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.
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.
‘Tis The Season for great events at The Rocket…
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
WED 11TH DEC
9PM – 3AM
AT THE ROCKET
LAST ENTRY STRICTLY 1AM
£1 METCARD, £2 ANY STUDENT, £4 GUEST OF STUDENT
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:
Fresher’s Fortnight is almost upon us…. are you ready??
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!!).
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 LondonMetStudents.com.
See you soon…!
We can’t wait to see you, make sure to say hi to us on FB and twitaaar!
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
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
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! will also feature a sell out Xmas Special towards the end of term, watch this space!
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!
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.”
We’ve got some great stuff going on over today and tomorrow for singletons and couples alike…
Tonight it’s Back Room Cinema special, with free popcorn and lovely romantic films.
6pm is Love Actually
8pm is Romeo & Juliet
Tomorrow is Valentine’s flirt special!
So the man of the hour is actually the man of 2011 according to Shortlist! And it’s a fine coincidence that Drive is their film of 2011 too.
We didn’t need Shortlist to tell us this as we already knew it. That’s why it’s our LAUNCH NIGHT movie on 6th Feb at 8pm at Back Room Cinema (free entry & free popcorn too!!).
Come down and see Ryan get medieval on some nefarious types, in that ridiculously oh so cool Scorpion jacket. By the way Shortlist the scorpion should be your creature of the year too, if you must insist on deifying anything Gosling.
Can someone make me a Scorpion Jacket please? There must be someone in this uni with the skills to do that. If you can, email entertainment*at*londonmet.ac.uk