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So I’m going uni of Wolverhampton next month and I don’t currently know anyone else who’s going so I want to go to events to meet new people. My only issue is that I wouldn’t really be allowed to stay out until after midnight so idk what to do
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Unless you have to leave an event very early totravel a long way home or because of the times of transport, midnight isn't a bad time for a cutoff for evening events. In my experience, social events got going from 8 o'clock so plenty of time. I rarely drink, so unless I was actually working at an event, eg one of the organising comnittee or on the bar staff, I didn't stay that late at parties.

It's not just parties where you will meet people. During Freshers, there will be clubs and societies promoting themselves, and others that you can join later if there is something you are interested in. You can also look at making friends off campus by joining a gym or keep fit classes, hobby classes, volunteering (as your timetable allows), place of worship. Relax, settle in to your course and take the time to see what opportunities are available to get involved and meet people. Good luck!
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(Original post by Surnia)
Unless you have to leave an event very early totravel a long way home or because of the times of transport, midnight isn't a bad time for a cutoff for evening events. In my experience, social events got going from 8 o'clock so plenty of time. I rarely drink, so unless I was actually working at an event, eg one of the organising comnittee or on the bar staff, I didn't stay that late at parties.

It's not just parties where you will meet people. During Freshers, there will be clubs and societies promoting themselves, and others that you can join later if there is something you are interested in. You can also look at making friends off campus by joining a gym or keep fit classes, hobby classes, volunteering (as your timetable allows), place of worship. Relax, settle in to your course and take the time to see what opportunities are available to get involved and meet people. Good luck!
Thanks that was really helpful!
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Do you drive? If not, maybe you could look now at options for public transport/taxi and see how you will manage making the midnight cutoff. If it's going to really impact on your social life, could you try to negotiate an extension occasionally? Especially if it's something like a society dinner, guest speaker, Christmas or Summer Ball? Don't know how strict your family would be on this, but would it help if you showed you respect the boundaries most times to get a bir more freedom?
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Hi. I did my BA at Wolverhampton and I spent around five hours a day travelling so nightlife wasn’t for me - that said I had no problem making a great circle of friends on my course and related courses - we socialised in the day. I was never a drinker but there was plenty of opportunity between lectures to spend time with friends.

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Who's stopping you from staying out after midnight?
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Wolverhampton is really ethnically diverse, there will be plenty of people who dont drink/stay out late to hangout with if you dont want to do this.
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Good luck
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Who's stopping you from staying out after midnight?
Thats my question
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Thats my question
My parents, they’re strict so the latest they’d let me out is until about 1am. I’ll be staying at home for uni btw
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Honestly don’t worry about it. I’m a Muslim at wolves uni and tbh it’s not even that big of a deal. People understand.
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