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    Living the Dry Life

    Moving into student accommodation is a daunting prospect. Your mind is spinning with questions: what is my room like? Who are my flat mates? Will I get on with everybody? As a non-drinker, I was more worried about the constant pressure of doing a shot or being forced into drinking games. At home I was lucky to have a great group of friends that respected my dislike of alcohol, but being thrown into a new student environment where drinking is at the forefront of everybody’s mind, naturally I was going to be anxious. While I unpacked my tea bags and hot chocolate powder, the echoes of clinking beer bottles rippled…

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    Banishing your hangover one step at a time

    Blurry eyes, throbbing head, churning stomach- there’s no diagnosis needed. Only the half-eaten remnants of what looks like an American Hot Dog at the bottom of your bed reminds you that you were in the takeaway the night before, but as you risk a burp and fumigate your mouth with stale Sambuca, your memory slowly starts to creep back… It would be pointless (and hypocritical) to lecture you about the dangers of drinking, so instead I’m going to talk you through how to cope the inevitable hangover of doom. Step 1 Check your phone and make the necessary apologetic texts to your ex for calling at 4am/your friend who you…

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    Alternative Drinking Games

    Ring of Fire is becoming tedious after the fourth night in a row, and you’re sick and tired of hearing that Beth had a threesome in Zante in ‘Never Have I Ever’, so here’s a few alternative drinking games to keep things interesting. Thunderstruck Basically, Thunderstruck is a song by ACDC (a classic, I might add) that says the words ‘Thunder’ or ‘Thunderstuck’ a heck of a lot. The first time it says Thunder, one person in the circle starts downing their drink. The next time the song says it, that person stops and the next person in the circle starts drinking, creating something of a waterfall effect. The catch…

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    Alternative Drinking Games

    Ring of Fire is becoming tedious after the fourth night in a row, and you’re sick and tired of hearing that Beth had a threesome in Zante in ‘Never Have I Ever’, so here’s a few alternative drinking games to keep things interesting. Thunderstruck Basically, Thunderstruck is a song by ACDC (a classic, I might add) that says the words ‘Thunder’ or ‘Thunderstuck’ a heck of a lot. The first time it says Thunder, one person in the circle starts downing their drink. The next time the song says it, that person stops and the next person in the circle starts drinking, creating something of a waterfall effect. The catch…

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    A Freshers Survival Guide

    Freshers week is just around the corner. Are you prepared for the utter carnage on the horizon? Hopefully these seven quick tips will help to prepare you for your first staggering steps as a Fresher.   1. Do your paper work Before you say it, we know it’s boring but you have to just get all of your registration documents signed, dated and filed away before you become an official student here at university. You have to sort out your student finance, your identification cards and your timetables before anything else. Usually, this happens on one specifically defined day – which will, inevitably, drag on. Only once you get all…