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    Hey, I want to know if I can miss freshers week (I'll return for registration, which is half an hour on the schedule). Will I get in any kind of trouble if I dont go to the other welcome seminars and all?
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    (Original post by anahmalik)
    Hey, I want to know if I can miss freshers week (I'll return for registration, which is half an hour on the schedule). Will I get in any kind of trouble if I dont go to the other welcome seminars and all?
    freshers week teaching/ academic sessions are technically compulsory, but when I had mine, there was no register for these. As long as you attend all the registration requirements, then you should be fine.

    I would definitely recommend trying to get involved as much as you can though; apart from intro talks, etc. which are likely to be useful if not important, this is prime time to meet the people you'll be spending the next 3+ years with.
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    (Original post by anahmalik)
    Hey, I want to know if I can miss freshers week (I'll return for registration, which is half an hour on the schedule). Will I get in any kind of trouble if I dont go to the other welcome seminars and all?
    Is there a specific reason for not staying for the full week? I can understand if your a mature students, but if your just a standard undergraduate it would be good to mix with people.
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    (Original post by Random_PC_Errors)
    Is there a specific reason for not staying for the full week? I can understand if your a mature students, but if your just a standard undergraduate it would be good to mix with people.
    Yes, I've been doing long distance with my boyfriend, and once my uni classes start we'll only have weekends together, so I really wanted to be able to spend like a week before uni properly starts with him. That might sound dumb, but long distance is brutal, and after freshers, the next break is winter, so this is the only time we'll have more than like 2/3 days. My friends said that freshers week isnt that important for making friends, and people come a month or two months later and have no issues making friends.
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    (Original post by anahmalik)
    Yes, I've been doing long distance with my boyfriend, and once my uni classes start we'll only have weekends together, so I really wanted to be able to spend like a week before uni properly starts with him. That might sound dumb, but long distance is brutal, and after freshers, the next break is winter, so this is the only time we'll have more than like 2/3 days. My friends said that freshers week isnt that important for making friends, and people come a month or two months later and have no issues making friends.
    It's true that you'll always be able to make friends but I would highly suggest not missing freshers as it forms a vital part of uni friends and socialising

    LDR isn't a good reason.
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    It's true that you'll always be able to make friends but I would highly suggest not missing freshers as it forms a vital part of uni friends and socialising

    LDR isn't a good reason.
    I only have 2 days where I have events, the rest of the days there's nothing to do.
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    (Original post by anahmalik)
    I only have 2 days where I have events, the rest of the days there's nothing to do.
    Are you kidding there's events all week, I'm going to the same uni
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    (Original post by hexagonalRod)
    Are you kidding there's events all week, I'm going to the same uni
    Have you already been to the uni, or is it your first year?
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    Not the same uni, but my boyfriend missed freshers week to spend it with me, and didn't make friends until third term because everyone grouped together during freshers so it was difficult for him to make any friends.

    I wouldn't miss it. Long distance is hard, believe me I've been there, but I think freshers is important for meeting your housemates, your coursemates, joining societies etc
 
 
 
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