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    Just a matter of interest really. I don't mean for general socialising and such like, more for accessing content. I've heard that a lot of students discuss lecture problems and course things online; even just now for applying, everyone is on their uni Facebook group or accommodation groups finding flatmates...
    Does anyone not have Facebook or think that it would be harder to meet and converse with course/flat mates without it?
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    You could probably get through uni without it, but don't make life difficult for yourself.
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    You can, but you'd at least need WhatsApp, and I'd advise against it as Facebook groups are the main source for revision help from other students and anything to do with events/planning things.
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    Okay thanks for your reply guys, will have a wee reconsider, I do work with WhatsApp but not a lot


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    (Original post by Treen98)
    Just a matter of interest really. I don't mean for general socialising and such like, more for accessing content. I've heard that a lot of students discuss lecture problems and course things online; even just now for applying, everyone is on their uni Facebook group or accommodation groups finding flatmates...
    Does anyone not have Facebook or think that it would be harder to meet and converse with course/flat mates without it?
    You'll make your life considerably easier if you do have it. There are halls groups as well as course social groups. It's basically a portal to your social life, as well as an avenue for you to direct your study questions towards.

    Also - a lot of people know each other before you move in during September - so it's well worth getting in on that so that you can settle faster.
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    I'm addition to the above, it's how societies usually organise themselves, so not having Facebook will mean you miss out on events, practices and socials.

    Why make life harder for yourself?

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    (Original post by nase14_aldayz)
    but don't make life difficult for yourself.
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    Why make life harder for yourself?
    All of this.

    It's obviously possible to get by without it, but it's also really annoying when you're trying to organise something and you have to make special arrangements for the one hipster who refuses to just get facebook and join the group. And, yes, you will miss out on discussions in groups, etc, and, yes, it is useful for finding housemates and all sorts of things.
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    All of this.

    It's obviously possible to get by without it, but it's also really annoying when you're trying to organise something and you have to make special arrangements for the one hipster who refuses to just get facebook and join the group. And, yes, you will miss out on discussions in groups, etc, and, yes, it is useful for finding housemates and all sorts of things.
    So much this. There's one girl at my uni that just doesn't get invited to things anymore because it's so much hassle trying to arrange everything and then have to send all the info to her individually. Group events are messy enough to organise, without having to deal with trying to keep other people up to date too.
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    (Original post by Treen98)
    Just a matter of interest really. I don't mean for general socialising and such like, more for accessing content. I've heard that a lot of students discuss lecture problems and course things online; even just now for applying, everyone is on their uni Facebook group or accommodation groups finding flatmates...
    Does anyone not have Facebook or think that it would be harder to meet and converse with course/flat mates without it?
    We use Facebook groups a lot for group work, we upload a lot of work onto our group page on Fb, as well as the fact I found a lot of my uni friends on fb prior to going to uni, with both degrees, makes it a little less daunting when you begin if you know a couple of people and Facebook makes that possible.
    You don't have to be particularly active on it, actually the less active the better 😂 but it's very helpful for meeting flat mates, seeing events held by societies and for group work


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    I've found Facebook very useful during my first year of university; as others have said, events are usually advertised on there and when I've had group-work to do I've usually contacted the people through Facebook. You don't have to be posting statuses or pictures all the time, but it's probably a good idea to have an account, it definitely makes things easier overall
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    (Original post by Treen98)
    Just a matter of interest really. I don't mean for general socialising and such like, more for accessing content. I've heard that a lot of students discuss lecture problems and course things online; even just now for applying, everyone is on their uni Facebook group or accommodation groups finding flatmates...
    Does anyone not have Facebook or think that it would be harder to meet and converse with course/flat mates without it?
    Facebook isn't a must-have at university, just like it isn't a must-have in everyday life. Facebook is just a tool, a forum that people can use. It's the easiest, 90% of students are university have it and it's helpful. It's true, Facebook is used for a lot of discussions, debates and problem solving regarding your course. You don't 'need' it at all but you may find your miss out on course discussions and things such as that.
 
 
 
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