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    Hey guys, I started at UCL on monday and its going OK so far, Ive been talking to loads of people on my course and just making acquaintances. But after lectures and stuff, they go off on there own and I'm sometimes left on my own. So basically I don't have an established friends cirlcle yet. I went to the SU to check out the place and grab a bite etc. everyone there seems to be in groups already and made friends. Should I go up to lone people in the SU cafes to make friends? Where else can I talk to random people?

    Tommorow is freshers fayre and was wondering whether people go it on their own or with friends? Is it possible to make new buddys at the fayre tommorow?

    And once freshers week is over, is it still acceptable to start talking to random people?

    I haven't made it really clear lol, but above is my situation and I just wanted advice really as to how to meet new people!
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    For the 10000th time, societies, sports clubs, buy a casket/crate of beer, smoke weed, whatever the **** brings people together.

    Seriously.
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    are you at halls? Surely you can make friends there...or course mates...
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    looooooool
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    You've only been there a couple of days! I've been at uni a week and I feel the same. I suppose relationships will develop naturally and we should relax?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
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    That could be a bit of a problem if you just go home all the time after lectures. I was in the same position but what you gotta do is join societies, you'll find like minded people with the same interests. Really good for making friends.
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    (Original post by badger-man)
    That could be a bit of a problem if you just go home all the time after lectures. I was in the same position but what you gotta do is join societies, you'll find like minded people with the same interests. Really good for making friends.
    I don't mind staying and socialising a bit after lectures, even these few days I haven't been going home straight away, but I have no one to jam with! Ive literally been walking around the campus alone, hoping that someone would approach me!
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    Make some cookies and bring them in people will flock to you.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I don't mind staying and socialising a bit after lectures, even these few days I haven't been going home straight away, but I have no one to jam with! Ive literally been walking around the campus alone, hoping that someone would approach me!
    I'm in halls so unfortunately I can't really relate in that aspect. I would find it extremely embarassing to try and start a conversation with random people on campus.
    I found though that you often have to take things into your own hands, don't wait for people to talk to you. Take the lead and talk to other people, I would definitely look at societies and sports clubs though if you don't want to strike up a conversation with a random person on campus.
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    (Original post by badger-man)
    I'm in halls so unfortunately I can't really relate in that aspect. I would find it extremely embarassing to try and start a conversation with random people on campus.
    I found though that you often have to take things into your own hands, don't wait for people to talk to you. Take the lead and talk to other people, I would definitely look at societies and sports clubs though if you don't want to strike up a conversation with a random person on campus.
    Yeah freshers fayre is tommorow so ill be joining some socities and stuff there. But would that be enough to make friends?

    Who is generally in your group of friends, coursemates, flatmates or society mates?

    Sorry I sound like I've never had friends before lol but thats not true! I'm just really shy and find socialising difficult!
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    freshers fair is your best bed.
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    And flatmates are generally your closest friends
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    Social retard...
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Yeah freshers fayre is tommorow so ill be joining some socities and stuff there. But would that be enough to make friends?

    Who is generally in your group of friends, coursemates, flatmates or society mates?

    Sorry I sound like I've never had friends before lol but thats not true! I'm just really shy and find socialising difficult!
    Well i've only been at uni 11 days but my group of friends so far consists of two people who i've know since year 7, about 7 or 8 people from one of my societies and some of my flatmates. My flat mates though are already split and not really talking. Some of them are complete w*****s
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    (Original post by spazman21)
    Social retard...
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    (Original post by Stefan1991)
    freshers fair is your best bed.
    Depends how much you drunk the night before
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    smoking, works so well
    1st day at uni, my flat was empty so i go for a fag, meet some1 doing the same thing, we then went for a walk came back met another smoker, then banged on a few doors
    even now just outside my block ill go for a fag nd meet people from other blocks nd start up convos
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    Aww dont be sad. Have you tried meeting ppl before lectures? I know at my uni before the lectures begin at 9, ppl come early and chill in the common area, its like a chill out place.
    So if you get there early you could chat to a few guys, go to the canteen where most ppl might be. That way while you get talking, it will be time to go to lectures, then you sit with them in lectures and then after just ask..you guys hungry wanna go get some munch? and hopefully it will go from there.
    Your not the only one in the same boat, i'm sure theres loads of ppl in your yr who feel the same.
    I'm going into my final year of uni but my mate told me that the ppl you meet in the first few weeks most probably wont be your tight mates when you go through uni. So even if you cant bare the person, just remember you'll meet more students through labs and tutorials where your all split up.
    Best of luck!
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    (Original post by HARRY PUTAH)
    For the 10000th time, societies, sports clubs, buy a casket/crate of beer, smoke weed, whatever the **** brings people together.

    Seriously.
    This. :rofl:
 
 
 
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