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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

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#RocketLive – indie / electro / house this Friday 25th September from 8 ’til late

Rocketlive

Join us for the first Friday of Freshers Fortnight with some awesome bands and DJs…

Last entry strictly 1am

Bands between 9pm – 11pm

Photo ID must be shown on entry – over 18s only

Guests must be signed in

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

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!

WELCOME TO SUMMER!

Got a booking? Get in touch!

Contact us at entertainment@londonmet.ac.uk

 

Summers here… we think!?

summerpic

Summer’s here, we’re available for bookings!

 

Exams are over and dissertations are in, and a sold out crowd rocked the Rocket on Friday 30th May like never before in celebration 🙂

Weather aside, it’s Summer Recess and we are now closed as a student venue until Freshers Fortnight in September.

We are available for private hire and if you have an enquiry please get in touch with entertainment@londonmet.ac.uk.

 

London Anime & Gaming Con

For anyone staying over the Summer, don’t forget we have the awesome  London Anime & Gaming Con 2014 on 5th and 6th July!

anime con 2014

Fun to be had at the London Anime and Gaming Convention 2014!

Two days of amazing costumes, cartoons, comics, video and computer games, plus a rave on the Saturday night 🙂

If that’s your thing you really need to be here!

Tickets are available on the London Anime Con website.

 

This Friday is Chinese and Lunar New Year, as well as our International Students Party! Plus loads more events coming up in Feb!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR AGAIN… AND AGAIN??!!!

This Friday we’ll be shouting Happy New Year for the second and third time around!

Not only is it the Lunar New Year this Friday 31st January, but it’s also Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year

Happy New Lunisolar Year everyone!

A colourful festival of red lanterns and dragons, it’s traditionally a time for honouring family, ancestors and deities, and to sweep away misfortune and welcome new good luck. And at The Rocket on the same day we’ll be honouring our International Student family at #LondonMet, with a great big welcome party just for them.

International Student Party – 8pm-2am – Friday 31st Jan 
£4 advance ticket (from the International Office or Rocket Bar).
£5 on the door
What a treat… we’ve got close up magic and mind reading from the amazing magician Jamie Raven.
A free glass of bubbly and nibbles for the first 100 people through the door at 8pm. We’ll have DJs, dancing and games until late, as well as great deals and discounts at the bar all night!
Magician Jamie Raven

Close up magic and mind reading with Jamie Raven at The International Student Party.

Tickets are available from the International Office or behind the Rocket Bar.
Last entry is at midnight so get down early!
Up to 2 guests may be signed in by a London Met student.
No Photo ID = No entry. Please bring your Student Card with you.
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Other upcoming events…
Party @ Your Moms House – 5th Feb – 9pm – 3am
SERIOUSLY YOU GUYS… BEER PONG RULES.
Beer Pong Tournament! Let's go!

Beer Pong Tournament! Let’s go!

Party @ Your Moms House returns on 5th Feb for a riotous red cups beer pong tournament with games and dancing until 3am.  Special deals on jugs and shooters all night at the bar. Outrageous games and prizes! As always geek is the chic and best jock and nerd costumes win prizes!!!
Tickets on the door are £2 metcard, £3 ANY student & £4 guest.
Last entry 1am
Up to 2 guests may be signed in by a London Met student.
No Photo ID = No entry.
Please bring your Student Card with you!
London Anime Convention
Sat 8th and Sun 9th Feb – Midday till late each day

London Anime Convention - 8th and 9th February 2014

London Anime Convention – 8th and 9th February 2014

We’re proud to once again be hosting the awesome London Anime Convention.

This is an event not to be missed for all fans of anime, cartoons, fancy dress and video games!

Tickets are £18 for the entire weekend and you can buy tickets and get more info here.

Dirty Money Valentine’s Special – Fri 14th Feb – 9pm – 3am 

Valentine’s isn’t just for couples!!!

Dirty Money

Red, yellow or green the choice is yours!!!

This Valentine’s Day at our strictly urban night ‘Dirty Money’ we’re making sure you know where everyone stands – so we’ve got badges at the door! No more confusion!!

Red = Sorry already spoken for!

Amber = It’s Complicated

Green = Looking for Love!

There’s a pre-party from 8pm – 10pm with 2-4-1 cocktails, then it’s DJs on rotation and music from all across the urban spectrum until 3am, with great deals at the bar all night.

Tickets are £2 metcard, £3 ANY student & £4 guest
Last entry 1am
Up to 2 guests may be signed in by a London Met student.
No Photo ID = No entry.
Please bring your Student Card with you!
Friday 28th Feb – Club Neon – 9pm – 3am
Neon Rave at The Rocket!!
Get glowing.

Get glowing.

More details to follow but as you can expect there will be free glow paint, glow bands, glow sticks, UV, lasers and a CO2 cannon!!
We can’t wait for this end of Feb blowout!!!
Looking forward to seeing you all soon for some major partying!
xx

Live footie at The Rocket in November!

Live footie at The Rocket in November… Never miss a game!

We’re showing all these games on our 8 plasma screens, 
and a 4 pint pitcher starts at only £8.00 with Metcard!
We’ve got Champions League, Europa League and England Internationals coming up…
Truly The Rocket is the home of international football!
Champions League is shown live at The Rocket!

Champions League is shown live at The Rocket!

 
GAMES ON THE SCREENS
 
Tue 5th Nov

Man City v CSKA Moscow
Champions League
7.45pm KO
 
Wed 6th Nov
Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal
Champions League
7.45pm KO
 
Thu 7th Nov (in the Pool Room)
Spurs v Sheriff Tiraspol
Europa League
8.05pm KO
 
Wed 13th Nov 
Jordan v Uruguay 
World Cup 2014 – Play Off 1st Leg
4pm KO
 
Fri 15th Nov
England v Chile
International Friendly
8pm KO
 
Tue 19th Nov
England v Germany
International Friendly
8pm KO
 
Wed 27th Nov
Bayer Leverkusen v Man Utd
Champions League
7.45pm KO
England football

Come On England!

Hypnotism & Magic – Tuesday 1st October

Hypnotism & Magic

You wont believe your eyes, this show is NOT to be missed! An amazing and hilarious show!

Hypnotism & Magic: Tuesday 1st, 6pm – 1am

One of the best hypnotists around… Martin S Taylor will astound you with a combination of close up magic and incredible feats of hypnotism. Get your mates on stage and watch them perform a hilarious show they wish they weren’t!

Free with FRESHERS WRISTBAND! £1 metcard, £2 any student card, £3 guest of student.

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

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 LondonMetStudents.com.

See you soon…!

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

xx

GETTIN’ FRESH…

Freshers_Fortnight

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

FRESHERS FORTNIGHT  at THE ROCKET COMPLEX…

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!

AMAZING FREE EVENTS FOR 2 WHOLE WEEKS…

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 entertainment@londonmet.ac.uk.

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 entertainment@londonmet.ac.uk.