Is not drinking alcohol a big deal in uni?

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Hi, my brother is constantly teasing me that I won't make friends, etc due to the fact that I am not drinking alcohol and therefore I am a little concerned that not drinking alcohol will isolate me from uni life. Is this fact true?

Also to the nondrinkers what do you do when people are on the "seshes"?

Thank you for your time and help.
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Was never an issue for me.
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its not that deep you can still join in if you're not drinking, just have a coke while everyone else is having their mixers it wont hold you back at all seriously
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Was never an issue for me.
Thank you for your help, I have been reading that when people are starting to get drunk that is the best time to leave as you can get an early nighter/ more rest, I was thinking do people actually do this/did you do this whilst at uni? Also what did you do when people were drunk?


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Thank you for your help, I have been reading that when people are starting to get drunk that is the best time to leave as you can get an early nighter/ more rest, I was thinking do people actually do this/did you do this whilst at uni? Also what did you do when people were drunk?


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Same as I did in school when friends of mine were getting drunk or high and I didn't participate. Usually just chilled with them and laughed if something stupid happened lol. If I didn't wanna participate (which was most of the time because I'm an introvert) then I just didn't. I never go to bed early either, idk why that's relevant. Haha. Do what you want to do. You don't need other peoples opinions in that respect. If you're not harming someone or yourself, it's no one else's business.
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I still socialise but just have soft drinks.
And when they get too drunk I’ll bail out. Nothing more irritating than being surrounded by drunken idiots!!!
My friends aren’t bothered. We all make our own choices. I don’t comment on theirs and they don’t comment on mine. It’s fine. Be who you are, just don’t cut yourself off
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Hi, my brother is constantly teasing me that I won't make friends, etc due to the fact that I am not drinking alcohol and therefore I am a little concerned that not drinking alcohol will isolate me from uni life. Is this fact true?

Also to the nondrinkers what do you do when people are on the "seshes"?

Thank you for your time and help.
Be you! Forge your own path
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Thank you for your help
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Only for those who make it a big deal, rage against alcohol consumption or try to pressure others into going teetotal.
Your brother is joking with you.
People with drivers licences who never drink are very popular after a night of partying- designated drivers are much more convenient than a taxi, uber or cab.
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Hi, my brother is constantly teasing me that I won't make friends, etc due to the fact that I am not drinking alcohol and therefore I am a little concerned that not drinking alcohol will isolate me from uni life. Is this fact true?

Also to the nondrinkers what do you do when people are on the "seshes"?

Thank you for your time and help.
You'll have to find the people that don't care. I stopped drinking during my second year and even though nobody outwardly ridiculed me for it, I often had to navigate around questions like "are you sure you don't want a drink?" and "c'mon, just one!". But, I had close friends that truly didn't care and supported me when anyone was being weird and pushy about it. I think it's disingenuous to say that not drinking won't be a problem because uni in the UK is such a drinking culture, but it's totally possible to not drink and have an excellent uni experience.

It's just like anything else, find the people who care about you and they won't care at all. Best of luck to you
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Hi, my brother is constantly teasing me that I won't make friends, etc due to the fact that I am not drinking alcohol and therefore I am a little concerned that not drinking alcohol will isolate me from uni life. Is this fact true?

Also to the nondrinkers what do you do when people are on the "seshes"?

Thank you for your time and help.
The only people who wouldn't be friends with you are people you wouldn't want to be friends with anyway. Most people do go out and drink but wouldn't think less of you for not drinking.
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It'll only be a big deal if you let it be one. Go along on nights out and have non-alcoholic drinks instead. It's people who insist on staying home that have the hardest time socialising.
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You'll find your niche. I have loads of friends who either straight up don't drink, or won't drink more than like 1 drink. I've found that people are generally polite, and while you'll get the odd person who offers you one, they'll very quickly say "oh sorry! Forgot you don't drink" and then drop it.

You'll find your people because you'll probably not hang out with people that do a lot of drinking.
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(Original post by londonmyst)
Only for those who make it a big deal, rage against alcohol consumption or try to pressure others into going teetotal.
Your brother is joking with you.
People with drivers licences who never drink are very popular after a night of partying- designated drivers are much more convenient than a taxi, uber or cab.
Thanks for the advice
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Thank you for your help, I have been reading that when people are starting to get drunk that is the best time to leave as you can get an early nighter/ more rest, I was thinking do people actually do this?Thanks again
Absolutely, knowing when to leave is a much underrated skill.

Past a point staying till closing till for the sake of it gets boring, if i'm not drinking i'm happy to hang about for a few cokes and a chat or stay for a gig or such but if the rest of the group is simply in 'sesh' mode i'll make my exit pretty early.
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Was never an issue for me.
Thanks for the help
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Be you! Forge your own path
Thank you for your advice!
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(Original post by sinfonietta)
It'll only be a big deal if you let it be one. Go along on nights out and have non-alcoholic drinks instead. It's people who insist on staying home that have the hardest time socialising.
Thank you
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Short answer: no

Long answer :nope
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Hi there,

I'm Nitish and I'm a 5th year Medical Student at Imperial

From my experience people are very relaxed about whether or not you drink, and I have friends who are in big sports societies and attend sports club social nights (which are classically drinking heavy) but don't drink. People tend to just give you an alternative, as most people want to have fun and be inclusive. You'll find the odd person who may not be of the same mindset, but you can't please everyone!

Hope that helps
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