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    I'm not really a party person and I'm a bit shy but I'm gonna push my self so I can make friends! But I don't think I can go out every night for two weeks!
    is there a way to survive or any past experience information you can tell me to help me prepare and get an idea of what I am in for and what I should do?
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    You won't be going out every night - choose the events you think you'll enjoy and go to them. I didn't drink or go out clubbing before uni so i eased myself in gently and still managed to get loads of great friends and bond with my flatmates.
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    You don't need to go out every night. I went out precisely once in two weeks, and it didn't hamper me making friends at all.

    People seem to have this idea that you'll make your 'BFFL's during fresher's week by meeting people at events, but you are much more likely to make friends when you start going to societies and when you start classes, or with the people you live with in halls, purely because you're 'forced' into their company. I met some people during freshers, and though we swapped numbers, we haven't been in contact since. The majority of my friends are from my course or people I met through societies or halls.

    It was a little difficult because the one person who lived in my flat who I really got on well with was really into partying, whereas I wasn't, so what I tended to do was go with him and hang out with everyone at the pre-drinks (and stuck to maybe just a couple of ciders or soft drinks) but then went back up to our flat rather than go out to the club afterwards. Might be an option if you don't want to party every night but still want to hang out with people in halls.
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    (Original post by SarahPx)
    I'm not really a party person and I'm a bit shy but I'm gonna push my self so I can make friends! But I don't think I can go out every night for two weeks!
    is there a way to survive or any past experience information you can tell me to help me prepare and get an idea of what I am in for and what I should do?
    Thanks xx
    I was kinda shy before uni but I changed a lot. Fresher's week was awesome, had a lot of fun

    You'll say you name and what you study 100000 times to people you won't even speak to afterwards but it's amazing For me it was discovering the clubs and places in town. However I should that the week after my January exams was the best since I had made real friends and knew what places I liked and stuff!

    Anyways, just go with the flow I guess
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    (Original post by Mozzarella ♥)
    I was kinda shy before uni but I changed a lot. Fresher's week was awesome, had a lot of fun

    You'll say you name and what you study 100000 times to people you won't even speak to afterwards but it's amazing For me it was discovering the clubs and places in town. However I should that the week after my January exams was the best since I had made real friends and knew what places I liked and stuff!

    Anyways, just go with the flow I guess
    Can I ask how you actually made real friends I'm worried I'll make friend but not real ones :s
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    (Original post by SarahPx)
    Can I ask how you actually made real friends I'm worried I'll make friend but not real ones :s
    I got quite lucky since I get along really well with 2 of my flatmates (one of them left but is coming back next year).

    Honestly it just happened. I made most of my closest friends on my course since we studied in groups and stuff.
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    (Original post by TheWorldEndsWithMe)
    You don't need to go out every night. I went out precisely once in two weeks, and it didn't hamper me making friends at all.

    People seem to have this idea that you'll make your 'BFFL's during fresher's week by meeting people at events, but you are much more likely to make friends when you start going to societies and when you start classes, or with the people you live with in halls, purely because you're 'forced' into their company. I met some people during freshers, and though we swapped numbers, we haven't been in contact since. The majority of my friends are from my course or people I met through societies or halls.

    It was a little difficult because the one person who lived in my flat who I really got on well with was really into partying, whereas I wasn't, so what I tended to do was go with him and hang out with everyone at the pre-drinks (and stuck to maybe just a couple of ciders or soft drinks) but then went back up to our flat rather than go out to the club afterwards. Might be an option if you don't want to party every night but still want to hang out with people in halls.
    Thanks that really helped
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    (Original post by Mozzarella ♥)
    I got quite lucky since I get along really well with 2 of my flatmates (one of them left but is coming back next year).

    Honestly it just happened. I made most of my closest friends on my course since we studied in groups and stuff.
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    at my uni there was an event every night, and I'm pretty sure every uni does that.

    first night it was freshers only at the bar, and then the rest of the week it was anyone but freshers got free priority wristbands.

    I only went out three times - the first Sunday as it was a welcome party, the Tuesday because it was a comedy night, and the Pub Quiz the next Sunday. The other nights I stayed in with two of my flatmates watching films and eating chocolate and just getting to know each other.

    On the Wednesday night it was like I'd known them for a year even though it had been three days.

    Didn't really go out but still made friends, although I did start going out from about November because I did feel I missed out a little, and it took until January for me to become good friends with people on my course simply because I wasn't very confident. As soon as I was confident enough to talk in class it was a hell of a lot easier to make friends haha

    In freshers' week, it's basically "hey, I'm [first name]. I'm studying [subject]. You?" then "oh cool, where are you from?". Easy to take a conversation from there.
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    My fresher's week was boring. Too many drinking events. I managed to get together with some people and organise non-drinking events and all is good. :borat:

    Depends on the uni.
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    My fresher's week was absolutely fantastic, we went to a different event every single night, met so many people, people from my halls, people from my course, people from different sports clubs, loads of girls. In just a week of drinking we all made so many friends and contacts that lasted through the whole of uni.

    There were a couple of people who didn't come out and socialise despite us trying to persuade them. Sadly they didn't make it. I felt bad for them. Don't be those people OP.
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    It's really not a big deal, don't worry about it so much. Just treat it as it is as a warm up week, get used to your new home, check out your uni, meet some new people go out and have fun, that's all there is to it. I can barely remember my freshers tbh and I was ill so I couldn't drink.
 
 
 
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