Ah, it’s that time of year again: freshers’ week. The week where everyone goes out clubbing and getting drunk, right? Fear not, fellow introverts, tee-totallers or non-clubbers. We’re included too!
Unconventionally, I didn’t buy a RAG pack. Most people did, and the people I have spoken to have told me they had a good time. Luckily, LSE SU had organised alternative events for those of us not into clubbing.
For freshers’ week, the SU organised several museum trips, an ice skating trip, bowling, a theatre trip to the West End, a ping pong and pizza night and a night bus tour of London. I was slightly sceptical about the phrase ‘there is something for everyone’, but I can tell you first hand that there really was.
I arrived at LSE worrying I will be the only person who doesn’t want to go out clubbing or drinking, and that I won’t make any friends as a result. How wrong I was! I have managed to meet so many amazing people, and I had so much fun in the process. And, what about meeting people with common interests? Well, it turns out there are several people who also don’t like clubbing, and who also would rather have a night in. I can guarantee you will find at least one person you have something in common with.
After all, there is no better way to bond with someone than while wobbling around on the edge of an ice rink holding on for dear life.