Freshers Scenarios | The Student Pocket Guide
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University provides a fresh start and a chance for many to rebrand themselves. Maybe you want to go from geek to chic, or from teenage dirtbag to slick rick, either way, now’s your chance to give it a shot as you will never have an opportunity quite like this one coming around again anytime soon. See old Spud here – he used to be a nerd, look at him now!
Ah, freshers fancy-dress parties. The classic opportunity for everyone to let their hair down a little bit and have a proper laugh. University will open up levels of fancy-dress you never even knew existed during which you are guaranteed to see a multitude of smurfs (of different shapes and sizes), the occasional iPod, nurses, superheroes and of course, the legendary morphsuit.
Awkward First Meet
The awkward moment when you go in for a handshake and the other person goes for a high five. To avoid being left hanging with your hand in the air, keep your eyes fixated on the hand of the person you are about to shake. Make a decision early as to whether you are going for skins or a simple handshake and see it through. Ladies, when meeting another lass, one of you has to be the brave initiator and go for the hug. Step up to the plate.
Mate in a State
Parties + nights out + drinks = Freshers week. There will no doubt be lots going on at your SU and around your local area. Despite your best efforts to visit the local attractions the temptation to PARTY will probably be irresistible. Make sure you stay in a fit enough state to get home, to bed! Not only for the obvious safety implications, but you don’t want to end up like Dave here on the left, with buttocks firmly planted on the ground, no clothes on and pizza in his pants!