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The great thing about Just-Eat is that it really is the ideal service for Freshers. There’s no need to clutter drawers with takeaway menus

With Fresher’s Week over for another year, the UK’s newest Uni recruits have managed to chomp their way through a whopping 5 million slices of pizza, 840,000 kebabs and leaving more than 1 million empty pint glasses in their wake.

Fresher’s Week, the first week of the academic year at Universities across the UK is renowned for being a week of students letting their hair down without their parents around. According to UCAS, 419,627 applicants had a place confirmed at Uni this year, an increase of 44,523 on last year., the UK’s leading online takeaway ordering site noticed a huge rise in takeaway orders from student halls and decided to take a closer look.

Based on averages Just-Eat found from surveying 1,628 Freshers, here is Fresher’s Week in numbers:

• Takeaways - takeaways are an essential part of any student’s diet. Pizzas have proved this year’s runaway takeaway success, whilst kebabs are considered a staple ingredient in any student night out:

- Pizza – the average student ate 12 slices of pizza this Fresher’s Week, totalling 5,035,524 slices of pizza (based on the intake of 419,627 applicants this year)
- Kebabs – the study showed that the average new student ate 2 kebabs last week, or 839,254 kebabs in total

• Alcohol – students wouldn’t be students if they didn’t overindulge on their first week of freedom from parents:

- Pints – taking just the male Fresher population, an average of 6 pints a night throughout Fresher’s Week means a grand total of 1,258,881 pints were drunk across University cities last week alone
- Spirits – the average female Freshers student downed 34 measures of spirits last week, meaning that females alone drank 7,133,659 spirit measures
- Shots – 14 shots were drunk per person on average last week, or 5,874,778 slammers

• Paracetamol – what is the drunken night and kebab without the headache the morning after, before ‘socialising’ resumes? Students claimed to have taken an average of 10 paracetamol tablets last week, meaning a staggering 262,267 packs of tablets were used during the course of the week

• Fancy dress outfits – fancy dress plays a large part in the first week of most students’ Uni lives, and this year was no exception. 3 in 4 of the respondents said they dressed up last week, with the average number of costumes used being quoted as 4. At this rate, 1,258,881 guises were worn by apparently drunken students.

Ash Ali, marketing director at had the following to say,

“We saw a huge increase in orders on Just-Eat around the time Freshers started at their respective campuses, and thought we’d have a bit of fun by breaking the week down into numbers.

“The great thing about Just-Eat is that it really is the ideal service for Freshers. There’s no need to clutter drawers with takeaway menus, as we’ve got a huge number of takeaway restaurants listed on the site with full up to date menus for students not yet sure of their surrounding area.”

Just-Eat are planning a huge amount of student activity to ensure university students are aware of the easiest way to order takeaway, having recently accepted a recession-record £10.5m VC investment.

Just-Eat service over 30,000 meals a day within the UK, where customers can order from a huge range of cuisines including firm favourites Indian, Chinese and Italian, as well as Thai, Mexican, American, Cantonese, Japanese and many more.

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For further information, or to arrange interviews or have more examples of celebrities ordering takeaways, please contact Rich Leigh, of 10 Yetis PR Agency on 01452 348 211, or on Twitter @goodandbadpr


Just-Eat was founded in Denmark in 2000

Just-Eat services 30,000 meals a day

Just-Eat have received and dealt with more than 7,000,000 meal orders

Just-Eat has 3300 restaurants signed up to its UK site and uses it’s patented Just-Eat technology to offering a seamless on-line ordering service including latest menu’s, over 105,000 customer reviews, secure card ordering and automatic confirmation of orders and delivery times.

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