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Has it always been like that?
I'm not very good at being a human being.
it was floppy haired boys debating dario argento films over horlicks and cardiganed girls waxing lyrical over mathrock
if anyone fits this description and lives in the midlands area, contact me via the library bulletin board plz
Going to godawful meatmarkets that play trashy commercial music (pop and/or commercial dance)? Almost always been part of fresher's week and beyond.
Going to see claude vonstroke play at the subclub? probably not something that all students would be in to, now or then, so not essential, but appealing to some.
What's the real issue here? Dop you not like going out to these places? (either or both types). there are lots of other ways you casn socialise at uni.
As a student I went to these awful commercial places (as well as the other type, being into my house and detroit techno) but only ever during the week on the designated students night. Not sure what it's like in other cities, but where I was at uni you would never dream of going to these places at weekends as students weren't really welcome.
a lot of people seemed to have this idea / attitude, and I suppose it depends where in the country you were, but I had no hassle going to non-student D&B nights in Bristol / Bath and was always confused as to why people would think this.
although having said that, glasgow is not such a city at all, but there are certain places that are completely different on a tuesday night than a saturday night purely because the clientele is so hugely different.
everyone enjoys that
Fez, Grand, Infernos.
In freshers week at the moment
It'll get better, I assure you
and not once did I ever feel the need to go/enjoy 'clubbing'.
i probably did enjoy clubs but not in the way i see them in my head. Fuck i dunno
where getting your student loan repayments is like going to the job centre. You have to go every two weeks with a list detailing what clubs you lived it large in and when and for how long, and they sometimes check your social networks to confirm that your statuses detail how 'hanging' you are before they give you your money.
LAD INSPECTOR: Jamphus Saturnhawk? Jamphus Saturnhawk.
(JAMPHUS passes through the official G4S security forcefield)
FORCEFIELD: NO WEAPONS DETECTED / NO LEFT-WING ARTEFACTS DETECTED / YOU MAY PASS. Bleep bloop bleep bleep
LAD INSPECTOR: Okay Jamphus. Let's see your form for this week.
(JAMPHUS hands the form over; and the LAD INSPECTOR dons his flashy reading visor)
LAD INSPECTOR: So, you went to Revs, Liquid, Tech Noir, and Rape. Satisfactory. And it says here that you pulled an at least 6 out of 10 as we agreed during your last session. That's okay.
(a pause, during which time JAMPHUS lets out a sigh of relief)
LAD INSPECTOR: BUT
(JAMPHUS' heart skips a beat)
LAD INSPECTOR: I checked your social networks. You say you were in Rape between 0030 hours and 0145 hours. According to you form, at 0122 hours, you made the statement ''I'm off to acquire more of beverages for the Fourth Legion of Banter Squadron Six'' and went to the bar to acquire Jagerbombs and to scout for fitties. However. Your social networks say that at 0117 hours, you composed and published a status expressing joy at having finished your presentation on Thomas More's Utopia.
JAMPHUS: But--I can ex--
LAD INSPECTOR: Your money is cancelled.
JAMPHUS: But the landlord bot is really--
JAMPHUS: But please-- I left it to the last minute, the presentation! Really! Like what a student does! I-- I had alcohol with my breakfast and everything! Please!
(a swarm of G4S Peacekeeper 4000-brand assault droids enters)
I think everyone goes clubbing at first to meet people but then once you've found a couple of people outside of that, either at clubs, on your course or around campus, it becomes less of a thing and you end up spending more time doing things you actually want to do.
I actually didn't mind a bit of clubbing now and then.
During Fresher's week it'll be at its purest and most awful. I'd thoroughly recommend it.
JOIN SOME COOL SOCIETIES. Find a list of cool societies. Talk to people, find out what they're up to. You may especially enjoy societies that meet by night to conduct necromancy/taste cheese/discuss ancient Roman scripture/etc
Don't listen to this guy - neck a few trance lollies and get mad fer it
which is a fun, creative & fulfilling activity that brings together 13 year old boys across the country
Check this video out 8:50 onwards and you might catch a glimpse of my beautiful self http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqr16SgONMc
roll those sleeves up, shit's about to get srs
DiSsers: Notorious for "partying hard"
They all look so fresh faced.
if that's your concern
IT'S ALL GOOD
To be honest, everything gets better after Fresher's Week:uni's a big place, I managed to meet some really great people. Even as someone who is pretty terrible socially (even though I improved in second year a bit).
The catalyst for me was going to a humanities department run film club thing; due to the showing of Straw Dogs, the numbers quickly went way the hell down and I was able to make friends with the people there, which, in turn, led to me getting a house, making friends with the housemates, and the housemates' friends, and having a really satisfying social life.
Friends are all dispersed now, my post-uni social lifelessness is terrifying.
the only possible reason to ever go to one used to be because there were chicks there, but most tidy birds are well into real ale and pies nowadays, so just go to a good pub instead, avoiding the shit music, the queues (most often than not), the extra cost, having to dance, other stuff that's solely for wankers.
*scribbles on notepad*
hot...chicks....found...where the pies are. noted.
my housemates all went on one of those stupid tshirt things. I just went to the pub with my other friends. Once you live with people you have stuff in common with you can do whatever you please. I was pretty lucky tbh so me and my housemates in first year mostly got wrecked in the flat /parties. I miss house parties.
In freshers, if everyone you're trying to socialise with is going out, staying in seems like the most socially inept thing you could do.
I'd say 'drinking' is perhaps a thing many people consider part of the student experience. Whether that be house parties, going to the pub, or clubbing. It's totally fine to not do that though. Overall, universities have such a range of people that you will inevitably find someone who shares similar interests to you. Might not seem evident during freshers, but once you get involved in societies and things like that, you'll meet loads of cool people.
I've been staying in most nights
You should organise a DiS sheffield MEAT.
IT WILL IMPROVE!
but if you don't want to sound like a granddad I would say steer clear of the word 'clubbing'.
it's fine, he rolls mature
This thread was mainly posted in angst.
Is to get kicked out of Oceania for having too much fun, then jump into the floating harbour. You'll get a reputation as the wild party animal, and people will hang on your every word and suggestion. Then next time people are going out, you suggest a game of scrabble. Remembering your exploits last time, people will naturally then want to play scrabble. Easy.
I suggested Trivial Pursuit.
remember to strip off and slather yourself with peanut butter
Just to make sure they know you iz mencap
Going to Roehampton Uni and going to Poo Na Na and some awful club in Putney with shite R n B and men feeling me butt.
Argh. I really didn't like uni.
who like going to the same places week after week and dancing to the same songs in the same order.
I don't know if it's just my perception, but the homogenised matchy tshirt pub crawl side of being a student seems to be much more prevalent now than it did 10 years ago.
You go on those t-shirt commercial club things in fresher week only, get cataclysmically wasted and talk to as many people as you can, hopefully fall in with others who think it's terrible too, then either find and go to some better clubs with them or do something you like more for the rest of your uni days.
It's all about going along to whatever terrible place you're meant to go to, then searching out all the other people there that have their headphones on swaying wildly to jazz.
it was all about crap clubs, often midweek, with offers on booze and playing crappy "cheese" music. Everyone went and got fucking smashed, it was great. It wasn't really a love of "clubbing", it was more a love of getting blotto. This was when pubs closed at 11 so there wasn't a lot of choice, our halls were awful. These days you have a lot more options with your drinking fun. Or you could cut all that out, make some friends in a society and go kayaking or whatever.
Then my flatmates come crashing into my room at 4am.
its freshers week, go out and have fun. It's the one week of your life that going out every night and doing ridiculous stuff is encouraged. If the nights aren't for you, it doesnt matter, its full of people who will be proper friendly and happy and stuff
than in a nightclub during fresher's week. Look at it as an investment.