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    I will be starting uni for the first time in September and have little idea about freshers and have like no idea on how to make friends, any advice would be appreciated!


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    Talk to people for a start. Don't get in fights with or otherwise assault or insult anyone. Join societies and take beginner's classes. That's pretty much it to be honest, it's not that difficult as everyone's in the same boat of needing to make friends.
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    The great thing about uni is that you won't be the only new student around, there will be thousands of you. This means everyone will be eager to make friends, and you won't have to force yourself onto already-made cliques. My advice would be to not be afraid, go up to people and talk to them, they will appreciate it a lot. Trust me, no one wants to be alone on freshers! Also, be open-minded, don't close yourself off from specific people because you're not used to them; uni is a time to take risks and branch out, that's how you get the best experience in my opinion. On the other hand, don't change yourself to fit in; there will be thousands of new students there, like I said, you will find your people at the end of the day.
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    (Original post by realcloud)
    I will be starting uni for the first time in September and have little idea about freshers and have like no idea on how to make friends, any advice would be appreciated!


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    It won't be hard, honestly the nerves are no neccesary; make sure you attend all the events, be confident and introduce yourself (trust me, its weird how casually you can walk up to someone and do it during freshers without feeling odd)
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    Everyone will be wanting to make friends. Just go out to the bar, have a few beers and chat to as many people as possible. You will find plenty of people you have stuff in common with and will want to hang out with in future.
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    (Original post by cole-slaw)
    Everyone will be wanting to make friends. Just go out to the bar, have a few beers and chat to as many people as possible. You will find plenty of people you have stuff in common with and will want to hang out with in future.
    What if youre an antisocial recluse who dislikes the company of most people, but needs a few aquaintances because he feels self-conscious and other people judging him if he is always seen by himself :hmmm:

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    What if youre an antisocial recluse who dislikes the company of most people, but needs a few aquaintances because he feels self-conscious and other people judging him if he is always seen by himself :hmmm:

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    answer: stop wasting your life being an antisocial recluse.
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    (Original post by cole-slaw)
    answer: stop wasting your life being an antisocial recluse.
    Umm no thanks mate :hand:

    I'll rather be myself and be a recluse than change myself for the people :hand:

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    Umm no thanks mate :hand:

    I'll rather be myself and be a recluse than change myself for the people :hand:

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    OK cool, good luck with your life then, you'll need it.
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    Making friends is easy at University, you just have to put yourself out there and introduce yourself to your neighbours or join a sports team or society that you enjoy.
    In terms for preparing what you need to do then check out these blogs:
    http://www.vitastudent.com/what-to-d...to-university/
    http://www.vitastudent.com/top-12-th...-as-a-fresher/
    And even a few recipes to wow the neighbours: http://www.vitastudent.com/the-5-ess...u-move-to-uni/

    Sophie
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    (Original post by realcloud)
    I will be starting uni for the first time in September and have little idea about freshers and have like no idea on how to make friends, any advice would be appreciated!


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    This is a common question and you aren't alone in this feeling!
    It's good that you have a little idea about Freshers because I've spoke to a lot of people on here that have a lot of misconceptions more than anything. I think it's best to just jump in at the deep end and enjoy it.
    All I can say is that it's one big social and all that socialising will happen naturally. There is nothing anyone can really tell you. You'll just talk to people naturally, be open, say hi and what not! Just common sense really! I did write an article on Freshers and what no that lends some advice, if you'd like to read it. PM me and I'll message you the link!
 
 
 

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