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NinjaBread
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My friends starting at Glasgow Uni this year and he said he has to pay £30 for a pass and it means he can take a few people with him that don't go to that uni

Is that true?
I don't want to go and get told I'm not allowed :p:
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i think it depends on where it is and who the events are run by!
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was ok at my uni, my hallmate brought her bf with her for the entire week
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I'm not sure I would want to go if I wasn't a student. Surely freshers is about getting to know fellow uni people?
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Yeah, I wouldnt be looking for someone I won't see again in my life.
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(Original post by rushhour72)
was ok at my uni, my hallmate brought her bf with her for the entire week
Damn, that's pretty lame of her. The whole point of freshers is meeting new people and getting in to a new scene, having a bf there the whole time kind of defeats the objective.
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(Original post by rushhour72)
was ok at my uni, my hallmate brought her bf with her for the entire week
isn't that a bit antisocial?
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isn't that a bit antisocial?
I wouldn't say so, she could be shy and he could be on a gap year or something.
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since when isn't it possible to socialise as a couple?
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(Original post by neverstandstill)
since when isn't it possible to socialise as a couple?
Of course it's possible, and most couples hang out with their mates loads. However, in a new place where someone's other half isn't going to be with them most of the time, I'd have thought it'd be better to get to know people and have people know me as an individual. I can understand someone wanting to share uni life with a partner, but wouldn't it make more sense to
wait a few weeks to settle in and make new friends first?
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You probably could but that's really sad.
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(Original post by Jingers)
You probably could but that's really sad.
A week long binge in a new city with your friends and no ties afterwards?

A few of us who were on a gap year last Sept went to a friends one, had a cracking time.
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In Manchester it's fine - it's a bit of a free-for-all as there's 3 unis and several colleges in the area. What's wrong with wanting free stuff? I can think of a lot more things that are sadder.
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I don't see why not. People in second/third/fourth/etc. year attend Freshers Week events too, yet they're not Freshers.
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(Original post by NinjaBread)
My friends starting at Glasgow Uni this year and he said he has to pay £30 for a pass and it means he can take a few people with him that don't go to that uni

Is that true?
I don't want to go and get told I'm not allowed :p:
At Glasgow it isn't I'm afraid. You'll be free to attend events during the day, including the Freshers Fair and whatevers going on inside the unions- and you'll also be free to attend the events at either weekend, providing you get a ticket. However, the events at night during the week in the unions will only be open to those who have a FW09 pass (and the helpers)- no one else can be signed in, not even 2nd/3rd/4th year students. TBH, this means you'll be ok to get in Friday 12th-Sunday 14th, and Sat/Sun 20th/21st if you are signed in by a current student/union member (and are over 18) and have bought a ticket- and that's five nights out of 10. By the time you go to the day events during FW itself, you'll have been to a fair bit of the stuff thats on. You'll miss both bands that are on/foam party/Freshers' Ball/Sports Night unfortunately. :sad:
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