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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Not like that, I reworded above.
    you make no sense. social aspect from an education point of view? :/
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    (Original post by prettyGirl101)
    you make no sense. social aspect from an education point of view? :/
    Social aspect and education was bad
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    As other people have said, it depends on a lot of things, especially regarding what kind of social experience you want to have. I moved away for uni and, although only a semester in, it's been absolutely brilliant so far (as cheesy as it sounds). Moving

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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Social aspect and education was bad
    Ah. Were the people that u met mostly acquaitances then?
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    (Original post by prettyGirl101)
    Ah. Were the people that u met mostly acquaitances then?
    Obviously I hanged around with them, etc but it was more of a forced kinda friendship. As people our interests were very different.....I did make friends elsewhere away from my uni and even campus. I got along better with the people at Barts and other universities.

    This is the issue, you don't necessarily meet like minded people and it can cause your initial friendship groupings to fall apart. So it's really important to be quite open to people in the first few weeks and get to know them.
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    How did you meet like minded people outside uni? Any tips?

    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Obviously I hanged around with them, etc but it was more of a forced kinda friendship. As people our interests were very different.....I did make friends elsewhere away from my uni and even campus. I got along better with the people at Barts and other universities.

    This is the issue, you don't necessarily meet like minded people and it can cause your initial friendship groupings to fall apart. So it's really important to be quite open to people in the first few weeks and get to know them.
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    (Original post by prettyGirl101)
    How did you meet like minded people outside uni? Any tips?
    I'm Muslim, and my lot created the college ISOC, we already had a prayer room and as a result had a network. Quite a few of them ended up being ISOC Presidents, etc at different universities. Plus due to Charity Week, if your up for going to other university events, you meet loads of people.

    Though Inter Society contact between different universities is extremely rare and very few do so.
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    How can i keep in contact with the friends i make without fb as everyone seems to have it except me lol
    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    I'm Muslim, and my lot created the college ISOC, we already had a prayer room and as a result had a network. Quite a few of them ended up being ISOC Presidents, etc at different universities. Plus due to Charity Week, if your up for going to other university events, you meet loads of people.

    Though Inter Society contact between different universities is extremely rare and very few do so.
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    (Original post by prettyGirl101)
    How can i keep in contact with the friends i make without fb as everyone seems to have it except me lol
    Phone.........whatsapp, snapchat, texting, calling, etc
    A lot of people are like that, they simply don't have facebook or they don't use it at all.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Phone.........whatsapp, snapchat, texting, calling, etc
    A lot of people are like that, they simply don't have facebook or they don't use it at all.
    how about twitter?
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    (Original post by prettyGirl101)
    how about twitter?
    Twitter is a weird one to be fair.....even less people have twitter, isn't exactly great for contacting
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    (Original post by prettyGirl101)
    How can i keep in contact with the friends i make without fb as everyone seems to have it except me lol
    Honestly, you might struggle a bit without facebook at uni. Why don't you want it, out of curiosity? It's not so much about sending messages to friends, more that many societies and groups use facebook to tell their members stuff.
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    Does anybody know anything about being a mature student at uni? such as being 21+ ? Is it still possible to have a good time and make new friends and are there many mature students at university, living in halls etc?
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    (Original post by georgiachurchill)
    I have applied for university and received 4 offers so far. I really want to go uni but I'm worried what its going to be like. Could anyone help me out and tell me their experiences.
    May I ask where you applied to/what subject?
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    (Original post by amieyxox)
    Does anybody know anything about being a mature student at uni? such as being 21+ ? Is it still possible to have a good time and make new friends and are there many mature students at university, living in halls etc?
    At the campus-based university I was a student at recently I was in a block with other mature students and there were excellent academic, pastoral and social infrastructure and facilities in place. The whole idea was to integrate mature students - whose life experience and outlooks can often be very very different indeed to younger freshers - as fully as possible into university life. It was awesome. I was very sad to have to leave due to personal and health reasons.

    In that sense, I think the experiences of mature students vary quite considerably from university to university. PM me if you wanna chat about this?
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    (Original post by SebCross)
    At the campus-based university I was a student at recently I was in a block with other mature students and there were excellent academic, pastoral and social infrastructure and facilities in place. The whole idea was to integrate mature students - whose life experience and outlooks can often be very very different indeed to younger freshers - as fully as possible into university life. It was awesome. I was very sad to have to leave due to personal and health reasons.

    In that sense, I think the experiences of mature students vary quite considerably from university to university. PM me if you wanna chat about this?
    I am planning on studying at university of wales trinity saint david where I already have a place, or Worcester university. I will be 23 by the time I start in September! But i don't feel as though I am going to be different to 18 year olds, I still like to go out and stuff and socialise and I am totally up for the experience. I am just worried that I may feel odd if everybody is 18 and I am 23 haha! I think I am over thinking :cool:
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    This is the issue, you don't necessarily meet like minded people and it can cause your initial friendship groupings to fall apart. So it's really important to be quite open to people in the first few weeks and get to know them.
    I have this problem as well. Pretty much as a crossroads in terms of wanting to make friends with similar interests and still having those from early in the year, who have little else in common with me apart from the subject we study. I want to drift but I don't want them to get pissed off and think I think I can do better than them.
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    (Original post by amieyxox)
    I am planning on studying at university of wales trinity saint david where I already have a place, or Worcester university. I will be 23 by the time I start in September! But i don't feel as though I am going to be different to 18 year olds, I still like to go out and stuff and socialise and I am totally up for the experience. I am just worried that I may feel odd if everybody is 18 and I am 23 haha! I think I am over thinking :cool:
    Yes to an extent you're just feeling a bit nervous and apprehensive about things before you go. As someone who's never liked clubbing and who's a bit of a nerd, I felt a much more immediate sense of cultural disconnect with most of the students I encountered and it took me awhile to find my feet, as it were. I was 25 when I started so felt that gap in age even more acutely - but, seriously, the age gap thing really really won't be an issue for you at all, I'm sure. The likeliest scenario is that you'll make friends right across a whole range of different ages, so it'll be fine! I've heard great things about the landscape around Trinity St David's - beautiful part of Wales!
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    (Original post by SebCross)
    Yes to an extent you're just feeling a bit nervous and apprehensive about things before you go. As someone who's never liked clubbing and who's a bit of a nerd, I felt a much more immediate sense of cultural disconnect with most of the students I encountered and it took me awhile to find my feet, as it were. I was 25 when I started so felt that gap in age even more acutely - but, seriously, the age gap thing really really won't be an issue for you at all, I'm sure. The likeliest scenario is that you'll make friends right across a whole range of different ages, so it'll be fine! I've heard great things about the landscape around Trinity St David's - beautiful part of Wales!
    What university did you attend if you don't mind me asking? It is hard I guess, you're either going to love it or hate it! Did you like your flat mates and were they a similar age to you? Sorry that you had to leave btw, must have been a hard decision. I really hope so fingers crossed! Ah yes I love Swansea, Trinity saint david has been my first offer! It doesn't seem to be a popular university though which is worrying
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    (Original post by amieyxox)
    What university did you attend if you don't mind me asking? It is hard I guess, you're either going to love it or hate it! Did you like your flat mates and were they a similar age to you? Sorry that you had to leave btw, must have been a hard decision. I really hope so fingers crossed! Ah yes I love Swansea, Trinity saint david has been my first offer! It doesn't seem to be a popular university though which is worrying
    I think this may just be because of its geographical location. St David's is a gorgeous very very small city (it's the one area of Wales I have been to!) but it's quite far away from anywhere else, really; I think maybe that slight sense of isolation could explain why you think it's maybe not as popular as some other uni's. But try not to focus on that! It's brilliant that you have got offers to study at these places and I'm glad you're putting some thought into what the experience is gonna be like.

    I was at the University of Exeter (Streatham Campus, so the one based in Exeter city as opposed to the smaller campus in Falmouth, Cornwall) as a second-year BA History student, having done the equivalent of my first year at another university. I love it down there and remain very very fond of both the city and the people I met down there. It just wasn't really the right time for me to be living away from home, for personal reasons, to be honest. I'm pleased to report that I got along extremely well with my flatmates and some of my coursemates, too, although it was slow-going and hard work socially to begin with. I think this is entirely normal for freshers, though

    What're you gonna be studying?
 
 
 
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