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    (Original post by toonervoustotalk)
    am i the only student who dosent have more than 40 friends on facebook and twitter
    no I have 10 followers on twitter, its cool.
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    (Original post by maryamzahid)
    no I have 10 followers on twitter, its cool.
    cool. uni next year is going to be soo hard because i dont drink because i like to be in control and i am drunk on life anyway
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    (Original post by toonervoustotalk)
    cool. uni next year is going to be soo hard because i dont drink because i like to be in control and i am drunk on life anyway
    it wont be hard, in fact the reality of uni is that you meet new people and just develop yourself as a person. yesh many people will drink but you will find most people wont.
    im also pretty much drunk on life too.
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    (Original post by toonervoustotalk)
    am i the only student who dosent have more than 40 friends on facebook and twitter
    Definitely weird, unless you're new to Facebook, older (30+) or you were homeschooled..

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    (Original post by ElChapo)
    Definitely weird, unless you're new to Facebook, older (30+) or you were homeschooled..

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    i dont use FB that often. in year 13 i am going to be more social and increase my number of FB friends
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    (Original post by KBradders)
    I think universities should be held accountable for some of the behaviour, as well as local clubs and bars. Alcohol promotion is shoved down our throats, when we have a binge drinking issue in the country. Then we get people such as Lauren, and those who don't drink for whatever reason, who feel completely isolated. I enjoy alcohol, but I couldn't drink every night or get drunk like they promote in freshers or these Carnage events.

    Maybe if we didn't promote it so much then we wouldn't see some of the irresponsible behaviour as seen in the show. It's about time the universities actually organised alternative activities to drinking every night. Then those who don't drink can fit in better, it can be discrimination at times especially those with medical issues.
    Actually, many universities work against binge drinking my raising the prices of alcohol in their unions (a double vodka and lemonade was more expensive than two singles at ours) and have information around the union on the dangers of binge drinking and how it can ruin your night out.

    There are also many societies as well as events put on by the union that do not focus on drinking.
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    (Original post by James222)
    Uni of Leicester must be having a PR meltdown
    I was thinking that whilst watching it but in fairness to Leicester they are doing everything that they can to make sure their students are safe and healthy (I was particularly impressed with Union staff helping that girl home after she had a bit too much).

    It would be a bit naive to think that the issues that the programme addresses are exclusive to Leicester; they happen at every university or any area with a young population.

    What would put me off is sharing a flat with 21​ people!
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    i like Josie in the fact that she is abstaining from sex after she had a ONS with Aiden(who is wuss) in my opinion
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    (Original post by andygh)
    I was thinking that whilst watching it but in fairness to Leicester they are doing everything that they can to make sure their students are safe and healthy (I was particularly impressed with Union staff helping that girl home after she had a bit too much).

    It would be a bit naive to think that the issues that the programme addresses are exclusive to Leicester; they happen at every university or any area with a young population.

    What would put me off is sharing a flat with 21​ people!
    I didn't know you could share with that amount of people, thought it was 11/12 at best in some places.
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    (Original post by Jackieox)
    I'm a bit like Lauren in the terms that I don't drink(health reasons)..but if i still socialise with my flatmates and go out with them and drink lemonade or something will I end up being like her and sat crying by myself? I'll join in with their drinking games just with water or lemonade... Idk I feel really nervous now.
    Probably not.

    If I were you, join in with pre-drinks like you said, but I wouldn't go out clubbing. That's what I do when I don't want to drink.

    There will be plenty of opportunities for you to socialise with flatmates and similar people in societies without alcohol being the centre.
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    (Original post by James222)
    As in it makes the uni look bad

    Does it?
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    (Original post by toonervoustotalk)
    i dont use FB that often. in year 13 i am going to be more social and increase my number of FB friends
    I just read your username and reached a conclusion

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    (Original post by ElChapo)
    I just read your username and reached a conclusion

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    yeah. i am putting myself in more situations that i dont feel comfortable in
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    (Original post by maryamzahid)
    I didn't know you could share with that amount of people, thought it was 11/12 at best in some places.
    One of my friends at Royal Holloway is sharing a floor (not individual flats) with 40 people. She is catered though, so they obviously don't need as much kitchen space.
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    (Original post by lamyers1)
    One of my friends at Royal Holloway is sharing a floor (not individual flats) with 40 people. She is catered though, so they obviously don't need as much kitchen space.
    I don't think I could share with that many
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    (Original post by maryamzahid)
    I don't think I could share with that many

    If it was catered then why would you care?



    I knew someone that lived in a flat of 25, although their kitchen had 4 of everything. 4 sinks, 4 ovens etc
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    (Original post by KBradders)
    I think universities should be held accountable for some of the behaviour, as well as local clubs and bars. Alcohol promotion is shoved down our throats, when we have a binge drinking issue in the country. Then we get people such as Lauren, and those who don't drink for whatever reason, who feel completely isolated. I enjoy alcohol, but I couldn't drink every night or get drunk like they promote in freshers or these Carnage events.

    Maybe if we didn't promote it so much then we wouldn't see some of the irresponsible behaviour as seen in the show. It's about time the universities actually organised alternative activities to drinking every night. Then those who don't drink can fit in better, it can be discrimination at times especially those with medical issues.
    I totally agree that there should be more events organised for non-drinkers. As someone who doesn't drink, I feel uncomfortable being around drinking and drunk people so I can imagine why Lauren felt so overwhelmed.

    I don't think people like her should be made to feel like they have to join in, in order to have a good social life. I think societies are a good idea because it focuses on people's hobbies instead of drinking.
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    I totally agree that there should be more events organised for non-drinkers. As someone who doesn't drink, I feel uncomfortable being around drinking and drunk people so I can imagine why Lauren felt so overwhelmed.

    I don't think people like her should be made to feel like they have to join in, in order to have a good social life. I think societies are a good idea because it focuses on people's hobbies instead of drinking.

    Societies and sports clubs do their activity and then go out and get hammered though
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    (Original post by 2dw)
    I totally agree that there should be more events organised for non-drinkers. As someone who doesn't drink, I feel uncomfortable being around drinking and drunk people so I can imagine why Lauren felt so overwhelmed.

    I don't think people like her should be made to feel like they have to join in, in order to have a good social life. I think societies are a good idea because it focuses on people's hobbies instead of drinking.
    are there any activities that take place during the evening that do not involve alcohol
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    (Original post by orange crush)
    If it was catered then why would you care?



    I knew someone that lived in a flat of 25, although their kitchen had 4 of everything. 4 sinks, 4 ovens etc
    And I initially thought sharing a flat with five other people was too much. #wowsers
 
 
 
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