I've still got Fresher's Flu... been at Uni for weeks now and it wont budge! (Am at Nottingham Trent, btw... just up the road!)
And as for beer being a cure :guiness ... I think maybe it was the copious amounts of alcohol I put away in the first week that left me a bit on the 'susceptible-to-anything' side... :hammer.
I did take some precautions though, and register with a doctor... tis a most surreal experience standing in line with total strangers while you all wait to pee on a stick to check if you're normal. You'll be pleased to know that apart from there being too much blood in my alcohol system, I am as normal as they come! :bounce
The problem with freshers flu is that it goes round and round and round and round. You get it, pass it on to someone on your corridor/flat, you recover, then they give it back to you!!! Of course random pulling won't help either.
Sleep a lot!!!
Sleep with the window open to keep the air in your room clean.
Whisky and Curry cures all!!