To cut a long story short, I'm currently at a university in London but have realised I chose the wrong uni, so this September I'll hopefully be starting over as a fresher at the university of Hull.
Initially I was going to live in student accommodation, but my boyfriend's now decided he wants to move up there with me, so I'll probably be renting a flat with him off-campus.
My question is, how easy do you think it'll be for me to make friends at the university if I'm not living in student accommodation? I'm going to try and go to lots of fresher's events, but do you think it'll work? I'd really like to make some good friends at university, and I'm a little bit worried I won't be able to.
It's easier if you join a club. In my first year I lived off campus but joined the hockey club at my uni and that's where I made most of my friends.
I live off campus and have not made friends at Uni. I am only at Uni a day and half per week so I think that contributes more than anything. I have people to have a coffee and lunch with but have not had a social life with uni people, which to be honest, I'm disappointed about. So, I joined a club (not related to Uni) and am making friends that way. Plus I moved up with my partner so I'm not lonely and friends have been to visit.
Thanks for the replies. In that case I'll definitely try and join a club, are there many to choose from?
LondonMinx, do you feel you've not made as many friends because you didn't "put yourself out there"? I can't explain myself well here - what I'm trying to say, is do you think it's possible to make friends and live off-campus, even though you didnt?
so glad my uni will be friendly
I know the guy who currently is in charge of overseeing all Societies and Volunteering and I know the effort they go into to make sure there really is something for everyone. For example, one of the girls I play netball with loves playing poker and found that the netball girls werent really too keen so she set up her own society to start meeting people who did like it!
Oh yes - my A level grades were not too great - BBD. So it is definitely possible!
ye u deffo miss out on a lot by not living in student digs...i know plenty of people who dropped out due to this... but as others say clubs are the way forward and where most people find people who they socialise with...so join a couple of these and make sure you go out on the piss ups on wednesday and shall be all good