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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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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

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…

$$DIRTY MONEY$$

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…

WEDNESDAY 11th DECEMBER – THE BIG LMU XMAS PARTY!

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!!!

WED 11TH DEC
9PM – 3AM
AT THE ROCKET

LAST ENTRY STRICTLY 1AM
£1 METCARD, £2 ANY STUDENT, £4 GUEST OF STUDENT

 

DIRTY MONEY – Friday 4th October

Dirty Money

VIP treatment and the best urban sounds!

DIRTY MONEY: Friday 4th

Free entry, cheap Metcard deals and the best urban music.

VIP Table Service for everyone: 6pm-9pm
Grab a free table with your mates and enjoy complimentary service on orders over £5.

Club night: 8pm-3am 
The lights go down and the sound goes up! Take to the dancefloor with DJs playing the best in Urban and RnB til late.

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

End of Year Summer Party!!

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Summer Party - Friday 31st May

The Summer Party is Friday 31st May for all LMU students and guests

Celebrating the end of exams and the start of Summer!

The end of year party is for all our London Met students and your friends whether student or non-student, a great chance to celebrate with them before saying good bye for the Summer, and we want you all to come, to have a huge London Met party before the hols start!!!!

************Details:***************

It’s on Friday 31st May, 8pm – 2am.

At our London Met venue ‘The Rocket Complex’

We want to keep it super affordable for our students so tickets are only £5 for any student, £6 non-student guest, and this includes:

Included in the ticket price is a FREE BBQ and 2 x FREE DRINKS!!!

Summer comes to the Rocket Courtyard with a free jerk BBQ, steel band, pina colada bar and reggae DJs.

Create some precious memories with our amazing FREE London Black Cab photobooth – with fun props and free prints on the night for you and your friends!

We’re upping the fun with a VODKA ICE LUGE and a CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN too!

Live Party Band & DJs on rotation all night!

More entertainment and acts to be announced!!!!

Dress code is just ‘dress to impress’ – anything goes but we know you’ll be wearing your fanciest threads.

You can get your tickets from the Rocket Complex bar or shop, or click below to buy your tickets online! Hurry and get them before it sells out!!

http://www.londonmetstudents.com/events/index.php?page=event&event_id=904433

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….

But we do LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT CHRISTMAS.

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!

NEXT UP:

THE BIG XMAS STUDENT PARTY…. the FLIRT! CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.

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.

Woot!

All the details are HERE on facebook.

NEXT UP:

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.

FINALLY….

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!

XMAS CLOSURE

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

MERRY XMAS EVERYONE!!!

 

 

Upcoming events

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

Bounce!

Bounce! Selected Fridays throughout term.

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

Margin Call

Margin Call – political intrigue

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! Jocks & Cheerleaders vs Geeks and Nerds

Get your geek glasses on, or your athletics kit!

Flirt! will also feature a sell out Xmas Special towards the end of term, watch this space!

End of Term / Easter Special BOUNCE (Strictly Urban)

 

BOOOOOM!

This Friday we have an end of term/Easter special Bounce (Strictly Urban) night planned @ The Rocket. As usual good tunes form RnB to Afrobeats but most important of all? Good vibes !

We can’t wait to see all of you come in and enjoy a night of cheap drinks and dancing until late close.

Free entry for all of you so come in and show us what you got!

Here is a small taster of what the tunes that we will play for your delight on Friday:

You can follow Bounce on Facebook by clicking here.

Bounce (Strictly Urban)

This Friday 17th we are welcoming a new strictly urban night called Bounce.

We are really excited and can’t wait to  hear some amazing tunes from Bashment to Soca never forgetting some cool Afrobeat tunes too.

As usual we will have a selection of drink for £1.50 as well as free entry for students and sign up of two guests per person so bring everyone you know along for some ‘bouncing’.

Each night is themed – this Friday 17th  it’s RED & WHITE (single and taken!)

Join our FB event here and you could be picked at random to win a bottle of bubbly for you and friends on the night!!

The next ‘Bounce’ nights are happening on:

17th FEB (this Friday!!)
2nd MAR
16TH MAR
30TH MAR, which will be an end of term super special night!

We hope you all come down for some dances and drinks…