Welcome events at London Met

These events are in addition to the induction and welcome events organised by your faculty that you must attend. Details of these are available from your personalised Welcome Schedule.

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

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Information about welcome events

HeadStart is your opportunity to come along and find out about life at London Met, meet fellow students and get answers to any questions you have about coming here. There will be activities for undergraduate students, postgraduate students and mature learners.

At the event you'll have the opportunity to discover the social activities we offer, find out about student job opportunities, quiz lecturers and current students about your course and much more. If those aren't enough reasons to come, we're also throwing in a free lunch and a goody bag.

We'll be running different sessions designed to help you settle in to student life at London Met.

We want you to be happy and healthy while you study so we'll be talking to you about our student clubs and societies, sports teams and gym facilities.

To round off the day you'll 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 get a head start in becoming a successful student.

Pick the event for your area of study:

The Cass (The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design)
Tuesday 30 August 2016

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Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law
Wednesday 31 August 2016

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Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing
Thursday 1 September 2016

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Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Friday 2 September 2016

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There's a lot to look forward to at London Met during our welcome week and first week of term. We have two weeks of amazing activities planned for our new and returning students and their friends.

There are events to suit every taste, from fun daytime ice-breaker and networking sessions to comedy, karaoke, gigs, club nights, quizzes and more. It's a great opportunity to make new friends and immerse yourself in the University's social life. The fortnight also includes your faculty welcome event and the University's Freshers' Fairs.

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 venue on our Holloway campus or from our events team at enrolment areas and your faculty welcome events.

For the most up-to-date information on freshers' events, and to meet new London Met friends online and stay connected, join our social media community:

Join us on Facebook: /londonmetevents
Follow us on Twitter: @londonmetevents
Use the freshers' hashtag: #londonmetfreshers


Monday 26 September

Daytime events

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, 11am to 11pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Evening events

Cinema Club

We'll have films on every night in The Rocket during Freshers' Fortnight, starting at 7pm and served with delicious free popcorn. There will be a selection of old and new films, some classics and some documentaries. Check Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date listings.

Where? The Rocket, 7pm

How much? Free entry for everyone (and free popcorn!)

Creative Cocktail

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 two for £7. The bar staff’s favourite cocktail name wins a prize.

Where? The Rocket, 5pm to 11pm

How much? Entry to the venue is free for everyone


Tuesday 27 September

Daytime events

Can Cook, Will Cook!

Essential for an awesome first impression in your new hall of residence. Learn how to cook a gourmet meal for two in under an hour, with top tips from our Uni caterers. Find out what makes a good meal, where to eat for less on campus and how to stay healthy at uni without breaking the bank.

Where? TBC – check Facebook for latest info for date and time

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 to 3pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Game for free

Every day this week we'll have movies on the large screen in the back room, huge board games and pool, all for free.

Where? The Rocket, 11am to 11pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Faculty welcome events

Check with your faculty when your event is being held... with food, drink, games and a warm welcome from our events team.

Where? All week – different times and places

Evening events

Cinema Club

We’ll have films on every night in The Rocket during Freshers' Fortnight, starting at 7pm and served with delicious free popcorn. There will be a selection of old and new films, some classics and some documentaries! Check Facebook and Twitter for most up-to-date listings.

Where? The Rocket, 7pm

How much? Free entry for everyone (and free popcorn!)

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'll 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. There's a cash prize for the winning team and a bar tab for the runner-up.

Where? The Rocket, 7pm to 11pm

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


Wednesday 28 September

Daytime events

Circus Skillz Icebreaker

Come to London Met circus school, where clowning around is encouraged…  you can graduate in plate spinning whilst meeting new students and having a great laugh. Fancy learning how to juggle, tightrope walk, unicycle or walk on stilts? Today is the day, with our circus skills workshop.

Where? The Rocket and courtyard, 12pm to 4pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

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, 11am to 11pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Faculty welcome events

Check with your faculty when your event is being held... with food, drink, games and a warm welcome from our events team.

Where? All week – different times and places

Evening events

UV Glow Rave - Full Moon Party

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 barbecue, tropically decorated courtyard, bucket cocktails and the best summer tunes, followed by DJs and dancing till late in The Rocket.

Where? The Rocket, 9pm to 3am

How much? From 9pm, price of entry will be £3 (with a MetCard), £4 (for students), £5 (for guests) or free (with a freshers' wristband). Price includes a free barbecue.


Thursday 29 September

Daytime events

Game for free

Every day this week we'll have movies on the large screen in the back room, huge board games and pool, all for free.

Where? The Rocket, 11am to 11pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Faculty welcome events

Check with your faculty when your event is being held... with food, drink, games and a warm welcome from our events team.

Where? All week – different times and places

Get to know London - top tips

This afternoon is a chance for you to learn about the secret London places everyone wants to go to and the hard to find gems that are a cut above the rest in sprawling London as well as where to avoid. Our events team will be on hand to have a coffee and answer any question you might have about London... and get you clued up with some top information on how to get by in this metropolis. Which restaurants are good and cheap? What’s good to do for free? What’s open late? How can I save money? Or just where do I get my Oyster card? It doesn’t matter what your question is, we'll try to answer it.

Where? The Rocket bar, 12pm to 4pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Evening events

Cinema Club

We’ll have films on every night in The Rocket during Freshers' Fortnight, starting at 7pm and served with delicious free popcorn. There will be a selection of old and new films, some classics and some documentaries! Check Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date listings.

Where? The Rocket, 7pm

How much? Free entry for everyone (and free popcorn!)

Karaoke Disco

We'll be hosting a fantastically glamorous karaoke night for you to sing your heart out at The Rocket. Free drink for everyone that sings! When you’ve finished singing, we’ll have a Disco DJ and dancing until late.

Where? The Rocket, 8pm

How much? From 8pm, the price of entry will be £1 (with a MetCard), £2 (for students), £3 (for guests) or free (with a freshers' wristband).


Friday 30 September

Daytime events

Do you DJ?

Bring your mates and show us your finest set (up to 20 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'll be setting up a dance floor and lights for anyone who fancies coming down 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 to 5pm. Winner announced at 6pm.

How much? Free entry for everyone

Game for free

Every day this week we'll have movies on the large screen in the back room, huge board games and pool, all for free.

Where? The Rocket, 11am to 11pm

How much?  Free entry for everyone

Faculty welcome events

Check with your faculty when your event is being held... with food, drink, games and a warm welcome from our events team.

Where? All week – different times and places

Evening events

#RocketLive

We’ll be having a pre-party from 5pm to 8pm with £2.50 spirit and mixers, £2 pints, and DJs. We'll then host a night filled with music from 8pm until 11.30pm, followed by 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 (with a MetCard), £4 (for students), £5 (for guests) or free (with a freshers' wristband).

Aldgate: Tuesday 4 October 2016, 11am - 3pm, The Wash Houses

Holloway: Thursday 6 October 2016, 11am - 4pm, The Great Hall and The Rocket

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) 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 our welcome week and first week of term. We have two weeks of amazing activity planned for our new and returning students and their friends.

There are events to suit every taste, from fun daytime ice-breaker and networking sessions to comedy, karaoke, gigs, club nights, quizzes and more. It's a great opportunity to make new friends and immserse yourself in the University's social life. The fortnight also includes your faculty welcome event and the University freshers' fairs.

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

For the most up-to-date information on freshers' events, and to meet new London Met friends online and stay connected, join our social media community:

Facebook: /londonmetevents
Twitter: @londonmetevents
Use the freshers' hashtag: #londonmetfreshers


Monday 3 October 2016

Daytime events

Free welcome back barbecue

We're hosting a free BBQ for all new and returning students (while stocks last!). We’ll have music playing and hopefully some sun for a great first meet and greet for new and returning students.

Where? The Rocket Courtyard, 12pm to 3pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Evening events

Cinema Club

We’ll have films on every night in The Rocket during Freshers' Fortnight, starting at 7pm and served with delicious free popcorn. There will be a selection of old and new films, some classics and some documentaries. Check Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date listings.

Where? The Rocket, 7pm

How much? Free entry for everyone (and free popcorn!)

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 to 2am

How much? Price of entry will be £1 (with a MetCard), £2 (for students), £3 (for guests) or free (with a freshers' wristband). Price includes unlimited Disco Bingo play.


Tuesday 4 October

Daytime events

Aldgate Freshers' Fair

Aldgate Freshers' Fair will take place from 11am to 3pm in the Wash Houses. The Freshers' Fair is your chance to be given more free stuff than you can carry, sign up to the societies London Met has to offer and generally get to know about the Uni and the surrounding area. All new and returning students are welcome.

Where? The Wash Houses, Aldgate campus, 12pm to 3pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Evening events

Cinema Club

We’ll have films on every night in The Rocket during Freshers' Fortnight, starting at 7pm and served with delicious free popcorn. There will be a selection of old and new films, some classics and some documentaries! Check Facebook and Twitter for most up to date listings.

Where? The Rocket, 7pm

How much? Free entry for everyone (and free popcorn!)

Met's Got Talent

Got a talent? Any talent? Maybe you don’t think it’s a talent, but it is! Get on stage from 8pm and show us what you can do, London Met! It can be anything from singing, backflipping, a dog show or just being able to make your eyebrows dance. Sign up by emailing entertainment@londonmet.ac.uk explaining your talent. Sending a photo or video of you doing your talent would also be great. Anyone who gets on stage gets a prize.
We'll also host a pre-party from 5pm with £2.50 spirit and mixers / £2 pints, and DJs.

Where? The Rocket, pre-party: 5pm to 7pm / main event: 7pm to 11pm

How much?  Free entry for everyone


Wednesday 5 October

Daytime events

London Met Sports Day... Fun games and meet the teams!

Sports have never been such fun... Turn up at the Tower Courtyard and join in or just watch and laugh from the sidelines! We'll be hosting various wonderful games… activities include the golf bucket challenge, beachball volleyball, round the world table tennis and balloon rugby.

Track and field events include various classics such as the egg and spoon, three-legged, wheel barrow and the sack race. The winners will get medals that give you discounts in The Rocket bar that day. But remember, it's all about the taking part.

Where? The Rocket and courtyard, 12pm to 4pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Evening events

Frat Party!

After a fun-filled sports day, we'll 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 to 3am

How much? From 9pm, price of entry will be £3 (with a MetCard), £4 (for students), £5 (for guests) or free (with a freshers' wristband). Price includes free beer pong until 10pm.


Thursday 6 October

Daytime events

Holloway Campus Freshers' Fair

The Freshers' Fair is your chance to be given more free stuff than you can carry, sign up to any or all the societies London Met has to offer and generally get to know about the 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 and The Rocket, Holloway campus, 11am to 3pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Evening events

Cinema Club

We’ll have films on every night in The Rocket during Freshers' Fortnight, starting at 7pm and served with delicious free popcorn. There will be a selection of old and new films, some classics and some documentaries. Check Facebook and Twitter for most up to date listings.

Where? The Rocket, 7pm

How much? Free entry for everyone (and free popcorn!)

“Festival in a Can”

For one night only The Rocket will be transformed into a mini-festival venue. Live bands, DJs, comedians, spoken word, beat-boxing and more. Watch out for more information coming soon, this will be one night of contemporary arts and music not to miss.

Where? The Rocket, 7pm until late

How much? From 7pm, price of entry will be £1 (with a MetCard), £2 (for students), £3 (for guests) or free (with a freshers' wristband)


Friday 7 October

Daytime events

Courtyard Pinata Pop-up Party!

Join us in the Rocket Courtyard for our limbo and pinata pop-up party. We’ll have music playing and some llama pinatas for you to smash with sweets and prizes. We’ll also be running a limbo competition with some delightful prizes up for grabs.

Where? The Rocket Courtyard from 3pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Game for free

Have free use of our giant board games, pool tables and movies on the large screen in the back room.

Where? The Rocket, 11am to 7pm

How much? Free entry for everyone

Evening events

Urban Night

From 7pm at The Rocket, we'll have Urban Lounge, with two for one cocktails until 9pm and £2.50 spirit and mixers, while playing you all the best in chilled urban music to get your Friday night started. From 9pm we'll be livening things up with hip hop, bashment, grime, R&B and soca with our Urban Night all the way through to the wee hours.

Where? The Rocket, 7pm until late

How much? From 9pm, price of entry will be £3 (with a MetCard), £4 (for students), £5 (for guests) or free (with a freshers' wristband)

Friday 14 October 2016 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 freshers wristband free entry, so you must buy tickets prior to the event, or on the door, but trust us it's worth it!

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

Facebook: /londonmetevents
Twitter: @londonmetevents