Pointers for freshers (a nowhere near comprehensive guide)

A few weeks ago, I lost the title of ‘Fresher’. Second years will no longer have the legal standing to exclaim “down it, Fresher!”, during tedious small talk at the bar, and I’ll have to actually think of a reason as to why I chose English sometime within the next two years. Both of these are mindbogglingly colossal changes to my life as a student, something which I’m not sure I’ll be able to cope with. Despite my predicament, I can now pretend that I too, am a wiser, more knowledgeable student. It will now be acceptable for me to drunkenly…

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Relive your nights out

  How would you feel if I said you could relive the night beforehand, from the very comfort of your bed? Would that fill you with excitement for the hilarious sights you would see or make you feel like crying into your hangover feast? (We’ve all had them nights out – don’t be ashamed) On Friday night I went out for ONE drink in Camden Town with my university friends as we were longing to celebrate the end of our university year. However, one drink turned out to be one too many as we got carried away dancing to the…

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5 songs to make pre-drinks awesome

A good night out these days is nearly always started with a pre-drinks session, a time to chat, get your gear on and get yourself into that ideally tipsy state. What makes a pre-drinking sesh smashing though are the tunes, so here’s a few classics and current bangers to make your preferred night tip-top: 1. Andrew WK – Party Hard This ’01 sweat-rock banger is great to get the adrenaline going for when you’re off to a big gig or a fist-pumping rock night. The simple lyrical mantra of “Party Hard!”, backed by meaty guitars and bawled out in Andrew…

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The ultimate guide to drinking games

As any real student who has woke up from the night before with a bit of a fuzzy head and that ‘what happened last night?’ feeling will admit…the best nights always start with a drinking game! What better way to start a night out than with a ridiculously stupid, extremely funny drinking game that gets everyone bladdered and in high spirits for the night ahead. Not only is it a major icebreaker if like most students you find yourself in a new city with a new bunch of friends, but it’s a sure fire way to ensure everyone has a…

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Tips for saving money on a night out

As a student I understand all about budgeting but also wanting to go out every week, so here’s some ways to save money on nights out. Don’t worry, you can still have the best night and have money to go buy that greasy fry up to cure your hangover the next morning. Pre-drinks This is one way to save so much money, by drinking before you go out: you don’t have to spend crazy amounts of money on drinks in clubs and also don’t have to waste time queuing up for these drinks. Most supermarkets have great offers on drinks…

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