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    Yeah, I know that Twitter is really popular now a day but I even haven't got account there. Probably it will time to open one. Good to know that there are also other mature students except me and I probably will prefer to stick with them. Please don't take this wrong as I was in college last year and I survived only I don't know, they don't need as much fun as youngers? I think so I will go on fresher week to look around I event didn't know that it is on campus side. On QM we have to pay 42 pounds to go on fresher week. I wonder what they plan to do and I hope that it will worth it
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    I'm finding the prospect of Freshers quite strange. I'm 38 and have teenage children of my own. One who is taking a gap year to save up before going to Uni in London next year and another who id about to start A2 and will be applying for entry to Uni next year.

    I've just finished and Access course and got I fine with the much younger students on the course, making some good friends in the process but there was a much wider age range there tha I'm likely to find on my degree course.

    Like many others I'm happy to socialise by day and I hope to make friends and have the odd night out but I'm there to get the best degree I can so I'll spend most of the time with my head in the books. For Freshers week I'll take part in the daytime activities and then leave the late night partying up to the other students I think.


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    (Original post by RobertsClan)
    I'm finding the prospect of Freshers quite strange. I'm 38 and have teenage children of my own. One who is taking a gap year to save up before going to Uni in London next year and another who id about to start A2 and will be applying for entry to Uni next year.

    I've just finished and Access course and got I fine with the much younger students on the course, making some good friends in the process but there was a much wider age range there tha I'm likely to find on my degree course.

    Like many others I'm happy to socialise by day and I hope to make friends and have the odd night out but I'm there to get the best degree I can so I'll spend most of the time with my head in the books. For Freshers week I'll take part in the daytime activities and then leave the late night partying up to the other students I think.


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    Yes, that's what I intend to do. I don't mind the occasional night out but couldn't keep up with the younger students now. What will you be studying?


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    (Original post by NicolaHenderson3)
    Yes, that's what I intend to do. I don't mind the occasional night out but couldn't keep up with the younger students now. What will you be studying?


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    I know what you mean my days of working/ studying after a night out are long gone!

    I'm off to Bangor to study Environmental Science. Looking forward to it but nervous at the same time. I'm sure in a few weeks I'll wonder why I was nervous in the first place.

    What are you studying?


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    (Original post by RobertsClan)
    I know what you mean my days of working/ studying after a night out are long gone!

    I'm off to Bangor to study Environmental Science. Looking forward to it but nervous at the same time. I'm sure in a few weeks I'll wonder why I was nervous in the first place.

    What are you studying?


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    Bangor was my second choice. I'm studying counselling at chester uni. I'm sure by Christmas it will be as if we have been in uni for years! I'm hoping so anyway.


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    (Original post by NicolaHenderson3)
    Bangor was my second choice. I'm studying counselling at chester uni. I'm sure by Christmas it will be as if we have been in uni for years! I'm hoping so anyway.


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    Ba, we will have friends, preparing to first exams- on Uni are winter and summer sessions. This is why I am more stressful about first weeks rather than the later time. I even don't know what I should buy in preparation to Uni, I know that books or something like that we can buy in September, but do we actually need anything? Are back to school offers and I am pretty sure that is cheaper to buy it now.
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    (Original post by MatureIsGood:)))
    This is it. I know that I will go on Uni. That my school year begin on 15/09, and I know that the first week is the fresher week. Ok. Seems awesome for teenagers to enjoy social live in first week. But not for me. I am scared, as I am older than they are, I have kids in home and not really sociable. Am I the only one Mature student that is scared about fresher week??
    I'm 18 years old and scared of the first week, haha! I'm not interested in drinking or partying at all, to be honest. Just wanna make friends and socialise quietly and calmly.
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    I'm only 21 and I've been scared about Freshers for forever! I don't drink at all, haven't touched a drop for two years. Regardless of that I do still love to party and hang out so I'm hoping people don't really notice/think I'm really weird.

    Do you think people might label me as the boring stuck up one because of my lack of drinking?

    Lucky there are also chilled out socials w/ food and Pool, a daytime Fete, walks around London, museum visits, Fairs etc. to join in too.
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    (Original post by nuwanda)
    I'm 18 years old and scared of the first week, haha! I'm not interested in drinking or partying at all, to be honest. Just wanna make friends and socialise quietly and calmly.
    Good to know that not all teenagers nowadays are party monsters But it's good, as I was one of this "girls" and this is why I am going to Uni now with two kids and I have enough of party life. Really I met in college people like you and I admired them It's the best time to do something for you without any other responsibilities. UUUUUUUUUU now I sound like a dinosaur
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    i will be starting in Manchester studying speech and language therapy and also have 2 daughters and a hubby, found the access course pretty intensive at times and after this long holiday cant say Im relishing the idea of working all night on assignments again !! I am looking forward to getting stuck in again though and freshers week ... yeh so i will hold your hair when your sick later... blech !!
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    Reading some of these posts is a great help, I'm similar in being in my early 30's, mortgage etc but no kids. I'm studying an FdSc Arboriculture at Myerscough with a view to getting out of this country

    I've never been one for partying or clubbing and have a good social life away from uni, so it's going to be all about the studying for me. Going in with the battle plan of treating mon-fri as my new 9-5 job!
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    (Original post by Coffeebaron)
    Reading some of these posts is a great help, I'm similar in being in my early 30's, mortgage etc but no kids. I'm studying an FdSc Arboriculture at Myerscough with a view to getting out of this country

    I've never been one for partying or clubbing and have a good social life away from uni, so it's going to be all about the studying for me. Going in with the battle plan of treating mon-fri as my new 9-5 job!
    Same here we going to immigrate. Think its best to treat it like 9-5 monday-friday my timetable is 13 hours of classes over 4 days also I think if your in uni you can speak with tutors and class mates if you get stuck with something.
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    I have no interest in getting smashed. But I am looking forward to the freshers faire. Lots of freebies apparently.

    Plus I'm going to join the mature student society. I'm old but I still want uni to be a fun experience. I just think my idea of fun has changed somewhat since 18
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    (Original post by Honeymom)
    I have no interest in getting smashed. But I am looking forward to the freshers faire. Lots of freebies apparently.

    Plus I'm going to join the mature student society. I'm old but I still want uni to be a fun experience. I just think my idea of fun has changed somewhat since 18
    I'm thinking of joining the mature student society too. Freebies are good no matter what your age 😄


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    (Original post by NicolaHenderson3)
    I'm thinking of joining the mature student society too. Freebies are good no matter what your age 😄


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    Exactly and the odd night out is always good. But perhaps location choice might be somewhat different. I look at all the events on offer and wonder how many poor fresh 18 year olds will blow their grants and end up in hospital
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    (Original post by Honeymom)
    Exactly and the odd night out is always good. But perhaps location choice might be somewhat different. I look at all the events on offer and wonder how many poor fresh 18 year olds will blow their grants and end up in hospital
    Oh dear. 🙈🙉🙊


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    Get out there and have a few drinks. It won't kill you.
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    (Original post by Clip)
    Get out there and have a few drinks. It won't kill you.
    It might lol! I intend to have a few but I can't go mad because I have a husband and 2 kids to go home to! Hangovers and children don't work for me. 😉


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    (Original post by NicolaHenderson3)
    It might lol! I intend to have a few but I can't go mad because I have a husband and 2 kids to go home to! Hangovers and children don't work for me. 😉


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    You will win the respect of your fellow students.

    Book yourself a taxi back home (in advance). Have a big meal beforehand and just go nuts on a Wednesday night - I guarantee you this will be you:

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    I'm more worried about my wife chucking me out for trying to find the youth I never had. I'm 33 with six kids. The oldest is nearly 15 so I didn't do a lot of partying when young.

    We are already disagreeing as I want to go out on a few of the events. Not all of them obviously but I don't want to spend three years doing none of the fun stuff. I am there to achieve but I still consider myself relatively young. I'm sure I'll find a way to get the balance right. Or a divorce. One or the other.
 
 
 
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