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Sober students, stigma and societies

I don’t think it is too much of a stretch to say that in the traditional British lexicon, the words ‘student’ and ‘drinking’ are all but synonymous. Getting wasted on a variety of alcoholic beverages, in conjunction with stress-inducing all-nighters, and ceaseless financial worries are surely quintessential features of typical student life. There is an…

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Starting university at 17

Let’s just cut to the chase, I started at UEA when I was 17 years old. Telling people this usually inspires a shocked or confused response, to then be followed by an onslaught of questions that I have heard hundreds of times before by this point. ‘Why did you do that? What was it like?…

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Hangxiety

Hangxiety has become a regularly used term within the student vocabulary, combining your hangover with anxiety about the events of the night before. When you black out or have a patchy memory of the night before you become nervous about what you might have said or done after you wake up in the morning. The…

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Alcohol and sex – the sobering truth

Dutch courage, going out for a drink, and meeting up in a club are terms used when discussing dating and sex at uni. But they all have one thing in common: alcohol. Sex and dating in the 21st  century seems to revolve around having a drink. This can vary from having a cheeky pint on…

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What’s the Alcohol Impact crew?

You may have noticed on your usual night out at the LCR that there are now people standing around with bright orange tops on. So who are they? Well the student union have introduced new additions to our beloved Damn Good and A-list events, ‘Alcohol Impact crew members’, and I couldn’t be happier to welcome…

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The teetotal student’s handbook

Mocktails As a teetotaller, you may feel like running a mile in the opposite direction when you see a pub/club/bar come into view – the sinking feeling that accompanies the realisation that you’ll be drinking orange juice or coca cola all night can do that to you. However, you needn’t miss out on the bar…

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