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    I don't drink. I don't dance. What's in it for me? :hide:
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    It's not all about going clubbing, you also have society fairs, sports fairs, you can probably relax and do some other cool stuff with your flatmates. Although you might want to consider it as people are extra down to **** during freshers week whatever year they're in :rofl:.
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    nothing. It's just hoes letting out their inner hoe energy
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    (Original post by Nulliverse)
    Although you might want to consider it as people are extra down to **** during freshers week whatever year they're in :rofl:.
    Consider what? Alcohol? Dancing? Clubbing in general? What is clubbing anyway (You can tell I already have no social life)
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    I just hung around a lot with new friends (went out shopping, to restaurants, their flats) and went to societies. It is a good opportunity to socialise.

    If you don't drink you still may get invited to clubs and pre-drinks, I did although I do not drink. You can go if you want, but no one will judge you for turning them down.

    Oh, and the general buzz around fresher's week is that people are more willing to make friends, as there will be no established friendship groups - and it's just easier. (Though it is not impossible to make friends afterwards.) Plus you have a lot more free time than you will when you are a few weeks into your course.
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    You find your way round campus. You get to know people in your accommodation and beyond. You figure out where to buy your food and how to do your laundry. You figure out whether there are any activities, sports or societies you'd enjoy. You explore your new town/city. You get used to bus timetables and where to catch the buses.

    You do all of this without having to think about lecture timetables, reading lists and coursework deadlines at the same time.
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    (Original post by BrainyBengali)
    Consider what? Alcohol? Dancing? Clubbing in general? What is clubbing anyway (You can tell I already have no social life)
    It's where you go with friends drunk (usually) and dance in a very small confined dark place with deafening music while sweaty people keep bumping into you. It's fun the first few times but it gets a bit boring afterwards. You do get funny stories out of it which imo is the best thing. I don't usually drink unless I've had a stressful week or just annoyed/sad so I go mostly sober so you don't need to drink.


    (Original post by Klix88)
    You find your way round campus. You get to know people in your accommodation and beyond. You figure out where to buy your food and how to do your laundry. You figure out whether there are any activities, sports or societies you'd enjoy. You explore your new town/city. You get used to bus timetables and where to catch the buses.

    You do all of this without having to think about lecture timetables, reading lists and coursework deadlines at the same time.
    That takes like what? Half a day? Doesn't sound to appealing either. Seems like a chore rather than something fun.
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    (Original post by BrainyBengali)
    I don't drink. I don't dance.What's in it for me? :hide:
    My friend didn't drink either.. and then fresher's week started.

    It's really good fun if your uni or clubs have some good events on
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    (Original post by Nulliverse)
    That takes like what? Half a day? Doesn't sound to appealing either. Seems like a chore rather than something fun.
    Well, no, laundry isn't that entertaining - most of the real life stuff isn't. But you're going to have to do it, so you might as well figure it our before the uni work starts. You can always stay home and just turn up at uni when the course officially starts, but by that time you will have missed induction and orientation sessions which will make your uni life much easier.

    If you view getting to know colleagues and looking for interesting things to do as a chore, then you may need to rethink leaving home at all.
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    (Original post by PhilipG1)
    My friend didn't drink either.. and then fresher's week started.

    It's really good fun if your uni or clubs have some good events on
    I'm a religious Muslim, so I doubt the same'll happen to me

    I'm hoping to make some real good friends quickly, as while it's possible to make friends after freshers, everyone will have still formed small groups eventually. It's only natural, as I will. Some people who go out sometimes but don't mind a quiet night in watching films, eating junk whilst staying super fit with sport and with common interests. [Impossible, I know :argh:]

    Events-wise, I'm looking forward to anything really - competitions, FREEBIES :excited:and sport all sound appealing. I'll hope to get my confidence up and start my first offical convo with a real-life girl ( All-boys school & Sixth-form didn't help)

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    (Original post by BrainyBengali)
    I'm a religious Muslim, so I doubt the same'll happen to me

    I'm hoping to make some real good friends quickly, as while it's possible to make friends after freshers, everyone will have still formed small groups eventually. It's only natural, as I will. Some people who go out sometimes but don't mind a quiet night in watching films, eating junk whilst staying super fit with sport and with common interests. [Impossible, I know :argh:]

    Events-wise, I'm looking forward to anything really - competitions, FREEBIES :excited:and sport all sound appealing. I'll hope to get my confidence up and start my first offical convo with a real-life girl ( All-boys school & Sixth-form didn't help)

    Meh.
    that's exactly what my friend said and he ended up drinking. Becareful
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    But no SERIOUSLY.
    I will. not. drink. EVER..

    Never crossed my mind. Really. Thanks for the warning
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    One aspect of freshers im looking forward to most is the party side of things. After a few drinks it is really easy to talk to people, especially as most people will be new to the environment so you will have at least that in common with people. That being said, I am keen to make the most of the day time activities as well as i want to use freshers week to sort myself out for the next year, which im sure you will be utilising too. There are so many people at uni so it shouldnt be hard to find people with the same interests as you
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    (Original post by manlyksev)
    One aspect of freshers im looking forward to most is the party side of things. After a few drinks it is really easy to talk to people, especially as most people will be new to the environment so you will have at least that in common with people. That being said, I am keen to make the most of the day time activities as well as i want to use freshers week to sort myself out for the next year, which im sure you will be utilising too. There are so many people at uni so it shouldnt be hard to find people with the same interests as you
    hi! sorry as much as i rate your optimism often its very hard to find people like u. for example i find it hard 2 find pplwith my music taste (not many people have heard of sneak lol!!!!) but def important to get out in the day!!!!!
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    hi! sorry as much as i rate your optimism often its very hard to find people like u. for example i find it hard 2 find pplwith my music taste (not many people have heard of sneak lol!!!!) but def important to get out in the day!!!!!
    Not many people know my music taste either. I like really indie bands like arctic monkeys and the 1975.
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    There are loads of freebies like pizza, even clothes at my uni! Make an effort to go to events with your flatmates right away and speak to lots of people, everyones really friendly, just beware of the flu!
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    (Original post by manlyksev)
    Not many people know my music taste either. I like really indie bands like arctic monkeys and the 1975.
    OMG!!!!!!!!!!! do u like catfish and the bottlemen as well?? they are my fave but quite indie as well. i loooooove those bands. ah we would make such good friends! what uni are u going to? xxx
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    (Original post by daaaaaisy)
    OMG!!!!!!!!!!! do u like catfish and the bottlemen as well?? they are my fave but quite indie as well. i loooooove those bands. ah we would make such good friends! what uni are u going to? xxx
    Why do you want to know what Uni I attended?
 
 
 
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