Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Top ten tips for freshers

September is here and when you are a student, this means one thing - Freshers week.  Whether you're a first year or a third year, Freshers week (bar Varsity) is the one time of year you look forward to.

Pub Golf

Here are my top ten tips for surviving Fresher's week as a fresher.

1. Make friends with all your housemates - even if you think they aren't your cup of tea, they may well be your friend by the end of the year
2. Join a club or society
3. Make sure you have some form of fancy dress and a pack of playing cards
4. Get a copy of the social calender before you arrive if you can and make sure you are at each of the events listed throughout the week
5. Pick up any freebie you can find- even if you already have it, as it will most likely need replacing if not by the end of Freshers, at least Christmas
6. If you are in halls where the ceiling tiles lift up, take a look and see who left you what from the year before (especially if you are a Staffordshire University Student).
7. Buy paracetamol, plasters, etc... you will need them this week if not every week for the rest of your three years
8. Don't spend your entire loan in one week
9. Make sure you know the rules to the following games: ring of fire, beer pong and I have never.
10. Have fun

Don't know the rules to the above games? No worries, here they all are:

Ring of Fire:
Set up a cup in the middle of a table and then place a pack of cards around them, being careful not to break the circle.

Each time it is someone's turn, they must pick up a card - making sure not to break the circle (if they do they have to drink).  Then according to the card they have picked up they have to do one of the following:

Ace
Waterfall – Everyone must keep drinking until the person who picked the card stops.
2
F*ck you – You can choose someone to drink
3
F*ck Me – You must drink
4
Wh*re – Girls drink
5
Thumb Master- When you put your thumb on the table everyone must follow and whomever is last must drink. you are the thumb master till someone else picks up a five.
6
D*cks – Guys drink
7
Heaven – Point your finger in the sky, whoever is last must drink
8
Mate – Choose someone to drink with you
9
Rhyme – Pick a word such a dog and the person next to you must rhyme with dog, like log, and it goes to the next person and the next, in a circle, until someone messes up and he or she will have to drink
10
Categories- Pick a category such a football and you go in a circle and everyone has to say a word that fits with football such as: touchdown, field goal, USC. Whoever messes up, drinks.
Jack
Make a Rule – You can make up any rule that everyone has to follow, such as you can only drink with your right hand. Everyone (including you) must follow this rule for the whole entire game and if you disobey you must drink.
Queen
Questions – Go around in a circle and you have to keep asking questions to each other. Doesn’t matter what the question is, as long as its a question. Whoever messes up and does not say a question, drinks.
King
Pour into the kings cup


Beer Pong
You will need:

12 red cups
2 ping pong balls
Alcohol to fill the cups

Set up two sets of 6 red cups in a triangle on the table opposite each other.  Then you need to pour a shot in each of the drinks.

You will then chose your teams and flip a coin to decide who goes first.  The first person taking the shot must bounce the ping pong ball on the table, which will then hopefully bounce into one of the cups.

You must not stretch across the table when doing this either and your elbow must not go past your end of the table.

Once someone has aimed the ball into a cup accurately, the person must then pick someone to drink this shot and that cup is taken off of the table.

Once the cups start to be taken off of the table, you may re-arrange them into the same form of a triangle again.

The first team to remove all the cups from the table wins and gets to nominate the members of the losing team to drink the alcohol left on the table.


I have never

Sit in a circle and then someone in the group states something they have never done, if someone else in the room as done this, then they have to drink.

It is a quick and easy drinking game to play - however, don't go telling all of your friends secrets in the process...

Cave Girl Fancy Dress

I can't stress enough though, please drink responsibly and know your limits.  There are so many dangers that come with drinking and you still need to be careful even though it seems like fun at the time.

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