I'm only going to be 17 when I go to university

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So I'm not gonna turn 18 until November 2016 and I start uni in September, what am I gonna do during Freshers??
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Why are you going to university a year early?
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Why are you going to university a year early?
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You're not going to drink? I thought the law was quite clear on that one...
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(Original post by chloearchibald)
So I'm not gonna turn 18 until November 2016 and I start uni in September, what am I gonna do during Freshers??
Not drink, maybe?
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(Original post by chloearchibald)
So I'm not gonna turn 18 until November 2016 and I start uni in September, what am I gonna do during Freshers??
You can do lots of things without drinking.


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Why are you going to university a year early?
There are many people who do A-levels early, so apply early. Its not really a requirement to be 18 (applicant has to be at least 16 or 17 though).
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Why are you going to university a year early?
I'll be 17 when I finish high school and don't want to take a gap year
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You can do lots of things without drinking.




There are many people who do A-levels early, so apply early. Its not really a requirement to be 18 (applicant has to be at least 16 or 17 though).

I feel like most people make their friends at Freshers and by going to clubs and stuff?? I'm just worried I won't make friends
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Are you Chinese?

edit: this is a legit question-my friend in my year is 16 and because the chinese system is ahead of the uk system he was put into our year group instead of the year below
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Are you Chinese?
No, Scottish
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So I'm not gonna turn 18 until November 2016 and I start uni in September, what am I gonna do during Freshers??
What uni?
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you dont do A-levels??
you can always find a job or something, thats what i would do if i have a free year
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My friend is at uni right now, he just turned 18 last week! He's made friends easy. I guess your primary friends are your flat mates and he made lots through study groups and now he's making even more he can go out and drink.
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No, Scottish
Ah, that explains the fear surrounding not being able to drink.
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What uni?
I have a conditional for Edinburgh Napier
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Ah, that explains the fear surrounding not being able to drink.
Hahahahahaha yeah I guess
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omg you're so lucky, i wanna be 17 again. haha
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I feel like most people make their friends at Freshers and by going to clubs and stuff?? I'm just worried I won't make friends
Pretty sure they wont ask for ID anyway. Yes most make friends at fresher, but not just through clubbing. There are MANY event occuring at freshers.
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I have a conditional for Edinburgh Napier
Oh...

Well there are usually a few young'uns at most unis
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I have a friend who was in the exact position that you're in (it was finally her 18th last week). But while she couldn't drink, our group would just hang out together and have nights in where everyone would just drink in one of our bedrooms, or just do other things, like we've had pizza/movie nights. You'll find that you make friends before you ever need to go out anyway, so when people do go out, it doesn't make much of a difference whether you go or not.

Don't worry, you'll find your people eventually, it just might take a bit longer than everyone else. I don't drink myself, so I know how it feels to worry about making friends during fresher's week. I think there's a lot of pressure on making friends in freshers week, but if you think about it, you'll be on a course that's at least 3 years long, so you'll have plenty of time to find your group (and you'll be 18 at some point anyway so you'll still be able to go out later). Plus you won't be the only person who doesn't drink and universities will acknowledge that there are people who don't drink for whatever reason, so they usually put on other events that don't involve alcohol
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