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    (Original post by Fat-Love)
    because it's the last time you'll get to have fun regularly and let loose before you enter the world of work (unless you fail your degree miserably).

    I mean you're away from parents and have all your financial worries covered generally. you're gonna be hard pressed to come across another opportunity like this.
    Completely agree.
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    It's fine to have some 'wild' nights as long as they don't interfere with your studies and relieve stress but personally I would find other alternatives...
    besides, drinking = big no no for your health. :rolleyes:
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    Going to uni primarily for the 'experience' whilst thinking of a degree as an after-thought bonus is wrong.

    Going to uni primarily for the education whilst enjoying the perks of an independent fun social life is the right approach.

    To be honest anybody who's serious about their course won't find the time to go out all the time, there are no such luxuries for uni students who actually work. However, doing a degree course is stressful and a lot of pressure so stimulating your mind and having a break every now and again is healthy. There's no harm in enjoying a few parties and hang outs with mates, without it students will just end up tearing their hair out from the misery of deadlines and exams.

    It's good to have a balance :yep: There are students who do go to uni for the wrong reasons i.e. for the parties, clubbing, being around other pissed people etc. but ultimately they pay the price (literally) because investing that amount of money for merely an 'experience' (most of which they'd be too drunk to remember) is foolish. They're not getting their value for money if they don't make the most of their course and come out with the qualifications.

    That's the only upside I see from raising tuition fees, it will deter such like students unless they're really stupid and insist on paying £10k/year in fees alone for an education they won't take seriously.
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    (Original post by Panda Vinnie)
    That's the only upside I see from raising tuition fees, it will deter such like students unless they're really stupid and insist on paying £10k/year in fees alone for an education they won't take seriously.
    Tbh even if Uni was that price, aslong as they got the loans/grant to cover it, most 'stupid' students would still go and pay it.
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    I don't think the OP is criticising anyone who goes out ever, just people who do it all the time and consider it their highest priority. On that point, I agree. I lived with people like that in first year and they were terrible examples of human beings.
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    (Original post by animalnitrate)
    I agree. The whole point of University is to work hard and get a half decent degree. Each to their own, but I don't see the point in going out every night and getting hammered, just seems like a waste of life.
    maybe we just enjoy life too much? I personally go for both I go out and party all the time but i still put enough work in to get firsts in pretty much everything.
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    I thought the same about my housemates for the first few days. I have since learnt to man up and have a good time out. Unless your some social retard, youll usually end up talking to some stranger about something that doesn't even make sense yet find it hilarious.
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    (Original post by Mr Smurf)
    I think going out and socialising is important as well as getting a degree out of it :dontknow:.

    yeah obviously I dont have anything against going out at all, its just the people that go out every single night and get absolutely hammered, and dont care about the degree that i dont understand
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    (Original post by Blueflare)
    I don't think the OP is criticising anyone who goes out ever, just people who do it all the time and consider it their highest priority. On that point, I agree. I lived with people like that in first year and they were terrible examples of human beings.

    THANK YOU. thats exactly what i meant, a lot of people seem to have misunderstood my point though.
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    (Original post by AnetaLovesYou)
    yeah obviously I dont have anything against going out at all, its just the people that go out every single night and get absolutely hammered, and dont care about the degree that i dont understand
    For some people university is just something they automatically do without particularly considering it, or an excuse not to get a job for another three or four years but still have a complete social life. If they're paying the same fees as everyone else, let them do what they want. I don't understand the people on my course who study their mother tongues as a foreign language, but that doesn't mean they're wrong to do it, if that makes them happy.
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    OP, totally get what you mean. University is supposed to be about the pursuit of an academic education first and foremost.

    However, I totally understand that yeah, you're a young adult and having a pint and going out sometimes is acceptable.

    But getting absolutely lashed each night; REGARDLESS if it affects your studies or not, absolute no no imo.

    I thought people at university would be a lot more mature than this tbh.
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    I don't go out clubbing/drink. :\

    I've got too much **** to do anything anyway... Law sucks baaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllll ssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.
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    <generalisations>

    From what I have seen, it depends on the subject you are taking. You generally won't find pharmacy/medicine/engineering students partying as much as say, media students.

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    Intelligent people can balance work and play. If you can't do this you are not intelligent.
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    Sorry but it's not true OP.

    You should enjoy independence by being able to have a few drinks when you want and have a good time. However, the work load doesn't permit you to do what you're suggesting is the uni 'life'.

    University life is what you make of it. You can be as quiet as a mouse, or louder than a female scouser during mating season.

    I'm enjoying it because I'm able to do the things I want. I love having a few beers/glasses of wine with friends. I hate clubbing, detest it and fail to see ANY attraction in it but that's just me. I like going to bars after a long day and relaxing. However, I love spending time alone in my room, especially playing the PS3 now that I have Fifa 11.

    I have an extremely demanding degree (see sig) so when I get time to relax, I take it and enjoy it.

    People who go out 'every' night as you say normally tend to calm down once freshers week is over or the initial excitement of the move has passed. If they continue doing so, they're not doing their wallet any good and probably won't pass the first year.

    Academic and socialising go hand in hand with university life. There are people who prefer one than the other either way.
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    (Original post by 8086)
    <generalisations>

    From what I have seen, it depends on the subject you are taking. You generally won't find pharmacy/medicine/engineering students partying as much as say, media students.

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    hahahahahahahahahahahaha

    You do realise we have a reputation as the harder partiers right?

    As to the OP why? Because it is fun and you can do both that and get a good degree. I averaged probably 3 nights out a week (not all of those getting totally gazeboed obviously) and got the top mark in one of my papers.

    I must admit however I don't want to do as much this year because 1) it aint cheap and 2) I don't enjoy it as much as I used too 3) other nights out are more fun
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    It's a requirement to go to lectures completely sloshed.
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    I thought the same as you before I came but now I wanna party all the time :P its been such a laugh this week <3
 
 
 
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