do you hv to party at uniWatch
Student life, in partnership with UEA
The most important thing when you are at university, is doing whatever you feel comfortable doing! You won't be judged for not drinking/partying and if anyone does then that is their issue. There can be a stereotype that every student drinks but it's not true! It's a totally subjective issue and you should always do what makes you feel comfortable.
This won't limit you socially as there are lots of non drinking/partying activities that you can do and ways to meet new people.
You could look at free things to do in your area like any beaches, parks, museums which you can visit with your housemates or any course friends.
You can also join any societies and attend the free tasters that they have in the first few weeks at uni to meet new friends who have a similar interest to yourself.
Have the best time at uni! Sam- Official Student Rep
I completely agree with Sam above! University is definitely what you make it, and there are so many people that go to University it's always possible to find/meet people with the same interests as you! Putting yourself out there to meet new people (going on trips, volunteering, speaking in seminars, societies) will help you find people that have the same interests as you.
Hopefully that helps!
University of Liverpool Rep.
Hope you're keeping well
The ambassadors here are absolutely right - you do not have to party at uni!
I don't particularly enjoy going out, and I've managed to meet some great people in my accommodation, on my course, during society events and at work. There are plenty of opportunities to make friends!
If you'd like to connect with people before you arrive, joining applicant groups on social media is a brilliant idea too
Sophie - Student Ambassador
When you go to uni, you’re around a drinking culture and can socialise at parties or hang out with your flatmates. Don't feel pressured to drink just because everyone else is drinking. Towards the end of my degree, I wanted to go out less and preferred nights in with my friends. As Sam mentioned, check out the things to do in your local area like museums and parks. I loved exploring my university city and always found new spots! There was a great beach and it was only a ten minute walk from my flat.
You'll meet lots of different people on your course, through the societies you join or flatmates if you're staying in halls. Most universities hold freshers events during the first week of the semester. I would recommend going along to a few societies that you’re interested in as you’ll meet lots of people there and it's a great way to meet some of the members
Hope this helps
Melissa- Student Ambassador