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    Do what you want but there's no need to be arrogant about how other students live their lives.
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    op is edgy and cool.
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    (Original post by lw8)
    If I attended clubs and the like I'd probably end up drinking (albeit little) but I don't like night life at all, it's too rowdy, loud and sends my anxiety through the roof, can't stay for more than 10 minutes without getting a headache.
    So your anxiety is the main issue here. Perhaps you need to work on that rather than slate everyone who drinks?

    (Original post by MrsSheldonCooper)
    Only idiots do that. My sister never missed a lecture due to a hangover/drinking and she was a pretty hard drinker. She graduated with first class honours from Oxford last year.

    You don't want to drink? Fine plenty of people feel the same as you. But honestly, being all judgemental makes you look like a douchebag and it won't get you far at uni. You say you want to join a sports society, which one are you looking at? Some sports societies are very intense and so prefer their team members not to drink that much anyway unless it's socials. And even then there are sober socials.
    Well done her!
    Surely she missed one lecture though?

    I've barely attended one tbh but that isn't due to drinking. Went out once last semester (at uni)... I'm getting so old


    Re sports societies - depends. I know some where drinking is effectively compulsory. Only if you get in the firsts is it really serious and that's for scholars at my uni in most sports
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    (Original post by lw8)
    I'll make friends just fine without alcohol, thanks.
    let us know how you get on
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    (Original post by Unistudent77)
    So your anxiety is the main issue here. Perhaps you need to work on that rather than slate everyone who drinks?
    Well done her!
    Surely she missed one lecture though?

    I've barely attended one tbh but that isn't due to drinking. Went out once last semester (at uni)... I'm getting so old


    Re sports societies - depends. I know some where drinking is effectively compulsory. Only if you get in the firsts is it really serious and that's for scholars at my uni in most sports
    Nope never from what her friends tell me. If she ever had a hangover she'd down glasses of cold water and record the lectures if she wasn't feeling upto listening. It's ironic because she's a huge party animal so you'd think she'd miss lectures due to alcohol but she never did.

    Old age hitting ya hard

    I know in rugby socs drinking is a religion.
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    (Original post by lw8)
    Anyone else planning to go through uni without drinking alcohol?
    I don't see the appeal of it, I'm there to get a degree and play on a sports team, not get smashed of my face every night and come out with *****y honours. I've never drank alcohol in my life and I for sure won't be doing it at uni. It's unhealthy, immoral and makes people completely dysfunctional, not to mention the cancer that is 'night life' (basically a load of desperate teenagers looking for a bang).
    I'm going to uni to become a healthier, more educated, better organized and well rounded individual. The entirety of my 'uni life' will be lectures, revision, the gym and playing sports.
    Am i the only one?
    I'm at uni right now and there are actually quite a few people like you. It may make it slightly more difficult to bond with your flat mates but majority of the people don't really mind it. At my uni, all the societies have to have non alcoholic socials along with the alcoholic ones so there shouldn't be a problem there. Although most sports societies do get pretty crazy with the drinking.
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    (Original post by MrsSheldonCooper)
    Nope never from what her friends tell me. If she ever had a hangover she'd down glasses of cold water and record the lectures if she wasn't feeling upto listening. It's ironic because she's a huge party animal so you'd think she'd miss lectures due to alcohol but she never did.

    Old age hitting ya hard

    I know in rugby socs drinking is a religion.
    Ahhh ok, fair. All of my lectures used to be recorded so you could just watch them later. Not that it helped me as cba but my course was more about essays than anything lectures covered so screw attending that.

    Indeed
    I'll be taking my walking stick to the club soon

    Yes, vms. Hockey club for us is like that.
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    (Original post by Unistudent77)
    Ahhh ok, fair. All of my lectures used to be recorded so you could just watch them later. Not that it helped me as cba but my course was more about essays than anything lectures covered so screw attending that.

    Indeed
    I'll be taking my walking stick to the club soon

    Yes, vms. Hockey club for us is like that.
    My sister did Languages so it was a mixture of both really!

    And you'll be downing glasses of milk on nights out!

    Hockey? O.o
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    (Original post by lw8)
    Anyone else planning to go through uni without drinking alcohol?
    I don't see the appeal of it, I'm there to get a degree and play on a sports team, not get smashed of my face every night and come out with *****y honours. I've never drank alcohol in my life and I for sure won't be doing it at uni. It's unhealthy, immoral and makes people completely dysfunctional, not to mention the cancer that is 'night life' (basically a load of desperate teenagers looking for a bang).
    I'm going to uni to become a healthier, more educated, better organized and well rounded individual. The entirety of my 'uni life' will be lectures, revision, the gym and playing sports.
    Am i the only one?
    Wow you sound like a lot of fun, you also sound pretty judgmental which is ironic since you have no experience to base it on either of alcohol or what uni is really like. What you propose doesnt sound particularly well rounded at all.
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    (Original post by lw8)
    I'll make friends just fine without alcohol, thanks.
    Not with the attitude you have.
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    I started going out to pubs and nightclubs with my sister when I was 15. If I wore heels and make up I looked older. I never really liked the taste much but I persevered with it every Saturday night. As the years went on I drank less and less and eventually stopped altogether. Both parents were completely teetotal, as is my sister, so I was never around it. But to be honest I never gave it or people who drank it, much thought one way or another. Fast forward to 1996 and I end up living with a chronic alcoholic who couldn't stay sober for longer than six months [ the late father of my 20 year old son]. The man when he was drinking was aggressive, manipulative, violent, controlling. And I was pregnant with his child . He pulled me by the hair, pulling my head down low then kneed me in the face before kicking me in the back for daring to answer him back. All of this, perhaps understandably, put me off alcohol and people who drank it, big time. I became very judgemental towards people who drank. Even all these years later there's still a part of me that believes alcohol is ****ing evil. My son's father committed suicide when my son was ten. Alcohol and lots of tablets. Was actually relieved to be free of him, TBH. Anyway, I spent the best part of the last God knows how many years telling my son not to drink alcohol because, just like his father, it will ruin his life. I was absolutely terrified about him even starting to drink in case he had his father's alcoholic gene, if such a think really does exist. However, for the last two years as my son has started socialising with people more my attitude has changed. Like it or not [and I don't] alcohol and being sociable DO go together. He goes round to his friends house one evening a week with a bottle of Vodka and his friend comes here sometimes, and they go out together. When *I* was first thinking about him maybe applying to go to uni around two years ago I did worry what would happen with him socially if he never drank. Now if he decided to go in September he will want to go out with others, and drink and be the same as everyone else, which is what I want. I don't think he will ever end up like his father, as he's seen too much violence and crap from him when he was very small. But i'm pleased, for his sake, that he is able to be normal around alcohol and I do actually think this is one of the factors that has made him decide to apply to Uni. I think if he was still teetotal he would have been a bit [or a lot] concerned with how he would have fitted in. So for that reason alone, i'm happy for him.
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    TMI? Plenty of people go to uni and do not drink. People dont get smashed every night and most people do study. There is no reason to be lonely just because you dont drink. You will end up with no friends and a lot of enemies if you go round with a superior and judgmental attitude. It would be even more laughable if you had zero experience and didnt know what you were talking about.
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    (Original post by MrsSheldonCooper)
    My sister did Languages so it was a mixture of both really!

    And you'll be downing glasses of milk on nights out!

    Hockey? O.o
    I see! Pretty fantastic getting a first, what does she do now?

    Hahaha, very very true

    Yup, hockey. Not that i ever joined the club.... You can google 'Stirling boys on bus' and the hockey boys chanting is on there. You won't believe the things they do!

    (Original post by markova21)
    I started going out to pubs and nightclubs with my sister when I was 15. If I wore heels and make up I looked older. I never really liked the taste much but I persevered with it every Saturday night. As the years went on I drank less and less and eventually stopped altogether. Bother parents were completely teetotal, as is my sister, so I was never around it. But to be honest I never gave it or people who drank it, much thought one way or another. Fast forward to 1996 and I end up living with a chronic alcoholic who couldn't stay sober for longer than six months [ the late father of my 20 year old son]. The man when he was drinking was aggressive, manipulative, violent, controlling. And I was pregnant with his child . He pulled me by the hair, pulling my head down low then kneed me in the face before kicking me in the back for daring to answer him back. All of this, perhaps understandably, put me off alcohol and people who drank it, big time. I became very judgemental towards people who drank. Even all these years later there's still a part of me that believes alcohol is ****ing evil. My son's father committed suicide when my son was ten. Alcohol and lots of tablets. Was actually relieved to be free of him, TBH. Anyway, I spent the best part of the last God knows how many years telling my son not to drink alcohol because, just like his father, it will ruin his life. I was absolutely terrified about him even starting to drink in case he had his father's alcoholic gene, if such a think really does exist. However, for the last two years as my son has started socialising with people more my attitude has changed. Like it or not [and I don't] alcohol and being sociable DO go together. He goes round to his friends house one evening a week with a bottle of Vodka and his friend comes here sometimes, and they go out together. When *I* was first thinking about him maybe applying to go to uni around two years ago I did worry what would happen with him socially if he never drank. Now if he decided to go in September he will want to go out with others, and drink and be the same as everyone else, which is what I want. I don't think he will ever end up like his father, as he's seen too much violence and crap from him when he was very small. But i'm pleased, for his sake, that he is able to be normal around alcohol and I do actually think this is one of the factors that has made him decide to apply to Uni. I think if he was still teetotal he would have been a bit [or a lot] concerned with how he would have fitted in. So for that reason alone, i'm happy for him.
    Interesting post.

    Well alcohol was found to be the most dangerous drug by experts who directly advised the government (in 2010), the lead guy was sacked for publishing it of course. However, i'll derail this thread if i start attacking 'the war on drugs' so i'll stop.


    That's horrible re your sons dad, i think alcohol can magnify people's bad traits.
    My dad became a bit of an alcoholic after my parents divorced and it shows a serious weakness in his character.

    However i binged on drink for 2/3 years and never had a dependency. You turn to drugs if there is something missing in your life most of the time.

    Agree 100% that alcohol and socialising go hand in hand, probably a flaw with our society but there we go. Since a lot of brits are quite reserved then we probably need it compared to say Americans in order to feel relaxed and open.
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    (Original post by lw8)
    Anyone else planning to go through uni without drinking alcohol?
    I don't see the appeal of it, I'm there to get a degree and play on a sports team, not get smashed of my face every night and come out with *****y honours. I've never drank alcohol in my life and I for sure won't be doing it at uni. It's unhealthy, immoral and makes people completely dysfunctional, not to mention the cancer that is 'night life' (basically a load of desperate teenagers looking for a bang).
    I'm going to uni to become a healthier, more educated, better organized and well rounded individual. The entirety of my 'uni life' will be lectures, revision, the gym and playing sports.
    Am i the only one?
    Yeah virtually the only one. Sounds like a monastery might suit you better than uni tbh pal
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    I'm sure in my role as a Helicopter Parent a few years ago when I was looking at unis and their different accommodations there was one unis accommodation that had a non alcohol Halls, where everyone who chose to live there was Teetotal. Or maybe a few uni Halls have this, I don't know.
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    There's no ****ing way I'm gonna drink alcohol at uni.
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    (Original post by Zesty_Lemon)
    It's very possible to work hard and play hard.
    You don't have to drink if you don't want to, but don't make this sound as though you are better than anyone who does.
    Sorry if I came across that way. I was more trying to say that people that don't drink do exist, and we're not all anti social freaks.
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    Yeah virtually the only one. Sounds like a monastery might suit you better than uni tbh pal
    Hahahaha
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    I frequently got smashed. I went out a couple nights before exams last year and came out with one of the top grades in the cohort. I think I might have gone overboard this year and will not do so well, and that's always a risk, but being a drunkard =/= being unable to do a degree
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    (Original post by MrsSheldonCooper)
    Only idiots do that. My sister never missed a lecture due to a hangover/drinking and she was a pretty hard drinker. She graduated with first class honours from Oxford last year.

    You don't want to drink? Fine plenty of people feel the same as you. But honestly, being all judgemental makes you look like a douchebag and it won't get you far at uni. You say you want to join a sports society, which one are you looking at? Some sports societies are very intense and so prefer their team members not to drink that much anyway unless it's socials. And even then there are sober socials.
    I play at a pretty high level, only a couple of my current team mates drink
 
 
 

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