Just thought I’d mention to all the Freshers out there not enjoying their Freshers’ Week, feeling depressed or unhappy that Freshers’ Week is not a good representation at all of what general university life in general is like!
Things are normally significantly quieter, and do not involve going out and getting drunk every night, contrary to what Freshers’ Week may make things look. Your university will also offer a lot of activities and clubs which will not involve regular binge drinking to make new friends!
So if you are feeling unhappy, or like you want to go home as you think university is not for you – hold out! Wait until you meet your department and start doing lectures. You will likely find people there with much similar tastes and outlooks on life to you there than in your hall or flat!
(Just thought I would republish this again for this year, just as a reminder to those not enjoying Fresher’s Week.)