i had the same situation once.. all my friends went to uni and i was left behind redoing a year. I thought maybe it would be better because then i can concentrate on studies.. but then realised i neeeeed to socialise with friends so i can be at a balance :| Just join extra curricular stuff.. and dont be afraid to be random and voice your own thoughts to other people.. everything starts somewhere. Its what i did :]
oh ohhh and facebook
i have nobody to hang out with in college :( Watch
- 19-01-2010 11:52
- 19-01-2010 11:56
In my first year at college i didnt no must of the people because hardly anyone from my previous schools had come to the college i went to, so i didnt really have many friends, so i just did what i had to do and focused more on my work, but then in my second year on the first day luckily i was put into a form where i knew 2 people and then they got me talking to another girl and since then ive been okay at college it will be fine, just try and start conversation with someone and just say you dont no that many people or something. You cant go all the way through college just on your own, might be advantageous when it comes down to exam times.
- 19-01-2010 12:13
while you're in a class, just start discussing the topic with someone next to you. over time you'll get to know each other better.
- 18-08-2012 15:59
I know exactly what you mean. In the first 2 months when I started college (and still kind of now) I found that people already knew each other from their secondary schools and weren't very welcoming. I also found people tended to avoid approaching me generally and I found out through a "friend" who I knew from outside college that it was because of the way I dress and I should try not to "stand out" too much. Anyway, the general notion (which I've discussed with an old school friend) is that people seem to be more than happy to talk to you in class but don't seem to want to hang out with you after. An example of this that I've experienced is with a girl in my AS english literature class, she will happily chat to me about anything for an hour and a half then at lunch she'll say "I'm going this way." and walk off to join her group of friends so I'm left standing alone like an idiot.
Luckily for me I knew someone from my workplace who studies there so I got to know his friends and hang out with them at lunch and stuff and I also met my bf through one of them. They're all second years though so they're all going to uni in september so I'm gonna be pretty much back where I started. College is very confusing.