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    I will hopefully be joining Plymouth uni this September and the only thing I'm worried about is that I don't drink alcohol that much. I'm happy to go on nights out but I'm worried about the fact that I only drink a small amount of alcohol compared to most people. Will my flatmates judge me for this? Sometimes I don't feel like going out at all but I don't want to cause arguments or make people dislike me?
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    I wouldn't worry to be honest. You'll find that there will be pressure from those who live around you, just have the odd drink, socialise and enjoy yourself, but don't feel pressured into drinking if that is not your thing. It's not going to make anyone dislike you, either.
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    (Original post by stingbeexoxo)
    I will hopefully be joining Plymouth uni this September and the only thing I'm worried about is that I don't drink alcohol that much. I'm happy to go on nights out but I'm worried about the fact that I only drink a small amount of alcohol compared to most people. Will my flatmates judge me for this? Sometimes I don't feel like going out at all but I don't want to cause arguments or make people dislike me?
    Hi stingbeexoxo,

    Thanks for posting this thread, I'm sure lots of people worry about this and they really don't need to!

    Plym Uni students come from all sorts of backgrounds and have all sorts of different ideas about having a good time and what that looks like, for some it's partying all night and for some it's a pint of coke and watching a band. Wherever you fall in that spectrum you will find like minded students (not to mention saving loads of money by not spending it all behind the bar!)

    I was talking to the Residence Life team yesterday and in their email they sent me this which I think might be of interest to you:
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    When applying for halls of residence, students can indicate that they would prefer a quiet flat if possible. We ask students to give us information about their personalities when they apply – eg party person, late night owl, better in mornings, tidy, messy etc! Then we try to place students who have a good profile match together – this has worked really well over the past couple of years!
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    Have you checked out our societies as well? There's quite a lot of them (over 100) and many of them run activities in the evenings and weekends that aren't drinking orientated, I'm part of adventure and expo and we go indoor climbing during the week and sometimes on trips away to go caving, climbing and hiking at weekends. You can have a drink if you want on these trips but lots of people choose not too (I didn't drink on the last trip and no one said a thing ).

    I really wouldn't worry either way, you'll be just fine and I'm sure you'll really enjoy halls.

    All the best

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    It really depends on what halls you get in to and what people you get put with.
    You will be asked to answer a few questions and little survey when you apply. The questions are like "do you go A lot" and "do you go to bed early" etc. The uni try and match you with like minded people.

    I didn't get any of my hall preferences whatsoever which I was originally annoyed about. But got put with a great bunch of people. If you tell people you're not a heavy drinker then no one will pressure or really judge you on that.


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