Anyone else going to AUB this year not into drinking/partying?

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I've accepted Arts University Bournemouth as my firm choice and I'm pretty excited about the course, but I'm worried about making friends with people because I know there's a big drinking/partying culture at university. This is uncomfortable for me and I really wish I enjoyed it, but I don't. At all.

I just want to see if anyone else going here feels a similar way? I'm quite happy talking to people and socialising, the issue is I don't enjoy most people's idea of socialising. I'm probably going to join a few clubs and societies but just wondering?

Also is it a bad idea to live in an ensuite shared flat if I dislike partying? Do most people staying in shared flats tend to be party animals, or is there no way to tell? Considering studio accommodation.
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Hi, I’m not going to aub but I’d still say to go for shared flats. Not everyone’s going to be a crazy party animal and if you’re not going to be going to party’s at least you can make friends with your flat mates until you find similar people to you on your course. I’m the same as you, I don’t like drinking and won’t be going out but I don’t want to isolate myself by having a studio. I’m going to Bournemouth uni so I’ll be right around the corner if you do need a friend! (:
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Hi, I’m not going to aub but I’d still say to go for shared flats. Not everyone’s going to be a crazy party animal and if you’re not going to be going to party’s at least you can make friends with your flat mates until you find similar people to you on your course. I’m the same as you, I don’t like drinking and won’t be going out but I don’t want to isolate myself by having a studio. I’m going to Bournemouth uni so I’ll be right around the corner if you do need a friend! (:
Completely messed up the reply but it’s at the end in the above post.
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Don't worry, not everyone will be party animals, you will soon meet like minded like yourself. My sister is going in September and is applying for the new on Campus Halls, which have ensuite and studios, so if you want a quieter place then don't stay at Madeira Halls they are very social halls. Going on the new campus Halls will probably won't be so busy.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I've accepted Arts University Bournemouth as my firm choice and I'm pretty excited about the course, but I'm worried about making friends with people because I know there's a big drinking/partying culture at university. This is uncomfortable for me and I really wish I enjoyed it, but I don't. At all.

I just want to see if anyone else going here feels a similar way? I'm quite happy talking to people and socialising, the issue is I don't enjoy most people's idea of socialising. I'm probably going to join a few clubs and societies but just wondering?

Also is it a bad idea to live in an ensuite shared flat if I dislike partying? Do most people staying in shared flats tend to be party animals, or is there no way to tell? Considering studio accommodation.
yeah man! not a big party animal myself it's not my vibe but might try alcohol like once since i've never tried it before and am just curious hahaha. but yeah i applied to aub this year so we may bump into each other who knows!
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Freshers (if its happens this year) should be a great time to socialise, and not necessarily have to drink too much.
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Accomodation is now available to book from today 15 March 2021. Just remember to register on the AUB Accomodation site first.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I've accepted Arts University Bournemouth as my firm choice and I'm pretty excited about the course, but I'm worried about making friends with people because I know there's a big drinking/partying culture at university. This is uncomfortable for me and I really wish I enjoyed it, but I don't. At all.

I just want to see if anyone else going here feels a similar way? I'm quite happy talking to people and socialising, the issue is I don't enjoy most people's idea of socialising. I'm probably going to join a few clubs and societies but just wondering?

Also is it a bad idea to live in an ensuite shared flat if I dislike partying? Do most people staying in shared flats tend to be party animals, or is there no way to tell? Considering studio accommodation.
Hi, I have accepted AUB too and booked my accommodation today. I feel similar to you, im not as outgoing and a big drinker so a bit nervous about making friends haha. I got the en suite and sharing a kitchen, so im sure that will be good for you if you haven’t booked yet as you can meet more people and find others similar to you.
Im sure it won’t be partying all the time and you will meet others who are interested in other stuff. Just know you aren’t the only one!
Hope I could reassure you
What course have you applied for?
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I've accepted Arts University Bournemouth as my firm choice and I'm pretty excited about the course, but I'm worried about making friends with people because I know there's a big drinking/partying culture at university. This is uncomfortable for me and I really wish I enjoyed it, but I don't. At all.

I just want to see if anyone else going here feels a similar way? I'm quite happy talking to people and socialising, the issue is I don't enjoy most people's idea of socialising. I'm probably going to join a few clubs and societies but just wondering?

Also is it a bad idea to live in an ensuite shared flat if I dislike partying? Do most people staying in shared flats tend to be party animals, or is there no way to tell? Considering studio accommodation.
i'm a first year at LBU and i'm not a party animal at all like i don't even drink but ive some how managed to make tons of friends without barely going into uni and some are actually the party animals because Leeds is a good city for going out and stuff. Once you start like you realize that tbh not everyone is that much of a drinker and those that are will probably ending up failing so you wouldn't know them anyways....
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Wait so you have already been accepted for 2021??
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I've accepted Arts University Bournemouth as my firm choice and I'm pretty excited about the course, but I'm worried about making friends with people because I know there's a big drinking/partying culture at university. This is uncomfortable for me and I really wish I enjoyed it, but I don't. At all.

I just want to see if anyone else going here feels a similar way? I'm quite happy talking to people and socialising, the issue is I don't enjoy most people's idea of socialising. I'm probably going to join a few clubs and societies but just wondering?

Also is it a bad idea to live in an ensuite shared flat if I dislike partying? Do most people staying in shared flats tend to be party animals, or is there no way to tell? Considering studio accommodation.
I still haven't firmed my choices, but AUB is one of my offers. I haven't looked much into it yet, but I am looking into it at the moment. However, I feel similar to you on the basis of drinking and the social life. I prefer water over anything! If I do firm it (and get in) hope to see you there!
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