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Freshers 2017 at London Met

London Met’s freshers activity starts on Monday 25 September 2017.

There are two weeks of amazing events and entertainment, followed by a huge closing party on Friday 13 October, the ‘Freshers’ Finale’. We also hold two Freshers’ Fairs at Holloway and Aldgate campus. There are events of all kinds and for all tastes, see the events calendar below:

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Our two Freshers’ Fairs are held in Holloway campus on Thursday 6 October (held in The Great Hall and The Rocket building), and in Aldgate campus on Friday 13 October (at The Wash Houses).

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, so say hello and keep in touch!

Look out for the hashtag #londonmetfreshers for all the photos and latest event info, and use it yourself when posting any photos! .

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Movie Nights at The Rocket

An Autumn action season for students and guests in the Back Room Cinema.

Free entry, ID must be shown.

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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.

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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!

#londonmetfreshers

London Metropolitan University Freshers 2016

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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!

#londonmetfreshers

End of Year Summer Party 2016!

The famous End of Year Summer Party is back again on Friday 27th May 2016!

Tickets are only £5 advance for students, and with your ticket you get 2 FREE DRINKS AND A FREE BBQ! As well as a kick ass party 🙂

Click this link to buy your tickets on Eventbrite

More details on our Facebook page here

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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

Daytime

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!


Evening

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

Daytime

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!


Evening

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

Daytime

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!


Evening

What? GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO UNI!

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

Daytime

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!


Evening

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

Daytime

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 entertainment@londonmet.ac.uk 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!


Evening

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

Daytime

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!


Evening

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

Daytime

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!


Evening

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 entertainment@londonmet.ac.uk 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

Daytime

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!


Evening

What? FRAT PARTY!

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

Daytime

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!


Evening

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

Daytime

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!


Evening

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 is coming soon… for now, private hire available!

Got a booking enquiry? Get in touch!

Contact us at entertainment@londonmet.ac.uk

Summer’s here… we think!?

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Exams are over, dissertations are in, and a sold out crowd rocked the Rocket on Friday 29th May like never before in celebration 🙂

Weather aside, it’s Summer Recess and we are now closed as a student venue until Freshers Fortnight starting 21st September (more details coming soon!!).

We are currently available for private hire in both the ground floor venue and The Great Hall, if you have an enquiry please do get in touch with entertainment@londonmet.ac.uk.

End of Year Summer Party at The Rocket – Friday 29th May at 8pm!

Summer Party

The Summer Party is the end of exams and the start of the Summer for London Met students!!

So it’s that time of year again.
You’ve got 3 deadlines all for the same day, a presentation the day after and then all your spare time revising for all 1258962 of your exams, apart from when you’re procrastinating reading barely interesting articles such as this. WHEN WILL IT END? 

Well, it will end soon. Trust us. And what better way to celebrate when it does by having a party at your favourite student bar. We’re talking about The Rocket Complex of course. The big end of summer party 2015 is coming to you on Friday 29th May, and it’s going to be the best yet.

Doors open at 8, and you’ll be welcome to a decades themed party with 4 rooms of music, each styled in a different decade!

90s Glow Rave main room – There will be more glow sticks than you can fit on both wrists, and glow paint for those that want it. We’ll be playing all of your favourite chart, dance and house music, plus a few golden oldies for good measure.

80s Disco Cocktail Back Room Bar – Have a boogie in the Disco Cocktail bar where we’ll be serving delicious cocktails and pitchers all night, and have classic disco tracks playing under the massive mirror ball.
70s BBQ party in the Courtyard – Chill out in 70s courtyard where we’ll be serving delicious BBQ food (which is free with your ticket). We’ll also be playing a mixture of 70s tracks, and have a free photo booth for everyone to use.

60s Retro Rock and Roll side room – The side room will be turned into a rock and roll dream, with a free jukebox to play all your favourite songs, as well as a chocolate fountain and ice luge.

Fancy dress is STRONGLY encouraged, and you can come as whichever decade yo like best. Party like a 90s raver in your fave tie dye t shirt, or bring out the Disco Diva in you with a big afro and platforms. The possibilities are endless. Or just dress fresh for the partay…
Tickets include an AWESOME 2 free drinks AND free BBQ in the courtyard. This is GOOD NEWS.
There will also be:

– Vintage photo booth with free printouts
– 80s Disco Cocktail bar
– Retro Jukebox
– DJs and live acts all night

ADVANCE TICKETS: £5 Student | £6 Guest
PRICE ON THE DOOR: £6 Student | £7 Guest
Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/end-of-year-summer-party-tickets-16617775213

BUY EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
Proof of age required | Last entry strictly midnight

 
So we’ll see you on the dance floor you beautiful people. Now get back to revising! 

Upcoming events at The Rocket!

Welcome back to a brand new term at #Londonmet!

Well done on finally making it through your exams. Now they’re over, The Rocket is back to it’s normal opening hours, 8.30am-11pm from Monday – Friday, and we have some fresh new deals on offer for you at the bar!

Coffee and snack selection

Coffee and snack selection

– Every morning 8.30am-10am get a fresh barista coffee or hot chocolate for only £1

– Go continental! Get a pastry and orange juice for £1.25 from 8.30am-10am

– Power up anytime of day with a Panini and Redbull for £4!

And don’t forget our huge Welcome Back Party for all of our new and returning students this Friday!

Welcome Back Party

Welcome Back Party

It’s FREE entry all night, and a FREE glass of bubbly for the first 100 people through the door from 8pm (including those already in the venue). And you’d be a fool not to be as we have 2-4-1 cocktails from 6pm-8pm! Then we’re open until late with DJs on rotation, MetCard prices on the bar all night, free nibbles and loads of giveaways and prizes to be won. All details can be found here.

We also have the Verve Radio and Magazine London Met SU Launch Party coming up on Friday 13th February. All details can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you all back in The Rocket. And if you haven’t already, don’t forget to grab your FREE MetCard from behind the bar for even more discounts!

The return of P@YMH! Wednesday 3rd December, 9pm – 3am

Party @ Your Mom's House

Red cups frat party with beer pong competition!

One of our fave nights returns to The Rocket for it’s second edition of term! Get down early and crown yourself beer pong champion!