I’ve never been a Fresher before. And I’ve not really done any of the “Freshers’ Fortnight” events, many of which seems to consist of staying out very late clubbing, so I thought I ought at least to get down to campus for the Freshers’ Fair yesterday.
I think it was pretty much as I expected it to be. Very crowded, very busy, and basically full of organisations, companies and societies desperately trying to get you to sign up for their services. I avoided signing up to too much, but will have ended up on a few people’s mailing lists; anyone offering the chance to win an iPad got my name, for starters. I’m sure they’ll be a way of unsubscribing when the time comes. A couple of the student societies would have been interesting to me except that they all – understandably – run their events on campus in the evenings. I’m not on campus in the evenings, and I’m not likely to make the journey especially. I did give the drama society my details and they’ve already sent out the first “welcome” email; I may see what sort of things they get up to in more detail before ruling out any involvement altogether.