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Old 22 Sep 18, 05:11 PM  
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Article here (that my DD wrote - proud mum!) on exactly that subject...

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Old 22 Sep 18, 05:13 PM  
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My DD is just going into her third year and doesnít drink, sheís never felt under pressure to drink on nights out, just has soft drinks and everyone just accepts it. Iím sure your daughter will be fine.
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My DS started uni last week, he doesn't drink (bad experience with a bottle of brandy), he hadn't found it a problem during freshers, been out but not to the point of getting wrecked.
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Article here (that my DD wrote - proud mum!) on exactly that subject...

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Thatís brilliant! I would be very proud too!

She has looked at societyís but there isnít much information for Cardiff Met online so hopefully will have more information Saturday. We are nor religious so church groups are not an option. She loves films, Hp and Disney so is hoping to meet others like her
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I read an article last week I think in ĎThe Timesí that said that increasing numbers of young people are not drinking so Universities are changing social activities to reflect this. Many are now offering gatherings at coffee shops and I think it was Hull University that has scrapped Freshers Week altogether and is offering an alternative.

I was really pleased to read this. Our DD is shy, does not drink and is not a party animal. She is also considering University for next year and I feel a bit worried about how she will respond. X
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Dds friend is off to uni tomorrow. She's joined her halls group chat. Out of 14 in the same block only 2 drink. I'm sure she won't feel alone x
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Hi I've just graduated from my undergrad and I start my masters next week. While I drink very occasionally I don't go out much! It honestly was not a problem at all, If it was the course going out I would go and drink soft drinks occasionally nut mostly I made friends and they were happy to do other stuff too! I joined a couple of societies as well, snow sports and equestrian and both have a lot of socials with meals, movies and days out so it honestly doesn't matter whether you drink or not! I would say it's worth making the effort for one night out with the course at the start of the year as it's just a good chance to get to know everyone better but I went out maybe twice a year on nights out! It totally isn't the be all and end all! x
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Also have a look on Facebook for Cardiff met freshers 19 and there might be a group already! if not there will be soon and they can chat before they get there!
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My son drinks and had a great first year at Uni but his flatmate and best friend doesn't drink, my daughter doesn't drink and has had two great years at Uni.

Both of them have said there's no pressure from their peer group to drink and you don't need to be in a 'no drinking' group to enjoy yourself...just like normal life where the nominated driver for the night won't drink either.

I also think a lot is made of the drinking issue because Freshers Week seems to be such a major thing and talked about on TV and radio, when I went to Uni many many years ago it was never reported in such a fashion.
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Times have changed, when I was at University basically everyone I knew regularly got hammered, by regularly I mean three times a week. But as others have said, I think there will be others now who donít drink, albeit a lot of drinking will still go on. She will be fine I am sure.
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