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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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jenny there are HUNDREDS (literally ) of clubs to join - from all sorts of sports to the Neighbours Appreciation Society (as in the show.. not just anyone who happens to live next door to you!)

Get involved with anything you can and you'll make plenty of friends, not to mention everyone you'll meet from your course to go out with too! living "off campus" really isnt an issue with Hull however as all the student housing is very very close to campus
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jenny there are HUNDREDS (literally ) of clubs to join - from all sorts of sports to the Neighbours Appreciation Society (as in the show.. not just anyone who happens to live next door to you!)

Get involved with anything you can and you'll make plenty of friends, not to mention everyone you'll meet from your course to go out with too! living "off campus" really isnt an issue with Hull however as all the student housing is very very close to campus
Ah thanks for the reply. I was a bit worried because I'm not really into sport, and didn't think there'd be much else. The uni I'm at at the moment has only a handful of clubs that nobody even goes to, but it's a relief to know that's not the case at hull!

In September, I'll be on a mission to meet people haha!
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I'll be your friend.
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so glad my uni will be friendly
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(Original post by Stalin)
I'll be your friend.
Aw thanks, I always wondered what Stalin would be like
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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!
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Oh yes - my A level grades were not too great - BBD. So it is definitely possible!
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Ah thanks for the reply. I was a bit worried because I'm not really into sport, and didn't think there'd be much else. The uni I'm at at the moment has only a handful of clubs that nobody even goes to, but it's a relief to know that's not the case at hull!

In September, I'll be on a mission to meet people haha!
Aye, if your outgoing and want to make friends then im almost certain you will, be outgoing - make attempts to take friends numbers meet up for nights out and so you'll soon make friends.

Also i made some great friends off my course so thats always helpful

Good luck but i dont think youll struggle.
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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
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Aye, if your outgoing and want to make friends then im almost certain you will, be outgoing - make attempts to take friends numbers meet up for nights out and so you'll soon make friends.

Also i made some great friends off my course so thats always helpful

Good luck but i dont think youll struggle.
Thanks, I feel a lot better now
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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
Thanks for the advice
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