The Saloon

Needs more cowboy.

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kneesntoews:

I don’t know what Bangor’s will be like, but at mine there was at least one or two daytime events too, from treasure hunt type things to “speed mating” where you talk about set topics to different people for a couple of minutes.

Yeah, there are a few day time activities, but I’m also being induated from all sides about how not going out of the evenings means you don’t make friends and end up left out of things and I guess that’s them not understanding/supporting the peer pressure to drink, but I’m nervous enough already about it 

I can honestly say that I made none of my friends through going out drinking in freshers’ week - I either met them through my course, or living nearby in accommodation, or by them being fellow unsure people and we latched together to go find something or get somewhere (my best friend I met because we were both terrified and did English so followed each other around on the first day until we started actually talking).

If there’s one evening event that you might feel comfortable with, you could always try one, but don’t believe that you will meet nobody if you don’t go (one of my friends was ill for the whole of her freshers’ week and she was fine meeting people afterwards, even). Also, if you go to freshers’ fair and sign up for some societies, that’s another way of meeting people, though it’s worth asking if they tend to have drinking or non-drinking events if it’s not something like a sport (which will still have socials but you don’t have to go). Societies often have a meeting in the first week to try it out, and meet new people without necessary continuing with the society.

I know a lot of people who don’t drink, who went to various universities and still all met plenty of people, so don’t feel like you have to do things that’d be bad for you personally in order to meet people!

All of the above is waaaaaaay true. I legit met all of the Sherlockians through our soc. My really good friend Sandra and I met because she, like me, was a study abroad student and didn’t know where to go to get a UK phone, so I helped her out. One of my other good friends I met because she lived in the room directly above me. If you want to make friends, you have to be open to meeting people, not open to going to bars and clubs and drinking with 50+ other people. I will say it is hard to make friends if you just sit around in your room and never do anything but go to class (I am speaking from experience because I totally did this my actual freshman year). I easily fall into the habit of just being alone because I am too afraid or nervous to go out. That’s really the biggest hurdle for me, not that I don’t drink.

I’m also going to remind you that when you are first starting out in a new place with a bunch of other people who are also starting out in a new place those first few people you talk to and meet won’t necessarily end up being your friend group. Fresher’s is that awkward period when you (and everyone else) are trial running different people to see if any of them stick. I think it’s important to maintain that perspective—that some of these people will never be more than acquaintances, that it’s okay to change your mind about someone you’ve just met. 

But yeah, essentially, what shinobi said. You can definitely meet other people if you put yourself even marginally out there.

So is this Talk About Freshers’ Week day or what?

I did absolutely bugger all in Freshers’ Week. I saw no-one, made no new friends, cried a lot and skipped my library induction to go watch Dorian Gray again.

And I’m just fine now. So.

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lintufriikki:

Made from genuine German rabbit fur, this military-grade trappers’ hat makes the perfect complement to the Officer’s Ushanka. Let the officer in your life know you’ll always be right behind them, with a Medigun at the ready and a matching wardrobe.

Gentleman’s Ushanka

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