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Leeds student looks worse-for-wear as undergrads join Freshers mayhem

Hard-partying students marked the end of their first week as Freshers as they hit the clubs in university towns and cities across the country.

Thousands of revellers descended onto the streets of Leeds to make the most of their Saturday night - safe in the knowledge lectures don't start until Monday.

The young students partied into the early hours of the morning - with photos showing friends dressed up to make a good first impression.

Many of the partygoers looked relieved to be back partying once again after more than 18 months of restrictions. 

Some were spotted giving friends piggyback rides down the high street, while one Fresher looking a bit worse for wear was wheeled off in a trolley by friends.

Trolleyed: Thousands of revellers descended onto the streets of Leeds as they marked the end of their first week as Freshers

Thousands of revellers descended onto the streets of Leeds to make the most of their Saturday night - safe in the knowledge lectures don't start until Monday

The jubilant scenes on the streets of Leeds last night were a lightyear away from last year when Covid curbs the Freshers' fortnight of events 

Many of the partygoers looked relieved to be back partying once again after more than 18 months of restrictions 

The young students partied into the early hours of the morning - with photos showing friends dressed up to make a good first impression

Dressed to the nines: Young students queued up to get into clubs and pubs for the night out

Paramedics were on hand to treat drunken students who had over-indulged and police were out in low numbers, but the night is believed to have passed without injuries. 

Last year's events welcoming students had to be cancelled due to fears of spreading the Coronavirus, with many spending their first weeks with flatmates in halls.

At the height of the pandemic, nightclubs were forced to close while restaurants were also shut or faced heavy restrictions before ultimately being shuttered in Winter.

Last year's events welcoming students had to be cancelled due to fears of spreading the Coronavirus, with many spending their first weeks with flatmates in halls

Quick lie down: One reveller takes a moment to check her phone and relax in a pair of high heels

The night is young: The Freshers' week events are the first to take place since 2019 after last year's celebrations were wiped out by the pandemic

Freshers' Week kicked off for the majority of universities across the UK on Sunday and goes on until September 26

Some were spotted giving friends piggyback rides down the high street, while one Fresher looking a bit worse for wear was wheeled off in a trolley by friends

Fun and games: Revellers do push-ups in the street as they get excited for a night of partying

Freshers' Week kicked off for the majority of universities across the UK on Sunday and goes on until September 26.

Promoters in some cities with several universities however have taken to holding a second week of events, coined the 'Freshers' Fortnight'.

While Leeds undergrads will be buried in their books from Monday, wristbanded Freshers' events continue until Wednesday.

Despite warnings of an expected spike in Covid cases following the influx of students starting university, many freshers expressed little concern.

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