Student life, in partnership with UEA
There is no school on this week and yeah, but all university students can get involved but it makes it easier for 1st year university students to make friends.
Every uni is different, but I am sure there will be plenty of other activities like speed mating at yours! They do cater to a wide audience, which is good, as like you said not everyone enjoys partying and drinking (I certainly wouldn't be into it if I were to go back to uni now).
At my new uni it's a week but they're cramming 800 activities into that week lol.
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Ooh I hope you don't mind me popping in here, but I'll be 17 during freshers... so no going out. Will that be a problem? Or are there also house parties and stuff going on?
There's plenty of things that are either alcohol-free or entirely alcohol-optional.
Ah that's great. I'm not a huge fan of drinking anyway, just slightly afraid I'll miss out on social stuff. So going to student union events etc won't be a problem?
And make sure you do get involved in stuff that interests you - it's a great time to sample new sports and/or societies, as well as just have some fun