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    (Original post by em_cart)
    I'm in James. How about you? And what's your subject? Starting to feel a bit nervous about freshers week now. Can't believe it's so soon!

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    I'm not alone!!!! Sorry, I'm going to York as well and I'm in James college too!!! Which block are you in. I'm nervous about freshers as well. I'm doing English, you?
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    (Original post by Byrks)
    Oh, hey, fellow KCL non-partygoers! May I join the club? (Although I'm the first guy here... Weird.)

    Having been through Freshers once and flirted with the idea of just 'going along with it', I can assure you that, if you really don't want to go clubbing, you really shouldn't. If you're shy, or nervous, or something like that, yeah, sure, go if you want, it'll be fine. But if you genuinely don't want to go, just, don't. You'll just be standing there thinking '... The hell am I doing here?' and wish it were over already. Let's face it: you most likely won't have an incredibly interesting conversation at a nightclub, and if you try pretending, you may be successful for a while, but you'll have to drop the act eventually.

    Having said that, I can tell you that Freshers Week is only a big deal for those for whom it is planned. They'll have a great time and remember it fondly, and will continue clubbing with people they met. But for most other people, it really doesn't have much use besides settling in.

    Although I like drinking somewhat (if you can call a bit of Kahlúa, wine, or cider drinking, anyway), I dread nightclubs and such, so this time I guess I'll try my luck with the quieter events and see if I can find others for video game nights (Mario Kart can beat any nightclub any day). I really don't think I'll do anything other than that.

    Oh, and londonrose23, I'll be doing Maths too! (Well, Maths and Philosophy.) Nice to meet you! What is everyone else doing?

    Ahhh that's made me feel a bit better.. thank you! . I will be studying Biochemistry so on a completely different campus from you guys
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    (Original post by QuentinM)
    Anyone here from Exeter? I don't drink much (ok, pretty much at all...unless its weak), and I'm a bit worried. Just a bit. Not too much...
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    I'm going to Exeter too! I only drink very occasionally and don't like clubbing at all. What are you studying?
    :wavey: What courses are you guys doing?
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    (Original post by QuentinM)
    Anyone here from Exeter? I don't drink much (ok, pretty much at all...unless its weak), and I'm a bit worried. Just a bit. Not too much...
    (Original post by amylia_aelb)
    I'm going to Exeter too! I only drink very occasionally and don't like clubbing at all. What are you studying?
    (Original post by Cryl)
    :wavey: What courses are you guys doing?
    OMG yes three fellow non-drinkers going to Exeter too Glad they'll be people for me to hide away with if trying clubbing gets too much
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    (Original post by BaconEmperor)
    OMG yes three fellow non-drinkers going to Exeter too Glad they'll be people for me to hide away with if trying clubbing gets too much
    :wavey: Another one. We can totally have our own little anti-clubbing group ^.^
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    (Original post by Cryl)
    :wavey: Another one. We can totally have our own little anti-clubbing group ^.^
    We'll be the most exclusive group on campus Any chance you're living in Point Exe too?
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    (Original post by BaconEmperor)
    We'll be the most exclusive group on campus Any chance you're living in Point Exe too?
    I didn't even know about that! I thought James Owen Court was the cheapest En-Suite accommodation and now I just looked up Point Exe, and it turns out it's the same price as JOC but is closer to the campus. Damn it. And I thought I did my research. :unimpressed:
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    (Original post by Cryl)
    I didn't even know about that! I thought James Owen Court was the cheapest En-Suite accommodation and now I just looked up Point Exe, and it turns out it's the same price as JOC but is closer to the campus. Damn it. And I thought I did my research. :unimpressed:
    It's only slightly closer though and it wasn't even one of my options, when I got the e-mail I was like "what the hell it that and who gave it that awfully unfunny name" James Owen Court is really big though so you'll be able to make loads of friends Point Exe has less than 50...
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    (Original post by BaconEmperor)
    It's only slightly closer though and it wasn't even one of my options, when I got the e-mail I was like "what the hell it that and who gave it that awfully unfunny name" James Owen Court is really big though so you'll be able to make loads of friends Point Exe has less than 50...
    They should've sent me that email too :unimpressed:. Meh. I think it'll be cosier when there are less people as you'll be forced to get along. I fear there will be so many people in my halls who'll all go drinking and clubbing and I'll be left out. :C
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    (Original post by Cryl)
    They should've sent me that email too :unimpressed:. Meh. I think it'll be cosier when there are less people as you'll be forced to get along. I fear there will be so many people in my halls who'll all go drinking and clubbing and I'll be left out. :C
    Yeah I hope they're nice, don't wanna have to worry about people stealing my food :cool: The more people the higher the chance you'll find someone who doesn't like drinking or clubbing either! Anyway if it gets bad enough then we can meet up and find something alternative to do
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    Not knocking you guys or anything but I am curious as to why you choose not to drink? I personally find a night out is so much more fun with alcohol


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    (Original post by Cryl)
    I didn't even know about that! I thought James Owen Court was the cheapest En-Suite accommodation and now I just looked up Point Exe, and it turns out it's the same price as JOC but is closer to the campus. Damn it. And I thought I did my research. :unimpressed:
    Dam, I'm in Lafrowda in south east of streatham...
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    (Original post by BaconEmperor)
    Yeah I hope they're nice, don't wanna have to worry about people stealing my food :cool: The more people the higher the chance you'll find someone who doesn't like drinking or clubbing either! Anyway if it gets bad enough then we can meet up and find something alternative to do
    Yeah. It's unfortunate they don't allow mini-fridges in dorm rooms! That'd be great! I'll message you a few days into Freshers Week (If I can remember - I have a bad memory).


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    Not knocking you guys or anything but I am curious as to why you choose not to drink? I personally find a night out is so much more fun with alcohol


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    My family just doesn't drink for some reason so I've never had a go. It's not even a religious reason - we're all atheists. I suspect my mum has a medical problem relating to alcohol consumption. But I don't wish to drink either because I've heard of so many stories where students waste so much money on partying and drinking. I don't want to get addicted and end up broke. You don't miss luxury until you know it. So I'll just avoid the taste of alcohol until I'm in a financially comfortable situation.
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    (Original post by MattBerry96)
    Not knocking you guys or anything but I am curious as to why you choose not to drink? I personally find a night out is so much more fun with alcohol


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    Only speaking for myself here, but...
    *I react to alcohol pretty quickly and not that well
    *Lost close family to an alcohol related incident
    *I would drink, but I'm not up for drinking heavily
    *Hate vodka, beer, cider, lager, wine, champagne...so what else is there left for me to drink?
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    (Original post by QuentinM)
    Dam, I'm in Lafrowda in south east of streatham...
    Meh. I have so many breaks on my timetable so we could all probably meet up when we have free time and are on campus, just waiting for the next lecture.
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    (Original post by Cryl)
    Meh. I have so many breaks on my timetable so we could all probably meet up when we have free time and are on campus, just waiting for the next lecture.
    What course are you on? Im on Clinical science, so I appear to have lectures 3-4 days per week, but with breaks in-between
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    (Original post by QuentinM)
    What course are you on? Im on Clinical science, so I appear to have lectures 3-4 days per week, but with breaks in-between
    Law. I have plenty of free time on Fridays and Mondays.
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    (Original post by B182NP44)
    Ahhh that's made me feel a bit better.. thank you! . I will be studying Biochemistry so on a completely different campus from you guys
    Don't worry about it too much, really. I know it feels like it a bit now, but it's not like after Freshers, if you didn't go out drinking and clubbing, you'll have a sign on your head saying 'don't talk to this antisocial girl, she's an outsider!'. During the first few weeks, you may see the partygoers having a busier social life than you, but don't worry, you'll most likely catch up eventually, talking to people from your lectures and such, or meeting people at societies.

    Having said that, have a look at this. It lists a lot of events going on during Freshers, including quieter ones by societies (Creative Writing, Marrow, Feminist, Anime, GeekSoc, Christian, Shakespeare, Baking, etc.). A few of them seem pretty cool, in case you're interested.
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    (Original post by MattBerry96)
    Not knocking you guys or anything but I am curious as to why you choose not to drink? I personally find a night out is so much more fun with alcohol


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    As drugs go, it's pretty harmful and pretty rubbish (I know that's subjective). Plus everyone looks like a tit when drunk and it's really off putting when you don't drink. Plus you don't need to be smashed to have a good time. Plus you just grow out of it.

    But really, it's a pretty pointless drug.

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    (Original post by MattBerry96)
    Not knocking you guys or anything but I am curious as to why you choose not to drink? I personally find a night out is so much more fun with alcohol


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    It isn't that I disagree with alcohol or drinking, I don't mind going out and having a drink I dislike going out drinking. It simply doesn't inteterest me and I would rather spend the money on other things!

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