Is it weird/uncommon to attend freshers at a different Uni?

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    A few of my friends are having their freshers week (London), one week before mine (not in London). So I was wondering if it would be considered odd or weird if I went to both..?

    Considering that I'll be a two hour drive away from them (once I move) I thought it would be nice to have some final fun times together before it all begins.

    What is freshers like in London? When you meet people, are they likely to ask where you're going for Uni? Will it be awkward when/if I respond with a Uni far from there?

    Thanks guys - all help is appreciated.
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    Go for it if you're able to
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    Go for it, if anything it'll probably make you more confident for freshers at your own uni
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    (Original post by SleepyJacques)
    A few of my friends are having their freshers week (London), one week before mine (not in London). So I was wondering if it would be considered odd or weird if I went to both..?

    Considering that I'll be a two hour drive away from them (once I move) I thought it would be nice to have some final fun times together before it all begins.

    What is freshers like in London? When you meet people, are they likely to ask where you're going for Uni? Will it be awkward when/if I respond with a Uni far from there?

    Thanks guys - all help is appreciated.
    I'd say it's very weird and very uncommon. Freshers is focussed on a group of people leaving home, joining a new institution and finding out about new friends, based on their Faculty, department, course, and social groups. The questions and conversations are all about what course are you on, what are your hobbies, where are you living etc. If you aren't even attending that university then what are you adding? It isn't like a general, week long house party. There are lots of fixed events like Library inductions, department inductions, IT inductions where your friends will be going to university organised things which might have social activities associated. There's simply no place or role at all for someone who isn't attending that University during Fresher's week. You won't even get into the majority of events. Very weird to tag along for a week. One night out of the Freshers environment by your mates, to meet up with you, fine - try to attend another Uni's whole Freshers week - very weird.
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    I'd say it's very weird and very uncommon. Freshers is focussed on a group of people leaving home, joining a new institution and finding out about new friends, based on their Faculty, department, course, and social groups. The questions and conversations are all about what course are you on, what are your hobbies, where are you living etc. If you aren't even attending that university then what are you adding? It isn't like a general, week long house party. There are lots of fixed events like Library inductions, department inductions, IT inductions where your friends will be going to university organised things which might have social activities associated. There's simply no place or role at all for someone who isn't attending that University during Fresher's week. You won't even get into the majority of events. Very weird to tag along for a week. One night out of the Freshers environment by your mates, to meet up with you, fine - try to attend another Uni's whole Freshers week - very weird.

    Thanks; just the answer I was hoping for!

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    (Original post by SleepyJacques)
    A few of my friends are having their freshers week (London), one week before mine (not in London). So I was wondering if it would be considered odd or weird if I went to both..?

    Considering that I'll be a two hour drive away from them (once I move) I thought it would be nice to have some final fun times together before it all begins.

    What is freshers like in London? When you meet people, are they likely to ask where you're going for Uni? Will it be awkward when/if I respond with a Uni far from there?

    Thanks guys - all help is appreciated.
    If you already live in or near London and its easy for you to get there then there's no reason why not. Just bear in mind that your mates, and other people that you meet there, will probably prioritise other people (ie that they will be potentially seeing at uni) rather than you.

    In my freshers week there was a guy in our halls who had brought his mate that wasn't going to uni up for the first weekend, he hung round with us, went on the nights out, played Pro Evo sessions with us in the evenings in his mates room and then headed back I think on the Tuesday. Nobody minded that he was there and we got to know him which helped for when he came to stay a couple of other times in the first term. He wasn't really talking to girls or trying to meet people though, he was just there for the nights out with his mate. I think if he'd been wanting to do a lot of socialising with new people he would have found it a bit difficult.
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    (Original post by SleepyJacques)
    A few of my friends are having their freshers week (London), one week before mine (not in London). So I was wondering if it would be considered odd or weird if I went to both..?

    Considering that I'll be a two hour drive away from them (once I move) I thought it would be nice to have some final fun times together before it all begins.

    What is freshers like in London? When you meet people, are they likely to ask where you're going for Uni? Will it be awkward when/if I respond with a Uni far from there?

    Thanks guys - all help is appreciated.
    Hello ,

    There is nothing weird or uncommon about it. A number of students attend different Freshers Week to be with their friends etc - if you can do it, why not? Sometimes you have to be a student at their university to attend the actual events and it'll get checked on the way in, some you'll need tickets/bands too and others it'll just be pay on the door - no matter what it is, the priority will always be their students but if you can go, do it. Why not?

    Have fun
 
 
 
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