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How to fit in uni if I don’t drink and smoke? Plus I rarely go clubbing. Would I miss out on a lot?
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How to fit in uni if I don’t drink and smoke? Plus I rarely go clubbing. Would I miss out on a lot?
You don't have to drink or smoke to fit in! I know that Uni culture is mainly focused on 'going out' but with the pandemic, I doubt people will be clubbing anyway? My advice is to just be yourself, most people don't really care what you do and don't do as long as you're a nice person. In my first year, my housemates and I did stuff like baking, watching I'm a celeb, movie nights, going to the gym, cooking together, going for walks or shopping, etc. So tbh, I wouldn't worry about it! Good luck and have fun
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You don't have to drink or smoke to fit in! I know that Uni culture is mainly focused on 'going out' but with the pandemic, I doubt people will be clubbing anyway? My advice is to just be yourself, most people don't really care what you do and don't do as long as you're a nice person. In my first year, my housemates and I did stuff like baking, watching I'm a celeb, movie nights, going to the gym, cooking together, going for walks or shopping, etc. So tbh, I wouldn't worry about it! Good luck and have fun
Thank you! This is exactly the company I’m trying to look for. Love going out for a coffee and long walks.
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How to fit in uni if I don’t drink and smoke? Plus I rarely go clubbing. Would I miss out on a lot?
I think the important thing is to try to find friends who don't want to go clubbing and drinking all the time. Be prepared to explain your reasons for not drinking every time you meet new people (and yes, it'll get old after a while). If you don't enjoy clubbing/drinking/smoking etc., then you won't be missing out because you don't like those things in the first place!
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How to fit in uni if I don’t drink and smoke? Plus I rarely go clubbing. Would I miss out on a lot?
Hey

I am in my second year and have done both years completely sober! I don't feel like I have missed out on anything, other than a lot of hangovers. I found it helped to make friends going out clubbing during freshers week but after that I often skipped the nights out. I just made sure to plan other activities with my friends, plenty of movie nights, waffle parties and games nights for example. I never felt like I missed out and never felt pressure to drink. Reading student union also makes a point of having non-alcohol events and ensuring that societies do the same.
Be reassured university is less about drinking than everyone makes it out to be, it is prevalent yes but definitely not the only way to fit in or have fun.

I hope this helps! You won't be the only one I am sure.

Zoe
Second year Biological Sciences and Student Ambassador
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