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    I'm kind of inbetween popular and unpopular (I have friends in both groups). I some times get invited to parties etc but some times don't and am usually left feeling pretty bored on weekends. Do you think uni will be better for me in terms of social life?
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    Short answer, yes.

    However, you must make an effort. As soon as you start, get chatting, get numbers and make as many friends or acquaintances as possible. If you don't make any effort and expect people to come to you, you'll be left behind and the longer the year goes on, the less likely things will change.

    And keep doing this every year as you meet new people in modules etc. and no one will have the same timetable as you so you'll always have the chance to keep meeting new faces.

    College/school can be a tough place to change, especially if you've bee quiet and then you've become more confident as by year 10, most are in solid friendship groups. Although if you go somewhere else for yr12+13, you can change and be more outgoing and popular
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    At least your noticed. No-one talks to me.
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    Depends on your situation and what uni you go to. It's important to realise that chances are no one else around you will have met you before. This means you can completely re-invent yourself. You may know you're shy, unpopular, or whatever, but no one else around you knows that. So you can fake it (e.g. not be so shy), and you'd be surprised where that gets you. But you also need to remember that you gotta make a lot of effort. I think that's where I've gone wrong, I approached uni with a bit more confidence, became more popular than I am at home, but I subconsciously avoided a few social situations, and I find that although I know and I've met a lot of people, I don't really have any close friends that I can socialise with.
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    (Original post by Willbean)
    At least your noticed. No-one talks to me.
    Ha!!

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