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    (Original post by KingMessi)
    Oh, you definitely should! If one is going to be hosting others space to sit is a must. Having said that, on US Election night I had about thirteen people come up to watch and people did have to sit on the floor. They were fine with it.

    Yes, once one starts doing precisely what they want to everything becomes easier.

    You don't drink tea?! :lolwut: I'm not sure I can deal with that...:eek3:

    Yes, that is often the case here. The football team, which I play for, have football drinks every week - though I don't go. Some societies don't, but all the sporting ones do as far as I know.
    :P I think I'll get some as to whether we congregate in my room or in someone else's. I'll only end up buying too many, and beanbag forts aren't fun on your own. Did you have to buy lots of things for your room or were you already supplied well/well equipped?

    Oh the wonderful transition out of secondary school and onto sixth form... Still, pesky oral exams...

    Does hot chocolate make me redeemable...?

    Hmm, I do hope it's not too bad. I'll just walk around with a sandwich board on me, and hope someone takes pity. :P Fail that, I spend all my days alone in the gym and come out miraculously buff. :confused:
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    I'm almost 20, starting Uni in September and I'm not drinking alcohol
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    (Original post by ChocoCoatedLemons)
    Hi there Occasional drinker over here. Never been drunk, don't see the fun in it. Newcastle Uni for me!
    I firmed Newcastle too! What will you be reading?
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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    :P I think I'll get some as to whether we congregate in my room or in someone else's. I'll only end up buying too many, and beanbag forts aren't fun on your own. Did you have to buy lots of things for your room or were you already supplied well/well equipped?

    Oh the wonderful transition out of secondary school and onto sixth form... Still, pesky oral exams...

    Does hot chocolate make me redeemable...?

    Hmm, I do hope it's not too bad. I'll just walk around with a sandwich board on me, and hope someone takes pity. :P Fail that, I spend all my days alone in the gym and come out miraculously buff. :confused:
    :lol: Okay, fair enough. You could just buy one or two and then get more at the end of your first term if it appears necessary. My room had everything I needed, really - apart from bedding. It might be different next year when I move into my house. Other people did bring things to increase their comfort, but I didn't.

    Hmm. Perhaps. It might have to go to a committee. :pierre: :holmes:

    :teehee: I would do the same, but who has the time? :sigh: (No, it's really not that bad. As I say - so long as you're not intentionally obnoxious or disagreeable you'll be fine.)
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    (Original post by rawragee)
    I'm yet another non-drinker! Also won't even be 18 for the whole of first year
    Me too! I wont be 18 til June at the end of my first year, really worried about being treated like a kid. Its one thing going out and not drinking, its another to not be able to go out with them at all
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    (Original post by .snowflake.)
    WOO! We have a tea appriciation society...
    I'm not allowed caffiene
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    Hey all

    Love how many replies this thread is getting. I was a Fresher last year and truly thought I'd be the only non-drinker, but turns out there are loads of us, and there's equally fun things you can do, which don't involve the usual alcohol/clubbing/etc.

    I'm going to be a Fresher again this year (long story, but I've changed course), so I look forward to doing it all again!

    My main tip is that although it's natural to be worried, as long as you're confident in your choice not to drink, or not to drink excessively, then people will respect you for that. As long as you don't go around outright judging those who do drink/drink excessively, then you'll be fine. There's a lot more to the Uni life than just alcohol!

    Wish you all the best, feel free to message me if you have any concerns x
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    Yay! Another non-drinker here. Future psychology student!
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    Non drinker here.
    Well, i'll drink and get " tipsy", but not drunk enough to not know what i'm doing/ get sick/ have a hangover/ forget what happened. I still manage to have a good time and make a goon out of myself.
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    (Original post by Roseystonios)
    As long as you don't go around outright judging those who do drink/drink excessively, then you'll be fine. There's a lot more to the Uni life than just alcohol!
    I couldn't agree with this more. If you go around judging people then you will struggle. I am a fresher and i do go out and drink a lot. However, some of my favourite times at University so far have involved sitting in peoples rooms watching films, talking for hours, playing cards, xbox etc.

    You honestly don't need to worry. Join societies have a good time with your flat mates but don't judge them for drinking either.
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    (Original post by KingMessi)
    :lol: Okay, fair enough. You could just buy one or two and then get more at the end of your first term if it appears necessary. My room had everything I needed, really - apart from bedding. It might be different next year when I move into my house. Other people did bring things to increase their comfort, but I didn't.

    Hmm. Perhaps. It might have to go to a committee. :pierre: :holmes:

    :teehee: I would do the same, but who has the time? :sigh: (No, it's really not that bad. As I say - so long as you're not intentionally obnoxious or disagreeable you'll be fine.)
    Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. I suppose it'll be more important in second year, but I have to at least make some effort. Did anyone around you even bother with TV licenses (I'm going to iPlayer everything, £140-odd is a lot >.<).

    Will I have to contact my solicitor...? :gasp:

    I think willpower'd be the biggest problem, let alone time. :P but campus unis will be quite the walk anyhow, so I'm sure my legs will thank me for thinking about their welfare for a change. :/ Although it'll be just my luck if I get put in a hall that's right on the opposite side of where I need to be >.< They know my weakness... :eek:
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    (Original post by Roseystonios)
    Hey all

    Love how many replies this thread is getting. I was a Fresher last year and truly thought I'd be the only non-drinker, but turns out there are loads of us, and there's equally fun things you can do, which don't involve the usual alcohol/clubbing/etc.

    I'm going to be a Fresher again this year (long story, but I've changed course), so I look forward to doing it all again!

    My main tip is that although it's natural to be worried, as long as you're confident in your choice not to drink, or not to drink excessively, then people will respect you for that. As long as you don't go around outright judging those who do drink/drink excessively, then you'll be fine. There's a lot more to the Uni life than just alcohol!

    Wish you all the best, feel free to message me if you have any concerns x
    I'm worried about having flatmates that are drunk all the time :/ and not finding any friends, because when you don't drink, people are not really inviting you to bars/clubs or parties...
    Some of my old friends were always pointing fingers at me "She doesn't drink!"...
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    (Original post by laraali1)
    Me too! I wont be 18 til June at the end of my first year, really worried about being treated like a kid. Its one thing going out and not drinking, its another to not be able to go out with them at all
    I knooow my sister went at 17 as well, she said it wasn't too bad but she had enough and started using somebody else's ID at around January time because she got so bored we should be fine hopefully!

    which university are you going to?
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    Hey another non-drinking fresher here going to study maths. Never really seen the fascination with drinking loads, you can have a good night without and actually remember what happened. Also never really had the opportunity to drink as parents dont really and not 18 yet. But good to know im not alone
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    Anyone non-drinkers in huddersfield?
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    (Original post by staveley30)
    Hey another non-drinking fresher here going to study maths. Never really seen the fascination with drinking loads, you can have a good night without and actually remember what happened. Also never really had the opportunity to drink as parents dont really and not 18 yet. But good to know im not alone
    Welcome!!
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    Heyyyyyy guys! I'll be doing Modern Languages with a foundation year this Sept at Hull.
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    (Original post by lilGem)
    nope, the Sheffield Sheffield
    How come you chose UEA over Sheffield? If you don't mind me asking. :angel:
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    (Original post by amholcroft)
    How come you chose UEA over Sheffield? If you don't mind me asking. :angel:
    I just preferred the modules- Sheff is whole organism whereas UEA covers more areas e.g. molecular/ genetics which is what I want to do at post grad
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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. I suppose it'll be more important in second year, but I have to at least make some effort. Did anyone around you even bother with TV licenses (I'm going to iPlayer everything, £140-odd is a lot >.<).

    Will I have to contact my solicitor...? :gasp:

    I think willpower'd be the biggest problem, let alone time. :P but campus unis will be quite the walk anyhow, so I'm sure my legs will thank me for thinking about their welfare for a change. :/ Although it'll be just my luck if I get put in a hall that's right on the opposite side of where I need to be >.< They know my weakness... :eek:
    Nobody I know bothered with a TV license in college, and to this day I don't know if that's because our college's TV license covers all of us or because they simply couldn't be bothered. Perhaps next year, in our house, we shall have to. I don't think many people here have TVs, but most people seem to watch some TV of some sort on their computers.

    You have a solicitor? And yes, you may have to - we might need character references and the like to determine your continued membership here.

    I suffer not from a lack of willpower but from a lack of time, which is infinitely more frustrating. I think it's more likely that your legs would thank you for taking steps to prevent their degeneration in later life. :yep: You could always take a bike to university? :holmes:

    (Original post by BooksOfWonder)
    I'm worried about having flatmates that are drunk all the time :/ and not finding any friends, because when you don't drink, people are not really inviting you to bars/clubs or parties...
    Some of my old friends were always pointing fingers at me "She doesn't drink!"...
    You may well have flatmates that are drunk constantly, but if it transpires that that is so, it is not the end of your university socialising, I can assure you. Either you shall find excellent friends on your course or in societies, or - and this is far more likely - your flatmates will be mature enough to accept that you don't drink, and judge your character like any other adult would.

    Interestingly people still seem to ask me out even though I don't drink. :dontknow:
 
 
 
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