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    i know im moving in on the 28th, but when does freshers start!? is it the friday the next day that everything kicks off as i was supposed to b goin to this big weddin. im not too bothered about missing it, but does anyone reckon its best to hang around at the very start. xxx
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    Freshers starts on the 27th, there is something every night. Might be best to be around, as that is when everyone will be at their most sociable.
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    We have stuff on the first day (I'm in Elvyn) I'd recommend missing the wedding if it's not important ie. one of your parents etc cause I think a lot of bonds are made early on and I think you'd be better to be there. IMO anyway
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    (Original post by SugarExplosion)
    We have stuff on the first day (I'm in Elvyn) I'd recommend missing the wedding if it's not important ie. one of your parents etc cause I think a lot of bonds are made early on and I think you'd be better to be there. IMO anyway
    last year i started on the 28th, and on the 1st Oct i had a badminton tournament. I didnt know whether to play or not, but in the end i did. i didnt miss out on any bonding or anything because i was away for the friday night and saturday. then again, my flatmates werent really up for going out and stuff, so i didnt actually miss out on anything. its a hard one, if you do go to the wedding you wont miss out on that much, but then something might happen, and you wouldnt be part of it.
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    Try and not go if it's possible, just so it's easier to make friends and 'stay with the group'... There's always that one bonding moment groups have, and you never know when that is!!!

    But saying that, obviously people have pre-booked events that they can't get out of, and it's not like you are going to be shunned for the first year if you go!

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    (Original post by lil_lisa86)
    last year i started on the 28th, and on the 1st Oct i had a badminton tournament
    If the wedding was on that day then I'd recommend she should go, by then you've been out, got to know people etc but she's talking about getting to uni, unpacking, saying hi and then leaving for a wedding. You can't make a first impression if you're not there. Even the day after is ok, but with saying she's not bothered about missing it I'd say she'd be better being there on her first day
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    Freashers starts the day you get there. And the first week is by far the most important.

    That said, only you know how important the wedding is, and nothing is the end of the world.



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    id recommend chopping the wedding. definitely
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    which hall are u btw?
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    It would be wise to be there in the first few days as the people you first meet help you get thru thos first few months. You'll then meet people off your course and people from other halls as the yr goes on....but those first few days are usually the funniest and when everyones on a high!!


    :rolleyes: ahhh seems so long ago now!!

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    wedding is on the 29th and its a cousin i havent seen in ages, but its not the end of the world. it would be fun as its gonna be huuuge, but i think i'd prefer freshers rather than that awkward small talk with rells u havent seen in years and the old "i remember u when u were this high". think ill give it a miss as its gonna probs take up a couple of days as its far away. im in elvyn xxx thanks for the advice.
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    Argh! Are you guys not having problems at needing to be there mid-week?! My parents both are teachers and so they can't have time off!!!!!
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    one of my teachers last yr had time off to take his daughter to uni...get them to guilt trip the school! they wud only need half a day off anyways as u r meant to go in the afternoon (depending how far awya u live)
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    (Original post by totally_unique)
    Argh! Are you guys not having problems at needing to be there mid-week?! My parents both are teachers and so they can't have time off!!!!!
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    You're not the only ones. My parents are lucky as in they can have the day off but I did think it was a weird time to have to arrive. Could you not take some essentials for a few days on public transport and they come up a couple days later? Having to borrow things from others would be a good socialising experience.
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    My dad's got to go to work in the morning for an hour, then take me down and be back hom for 5 which means he can only stay an hour cause it's a 3 hour journey. Mum's coming down with my dad again a couple of weeks after on a Sunday so she can "see where her little girl will be staying" :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by SugarExplosion)
    My dad's got to go to work in the morning for an hour, then take me down and be back hom for 5 which means he can only stay an hour cause it's a 3 hour journey. Mum's coming down with my dad again a couple of weeks after on a Sunday so she can "see where her little girl will be staying" :rolleyes:
    Aawww...
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    (Original post by totally_unique)
    Argh! Are you guys not having problems at needing to be there mid-week?! My parents both are teachers and so they can't have time off!!!!!
    xxxx

    my mums a teacher, and managed to get the time off ok last year. She just explained the situation, and thankfull the head teacher was sympathetic, and has a daughter a year younger than me who is starting uni this year, so he completely understood!

    There must be some way of your parents getting the time off, unless the head is evil and expects you to go on the train!
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    Sorry if this has already been mentioned - only skimmed this thread...

    You will go out to the union on your first night in halls. On the first Friday (just before term starts), in the morning, you'll have an induction period in your department, where you'll be given timetables, dept. information, etc, etc, etc - you'd be pretty silly to miss this as it is VERY useful. You may also be given details about coursework (yep, they get it in early )
 
 
 
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