I recommend joining a society or sports club to help with experiencing the nightlife. Before going to university I never went clubbing before. I went clubbing with my Taekwon-do sports club back in my 1st Year. It made the whole experience a lot more fun. They were more familiar with clubbing and made sure I was doing okay throughout the night. It really helped that I knew them quite a bit through training sessions.
I hope this helps,
- Jesse, 3rd Year Student Ambassador