Freshers week often comes hand in hand with the expectation of drinking so many dodgy cheap cocktails that you barely make it home. And for many new students, there is no doubt that will be the case. But getting black-out drunk isn’t for everyone.
Whether it be for health or religious reasons, or just a simple personal choice, many students will be feeling nervous about not drinking during Freshers Week. But, don’t worry! Non-drinkers don’t have to miss out on the fun.
Daytime activities during Freshers Week are often overlooked for the crazy nightlife. However, there is always so much more going on than club nights with shots and glow sticks. Your students union is a great place to get the low-down on these events. They will often include quiz nights, sports events and even ‘food crawls’.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t get involved when other people in your halls are planning a big night. Going out doesn’t mean that you have to drink alcohol. Most people are understanding, and don’t care if you drink or not – everyone is just as nervous as you are. So, don’t feel like you have to miss out on a night out, just because you won’t be drinking!
Most importantly, though, is to not let yourself feel pressured. There may be the odd person who will try to make you feel weird about not drinking and try to pressure you into having a drink. Stand your ground. If people can’t respect your personal decisions, are they really the kind of people you want to be friends with anyway?
University is a new step in life, and as such, comes with a bucket-load of expectations. But Freshers Week is about having fun and meeting new people, not about who can drink the most alcohol. So, be yourself, stick to your decisions, and people will be happy to have you around – sober or drunk.
Find student accommodation
Where do you want to go?
Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.
For a very spacious space with great amenities, the price is very mucb affordable. Good views and great support staff to help out at anytime of the day.
Millstone is a brilliant place to live, Ive just book for my 3rd year. The staff are kind and caring. I have love living at Millstone as it has given me independence and a bigger family.
Searched for loads of student accommodation before I found this gem amongst the rest. Really nice sizeable apartments in a great student busy location. Would highly recommend Mezzino.
Highly recommend Mezzino Student living, it’s furnished to a high standard and is in the heart of the student area. Has very helpful staff and it’s well run in the office.
I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.