Would my first week at uni be a disaster if I don't drink?? I would have a glas of champagne, but no more, and certainly not getting drunk. What do you think?
of course not. be yourself and i bet u wont be alone
Not at all. You won't be alone.
While I wouldn't recommend the pub crawl, there are still going to be loads of events, both daytime and nighttime, where drinking isn't a prerequisite. Even events in bars or clubs can be fun without drink, but then I'm sure you know that.
It's all about meeting new people, not getting wasted.
bloody hell the ammount of people on here who have these wild impressions of uni actually astounds me.
It's not a big **** Fest, it's not a whole big drinking binge
honestly what do you people expect?
I have a tendency of only drinking socially and I never drink too much. You are making the right choice to not drink. Personally I don't like this binge drinking culture. There's nothing wrong to drink for fun but know your own limits.
Wow, thank god for that, i was scared that being a non-drinker at uni meant having yourself subjected to various acts of rape and/or pillaging by certain sports teams...phew!
You get to enjoy drinking as a spectator sport, watching all the idiots do stupid things, besides there will still be dancing and music and fun stuff which doesn't involve drinking. Also you can totally get in with other non-drinking folk and will hit it off with people by having something in common already.
I seriously don't get why the whole "i-don't-drink-so-am-i-going-to-feel-excluded" thing is such an issue. Why would anyone even care whether the drink you were holding was alcoholic or non-alcoholic? I drink but there are plenty of occasions where I don't feel like it, so I just don't.
Don't let it be an issue! You're there to have fun and having fun is definitely NOT all about getting hammered. xx
Will you be drinking though? Dont want to or not used to it.
Getting drunk is a big part of the fun, for me anyhows, and being drunk is hilarious.
However the biggest part is being there and making bonds with the people you live week, and this can be done by being confident, talkative and having fun.
Something i was told, and hold very highly as good advice, is this.
Dont lie, and dont talk about people behind there backs.
I hate getting plastered but i still plan on enjoying freshers!
Ok keep your knickers on, i didnt mean it as a brag.
Im just disagreeing with you because i though u were under the impression that fresher week isnt a mad drinking session when in most cases it is. If you want it to be like you said obviously!
Infact you have to be very careful to keep it under control.
Erm...not for everybody.....