How to meet nondrinkers at uni?

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Anyone got any tips? I feel like non drinkers at uni are a minority just bc of the massive drinking culture of British uni life.
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Some unis have societies specifically for non-drinkers, e.g. at York we have Sober Soc.
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Anyone got any tips? I feel like non drinkers at uni are a minority just bc of the massive drinking culture of British uni life.
Join a society that’s something you’re interested in. Societies are not all about drinking, and they should have sober socials that they hold as they have to be inclusive for everyone’s preferences and the friendship and sport/topic of the society. Is there any you are interested in?

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Some unis have societies specifically for non-drinkers, e.g. at York we have Sober Soc.
Came here to shoutout York sobersoc too :laugh:
See what your university offers, if not your JCR may run something as well!
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Not at the bar.
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Anyone got any tips? I feel like non drinkers at uni are a minority just bc of the massive drinking culture of British uni life.
Hi,

Your university may hold specific non-alcoholic events in freshers so you could go to these. Also, joining societies is also a great idea, as when I don't drink and I found that societies will try and also have socials that don't involve drinking.

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Drink flat coke and pretend to be drunk
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I found that some societies have a huge focus on going out and drinking. Especially the ones that are just a joint interest rather than a hobby or activity. Societies like craft, walking, sports (etc.) are much more likely to have regular activities that do not include drinking. I would recommend going to these ones if you are looking to make like minded friends.
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I found that some societies have a huge focus on going out and drinking. Especially the ones that are just a joint interest rather than a hobby or activity. Societies like craft, walking, sports (etc.) are much more likely to have regular activities that do not include drinking. I would recommend going to these ones if you are looking to make like minded friends.
that's so true. I joined debate at my uni and every single damn social after a debate session would be heavily focused on drinking and because I didn't go to these socials, I would miss out on all the banter and friendships as they did all that during the drunk socials
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Drink flat coke and pretend to be drunk
One of my friends actually did that :lol:
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