Our freshers week was scary but allowed us to meet lots of new people. Unfortunately, I don’t believe that it helped us to meet many people who were not already from our student accommodation. We were encouraged to buy a ‘freshers wristband’ and go to clubs that we knew from our halls of residence. Once purchased, The freshers wristband was supposed to get you free guaranteed entry to all of the clubs and events specified online (8 events over 8 nights.) we were told that without the freshers wristband, entry couldn’t be guaranteed, so majority of us reluctantly bought the wristbands. The events during the week were amazing until we hit Thursday night. My friends and I had all gotten dressed and ready, we had began to pre-drink at a local bar and catch our bus into town. The event that night was in a local nightclub called ATIK. Upon arriving, we were told my some representatives that it was unlikely that we were going to be able to get into ATIK tonight, despite purchasing the freshers wristband. Why you ask? Because the bouncers were allowing people who didn’t have the wristband into the club. They soon hit club capacity and after waiting 40 minutes in line for a club that we had already paid entry for, we headed home. This means that I spent over £60 on a wristband that gave me no extra perks or value than anybody else on the street that night.