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    (Original post by areynolds58)
    I'm going to be studying law at newnham college, Cambridge. There seem to always be alternative events to drinking ones so I wouldn't worry too much!!


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    True, but I'm worried that very few people will actually go to these events and I'll make no friends!


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    I'm quite nervous too. I absolutely cannot stand the taste of alcohol. I've tried everything, from wines to spirits to beers to whiskey, but I just can't seem to like it or get used to it in the end. My parents kinda force me to drink so that I can socialize better and make friends, but it just seems kinda sad and makes me feel left out...

    I really like this idea of a thread.
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    (Original post by Natalie21)
    True, but I'm worried that very few people will actually go to these events and I'll make no friends!


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    Speaking as a not Cam person, you would think the not drinking stuff would be more popular than getting mortalled at Cindies, so that you're not hanging in your first supervision?
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    and theres me thinking i would be the only one. I dont understand this obsession with alcohol , theres just no point to it in my opinion If anything , i feel more left out when i drink rather than being sober.
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    (Original post by nickyr212)
    I'm quite nervous too. I absolutely cannot stand the taste of alcohol. I've tried everything, from wines to spirits to beers to whiskey, but I just can't seem to like it or get used to it in the end. My parents kinda force me to drink so that I can socialize better and make friends, but it just seems kinda sad and makes me feel left out...

    I really like this idea of a thread.
    Me too I really dislike the taste!

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    Speaking as a not Cam person, you would think the not drinking stuff would be more popular than getting mortalled at Cindies, so that you're not hanging in your first supervision?
    That's very true, hopefully that is the case!

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    and theres me thinking i would be the only one. I dont understand this obsession with alcohol , theres just no point to it in my opinion If anything , i feel more left out when i drink rather than being sober.
    Me either! Being the sober one can be really funny, seeing everyone else make a fool of themselves!
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    Moved in yesterday.... I swear I have some crazy housemates and the people in flat 2 are crazy aswell ! Although I like drinking, it's not something I'd do every day though (having flat parties with loads of booze). I had so much vodka mixers last night and feel bad . Still though I love my flatmates couldn't have asked for a nicer bunch tbh. Even my the people in the nearby blocks are lovely.
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    Hello fellow non drinkers

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    whos a non drinker going yo westminister or queen marys london?
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    (Original post by ES95)
    anyone here going to northampton??
    i plan on goin to northampton its my firm
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    Why do I always smell vagina when I am on this thread?
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    (Original post by nothepreacher)
    Why do I always smell vagina when I am on this thread?
    Maybe you should wash before browsing TSR.
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    I remember posting in this thread, I wonder whether anyone else from last year survived first year.
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    (Original post by Ruffiio)
    I remember posting in this thread, I wonder whether anyone else from last year survived first year.
    Probably not. We had some self-defined non-drinkers in my first year halls, they didn't last beyond the first month. If you're anti-social, you won't make any friends, simple as that.

    Bear in mind, a "non-drinker" isn't just someone that doesn't happen to drink alcohol, its someone that openly despises normal people and refuses to socialise with them. Of course they're going to drop out.
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    (Original post by cole-slaw)
    Probably not. We had some self-defined non-drinkers in my first year halls, they didn't last beyond the first month. If you're anti-social, you won't make any friends, simple as that.

    Bear in mind, a "non-drinker" isn't just someone that doesn't happen to drink alcohol, its someone that openly despises normal people and refuses to socialise with them. Of course they're going to drop out.
    Right... except not every non-drinker is like that. I don't drink alcohol, I'm a non-drinker, and yet I socialise with 'normal' people and had an amazing first year of uni. Stop being so naive, some people don't drink and are just like everyone else.
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    (Original post by Zaphod77)
    Right... except not every non-drinker is like that. I don't drink alcohol, I'm a non-drinker, and yet I socialise with 'normal' people and had an amazing first year of uni. Stop being so naive, some people don't drink and are just like everyone else.
    I agree. Cole-saw had a negative experience with non drinkers so he's generalising....
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    Anyone on here going to plymouth uni?
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    So...
    For all those who posted here one year ago, how has the 1st year of uni been? And, in particular, freshers.
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    (Original post by Zaphod77)
    Right... except not every non-drinker is like that. I don't drink alcohol, I'm a non-drinker, and yet I socialise with 'normal' people and had an amazing first year of uni. Stop being so naive, some people don't drink and are just like everyone else.

    I don't eat cauliflower, but I don't define myself as a" non-cauliflower-eater" and arrogantly demand separate social events where I am guaranteed not to come into contact with anyone eating cauliflower.

    I knew a couple of guys at uni who didn't drink alcohol for various reasons, but they certainly didn't define themselves as "non-drinkers" and attempt to segregate themselves accordingly.
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    (Original post by OnionRing)
    I agree. Cole-saw had a negative experience with non drinkers so he's generalising....
    The only emotion I feel with regards to self-defined non-drinkers is a deep and abiding sorrow at so many young people throwing their lives away.
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    (Original post by cole-slaw)
    I don't eat cauliflower, but I don't define myself as a" non-cauliflower-eater" and arrogantly demand separate social events where I am guaranteed not to come into contact with anyone eating cauliflower.

    I knew a couple of guys at uni who didn't drink alcohol for various reasons, but they certainly didn't define themselves as "non-drinkers" and attempt to segregate themselves accordingly.
    Cauliflower also doesn't cause demonstrable differences in attitude and behaviour. I get what you're trying to say but I don't think that's a good analogy.

    To some extents I think the point you're making is an important one. It is fine not to drink, but it is also important to realise that other people will and behave maturely about it. If you treat someone differently because they drink and refuse to socialise with people who are going to drink, then it likely will cause problems socially. If you behave more maturely about it there are no problems.

    I don't personally drink, and I was very much in the attitude of segregating myself from anyone who drank during A Levels. It did not do me any favours socially. At uni the attitude I've adopted has been to draw the line between events where people drink, and events where the goal is to drink, and this has worked out absolutely fine for me.

    Still, when there are events where the goal is to drink it is perfectly fair to have events where the goal is not to. Just don't segregate yourself to them.

    (Original post by showtime42)
    So...
    For all those who posted here one year ago, how has the 1st year of uni been? And, in particular, freshers.
    See above (although I don't think I posted here before)
 
 
 
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