Anonymous #1
#1
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#1
So now I've I've firmed my university I've been looking at freshers. However I'm sceptical with booking due to covid and everything I've also met some friends on my course however they aren't big party people so I feel like they may not like it they I am party and I also don't want to feel alone. I also agreed with them when they said it would be good to focus to studies however I still want to get the uni experience. Is it overrated? Do I go to all events? Is it just nightclubs? What are people's experiences? (Especially at the university of Derby)Has anyone got any advice for me?
0
reply
WantBeAnonymous
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 month ago
#2
Don’t buy wristbands for anything.
Decide if you want to go to an event the week or day of and buy your tickets then.

Why are wristbands a scam?
-as more tickets sell, the prices rise to try and force you to buy before they get more expensive again
-sold out or almost sold out is a like 99% of the time and is another of the marketing ploys to make you panic buy
-you probably won’t go to half the events so you’re wasting your money. It works out cheaper to buy on the door
-the events are usually not run by the uni and typically are off campus
-they’re never as good as they make it out to be
1
reply
Anonymous #1
#3
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#3
(Original post by WantBeAnonymous)
Don’t buy wristbands for anything.
Decide if you want to go to an event the week or day of and buy your tickets then.

Why are wristbands a scam?
-as more tickets sell, the prices rise to try and force you to buy before they get more expensive again
-sold out or almost sold out is a like 99% of the time and is another of the marketing ploys to make you panic buy
-you probably won’t go to half the events so you’re wasting your money. It works out cheaper to buy on the door
-the events are usually not run by the uni and typically are off campus
-they’re never as good as they make it out to be
Will there be fresher events by the uni as well? Also can you buy tickets on the door or that week for some events?
0
reply
WantBeAnonymous
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#4
Report 1 month ago
#4
(Original post by Anonymous)
Will there be fresher events by the uni as well? Also can you buy tickets on the door or that week for some events?
Your uni will run multiple events every day during freshers week
And you can almost always buy tickets the week of or on the door
A lot of uni organised things don’t even require a ticket
0
reply
Anonymous #1
#5
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#5
(Original post by WantBeAnonymous)
Your uni will run multiple events every day during freshers week
And you can almost always buy tickets the week of or on the door
A lot of uni organised things don’t even require a ticket
Thank you for your help I will definitely take this into consideration
0
reply
PQ
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#6
Report 1 month ago
#6
Follow your student union on social media. That’s the best source for freshers information (that aren’t scams) especially about events and activities that allow you to meet people and make friends doing something other than drinking in a noisy club.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

What factors affect your mental health the most right now?

Anxiousness about lockdown easing (187)
5.02%
Uncertainty around my education (545)
14.62%
Uncertainty around my future career prospects (417)
11.19%
Lack of purpose or motivation (513)
13.76%
Lack of support system (eg. teachers, counsellors, delays in care) (184)
4.94%
Impact of lockdown on physical health (222)
5.95%
Loneliness (313)
8.4%
Financial worries (138)
3.7%
Concern about myself or my loves ones getting/having been ill (145)
3.89%
Exposure to negative news/social media (168)
4.51%
Lack of real life entertainment (212)
5.69%
Lack of confidence in making big life decisions (333)
8.93%
Worry about missed opportunities during the pandemic (351)
9.42%

Watched Threads

View All