Some flipping fun in the Courtyard sun

Summer Barbecues for students and staff to run every Thursday in May.

Date: 11 May 2015

There will tasty burgers and sizzling conversation in London Met’s Tower Courtyard this month with the arrival of the weekly Summer Barbecue.

Fresh food straight from the grill will be on offer every Thursday in the popular social space, which features new a seating area complete with deckchairs and palm trees. Verve Radio, London Met’s Students’ Union radio channel, will provide the soundtrack of beats and banter.   

It is hoped that the barbecues will provide a nice revision break for students during the stressful exam period, and will offer something new for staff as well.

Jerry Woods, Head of Campus Services at London Met, said: “We wanted to do something different, something to support our students during their revision period.  This gives students and members of staff the opportunity to take a break, relax, and come outside for some food and fresh air.”

The initiative launched last Thursday and proved very popular, with many staff and students enjoying the food and the sunshine. There were hotdogs, burgers, vegetarian and halal options avaiable, and ice cream for dessert. The first ten students to arrive received a free lunch, and Deputy Vice Chancellor Peter McCaffery got into the spirit by stepping up to flip some burgers.

Ezra Schwalger, a Biomedical Science student, said: “It’s great! It’s good that the University is doing this for students.”  And Forensics student Jonas Kovacs added: “I really enjoyed the music – it’s good to hear the student radio station played on campus.”

The barbecues will take place every Thursday, 12-3pm, in the Courtyard (Holloway) until the end of May.