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    (Original post by 1.2.3.)
    are the friends you make in freshers the ones you stick with throughout the year?
    Sometimes, but in most cases you drift apart from them when you meet people on your course/from societies that you actually have stuff in common with apart from where you're living.
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    (Original post by llama-beans)
    Sometimes, but in most cases you drift apart from them when you meet people on your course/from societies that you actually have stuff in common with apart from where you're living.
    heh. think I'm gonna be missing a good chunk of freshers due to a family wedding and I don't want to be left out if that doesn't sound too childish aren't you going out with your flatmates anyway during freshers, as I'm assuming they're the only ones you've really met?
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    (Original post by Alexisonfire)
    Amazing.
    Why am I getting negged for saying it was amazing? It truely was amazing.
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    (Original post by 1.2.3.)
    heh. think I'm gonna be missing a good chunk of freshers due to a family wedding and I don't want to be left out if that doesn't sound too childish aren't you going out with your flatmates anyway during freshers, as I'm assuming they're the only ones you've really met?
    I don't think it matters that much if you miss Freshers - people aren't suddenly going to stop being friendly when the week ends! As I'm sure it is at most places, there are people in my halls I met in Freshers and haven't seen again, and people I didn't see in Freshers but now see all the time.

    Most people do tend to stick with people from halls for Freshers because you all live in the same place so it's easy to go out/come back together - especially if you're in a completely new city and are really drunk so it's easy to get lost. But after a while you'll meet other people from course/societies/other flats/halls etc that you'll go out with.
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    (Original post by llama-beans)
    I don't think it matters that much if you miss Freshers - people aren't suddenly going to stop being friendly when the week ends! As I'm sure it is at most places, there are people in my halls I met in Freshers and haven't seen again, and people I didn't see in Freshers but now see all the time.

    Most people do tend to stick with people from halls for Freshers because you all live in the same place so it's easy to go out/come back together - especially if you're in a completely new city and are really drunk so it's easy to get lost. But after a while you'll meet other people from course/societies/other flats/halls etc that you'll go out with.
    thanks for reassuring me lol
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    (Original post by Cicerao)
    Cling desperately to the nearest people, go to a cheesy uni club, fill in some uni paperwork and try to reinvent yourself as a social butterfly, only to fail by the end of the week and regress into being your true hermit self on the internet 24/7.
    Marry me.
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    So am I the only one worried about only being 17 when Freshers starts?
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    Overrated.
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    A mix. It was basically 2 weeks of going out every night which is immense until everyone gets freshers flu (which actually exists) by the fourth day but you still force yourself to go out. I ended up queueing and filling out too much paperwork, talking to people i'l never speak to again and talking to people who are my best friends now. It was immense but second semester was better
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    For me it was scary, bewildering and a real learning curve. I'm quite shy and introverted and I really dislike clubbing but I made the effort to go out every night with my flatmates and ended up being put off alcohol and the whole clubbing scene completely, and horribly ill by about the 6th day I still had fun though!

    I met some nice people who are still friends, and it was exciting registering for uni, exploring and getting lost in a new city and just having complete independence for the first time

    It's just an extremely fun time, where you can get to know people and chill before the work starts!
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    Not as good as rest of first year!

    You meet a lot of people, get lost countless times, try and settle into a flat/room, miss home a little, are intensely sleep deprived, party hard with strangers you don't care about.

    During rest of year you have fun with people you know and like, balance partying and rest of life, get to learn stuff (if you're going to uni for a degree you love, you'll enjoy this), you're flat/room will feel more like home than home itself, you'll hate the holidays and want to be back at uni straight away!
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    The evenings and nights are fun, but the days are mostly a bit empty and dull.
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    (Original post by ch0llima)
    The evenings and nights are fun, but the days are mostly a bit empty and dull.
    I forgot about the days, they were extremely boring! Mainly because my flatmates would get hopelessly drunk on quadruple vodkas the night before and get up at around 4pm, at which point they'd start drinking again for the next night...

    So the 3 of us that were up earlier than that were stuck for things to do because we all wanted to do things as a group of 10 :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by lizfairy)
    Depends where you are... For me, I don't drink but my uni offered loads of alternatives.
    When I received the programme I thought I would be doing absolutely everything: coffee crawls, trips to the museum, castle, botanical gardens, mountaineering, a zillion shows and concerts, workshops, international parties etc...

    The week was crammed with stuff, but I just didn't feel up for it being so new to the city. I wanted to get to grips with where everything was, supermarkets, local coffee shops, nice walks, libraries, parks, the gym etc.

    You don't often meet someone who stays your friend for a long time.
    You go on a lot of awkward pub crawls which often feel forced.
    That said, I really enjoyed some trips to the theatre. The ball was a let down.
    lol, coffee crawls, thats a new one. Certainly sounds better than a pub crawl anyway, though probably just ask expensive.
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    Mixture of getting to know people in the day/trying to get used to the new place/go to pointless induction lectures, go out most nights, catch freshers flu, feel home sick...not really a dull moment
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    Are you screwed if you dont drink?
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    (Original post by HumanNature1992)
    Are you screwed if you dont drink?
    Basically, yes.
    Though some universities try to cater to non-drinkers so there should be stuff to do. My university kinda messed that up this year so every single night was a club night. Though there was a bowling trip on one afternoon...
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    It's like one big party with easy drunk clunge, seriously, you will *love* it.
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    (Original post by HumanNature1992)
    Are you screwed if you dont drink?
    My best friend lives in halls, was seventeen and didn't like drinking anyway during freshers. She went out every night with her flatmates and did shots of lemonade :rolleyes: All the socialising, none of the humiliation and hangovers.

    Also they had stuff like comedy nights and acoustic open mic nights and stuff, so even if you don't want to do the partying thing at all, no, you aren't screwed.

    Promise.
 
 
 
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