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Hey I just wondered how Freshers weeks works for people who are commuting; I know a lot of the stuff that goes on is in groups with whoever you live with, so what happens if you commute? I don't wanna miss out on Freshers week as I know it's where you get to know everyone but I'm a bit confused as to how it all works if I don't live in halls! Thanks! :o:
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Freshers week normally works with signing on/starter lectures/library induction etc in the daytime, various clubs meeting in the afternoon then getting absolutely sloshed at night. If you're commuting then it's up to you to make an effort to join in, to try and find people to go out with etc which is why I don't really agree with people commuting in the first year as you miss out on so much. It's not aimed at people in halls, but it's much easier to go around with the people you live with because of the convenience of it all.
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(Original post by hannahlou27)
Hey I just wondered how Freshers weeks works for people who are commuting; I know a lot of the stuff that goes on is in groups with whoever you live with, so what happens if you commute? I don't wanna miss out on Freshers week as I know it's where you get to know everyone but I'm a bit confused as to how it all works if I don't live in halls! Thanks! :o:
You're going to find it very difficult to participate in a lot of the social stuff, I'm afraid. You'll have to make an extra effort to socialise with your coursemates while you're on campus. But if you're keenly interested in the social aspect of uni, really, you have to be in halls.
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Yeah, i agree with the above.

you could just go to random pubs and just talk to people there and in the first week you wont be seen as a weirdo or anything, and could get in with a group of mates that way.

with course people it is easier although i didn't really hang out with any of my course untill the end of year when everyone had got to know each other. in freshers week i didn't turn up for anything i was either to drunk or to hungover... i know people do go to the course things in freshers but i must say that there wont be alot, and with each course you'll get the weirdo's...

also the people on your course will already sort of know there house mates and as they'll be living with them they will make more effort to hang out with the house mates etc.

I know that halls is expensive for living purposes but i must say i met a lot of great friends there, and have some of my best memories from my first year in halls... If you can live there DO IT!
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You can stay at mine for the night if you want
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You can stay at mine for the night if you want
Lol, I may have to hold you to that!
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Living in Halls isn't everything. I was in Pavilions for my first year and ended up living with 5 others. Great, you may think, but they were so BORING! They never went out and just stayed in their rooms the whole time. Plus, with Pavilions, it seems a lot less social than the main halls. We was on the top floor which only comprised of two other flats, one being a couple living there and another being a mature student. So found it hard to mix with other flats.
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Living in Halls isn't everything. I was in Pavilions for my first year and ended up living with 5 others. Great, you may think, but they were so BORING! They never went out and just stayed in their rooms the whole time. Plus, with Pavilions, it seems a lot less social than the main halls. We was on the top floor which only comprised of two other flats, one being a couple living there and another being a mature student. So found it hard to mix with other flats.
Sometimes your lucky and they'll go out of your way to make sure your with other freshers. Sometimes you're unlucky.
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Well I commuted and made friends straight away and mixed with everyone and didn't miss out at all ... a lot of friends I met had actually commuted themselves. So you won't find it a problem at all making friends
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Well I commuted and made friends straight away and mixed with everyone and didn't miss out at all ... a lot of friends I met had actually commuted themselves. So you won't find it a problem at all making friends
Phewww lol I've been so worried about kinda being left out because people are bound to be like "Where you living then?" and I just think if they're living in halls they'll be put off making friends with me as I'll be commuting if that makes sense? Lol. How did freshers week work exactly for commuters? I know we'll probably get like a list of places to go or whatever but will I have to turn up on my own as opposed to with a load of flat mates? Thanks
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Hi,
I have only just moved to Lincoln and will be living in a shared house but so far I don't have any house mates and am scared I will end up living on my own, something I do not want to be doing because freshers is all about meeting people. I hope I don't miss too much because I want the uni lifestyle and I know halls is the way forward, oh well!!
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if you have just moved in you have about a month to wiat. uni doesn't start till end of september and you prob wont get anyone move in untill then
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Phewww lol I've been so worried about kinda being left out because people are bound to be like "Where you living then?" and I just think if they're living in halls they'll be put off making friends with me as I'll be commuting if that makes sense? Lol. How did freshers week work exactly for commuters? I know we'll probably get like a list of places to go or whatever but will I have to turn up on my own as opposed to with a load of flat mates? Thanks
Don't worry about it, I think you'll end up finding a lot of people commute, that's what I felt anyway, as I got talking with more people I found a lot were driving to and from Uni and it's no disadvantage in my opinion. Well, even though it wasn't that long ago for me I've kind of forgotten what we did in Fresher's Week...it was no different commuting than living in halls I guess, I think we were sent a letter before Fresher's Week & then we had to get our ID cards during that week and generally the rest was up to us, other than some lectures etc we had to go to (they were more like informal outlines of the course than proper lectures). If you meet some people who commute then you can just arrange to meet them the next day you're going in (I'm sure they'll want to meet up with you aswell as they'll be feeling the same) and then you can go where you want to go together
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Do you need to take a lot of money on the first day at Uni ( I presume this is freshers week ? ). Where there loads of stalls their with promotions for students, or is it just like a big fair ?
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Hey, I will be living in private accommodation, will it affect the uni lifestyle in any way? I still want to meet new people and go to freshers week and stuff, but am I missing out???
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Hey, I will be living in private accommodation, will it affect the uni lifestyle in any way? I still want to meet new people and go to freshers week and stuff, but am I missing out???
I am living in private accommodation too if that makes u feel better. I think we will just have to work xtra hard to make sure we don't miss out on anything.
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I'm living in private accommodation, too! :awesome: I don't think it'll make a big difference as long as you're an outgoing person.
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I'm commuting by train from Worksop, I'm not too worried about it tbh, just gunna go with the flow ^_^
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Phewww lol I've been so worried about kinda being left out because people are bound to be like "Where you living then?" and I just think if they're living in halls they'll be put off making friends with me as I'll be commuting if that makes sense? Lol. How did freshers week work exactly for commuters? I know we'll probably get like a list of places to go or whatever but will I have to turn up on my own as opposed to with a load of flat mates? Thanks
I'm also going to be commuting and I've been worried about not making friends too. What do you think about arranging a little meeting between all the commuters? Usually people make friends with their housemates so surely we could do it this way.
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I'm also going to be commuting and I've been worried about not making friends too. What do you think about arranging a little meeting between all the commuters? Usually people make friends with their housemates so surely we could do it this way.
Sounds like a good plan to me where abouts you commuting from?
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