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Freshers Finale – Friday 13 October 2017!

It’s coming… the party you’ve been waiting for… #LondonMetFreshers

Tickets and all event info here

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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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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!

#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

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!

FRESHERS FORTNIGHT 2015 KICKS OFF AT LMU ON MONDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER!

We have some great events and activities in store for you this year in and around campus, with all the info to be released soon…

There will be club nights, cocktails, cake, bingo, BBQs, beer, lights, llamas (seriously) and laughs!

Freshers Is ComingGET YER WRISTBANDS

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. It’s completely free for all first year LMU students.

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!

DISCOUNTS

And don’t forget to pick up a ‘Metcard’ when you get to uni, available from The Rocket Complex at the bar. It’s completely free and 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 and the best coffee on campus.

The Metcard is your ticket to great discounts at LMU

The Metcard is your ticket to great discounts at LMU

FRESHERS FAIR 

Freshers Fair is held on Tuesday 30th September in Aldgate Hub and Thursday 2nd October at Holloway Hub. Everything from info on all the great societies and sports teams you can join, more free stuff than you can carry, DJs AND free pizza… we strongly recommend you don’t miss this event!

HEY, DO YOU LIKE TO PARTY?

Freshers Welcome Party is on Friday 9th October, and all new and returning students are welcome! Tickets are £5 in advance for students or £8 in advance for guests, but all tickets include 2 free drinks AND a free BBQ!

Not only that, but it’s a huge party with something for everyone, and always sells out, so make sure to get your tickets nice and early. Find out more soon on our FB page.

KEEP IN TOUCH

If you want all the latest information 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 and would love to hear from you!

Also, if you’re interested in putting on an event at The Rocket, let us know by emailing us at entertainment@londonmet.ac.uk

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.

FRESHERS FORTNIGHT AT THE ROCKET – 22nd Sept to 3rd October

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.

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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:

Facebook.com/londonmetevents

TWITTER: @londonmetevents

http://www.rocketcomplex.co.uk

See you soon!

x

 

Building up to LMU Freshers Fortnight 2014!

Freshers 2014

 

Freshers Fortnight 2014 kicks off at LMU on Monday 22nd September!

We have some great events and activities in store for you this year in and around campus, with all the info to be released soon…

There will be club nights, gigs, comedy, cabaret, vintage fair, taster activity sessions, competitions, give aways and more!

 

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!

 

Discounts? Yes please…

Make sure to pick up 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!

 

Freshers Fair – for everything you need!

The Freshers Fair is held on Thursday 2nd October at the Holloway Hub Sports Hall. Everything from info on all the great societies and sports teams you can join, to DJs and free slices of free pizza… we strongly recommend you don’t miss this one off event!

 

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. Find out more soon 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!

 

Check out Freshers Fortnight events…

Freshers Calendar 2014

 

You can find us at:

Facebook.com/londonmetevents

TWITTER: @londonmetevents

http://www.rocketcomplexc.co.uk

See you soon!

x

Upcoming events in February and March at The Rocket!

Heyho #Londonmet!

Well we’ve had a battering of storms recently and also been battered by some great events at The Rocket, with turn out to most of the events totally unscathed by the lashings of rain and wind thankfully!!!

8th and 9th Feb were our annual London Anime & Gaming Convention, with over 2500 people through the doors! It was a great weekend of comics, anime and retro video games… roll on the next one!

So what’s next? Well we’ve got some cool events coming up for you London Met students…

Thursday 20th Feb – ROCKAOKE! (7pm -11pm)

Rockaoke is Thursday 20th Feb!

Rockaoke is Thursday 20th Feb!

What the fudge is Rockaoke?? They are an amazing live band without a singer… the singer is YOU!

It’s time to be the star that you know you are, and step up to the mic to show us what you got! Whether you know you can sing or you just fancy a go, it’s trying that counts and so we give every singer a drinks voucher for performing 🙂

The night starts about 7pm and goes on till 11pm, and it’s best fun with a few mates there to egg you on, so come on down and have a go!!

See here for more info and facebook.

Rockaoke is £2 on the door, Thursday 20th Feb from 7pm.

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Friday 28th Feb – CLUB NEON (9pm – 3am)

Get glowing.

Get glowing.

We’ve gone all Ibiza for this one! A full on glow rave with face painting, free glow sticks, laser and co2 cannon!

Party starts at 9pm and we’ll be raving till 3am with DJs playing commercial and deep house, progressing to more chart friendly dance as the night progresses!

We can’t wait for this one – facebook link is here!!!

CLUB NEON – FRIDAY 28th FEB – 9pm – 3am

£2 Metcard, £3 any student, £4 guest

Student ID / Photo ID must be shown at point of entry!

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TRASH EXPRESS – Thursday 6th March – 9pm – 3am

A Climate Week ‘Clothes Swap’ Clubnight Special at The Rocket Complex!
The Trash Express makes a stop @ The Rocket Complex on Thursday 6th March providing a place for all misfits heading for fashion faux-pas utopia!!

All aboard the Trash Express, stopping at The Rocket on Thursday 6th March!

All aboard the Trash Express, stopping at The Rocket on Thursday 6th March!

Come one, come all in your mismatched gear without fear of disgust… partying to all your cheesy 80s and 90s love to hate favourites from Aqua to Vanilla Ice!

Clothes swapping is the name of the game, with prizes for various ridiculous and amazing outfits, clothes swap games and the crowning of our King/Queen of Fashion Faux-Pas!

For most up to date information see the facebook event here.

Prices are £2 metcard holders/£3 ANY student/£4 guests

TRASH EXPRESS – 9pm – 3am, Thursday 6th March
Last admission 1am
Photo ID must be shown on the door.

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ACS Fashion Show  – Friday 7th March – times TBC

The ACS present an evening of fashion, food and fun upstairs in the grand Rocket Ballroom.

More details to be announced soon!

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Remember you can find all our most up to date info for events and what’s happening at The Rocket Complex on our facebook page and twitter @londonmetevents! Follow us and be our friend! #Londonmet students, if you want to put on an event at The Rocket, then get in touch with us!!

xx