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    I have thought about drama/ societies like the international study -ect

    All I want is a way to come into regular contact with people outside college- any advice?

    I don't particularly want to do sport/music/anything that involves loads of work- and no-one in my college in mml seems to make friends via lectures/ classes

    I've joined the newly created formal hall society- but I want to know if anyone has any personal experience for what proves to be/not to be a good way to actually meet people (a lot of activities tend to be really serious and a lot of work)
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    Try joining some societies. There's plenty of societies that just meet up socially, like Indiesoc and Sheila and her Dog. Also, the assassins guild is a great way of meeting people, and only requires as much effort as you want to put in.
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    (Original post by yellowwdaisy)
    I have thought about drama/ societies like the international study -ect

    All I want is a way to come into regular contact with people outside college- any advice?

    I don't particularly want to do sport/music/anything that involves loads of work- and no-one in my college in mml seems to make friends via lectures/ classes

    I've joined the newly created formal hall society- but I want to know if anyone has any personal experience for what proves to be/not to be a good way to actually meet people (a lot of activities tend to be really serious and a lot of work)
    Not sure what you see as hard work but Union Debating Workshops are quite good. Some people do take it seriously but not everyone - i spend the majority of it saying stupid things and ending my debates with 'Oops ... ah, well' before walking back to my seat and laughing, and i've met a few people who take it the same way

    It is a good way to meet people from other colleges though. Thanks to it, i found someone i met 2 years ago who is in Downing and i've gotten to know a few people from Murray Edwards, Trinity, Churchill and St John's.
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    (Original post by yellowwdaisy)
    I don't particularly want to do sport/music/anything that involves loads of work- and no-one in my college in mml seems to make friends via lectures/ classes
    Societies are still the best way. A lot of societies have social events that are quite separate from the activity itself, e.g. a regular pub meet or lunch / tea meets. I know members of societies who do very little of the society's actual activity (during term-time at least), but are primarily there for the social aspects.

    There are lots and lots of societies that don't require a regular commitment, and where you can pick and choose exactly how much time you give to them - it's a lot different to at school where you had orchestra for x hours a week or whatever. Uni societies are just groups of people who share an interest and get together to enjoy it.

    It's likely that once I graduate I'll have more to do with my friends from societies than my friends from college, because these are the people I have more in common with!

    You'll also get to know people who do your subject better as time goes on... though with us engineers it wasn't until we went on a field trip together (near the end of 3rd year) that we started properly socialising!
 
 
 

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