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    Hi,
    I somehow got into Bristol and was wondering what can you do at freshers if you don't really like going out. I don't like clubs and don't particularly like drinking because it's pretty expensive and doesn't agree with me very well.
    I don't want to seem weird because I like going to bars with my friends at home but I went out in Manchester to the clubs and hated it completely. Should I just go out during freshers to make friends or what? I like sports and films and things like that but I tend to get agitated in loud and busy clubs and bars, that's my issue.
    Just don't want to miss out on meeting new people and don't want to seem abnormal
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    Hey,

    I wouldn't worry about not liking drinking or clubbing. I don't mind drinking but can't stand clubs in the slightest. Just make sure to meet people in your halls/course and definitely go to the freshers fair to sign up for societies. Societies are a great way to meet people of similar interests. There will be plenty of sports clubs (I personally plan to join the hockey team) and there will also be a film society. The Union should also have plenty of events that don't involve clubs so you'll have plenty of things to do. When I looked at the SU events the other day I saw they had film nights every so often, so that could be a good idea.

    Just don't worry about it too much and enjoy it
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    (Original post by rleah1998)
    Hi,
    I somehow got into Bristol and was wondering what can you do at freshers if you don't really like going out. I don't like clubs and don't particularly like drinking because it's pretty expensive and doesn't agree with me very well.
    I don't want to seem weird because I like going to bars with my friends at home but I went out in Manchester to the clubs and hated it completely. Should I just go out during freshers to make friends or what? I like sports and films and things like that but I tend to get agitated in loud and busy clubs and bars, that's my issue.
    Just don't want to miss out on meeting new people and don't want to seem abnormal
    I hate clubbing too tbh, and like most people in Britain, find things like that more bearable after lots of drinks, except I don't like drinking either... I don't like how most of it tastes unless it's a cocktail in which case it's a very expensive Ribena! I also don't digest alcohol very well (many people don't!) and it makes me quite ill sometimes, so I've pretty much given it up. It irks me that so much of socialising in Britain revolves around drinking, as if people can't have fun in a social setting without it!

    I think I'll go clubbing in the first few weeks to see what they're like, but if they're crap (I hate dance/trance type music, I don't mind mainstream R&B/hip hop), I'm not going to continue to go.

    Maybe just join people for pre-drinks and hopefully there'll be some people who just like going to a bar, for dinner, to watch footy/rugby/whatever, or idk the cinema or something equally sociable.
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    I'm in the same boat. I can't drink (due to being a Buddhist) and I've also got into Bristol somehow. I suppose when the others are drinking just order something else? I normally just go for a lemonade. If they think you're weird just tell them the truth. Ethanol tastes horrible anyway, even in low concentrations.
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    (Original post by Peroxidation)
    I'm in the same boat. I can't drink (due to being a Buddhist) and I've also got into Bristol somehow. I suppose when the others are drinking just order something else? I normally just go for a lemonade. If they think you're weird just tell them the truth. Ethanol tastes horrible anyway, even in low concentrations.
    the way you called it ethanol along with your picture makes me think that you're doing chemistry at uni 😂 chemistry a level killed me
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    (Original post by stratagems)
    I hate clubbing too tbh, and like most people in Britain, find things like that more bearable after lots of drinks, except I don't like drinking either... I don't like how most of it tastes unless it's a cocktail in which case it's a very expensive Ribena! I also don't digest alcohol very well (many people don't!) and it makes me quite ill sometimes, so I've pretty much given it up. It irks me that so much of socialising in Britain revolves around drinking, as if people can't have fun in a social setting without it!

    I think I'll go clubbing in the first few weeks to see what they're like, but if they're crap (I hate dance/trance type music, I don't mind mainstream R&B/hip hop), I'm not going to continue to go.

    Maybe just join people for pre-drinks and hopefully there'll be some people who just like going to a bar, for dinner, to watch footy/rugby/whatever, or idk the cinema or something equally sociable.
    Yeah it makes me really ill too but not in the hangover sense- no one seems to get that it's a thing 😂 I think I'll just go out as well because at least after freshers I could tone it down
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    (Original post by rleah1998)
    Yeah it makes me really ill too but not in the hangover sense- no one seems to get that it's a thing 😂 I think I'll just go out as well because at least after freshers I could tone it down
    I think a lot of people experience it, but no one speaks about it (digestive issues).*Lots of people are lactose intolerant & have IBS as well, so most of this country has issues of some sort! *

    I think going out is the lesser evil of the two!
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    I was hoping somebody would ask this not being a big drinker myself (I always find myself feeling really depressed the day afterwards) I imagine there will be a group of people that don't like drinking, and hopefully the non drinkers might meet up and go and explore Bristol or something
 
 
 
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