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    Hi!

    I'm potentially going to Bristol University in September and I've been looking at accommodation. After staying in halls with my ex, I know that being around drunk people is NOT what I want for my first year. They offer alcohol-free rooms, however, I'm not sure if anyone else will be choosing these rooms for similar reasons. It seems to me the people likely to choose these rooms are people who don't drink for religious reasons, and I'm worried about not fitting in with my flatmates. Obviously, i have no problem with it if this is the case but I'm just worried about being alone in this ideology...
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    (Original post by classicalchloe99)
    Hi!

    I'm potentially going to Bristol University in September and I've been looking at accommodation. After staying in halls with my ex, I know that being around drunk people is NOT what I want for my first year. They offer alcohol-free rooms, however, I'm not sure if anyone else will be choosing these rooms for similar reasons. It seems to me the people likely to choose these rooms are people who don't drink for religious reasons, and I'm worried about not fitting in with my flatmates. Obviously, i have no problem with it if this is the case but I'm just worried about being alone in this ideology...
    How come? Not everyone in normal halls is drunk 24/7. The people in the normal halls will most likely be more sociable and so you'll make more friends. If you're in alcohol free halls then I'd imagine the people there would be more into staying in their own rooms and having a quieter life. Choosing alcohol-free is quite extreme, but if it's somewhere you're genuinely considering then I suppose you'll find like minded people.
    But really if you want a decent social life I would avoid choosing quiet halls. You will meet a variety of people in normal halls and there will be many who aren't big drinkers either but still want to socialise. I think it's a bad idea to limit your social circle straight away.
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    (Original post by showaeski)
    How come? Not everyone in normal halls is drunk 24/7. The people in the normal halls will most likely be more sociable and so you'll make more friends. If you're in alcohol free halls then I'd imagine the people there would be more into staying in their own rooms and having a quieter life. Choosing alcohol-free is quite extreme, but if it's somewhere you're genuinely considering then I suppose you'll find like minded people.
    But really if you want a decent social life I would avoid choosing quiet halls. You will meet a variety of people in normal halls and there will be many who aren't big drinkers either but still want to socialise. I think it's a bad idea to limit your social circle straight away.
    I had a really bad experience when i stayed with my ex in his halls at the same uni - was threatened with a knife in my ex's kitchen. People who are drunk genuinely scare me, and i prefer to be quieter anyway.
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    (Original post by classicalchloe99)
    I had a really bad experience when i stayed with my ex in his halls at the same uni - was threatened with a knife in my ex's kitchen. People who are drunk genuinely scare me, and i prefer to be quieter anyway.
    Yeah that's pretty f*cked but extremely rare. The person must have already had issues because that isn't normal drunk behaviour. You shouldn't let it put you off. Tbh though so many people in Bris favour drugs
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    (Original post by showaeski)
    Yeah that's pretty f*cked but extremely rare. The person must have already had issues because that isn't normal drunk behaviour. You shouldn't let it put you off. Tbh though so many people in Bris favour drugs
    Yeah, i honestly want to find the cheapest accommodation going, but also somewhere comfortable. My form tutor says it might be a good idea to avoid the flat parties but if i want to socialise outside of clubs (i hate clubs and SWX is awful) it might be a bad idea
 
 
 
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