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    Probably after two pints. Eat something before going out. It might help.

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    Hey

    My advice would be to keep away from spirits the first time you drink. Like many others have said go for beer, depending on how strong it is it usually takes me 2 to get a bit 'merry' and 3 to get a little drunk. After that you really have to pace yourself

    Drink slowly, it can be tempting to neck loads early on because you're nervous and don't know people. This will only lead to you getting too drunk early on and missing out on things! It also means everything is likely to hit you at once which could be quite overwhelming.

    If you do drink a bit too much, don't worry it's all part of the experience I (stupidly) mixed 3 different types of beers, vodka, cider and wine last night...oops. If you're going to bed and still feel drunk, take water and sip it regularly before sleeping. This should stop a massive hangover because a lot of the time a hangover is due to dehydration. I didn't feel nauseas in the morning, just a bit tired after doing this.

    Have fun!
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    (Original post by confusedstudent8)
    I'm going to university in September and have bought a ticket for the freshers fortnight which involves 15 nights out.

    I've never had alcohol before or been clubbing, but I would like to start (my friends were never into that sort of thing, so I haven't been).

    Not really sure what my point is here, but how quickly would it take you to get drunk if you'd never had alcohol before? How long does it take before you almost don't know what you're doing with yourself? I don't really want to get to that point, just to be able to relax a little bit more.
    Be very sensible with drinking and never be peer pressured.

    There's a book called 'A Students Guide to University by Actual Students" that has just been released by, obviously, students from last year and they go through everything including freshers week to checklists to clubbing to even food and money.

    They go through drinking and clubbing in there too if you want to give it a read, it's only £1 and it is realllllyyy helpful. Just have fun whether you drink or not, you don't need alcohol to have fun good luck
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    (Original post by confusedstudent8)
    I'm going to university in September and have bought a ticket for the freshers fortnight which involves 15 nights out.

    I've never had alcohol before or been clubbing, but I would like to start (my friends were never into that sort of thing, so I haven't been).

    Not really sure what my point is here, but how quickly would it take you to get drunk if you'd never had alcohol before? How long does it take before you almost don't know what you're doing with yourself? I don't really want to get to that point, just to be able to relax a little bit more.
    Speaking as a 32 year old former soldier I can say for certain that no one will really care if you drink or not, in fact if you don't drink at all (only soft drinks etc) It's unlikely that anyone will even notice.

    However, people will notice if you get too drunk and make a fool of yourself.

    Perhaps limit yourself to say three or four drinks or don't drink at all until a certain time (say 11pm or later).
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    (Original post by confusedstudent8)
    I'm going to university in September and have bought a ticket for the freshers fortnight which involves 15 nights out.

    I've never had alcohol before or been clubbing, but I would like to start (my friends were never into that sort of thing, so I haven't been).

    Not really sure what my point is here, but how quickly would it take you to get drunk if you'd never had alcohol before? How long does it take before you almost don't know what you're doing with yourself? I don't really want to get to that point, just to be able to relax a little bit more.
    I was pretty much in the same situation when I started undergrad. I worried about it far too much, to the extent that I let it interfere with my enjoyment of the first few weeks of university.

    Firstly, you don't have to drink at all, and generally no-one will have a problem with that. You might get a little bit of pressure in the first couple of weeks because of the general craziness of freshers, but after that it shouldn't be an issue unless you're hanging around with idiots.

    I'd suggest you give drinking a try though, as you may like it (most people do!). The thing is to be sensible at first. Drink beer, cider etc rather than spririts as it will take you a lot longer to drink. Choose low strength beers at first. If you're moving around or doing rounds, opt for bottles instead on pints. Don't try to hide the alcohol taste with mixers (eg. vodka and coke) as you can then easily end up getting drunk without realising what you're doing.

    You might want to try a couple of drinks before going off, it's better to get an idea of how you feel in a safe environment at home. In the long-run I would recommend real ale as your tipple of choice as it has a huge culture around it, and you get to try different ales wherever you go!

    My final piece of advice is never drink to get drunk. Enjoy the drinking and socialising, and if you happen to get drunk then that's just a pleasant side effect.
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    (Original post by almostmaybe)
    I was pretty much in the same situation when I started undergrad. I worried about it far too much, to the extent that I let it interfere with my enjoyment of the first few weeks of university.

    Firstly, you don't have to drink at all, and generally no-one will have a problem with that. You might get a little bit of pressure in the first couple of weeks because of the general craziness of freshers, but after that it shouldn't be an issue unless you're hanging around with idiots.

    I'd suggest you give drinking a try though, as you may like it (most people do!). The thing is to be sensible at first. Drink beer, cider etc rather than spririts as it will take you a lot longer to drink. Choose low strength beers at first. If you're moving around or doing rounds, opt for bottles instead on pints. Don't try to hide the alcohol taste with mixers (eg. vodka and coke) as you can then easily end up getting drunk without realising what you're doing.

    You might want to try a couple of drinks before going off, it's better to get an idea of how you feel in a safe environment at home. In the long-run I would recommend real ale as your tipple of choice as it has a huge culture around it, and you get to try different ales wherever you go!

    My final piece of advice is never drink to get drunk. Enjoy the drinking and socialising, and if you happen to get drunk then that's just a pleasant side effect.
    i hate people that drink to get drunk

    If you switched the alcohol with fake alcohol they would still pretend to be drunk....
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    (Original post by _infinity_)
    i hate people that drink to get drunk
    That's one for the quote books.
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    (Original post by confusedstudent8)
    I'm going to university in September and have bought a ticket for the freshers fortnight which involves 15 nights out.

    I've never had alcohol before or been clubbing, but I would like to start (my friends were never into that sort of thing, so I haven't been).

    Not really sure what my point is here, but how quickly would it take you to get drunk if you'd never had alcohol before? How long does it take before you almost don't know what you're doing with yourself? I don't really want to get to that point, just to be able to relax a little bit more.
    Take it easy the first couple of times, so you can stay in control and get your friends to check after you! You should only need a couple of drinks to feel relaxed tbh.
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    The problem with me is that I overcompensate for my almost complete lack of self confidence when sober - which consequently almost always ends up with me being a bit too drunk and not being able to remember much of the latter part of the night!
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    (Original post by danalwill)
    its not gonna take a lot to get you drunk if its your first time, just stick to bottles (budweiser and calsberg for example) and single mixers (jd coke, vodka coke are some examples but there are plenty more options)

    make sure you eat some food before you go out, maybe a few slices of toast just to soak up the initial drinks. Also drink slowly and dont down your drink straight away, just sip and pace yourself
    Why are there so many types of drinks? :laugh:
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    (Original post by donutaud15)
    Probably after two pints. Eat something before going out. It might help.

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    What's a ''pint'' by the way? LOL
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    (Original post by AnharM)
    What's a ''pint'' by the way? LOL
    A pint of lager, about 500ml. Far too high a quantity and tastes like piss. Get a nice flavoured cider or maybe try having a single vodka mixer if you haven't drank before, you'll probably feel a bit tipsy after two-three.
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    (Original post by LukeyJB)
    A pint of lager, about 500ml. Far too high a quantity and tastes like piss. Get a nice flavoured cider or maybe try having a single vodka mixer if you haven't drank before, you'll probably feel a bit tipsy after two-three.
    I'm screwed :laugh:
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    I'll leave you all with something

    What's the point in having a fresher's week if you can't remember any of it afterwards?

    Moderator close the thread please. Case closed.
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    (Original post by confusedstudent8)
    I'm going to university in September and have bought a ticket for the freshers fortnight which involves 15 nights out.

    I've never had alcohol before or been clubbing, but I would like to start (my friends were never into that sort of thing, so I haven't been).

    Not really sure what my point is here, but how quickly would it take you to get drunk if you'd never had alcohol before? How long does it take before you almost don't know what you're doing with yourself? I don't really want to get to that point, just to be able to relax a little bit more.
    First you need to understand that alcohol is not like a pint of coke you need to take your time over it if I were you I would start with a pint or bottle of beer And take it from there DO NOT MIX YOUR if you want something without a alcohol in it water is your best bet don't go over two pints on the first night. Wgwn I first stared one pint had an effect on me the same could happen with you the man thing is pace yourself and enjoy it if you don't like beer try somthing else I would steer clear of sambuca and of you don't like alcohol there is no shame in soft drinks.
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    (Original post by ItsRoryG)
    That's one for the quote books.
    you know what I mean, people that go on about getting smashed and repeatedly telling everyone how smashed they were last night, there enjoyment doesnt come from the night out with mates it comes from being drunk which is just sad.
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    Buy a few cans in the supermarket a few weeks before and give it a go maybe? I dunno I'd want to try getting drunk before I went because you could end up making a complete tit of yourself

    Just take it easy! First time I got drunk was spirirts and I was personally fine (higher alcohol content but I think they don't have the 'acquired' taste of beer and wine) just maybe stick so singles and a decent ratio.
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    (Original post by tarmaclover)
    I'll leave you all with something

    What's the point in having a fresher's week if you can't remember any of it afterwards?

    Moderator close the thread please. Case closed.
    No good story begins with a nights sleep
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    Eat before you go out, ideally something carby! Take it a drink at a time, your flatmates may well pre drink before you go out, but unless you want to be in bed by 10pm and miss the actual event then just have one drink before you go out. Pace yourself, don't down your drinks or do shots to start, have a drink every so often and learn your limits. You will get used to it after a few nights out haha, and as tempting as it is to go wild and end up chucking up in a nightclub toilet feeling like you are going to keel over- start off slow.
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    Just take it slow and stick to one drink you know you like instead of mixing. You'll need to get to know your limits over time seeing as you haven't really drank much before!


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