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    As the title suggests I'm not really into clubbing, in fact I'm teetotal. I know Newcastle has something of a reputation and whilst the university itself may deny it, no doubt it would attract the kind of students who do like clubbing, purely because of it's reputation. I'm not a fuddy-duddy and I'll happily be with people who do drink, but I just don't like clubbing, so alternative nightlife would be great! You know; quieter pubs, social things etc.

    I suppose my question is really 'Is there enough going on for someone like me, and enough people who perhaps aren't as keen on going clubbing that I could socialise with in the evenings.' The thought of being in a larger city appeals to me, but not if I've got no friends! I'm looking at York as a competitor and obviously the campus environment makes it a little bit tamer, but I thought I'd at least try to extract some information from other sources before coming to a decision on this aspect of the unis.

    Sorry for the long post!

    TL;DR: Is there enough to do and enough people to socialise with if I don't like clubbing and don't drink?
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    (Original post by tecwhizz)
    As the title suggests I'm not really into clubbing, in fact I'm teetotal. I know Newcastle has something of a reputation and whilst the university itself may deny it, no doubt it would attract the kind of students who do like clubbing, purely because of it's reputation. I'm not a fuddy-duddy and I'll happily be with people who do drink, but I just don't like clubbing, so alternative nightlife would be great! You know; quieter pubs, social things etc.

    I suppose my question is really 'Is there enough going on for someone like me, and enough people who perhaps aren't as keen on going clubbing that I could socialise with in the evenings.' The thought of being in a larger city appeals to me, but not if I've got no friends! I'm looking at York as a competitor and obviously the campus environment makes it a little bit tamer, but I thought I'd at least try to extract some information from other sources before coming to a decision on this aspect of the unis.

    Sorry for the long post!

    TL;DR: Is there enough to do and enough people to socialise with if I don't like clubbing and don't drink?
    I hate clubbing to. You'll be fine. Plus I've heard there's a cheap comedy club, and there's a pub that does a weekly quiz
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    It's unlikely you'll fit in with your hall mates. The majority of people in halls are there to squeeze out every inch of the sordid freshers experience that they can. Everyone I know who dislikes clubbing has been a minority in their halls.

    You will find you'll fit in more with course mates, or those in societies.
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    (Original post by tecwhizz)
    As the title suggests I'm not really into clubbing, in fact I'm teetotal. I know Newcastle has something of a reputation and whilst the university itself may deny it, no doubt it would attract the kind of students who do like clubbing, purely because of it's reputation. I'm not a fuddy-duddy and I'll happily be with people who do drink, but I just don't like clubbing, so alternative nightlife would be great! You know; quieter pubs, social things etc.

    I suppose my question is really 'Is there enough going on for someone like me, and enough people who perhaps aren't as keen on going clubbing that I could socialise with in the evenings.' The thought of being in a larger city appeals to me, but not if I've got no friends! I'm looking at York as a competitor and obviously the campus environment makes it a little bit tamer, but I thought I'd at least try to extract some information from other sources before coming to a decision on this aspect of the unis.

    Sorry for the long post!

    TL;DR: Is there enough to do and enough people to socialise with if I don't like clubbing and don't drink?
    I've firmed Newcastle and I would choose a quiet night in a pub in a group of good friends, as opposed to a club where your chances of getting stabbed or drugged are higher than in a HMP. What course are you applying for btw?
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    With the right amount of alcohol, anyone can fit in.
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    (Original post by 0123456543210)
    I've firmed Newcastle and I would choose a quiet night in a pub in a group of good friends, as opposed to a club where your chances of getting stabbed or drugged are higher than in a HMP. What course are you applying for btw?
    I'm applying for comp sci; still undecided on whether to firm or not

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    (Original post by Andy98)
    I'm applying for comp sci; still undecided on whether to firm or not

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    Cool, it's a pity that students are randomly allocated to the accommodation there, I've heard that some other universities actually make you do a 'personality quiz' and allocate people according to their answers.
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    Hi folks, thanks for all that! I suppose it is just reassurance that I'll at least have some people to fit in with away from the bar!

    (Original post by 0123456543210)
    I've firmed Newcastle and I would choose a quiet night in a pub in a group of good friends, as opposed to a club where your chances of getting stabbed or drugged are higher than in a HMP. What course are you applying for btw?
    I'm applying for Computer Science, so I'm sure there'll be plenty of folks on the course who aren't into clubbing because it's the kind of course that attracts hard workers and social outcasts like me! Obviously, you've no idea who'll end up with you in accommodation and anyway I'd like to get to know people from a range of disciplines.

    I've got the Tea Society earmarked because I'm so unashamedly British so I'm sure there'll be some people to meet there too!
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    (Original post by 0123456543210)
    Cool, it's a pity that students are randomly allocated to the accommodation there, I've heard that some other universities actually make you do a 'personality quiz' and allocate people according to their answers.
    Really?

    (Original post by tecwhizz)
    Hi folks, thanks for all that! I suppose it is just reassurance that I'll at least have some people to fit in with away from the bar!


    I'm applying for Computer Science, so I'm sure there'll be plenty of folks on the course who aren't into clubbing because it's the kind of course that attracts hard workers and social outcasts like me! Obviously, you've no idea who'll end up with you in accommodation and anyway I'd like to get to know people from a range of disciplines.

    I've got the Tea Society earmarked because I'm so unashamedly British so I'm sure there'll be some people to meet there too!
    Tea society??? Lol that's new

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    (Original post by tecwhizz)
    As the title suggests I'm not really into clubbing, in fact I'm teetotal. I know Newcastle has something of a reputation and whilst the university itself may deny it, no doubt it would attract the kind of students who do like clubbing, purely because of it's reputation. I'm not a fuddy-duddy and I'll happily be with people who do drink, but I just don't like clubbing, so alternative nightlife would be great! You know; quieter pubs, social things etc.

    I suppose my question is really 'Is there enough going on for someone like me, and enough people who perhaps aren't as keen on going clubbing that I could socialise with in the evenings.' The thought of being in a larger city appeals to me, but not if I've got no friends! I'm looking at York as a competitor and obviously the campus environment makes it a little bit tamer, but I thought I'd at least try to extract some information from other sources before coming to a decision on this aspect of the unis.

    Sorry for the long post!

    TL;DR: Is there enough to do and enough people to socialise with if I don't like clubbing and don't drink?
    " Why fit in when you were born to stand out ?" ~ Dr Seuss
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Really?



    Tea society??? Lol that's new

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    I know, I nearly choked on my brew when I saw it!

    http://www.nusu.co.uk/getinvolved/so.../society/7486/
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    (Original post by tecwhizz)
    I know, I nearly choked on my brew when I saw it!

    http://www.nusu.co.uk/getinvolved/so.../society/7486/
    Hahahaha wow! Imma look for rap/hip hop

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    (Original post by 0123456543210)
    Cool, it's a pity that students are randomly allocated to the accommodation there, I've heard that some other universities actually make you do a 'personality quiz' and allocate people according to their answers.
    I've heard that before. Seems sensible because you could get in with people who'll actually wash the dishes and vomit all over the floor at 2 past midnight on a Tuesday. The only issue I guess is that some might abuse it and say they're really neat just so they don't need to clean up as everyone else will do it because they can't stand the mess.
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Really?



    Tea society??? Lol that's new

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    Yep, more universities should do that. So far I can only remember such thing being in Exeter.

    http://www.nusu.co.uk/getinvolved/so.../society/7486/ Sounds perfect, also http://www.nusu.co.uk/getinvolved/so.../society/7430/
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    (Original post by 0123456543210)
    Yep, more universities should do that. So far I can only remember such thing being in Exeter.

    http://www.nusu.co.uk/getinvolved/so.../society/7486/ Sounds perfect, also http://www.nusu.co.uk/getinvolved/so.../society/7430/
    Ahhhh OK

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    (Original post by 0123456543210)
    Yep, more universities should do that. So far I can only remember such thing being in Exeter.

    http://www.nusu.co.uk/getinvolved/so.../society/7486/ Sounds perfect, also http://www.nusu.co.uk/getinvolved/so.../society/7430/
    York, Edinburgh, Leeds, ICL and Cambridge have it too.

    I'll look into Real Ale, but I'm teetotal because of the taste (I'm too sensitive for the manly stuff! Dyspraxia's stolen that one from me.) so I don't know if I'd interface with the beverage that well!
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    (Original post by tecwhizz)
    York, Edinburgh, Leeds, ICL and Cambridge have it too.

    I'll look into Real Ale, but I'm teetotal because of the taste (I'm too sensitive for the manly stuff! Dyspraxia's stolen that one from me.) so I don't know if I'd interface with the beverage that well!
    Hey! Dyspraxia ain't an excuse

    It's just an acquired taste

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    I think I'm gonna struggle (tee-total as well) but I'll try my best to fit in. Usually i get along with everyone fairly well, hopefully no bumps on the way. BTW who got an offer for Comp Sci for Newcastle yet? Conditional or unconditional? And what was the grade offer?
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    (Original post by Dnkz7)
    I think I'm gonna struggle (tee-total as well) but I'll try my best to fit in. Usually i get along with everyone fairly well, hopefully no bumps on the way. BTW who got an offer for Comp Sci for Newcastle yet? Conditional or unconditional? And what was the grade offer?
    Well, I got ABB conditional (if that wasn't clear! ) Hey ho. Same as I got for York so I'm gathering information right now to make my mind up. Arrgh! Decisions, Decisions.
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    This also really worries me as well - I'm looking at possibly firming Newcastle (because the uni is good and I'm from there and don't want to go too far from home) and I'm not into clubbing at all!! I turned eighteen in October and haven't been out once, mostly because of anxiety reasons and the fact that I don't actually enjoy being drunk and around drunk people. I do drink and I do enjoy going out, I'm just not a fan of clubs. We are a minority, but there are some of us out there!!!


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