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    I didn't drink when I was 18 but I still went to the pubs and played pool and went out clubbing, It helped that I was a very confident 18 yo.

    Most people drink for confidence. So be that.

    It is boring being the only one sober if everyone is playing drinking games, but if everyone is instead having interesting conversation in the pub then the only problem is the amount they start repeating themselves.

    You can get by at uni without drinking. You'll be segregated, only if you don't join in on the antics that happen when the majority of people are drunk, only you won't be able to blame the antics on drinking like everyone else the next day.

    I have lots of friends now that don't drink that come out clubbing with us, even sometimes a majority of non-drinkers, someone always to drive and costs less for a round...
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    You see these threads all over the internet all over the time so Im pretty sure you wont be alone

    Im not a massive drinker (2/3 when i go out) but still have a good time on a night out. It will be fine.


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    (Original post by kangsterf)
    I hate dunking alcohol, it makes me feel sick and it's just not something I enjoy at all. But I enjoy making friends and socialising. The problem is that I'm worried that most of the social activities at uni are going to revolve around alcohol- clubbing, going to bars and pubs.

    What can I do to make friends and socialise if I don't want to consume any alcohol? I want to go to UCL but from what I've heard the social life there revolves around drinking a lot
    Don't worry. My daughter went to UCL and does not really drink. She loves the occasional ( and this means once a month ) real ale, but really she does not want to go out and get blotto.

    Because UCL is such an international university, there are many different cultures - the majority of whom do not drink to excess ( unlike sadly some of the Brits) You will be fine. If you feel you need to have something in order to fit in, there are plenty of low alcohol alternatives - the beers are especially good - but to be honest you need to be you and a non drinking you will deffo fit in.
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    (Original post by katycaresse)
    One can not simply separate british people with those who don't believe in Islam, one would then single out 2.5million British people.
    I'm not separating British Muslims. I already pointed out that the MAJORITY of British people don't follow Islam, so you can use 'British people' as a generalisation, British Muslims are the minority
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    (Original post by kangsterf)
    I hate dunking alcohol, it makes me feel sick and it's just not something I enjoy at all. But I enjoy making friends and socialising. The problem is that I'm worried that most of the social activities at uni are going to revolve around alcohol- clubbing, going to bars and pubs.

    What can I do to make friends and socialise if I don't want to consume any alcohol? I want to go to UCL but from what I've heard the social life there revolves around drinking a lot

    Hi,

    I’m a first year students at the University of Derby. I was also worried about this kind of thing however, it’s really not an issue. Since joining in September 2016, I’ve only been on a few nights out but there is plenty of opportunity for meeting people outside of the nightlife scene. There are loads of societies that range from academic to non-academic, sport clubs and other opportunities that will make sure you meet loads of people whilst at uni.

    It is important to put the effort into joining societies as you will be sure to make friends through them and they are also more likely to be people who also aren’t into nights out.

    Hope this helps and let me now if you have any other questions about uni!

    Molly
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    University years is about sharpen9ng the brain. So why dull it with alcohol ?
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    (Original post by kangsterf)
    I hate dunking alcohol, it makes me feel sick and it's just not something I enjoy at all. But I enjoy making friends and socialising. The problem is that I'm worried that most of the social activities at uni are going to revolve around alcohol- clubbing, going to bars and pubs.

    What can I do to make friends and socialise if I don't want to consume any alcohol? I want to go to UCL but from what I've heard the social life there revolves around drinking a lot
    Consume adam's ale; when it looks colorless, say it's vodka
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    (Original post by kpeter)
    University years is about sharpen9ng the brain. So why dull it with alcohol ?
    Precisely, university should be about mind expanding drugs, not alcohol.

    (Original post by kpeter)
    Consume adam's ale; when it looks colorless, say it's vodka
    What's the point in that?
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    What's the point in that?[/QUOTE]

    You can have your 'vodka' and drive safely later
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    (Original post by kangsterf)
    I hate dunking alcohol, it makes me feel sick and it's just not something I enjoy at all. But I enjoy making friends and socialising.
    Maybe it's because you are drinking too much or the wrong thing. I used to hate drinking and the only aspect of parties that I enjoyed was socialising. But then I found alcohol that I liked (bubbles) and didn't get me drunk too hard/fast. The problem is that many young people start by drinking spirits, those things are strong and make you feel very sick if slightly abused, but don't think that all alcohol is like that!
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    (Original post by AishaGirl)

    I will speak to you how I please, as you speak to me as you please

    Well said.


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    I'm planning on not drinking when I arrive at Uni, so I have been slightly worried but now I feel its not gonna be the only factor when it comes too making friends and socalising
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    Hopefully that won't be a problem, I don't drink either and I won't be going to any clubs either. We will be fine
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    Yeah we will probably be alright lol
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    (Original post by AishaGirl)
    Don't people tend to get drunk when drinking? I'm sorry I thought that was a byproduct of drinking alcohol.
    well you can but it's not a requiement if i go out ad drink say 4/5 pint's of beer or a few shots and yeah i would be really drunk but going out for a pint ot two will not get you drunk. it's all about finding your limit and not going over it.
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    (Original post by HappyGirl908)
    @AishaGirl How old are you?
    she act's like 12 year old
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    Apparently, a quarter of people under 25 don't drink now.

    Whether or not that statistic is true, a huge of young people don't drink at university.

    A lot of events even sell drinking and cheaper non-drinking tickets now.

    You won't be alone.
    It's normal not to drink.
    Just drink orange juice, or coke, or whatever.

    I know one girl who really got uptight about not drinking before she went to Uni. She now has an occasional Amaretto and coke, because it's the only thing she found she likes, and does't drink apart from that.
    She's happy.
    And her friends are happy because she's always sober and able to help them get home when they are not. :absinth:
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    (Original post by kangsterf)
    I hate dunking alcohol, it makes me feel sick and it's just not something I enjoy at all. But I enjoy making friends and socialising. The problem is that I'm worried that most of the social activities at uni are going to revolve around alcohol- clubbing, going to bars and pubs.

    What can I do to make friends and socialise if I don't want to consume any alcohol? I want to go to UCL but from what I've heard the social life there revolves around drinking a lot
    I've got an offer from UCL, and my brother is a second year economics student there....he is the complete opposite to me, massive party goer and drinker .. where as I am not... he's reassured me that not drinking won't pose as an issue so fingers crossed it'll all be okay ! x.
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    I know people who don't drink but still go out! Trust me, most people are fine with it, it just gets annoying for them when people always ask why they don't drink. Drinking isn't a big deal
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    (Original post by Socratesfam)
    how can you have a life without drinking is what I want to know.....
    I have a life and I don't drink.
 
 
 
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