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    Hey, just started at UoR and was excited to meet some new people. This is a bit cliché but I'm not really 'scene' so you probably wouldn't know I was gay. How can I get round it? I was wondering about the LGBT soc but I'm not really sure that it's really me (I'm sure they're great people though).

    Has anyone got any advice? (feel free to dm me, I'm 18 and a fresher) Thanks!

    Hiya LemonSqueezy737,

    If you are interested in making LGBT+ or just meeting other gay guys at the university then the LGBT+ society is a really good way of doing this. There are some amazing, diverse people in the society and it is the best way to makes friends with LGBT+ students. Obviously, you may find that there are LGBT+ people on your course or in other societies or sports teams you may have joined, but the society brings a lot of those students together. We have coffee hours twice a week and a social almost every week, to appeal to the likes of different people.

    If you want to come along and see if it's your thing or not, you are very welcome to. We are also introducing a buddy system this year will is supposed to appeal to students who may hesitate or are nervous about joining the LGBT+ society: they are assigned a buddy who is someone they can talk to about any concerns or issues they may have with adjusting to university life. Our first social is coming up shortly and it is an LGBT+ themed night that will hopefully run every month, so that might be a great opportunity to meet some guys either from the university or who live locally in Reading.

    Feel free to PM us if you have any questions! I hope that I have been helpful in some way
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