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    (Original post by breakthru)
    I've heard so many stories of people at university getting hammered, failing their first year because they always want to get wasted each night. On open days to some universities, they even said "oh you only need so and so a percentage to pass, so spend each night getting wasted, it's the best thing about first year". I constantly hear people in RL and on TSR talking about how much they're looking forward to the freedom university gives you to get p*ssed all the time.

    I'm not like that at all. I want to socialise in a mature way, drink the odd alcoholic beverage to loosen up, but I don't want to get wasted out of my mind because:

    a) It's damaging physically and emotionally
    b) It's shallow and there's more to life
    c) I don't want to fail my degree
    d) I don't want to waste my money when university already costs LOADS

    So have I got some misconceptions about it all? Is university just one massive party where people just drink till they can't drink no more? Or is university not like that?
    Uni is what you make of it.
    If you want to party and get pissed every night, you can (although you'll probably fail first year as a result). If you want to study 24/7, you can.
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    I partied and got drunk every night, and didn't fail first year!

    once you've PASSED, it's in the PAST. That's the first year motto.
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    (Original post by breakthru)
    I've heard so many stories of people at university getting hammered, failing their first year because they always want to get wasted each night. On open days to some universities, they even said "oh you only need so and so a percentage to pass, so spend each night getting wasted, it's the best thing about first year". I constantly hear people in RL and on TSR talking about how much they're looking forward to the freedom university gives you to get p*ssed all the time.

    I'm not like that at all. I want to socialise in a mature way, drink the odd alcoholic beverage to loosen up, but I don't want to get wasted out of my mind because:

    a) It's damaging physically and emotionally
    b) It's shallow and there's more to life
    c) I don't want to fail my degree
    d) I don't want to waste my money when university already costs LOADS

    So have I got some misconceptions about it all? Is university just one massive party where people just drink till they can't drink no more? Or is university not like that?
    you sound like a barrel of laughs. you could just say you're t-total or don't drink much, didn't need to justify it!

    I don't see how drinking is shallow or means you fail your degree. Please explain.
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    (Original post by OhNO!)
    I partied and got drunk every night, and didn't fail first year!

    once you've PASSED, it's in the PAST. That's the first year motto.
    I doubt it was every single day, 2-3 times a week maybe.



    Or else i'm doing uni wrong
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    (Original post by Rizzletastic)
    I doubt it was every single day, 2-3 times a week maybe.



    Or else i'm doing uni wrong
    probs 3-4 times a week.
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    It is one of the main parts of uni, and I wasn't that much into drinking before, but I'd recommend embracing it, especially with unis that are in decent cities too.
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    Work hard, Play hard.
    Most people at my Uni worked 9 to 5 with mates, came back and chilled, then raved it up at night.
    Unfortunately I was just in the play hard category.. Never could force myself to get up at 8 after clubbing.
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    whats RL ?
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    (Original post by DSC)
    whats RL ?
    RL = real life

    IRL = in real life
 
 
 
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