Welcome events at London Met

These University-wide events are in addition to the induction and welcome events organised by your Faculty, which you must attend. Details of these are available from your personalised welcome programme.

Before you set off, please check this page for any updates and changes.

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Information about welcome events

At our Moving Up days you will get the chance to prepare for starting at London Met in a fun and interactive way, through a series of individual and team challenges. You will get the chance to meet other students on your course, quiz lecturers and even learn about how to start your own business.

To round off the day you will have the opportunity to socialise with new and current students.

Although it's not compulsory to attend, it's a great way to get to know London Met before you join and start your journey towards success.

Moving Up runs on the following dates - book your place:

​The Cass: Tuesday 15 September 2015  >

Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law: Wednesday 16 September 2015  >

​Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing: Thursday 17 September 2015  >

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities: Friday 18 September 2015  >

There's a lot to look forward to at London Met during freshers' fortnight - we have two weeks of amazing entertainment planned.

There are events to suit every taste - from 'speed meets', comedy and karaoke to gigs, club nights, quizzes and more. It's a great opportunity to make new friends and explore University social life. The fortnight also includes your faculty welcome event and the University freshers' fair.

All events within freshers' fortnight (except for the freshers' welcome party) are free for freshers - with your complimentary wristband. You can get this from The Rocket at Holloway, or from the events team visiting enrolment areas and your faculty welcome events.

For the most up-to-date information on freshers' fortnight events, go to:

Facebook: /londonmetevents

Twitter: @londonmetevents

 

Monday 21 September 2015

Day

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

Night

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 staff’s favourite cocktail name wins a prize.

Where? The Rocket, 2pm - 11pm

How much? Entry to the venue is free for everyone

 

Tuesday 22 September

Day

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 aeroplane. 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, 11.30am - 2.30pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Night

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, 7pm - 11pm

How much? Entry for the quiz is £1 per person, but entry to the venue is free for everyone

 

Wednesday 23 September

Day

What? Llama piñata

Feeling stressed? Or just fancy winning some free sweets? Come and have a go at breaking our llama piñatas.

Where? The Rocket, 11.30am - 3.30pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Night

What? Goodbye Summer, Hello Uni!

It’s the first big party of freshers' fortnight, 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, 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!

 

Thursday 24 September

Day

What? Circus School

Come to London Met 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 and courtyard, 12pm - 4pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Night

What? Students' Union presents Speed Meet, followed by Rocket Karaoke Disco

The Students' 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, Speed Meet 6pm - 8pm and Karaoke Disco 8pm - 2am

How much? From 8pm, the price of entry will be £1 MetCard, £2 Student, £3 Guest or free entry with freshers' wristband

 

Friday 25 September

Day

What? Do You DJ?

Bring your mates and show us your finest set (up to 25 minutes maximum). Our judges will choose one DJ to play a two-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 Day 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, 1pm - 5pm. Winner announced at 5.30pm.

How much? Free entry for everyone

Night

What? #RocketLive

We’ll be having a pre-party from 5pm to 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, bands start at 5pm, open until 3am

How much? From 8pm, the price of entry will be £3 MetCard, £4 student, £5 guest or free with freshers' wristband

Aldgate: Tuesday 29 September 2015, 11am - 3pm, The Wash Houses

Holloway: Thursday 1 October 2015, 11am - 4pm, The Great Hall

The London Met freshers' fair is a huge exhibition that is free to attend for all students. Included in the fair are all the London Met societies, sports, together with local and national companies, live entertainment, sports demos, music, and food and drink. It's 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.

All events within freshers' fortnight (except for the freshers' welcome party on Friday 9 October) are free for freshers - with your complimentary wristband. You can get this from The Rocket at Holloway, or from the events team visiting enrolment areas and your faculty welcome events.

For the most up-to-date information on freshers' fortnight events, go to:

Facebook: /londonmetevents

Twitter: @londonmetevents

There's a lot to look forward to at London Met during freshers' fortnight - we have two weeks of amazing entertainment planned.

There are events to suit every taste - from 'speed meets', comedy and karaoke to gigs, club nights, quizzes and more. It's a great opportunity to make new friends and explore University social life. The fortnight also includes your faculty welcome event and the University freshers' fair.

All events within freshers' fortnight (except for the freshers' welcome party) are free for freshers - with your complimentary wristband. You can get this from The Rocket at Holloway, or from the events team visiting enrolment areas and your faculty welcome events.

For the most up-to-date information on freshers' fortnight events, go to:

Facebook: /londonmetevents

Twitter: @londonmetevents

 

Monday 28 September 2015

Day

What? Free Welcome Back BBQ

We're hosting a free BBQ for all new and returning students (while stocks last!)

Where? The Rocket - in the Courtyard, 12pm - 3pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Night

What? Back 2 School

Welcome back drinks with 2-4-1 cocktails, games and all the best old school anthems.

Where? The Rocket, 3pm - 11pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

 

Tuesday 29 September

Day

What? Aldgate Freshers' Fair & Design Your Cake and Eat It Too

Aldgate freshers' fair will be taking place from 11am to 3pm in the Wash Houses. 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.

Where? The Wash Houses, 12pm - 3pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

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, 12pm - 3pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Night

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, pre-party: 5pm - 7pm; main event: 7pm - 11pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

 

Wednesday 30 September

Day

What? London Met Annual Sports Day

Dig out your old PE 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, three-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 and courtyard, 12pm - 4pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Night

What? Frat Party!

After a fun-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, 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.

 

Thursday 1 October

Day

What? Holloway 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, 11am - 3pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Night

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 to 10.30pm, then DJs and deals on the bar until 2am!

Where? The Rocket, 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 2 October

Day

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, 8.30am - 7pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Night

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, 7pm - 2am

How much? From 9pm, price of entry will be £3 MetCard, £4 student, £5 guest or free with freshers' wristband

Friday 9 October 2015 at The Rocket

The freshers' welcome party is the last and biggest event of the freshers' celebrations. It's a huge party designed to welcome new starters and returning students to London Met, and it has something for everyone.

Held at The Rocket, we have various rooms of different music, DJs, bands, a free BBQ, games, photo booths, giveaways, great deals on the bar and loads more.

This is the only event not included in the freshers' wristband free entry, so you must buy tickets prior to the event, or on the door, but trust us it is worth it!

For the most up-to-date information on freshers' fortnight events, go to:

Facebook: /londonmetevents

Twitter: @londonmetevents

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