The university’s Students’ Union, Met SU, is the central hub for all student societies, sports teams, social events, student media channels and independent advice on a range of academic issues. All students become a member of the Students’ Union when they study at London Met.
Students can put themselves forward for a role within Met SU, to gain experience in making key decisions and providing leadership within an organisation. There’s also a lot of social causes that students can get involved with, and Met SU can help them with both campaigning and representation.
There are more than 50 societies students can get involved with, including sports, faith-based and cultural societies. They can also gain media experience with the university’s student radio station or student magazine.
There’s a society for everyone at London Met, and with over 50 to choose from students are bound to find something that fits their interests. There’s an Afro-Caribbean society, a Basketball society, a Maths society, a Nutrition society, a Women’s Forum society, and many more. And if they can't find what they're looking for, students are also encouraged to set up their own societies.
The university provides students with a free gym membership and fitness classes. Students can get involved in a variety of sporting clubs, including rugby, cheerleading, basketball and football. The teams have represented London Met in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) championships and the London Universities Sport Leagues (LUSL).
Students can make the most of living in the heart of the UK’s capital city and can experience London’s tourist attractions, food, bars, nightlife and theatres, or make the most of the shopping destinations and parks.
London Met’s Holloway campus is next to the Emirates Stadium, and close to Finsbury Park, and the Aldgate campus is near Whitechapel Art Gallery and Brick Lane. There’s plenty going on around the university campuses, and much for students to explore.
However, students don’t need to step off campus to have a good time. The university hosts a variety of events at its onsite venue, the Rocket – everything from film screenings and quizzes, to DJ sets and an affordable late bar.