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    I've got all my offers from unis and have a pretty good idea of where I want to go however wherever I go will mean I won't be there for Freshers week (I'll be on holiday, it was booked before I even applied). I'm not that fussed on missing out on all the partying but will it affect how I settle in and make friends? Also has anyone else missed Freshers week or know someone that has?
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    (Original post by OLPR)
    I've got all my offers from unis and have a pretty good idea of where I want to go however wherever I go will mean I won't be there for Freshers week (I'll be on holiday, it was booked before I even applied). I'm not that fussed on missing out on all the partying but will it affect how I settle in and make friends? Any contributions appreciated
    Missing it could affect your ability to settle in as you could miss out on people meeting each other and introductory lectures, if you can cancel the holiday then i'd suggest that you do.
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    (Original post by OLPR)
    I've got all my offers from unis and have a pretty good idea of where I want to go however wherever I go will mean I won't be there for Freshers week (I'll be on holiday, it was booked before I even applied). I'm not that fussed on missing out on all the partying but will it affect how I settle in and make friends? Also has anyone else missed Freshers week or know someone that has?
    Any contributions appreciated
    Freshers week, while mostly for partying, still has course-specific events that are pretty important to attend. It allows you to meet people on your course/doing the same modules, and makes the first proper week of lectures and seminars more relaxing as you already know the layout of the uni and have allies to look out for.

    Some international students on my course missed Freshers week, but they tend to keep to themselves anyway. If I had missed Freshers week, I would have definitely found the first week I did attend more nerve-wracking and stressful.
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    (Original post by OLPR)
    I've got all my offers from unis and have a pretty good idea of where I want to go however wherever I go will mean I won't be there for Freshers week (I'll be on holiday, it was booked before I even applied). I'm not that fussed on missing out on all the partying but will it affect how I settle in and make friends? Also has anyone else missed Freshers week or know someone that has?
    Any contributions appreciated
    Yes it will affect you socially and to some extent your course. There could be things you are required to do or events to attend.

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