Slim chance of friendships at Uni Watch
I'm like you - shy and teetotal. Not the stereotypical student! But according to a BBC survey 1 in 4 students don't actually drink alcohol. There will always be people like you. You just have to find them And I agree, I don't like what alcohol can do to people and it freaks me out, but that shouldn't stop me from going to bars or pubs, or even clubs (that particular venture is probably what's worrying me most!) because I'm sure if I'm there with decent people I'll have a good time.
Good luck with applying!
But according to a BBC survey 1 in 4 students don't actually drink alcohol.
I'd be surprised if it's 1 in 40, never mind 1 in 4.
12 people on my floor in halls, and I'm the only one who doesn't drink. If you then include the people upstairs on the 1st and 2nd floors, that number goes from 1 in 12 to 1 in 36. I also have friends outside my own halls, shockingly, and they all drink, as do all their flatmates so I'm now thinking that out of everyone I know I must be the only one in at least 80+ who doesn't drink.
that survey is bs, basically.
Here it is. Don't know how true it is, but there you go.
Basically anon, it'll be fine. And students generally go to clubs' student nights, so it'll be the same atmosphere as the campus clubs I would have thought.
Thanks for the support. Rep coming your way!
don't set your heart on cambridge!
Don't have friends in uni, I have colleagues.
I think it also depends on what type of course your doing- if you spend a lot of time together with your classmates its easy to make friends there, if your only in six hours a week or something in a class of 300 people itl be tougher
Hopefully Cambridge! But I'm in the Lower Sixth atm so haven't applied or been around anywhere etc plus I still have a year to go before Uni . I'm still worried nonetheless.
A lot of people mature during sixth form, and you'll find you actually make so many friends with people you never really knew before. By the end of next year, the chances are that you'll have become a bit more social and confident, and you'll be able to really look forward to going to university.
Why? How old are you, 96?
Thanks for that^^. I'll be taking you up on your offer though maybe in a few months time if you don't mind? I take it you are at Cambridge then?
Alcohol worries me because I don't drink it as I don't like how it tastes. Also I don't like what it can do to ppl.
Do you mean lecturers or other students or both?^o?
What's with people not drinking?
Why? How old are you, 96?
...is what I think.
People can do whatever they like, what's your problem? There's no need for the sarcastic comments.
Thanks! I've just got to find those ppl first! Though I don't like bars and pubs.:-S I don't really dance but when I do I'm kind of like this and to trance/dance music too. Mind you, I only do that on my own as I don't really feel comfortable otherwise. Are there any types of clubs anywhere playing that type of music with that type of dancing?
Hi! Like alot of ppl I'm very worried about when I go to Uni and how it will be like etc. One of the things I'm worried about is socially: how I'll meet new ppl for friends. Is there almost no chance that I'll be able to make friends as I am shy, not a party person or socialite, don't drink any alcohol at all and don't smoke etc? Do most ppl go to the SU or bars, clubs and pubs for alot of the time. And isn't there alot of booze at Fresher's Week etc?
I don't drink alcohol, I don't smoke and I HATE bars/pubs although I find clubbing okay.
I was fine. True, alot of the social scene is based around getting drunk.. but seriously there are sooooooooooooooooo many other things to do and I'm pretty happy at uni. You're bound to meet people who are like you, seriously. I was scared like you were but it was really good in the end. Freshers week isn't as boozey as people make out... well it wasn't for me anyway.