Step 4 - Social activities

 A group of undergraduate students sitting on a couch in the Rocket

University life is about more than just studying and going to classes. Throughout the welcome period, there is a lot going on at the university that you can get involved in.

The Students’ Union will be visiting all three campuses with their roadshow where they will give you all the information you need about joining sports clubs and student societies.

If that’s not your thing they can tell you how you can get involved with the student magazine and radio station or how to become a student rep for your course.

Remember to visit the Students’ Union to get your NUS Extra card and for more information on getting your student Oyster card or 18-25 Railcard.


 What are the facilities like?

We have excellent facilities to help you keep active and get fit. We run an extensive programme of fitness classes and have modern gyms with state of the art cardiovascular equipment. Our sports facilities include a full-sized basketball court, complete with scoreboard, and a dance studio.

How do I join?

We offer a generous membership package that includes access to unlimited classes and the use of both gyms.


We have a whole programme of day and evening events for you to come along to and meet other new students running through the welcome period and ending with the big Freshers Party on Friday 13th October.


Freshers' Fortnight 

Freshers' Fortnight commences on Monday 25 September with social activity across the campuses all week, specifically for new students. Activities continue the following week when returning students arrive, from Monday 2 to Friday 6 October. There are various daytime and evening social activities for all tastes... including live music, DJs, themed parties, quizzes, movie nights, karaoke, talent show, barbecues and more. 

During the first week of Freshers' there are also ice-breaking school-specific socials for all new students and academics put on around the campuses, with food, drink and entertainment provided.  


Freshers' Fairs

Join societies, discover the perks of being a student and learn all about everything your university has to offer. 

For new students, it's the best place to truly kickstart your time at London Met, getting involved in a massive range of activities. For returning students, it's the best way to discover some of the things you may have been missing out on... and loading up on more free stuff than you can carry!


Dates for your diary

The Freshers Fairs fall on the following two dates this year:

Holloway campus - Thursday 5 October (The Rocket and Great Hall)

Aldgate campus - Friday 13 October (Wash Houses)


Freshers' Welcome Party

The headline event 'Freshers Welcome Party' will be held on the evening of Friday 13 October, at The Rocket. The biggest social event of the period for new and returning students, this is one not to miss. 


Keeping up to date

We are actively encouraging students to follow us on twitter and Facebook for the most up to date information once we publish the programme, and follow/post from events using the #londonmetfreshers hashtag. 

Twitter:   @londonmetevents

Facebook: londonmetevents


To make sure you get the best discounts available you can get your MetCard for free and use it for food and drinks promotions across the university and discounted entry to events.


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