pm… Special FREE ENTRY PRE-PARTY from 6pm with freshly made cocktails at the bar. LAST ENTRY IS STRICTLY 1AM.

Tickets on the door only – £1 Metcard, £2 Any student, £4 guest of student.

Next up…

CHRISTMAS CINEMA SPECIAL IN THE BACK ROOM – every Monday and Tuesday from 6pm

At 6pm every Monday and Tuesdays in December, the Back Room of The Rocket gets turned into a mini cinema, how cool!!

It’s free entry, comfy sofas, warm and relaxing with the film starting at 6pm, with free popcorn and hot chocolate for 75p!

The film will also be shown on a screen with sound in the main room of The Rocket.

Back Room Cinema... Every Monday at 6pm in The Rocket

Back Room Cinema… Every Monday at 6pm in The Rocket

Listings for the rest of term:

December in Back Room Cinema is our ‘Christmas Season’ all the way until end of term!

Monday 2nd December – Bad Santa
Tuesday 3rd December – Muppet’s Christmas Carol

Monday 9th December – Home Alone
Tuesday 10th December – The Grinch

Monday 16th December – Elf
Tuesday 17th December -The Nightmare Before Christmas

The big celebration is yet to come…


Time to say goodbye to coursework deadlines and essays for a couple of weeks and there is no better way to celebrate with your friends than a big pre-xmas uni blowout!

Tis The Season to Dance

Tis The Season to Dance

We’ll be partying like it’s the end of term and the year (oh yeh it almost is…) on WEDNESDAY 11TH DECEMBER!

We have a very special night planned for all of you lucky LMU students full of xmas cheer, mulled wine and mince pies, dancing, games, drinks deals and awesome xmas entertainment!!!

9PM – 3AM



BAR 90s & 90s Movie Night – 23.09.13

Bar 90s at the Rocket complex

Kick off Freshers with a trip back in time! 90s classics, £1.90 drinks and a 90s movie night in the back room cinema…

BAR 90s: Monday 23rd, 7pm – 1am

Hit up The Rocket to celebrate our favourite decade, the 90s!

We’ve got 90s films, 90s music, 90s games, and drinks for £1.90!! Come down and show us how to party 90s style.

90s Movie Night: Monday 23rd, 7pm – 8pm

Join us in the back room cinema for a hit 90s film, title TBC!

Dont forget to keep up to date on the latest Rocket and Events info:
Tweet: #FreshersLMU
Follow: @londonmetevents
Facebook: /londonmetevents

Xmas Events

Cartoon Santa

Merry Xmas from Rocket!

We can’t believe it’s December already and our stockings are already dangling nicely over the fireplace. Yeh right….


That’s why we’ve got a load of awesome festive events for you at The Rocket Complex.

First up:

MOVIE NIGHT –  Monday 10th December at 8pm.

We’re opening Back Room Cinema one last time this term and showing the excellent  “The Dark Knight Rises”.

Comfy sofas and free popcorn!



Wednesday 12th December, 9pm – 2am

xmas flirt[1]

We have got

dancing Santas,

living Xmas Trees,

mince pies and mulled wines

and even a flippin’ snowboard simulator!!!!!

All the usual drinking and dancing from 9pm to 2am with special deals on Fireball all night, as well as ‘Fire Bombs’!!

Free in fancy dress – otherwise £1 metcard, £2 ANY student card, £4 guest of student.


All the details are HERE on facebook.


is the BOUNCE Xmas Special.

Friday 14th December – 9pm – 3am

BOUNCE! London Met's own Urban Night.

BOUNCE! London Met’s own Urban Night.

We have all your favourite Bounce DJs from throughout term on rotation. More mince pies and partying all night.

Doors 9pm, free entry to students and guests, last admission strictly at midnight.


Then to round it off we have DJs in the bar on Friday 21st December from 5pm – late with mince pies to keep you toasty and warm!


Rocket is then closed from 22nd December until Monday 7th January.






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

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.