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    I've just started my UCAS application and I am hoping to make York my firm for next year!
    I was just wondering if drinking at Freshers is avoidable? I can't drink for health reasons and I am really not the 'going out' type, clubbing/bar crawls are definitely not fun to me with not being able to join in.

    I want to do other Freshers activities of course, I was just wondering if drinking is kind of the be all end all of Freshers week? I'd feel really rubbish about being singled out if I was one of the only ones who couldn't join in and if that would stop me from making friends. I've heard that with York being more traditional and quiet that they are more flexible with Fresher activities so it's not a case of drink or do nothing, I just wanted to know if that's true?
    Thanks!
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    (Original post by brxvebird)
    I've just started my UCAS application and I am hoping to make York my firm for next year!
    I was just wondering if drinking at Freshers is avoidable? I can't drink for health reasons and I am really not the 'going out' type, clubbing/bar crawls are definitely not fun to me with not being able to join in.

    I want to do other Freshers activities of course, I was just wondering if drinking is kind of the be all end all of Freshers week? I'd feel really rubbish about being singled out if I was one of the only ones who couldn't join in and if that would stop me from making friends. I've heard that with York being more traditional and quiet that they are more flexible with Fresher activities so it's not a case of drink or do nothing, I just wanted to know if that's true?
    Thanks!
    There are usually non drinking activities on like board nights etc
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    (Original post by brxvebird)
    I've just started my UCAS application and I am hoping to make York my firm for next year!
    I was just wondering if drinking at Freshers is avoidable? I can't drink for health reasons and I am really not the 'going out' type, clubbing/bar crawls are definitely not fun to me with not being able to join in.

    I want to do other Freshers activities of course, I was just wondering if drinking is kind of the be all end all of Freshers week? I'd feel really rubbish about being singled out if I was one of the only ones who couldn't join in and if that would stop me from making friends. I've heard that with York being more traditional and quiet that they are more flexible with Fresher activities so it's not a case of drink or do nothing, I just wanted to know if that's true?
    Thanks!
    Of course! I myself was a very quiet fresher, brought tea to the only 2 drinking games I ever participated in, and didn't go out to all the club nights etc. I have a really good group of friends from societies and my course.

    Another thing - during fresher's week, there will be STYCs (Second and Third Year Contacts) to help you out and make sure that everyone gets involved and so on. I know some colleges have Daytime STYCs as well, and their job is similar to the STYCs, but they specifically focus on people who aren't so keen on drinking/going out and instead focus on quieter or daytime events
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    Thank you so much! This has made me feel a lot better.
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    I have the same problem.. Super super anxious about freshers week tbh... And I'm from abroad so I might miss it and afraid I'll miss out a great opportunity to make friends and such
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    There is a load of stuff available for people who don't drink at all (or who don't want to go out), and there are actually quite a lot of people who go to these events. You can always go out without drinking too, although chances are that you will find it less enjoyable than the others (and be prepared to take people to A&E!)
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    (Original post by brxvebird)
    I've just started my UCAS application and I am hoping to make York my firm for next year!
    I was just wondering if drinking at Freshers is avoidable? I can't drink for health reasons and I am really not the 'going out' type, clubbing/bar crawls are definitely not fun to me with not being able to join in.

    I want to do other Freshers activities of course, I was just wondering if drinking is kind of the be all end all of Freshers week? I'd feel really rubbish about being singled out if I was one of the only ones who couldn't join in and if that would stop me from making friends. I've heard that with York being more traditional and quiet that they are more flexible with Fresher activities so it's not a case of drink or do nothing, I just wanted to know if that's true?
    Thanks!
    it is avoidable. freshers weeks at uni usually has tonnes of recruitment for societies / activites during the day (bbqs, day trips etc) so you dont really need to worry about missing out. In fact, a lot of socialising can be done just be meeting people in commons rooms in student accomodation / in shared kitchens
 
 
 
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