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    (Original post by Champagne Supernova)
    I can't really give much opinion on the Ball - naturally, I only went as a fresher and back then, the Ball was a much smaller affair. I don't know what general consensus is like across different FB pages and all that. If I said, it's not uncommon to not go to the ball, would that be a help? You certainly won't be the only one on campus twiddling your thumbs! If the RockSoc have got their leadership issues sorted for the coming year, then there should be an Alternative Ball on the same night, usually held at Woodys or the Attic (the latter is now closed) - but we shall have to watch this space - if I recall correctly, it's always been free entry (if not, then only a few quid) and they don't play chart/pop rubbish I don't want to get your hopes up though, as I know RockSoc have had issues sorting that out.
    Ahhh that would have been ideal-what leadership issies dobyou speak of?

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    Ahhh that would have been ideal-what leadership issies dobyou speak of?

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    From what I gleaned from their FB page, most of their members graduated this year (including the committee) and it seems they didn't sort out replacements for this year. I'd be impressed if they still got an Alt Ball done, however a smaller event on the same day probably won't be out of the question.
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    (Original post by Champagne Supernova)
    From what I gleaned from their FB page, most of their members graduated this year (including the committee) and it seems they didn't sort out replacements for this year. I'd be impressed if they still got an Alt Ball done, however a smaller event on the same day probably won't be out of the question.
    Lol *facepalm* they are on my list of societies to join thats some epic lackbofborganisation and future planning
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    (Original post by extermin8or)
    Lol *facepalm* they are on my list of societies to join thats some epic lackbofborganisation and future planning
    I imagine they'll still be a functioning society for next year, so still join them. :yep: I don't know if I've got the kist of it correctly, but if it is the case, that is a lack of forethought. :beard:
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    Ahhh that would have been ideal-what leadership issies dobyou speak of?

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    The Kent Rock Soc is still alive and will be running an Alternative Ball in Woodys on the 4th or 5th of October, along with a pub crawl on the 27th September.

    We will also be at the Freshers Fayre so feel free to pop along and have a chat with us
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    (Original post by Master_Zangetsu)
    The Kent Rock Soc is still alive and will be running an Alternative Ball in Woodys on the 4th or 5th of October, along with a pub crawl on the 27th September.

    We will also be at the Freshers Fayre so feel free to pop along and have a chat with us
    And with that you have my membership

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    Hey champagne supernova, I just have a quick question, I'm going to be studying at the medway campus, I know we can still participate in the events at Canterbury freshers, would we need to buy a pass or anything at all to get in?? If so do you have the link?
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    (Original post by vinochi)
    Hey champagne supernova, I just have a quick question, I'm going to be studying at the medway campus, I know we can still participate in the events at Canterbury freshers, would we need to buy a pass or anything at all to get in?? If so do you have the link?
    Hello,

    Firstly, I'll start by saying I don't know much about the Medway campus - however, there is certainly no need to buy a pass to attend events at the Canterbury campus - in fact, I wouldn't recommend it as I don't think you'll make it to the campus enough times to get your moneys worth. You will be able to attend events as normal though, just make sure to bring your student ID.
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    (Original post by extermin8or)
    And with that you have my membership

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    Hey! Kent RockSoc would just like to say that we do indeed have plenty of events planned for Freshers this year. We have an amazing bunch of volunteers comprised of ex-committee members, graduate members and current members who are all working away to make sure that this happens! Please do check out our Facebook page

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/KentRockSociety/ where we’ll keep you updated with all the exciting news as and when we know.
    And please pass this on to anyone who might be even the slightest bit interested too. We're looking forward to a great new year and lots of lovely new faces to join our ranks, and don't worry if you're not a massive rock or metal fan (though we have plenty of those) we'd love to meet anyone interested in meeting new people in a more alternative setting.

    We look forward to meeting you! :-)
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    UPDATED - Brief portion about freshers fayres. Town events coming next week.
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    (Original post by Champagne Supernova)
    UPDATED - Brief portion about freshers fayres. Town events coming next week.
    Hello,

    most of the events are for those who live in hostels, if Iam outside of the community I will feel really shy to go to those events on my own .To be fare you are gonna say to me ohhh nobody knows anyone , but i can imagine most students wouldn't go on their own and would go with roommates for a company....
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    (Original post by Justina.S)
    Hello,

    most of the events are for those who live in hostels, if Iam outside of the community I will feel really shy to go to those events on my own .To be fare you are gonna say to me ohhh nobody knows anyone , but i can imagine most students wouldn't go on their own and would go with roommates for a company....
    As a student I did a combination of going to events with housemates and on my own. You have to remember most people are new to Kent, so everyone is very open and talkative. Even those who go out with their house mates have only known them for a few days. You also generate a sense of community with surrounding houses/corridors.

    I personally had a great time meeting so many new people, and often had a better time going out on my own rather than with housemates, as it allowed me to move around and meet people more freely.

    In any case you should do whatever you feel comfortable doing.

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    (Original post by Justina.S)
    Hello,

    most of the events are for those who live in hostels, if Iam outside of the community I will feel really shy to go to those events on my own .To be fare you are gonna say to me ohhh nobody knows anyone , but i can imagine most students wouldn't go on their own and would go with roommates for a company....
    Just to further the advice given above -

    This guide is written for everybody attending the university (and admittedly orientated to Canterbury). Yes, this describes all the events going on on-campus, so those with on-campus accommodation will benefit from this. However, it doesn't matter where you live - these events are accessible to everyone.

    Secondly, you will be suprised how many people go out on their own! I can honestly say that a good friend of mine who lived off-campus in first year got to know a stupid number of people (wherever he went, he couldn't help but meet people he'd seen in Freshers!). At first you may feel shy and that's fair enough. To remedy not having housemates, I would suggest this -
    It is likely your course will have a starter lecture in Freshers week - obviously go along to this and whilst there, try and meet as many people as possible! Get chatting and find out if they're going out in the remaining evenings and tell you'll meet them there! It really is as easy as that

    It's natural to feel shy though! Have you said hello to those in other threads in this forum, that could also be a good way to meet people?
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    Do I need to buy a kentertaintment pass at all for any events for medway and Canterbury??
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    (Original post by Champagne Supernova)
    Just to further the advice given above -

    This guide is written for everybody attending the university (and admittedly orientated to Canterbury). Yes, this describes all the events going on on-campus, so those with on-campus accommodation will benefit from this. However, it doesn't matter where you live - these events are accessible to everyone.

    Secondly, you will be suprised how many people go out on their own! I can honestly say that a good friend of mine who lived off-campus in first year got to know a stupid number of people (wherever he went, he couldn't help but meet people he'd seen in Freshers!). At first you may feel shy and that's fair enough. To remedy not having housemates, I would suggest this -
    It is likely your course will have a starter lecture in Freshers week - obviously go along to this and whilst there, try and meet as many people as possible! Get chatting and find out if they're going out in the remaining evenings and tell you'll meet them there! It really is as easy as that

    It's natural to feel shy though! Have you said hello to those in other threads in this forum, that could also be a good way to meet people?
    yes i thought about this already. I am actually not in 19 or 20 anymore, but i know uni has a lot of mature students. Question are they starting with all the students on the same courses or you have more postgrad mature students? To give me an idea before attending freshers will I be surrounded more with younger or some older students possibly?

    I have a study skills before freshers so i hope that would help to get someone out from my group as well.
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    (Original post by Justina.S)
    yes i thought about this already. I am actually not in 19 or 20 anymore, but i know uni has a lot of mature students. Question are they starting with all the students on the same courses or you have more postgrad mature students? To give me an idea before attending freshers will I be surrounded more with younger or some older students possibly?

    I have a study skills before freshers so i hope that would help to get someone out from my group as well.
    The freshers events/nights out will be attended by a lot of undergraduates - i.e. 18-20 year olds. If you go on a night out, it may feel slightly overwhelming, yes and being surrounded by people. There are usually events put on for mature students too - I will try and find some information about this for you. The university as a whole as a wide range of postgraduate students (about 1/8th postgrad/mature), yes.

    Anything before freshers would be a great chance to meet people. :yes:
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    Hey guys

    I don't want to spam, but I spent an insane amount of time writing this nightlife guide to Kent freshers' and it would be great if it didn't go to waste:

    http://kent.tab.co.uk/2013/09/03/the...kent-freshers/

    Cheers!
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    Should students at medways campus get the kent entertainment pass?
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    (Original post by BB118)
    Should students at medways campus get the kent entertainment pass?
    You would only buy the pass if you were considering going to Canterbury on nights out. Even then, you wouldn't need one and I personally wouldn't advise it - you probably wouldn't get your moneys worth. If you planning to go out in Medway, then you should not buy one.

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    As I was typing this, I noticed that the pass has now sold out - you can still go to events, just get there early and don't be daunted by the queue. :p:
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    Kind of a random question maybe but does anyone have any idea if/what tge dress code is for freshers ball? It doesn't say on the union website or the fb event :/

    Parkwood and studying history if anyone is interested

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