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    What are the best ways to meet new friends on your course?
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    (Original post by Study Inn Group)
    What are the best ways to meet new friends on your course?
    poke someone with a stick
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    poke someone with a stick
    I can attest to this. I am currently the most popular person in what ever room I am in.
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    (Original post by Nolla)
    I can attest to this. I am currently the most popular person in what ever room I am in.
    Example number one.

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    (Original post by Study Inn Group)
    What are the best ways to meet new friends on your course?
    Having long contact hours. If you are only together a few hours a week then people don't always bother making friends on their course (my experience).
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    Having long contact hours. If you are only together a few hours a week then people don't always bother making friends on their course (my experience).
    This is especially true when you are studying a part time course. Did you have many group discussions as this can greatly increase your chance of getting to know your classmates?
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    (Original post by Impressive)
    Example number one.

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    And what are your tactics?
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    Ask them hows the work going....join clubs...socialise
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    (Original post by Impressive)
    poke someone with a stick
    And if that doesn't work, befriend the stick
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    (Original post by Study Inn Group)
    This is especially true when you are studying a part time course. Did you have many group discussions as this can greatly increase your chance of getting to know your classmates?
    Mine was full time, however being a humanities course we had few hours- a maximum of 12 a week in first year decreasing each year. And not really. In first year for example I had 3 seminars each 1 hour long and each class was made up of largely different people. Then in second semester when our modules changed we got put into different groups again. I made the effort to speak to people I was sat near in seminars, but especially in first year I was in the minority- people didn't just start talking to others they didn't already know.
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    Mine was full time, however being a humanities course we had few hours- a maximum of 12 a week in first year decreasing each year. And not really. In first year for example I had 3 seminars each 1 hour long and each class was made up of largely different people. Then in second semester when our modules changed we got put into different groups again. I made the effort to speak to people I was sat near in seminars, but especially in first year I was in the minority- people didn't just start talking to others they didn't already know.
    That's a little bit tricky however sometimes it is under these circumstances that you get to meet new friends as you don't know when you would see them again?

    How about Freshers week? A lot of new students find this the best way to mingle with others when they see like-minded students seeking friendship?
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    (Original post by ikhan94)
    Ask them hows the work going....join clubs...socialise
    Do you find it easy to speak to them outside of classes or during lessons?
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    (Original post by Study Inn Group)
    That's a little bit tricky however sometimes it is under these circumstances that you get to meet new friends as you don't know when you would see them again?

    How about Freshers week? A lot of new students find this the best way to mingle with others when they see like-minded students seeking friendship?
    Yeah I think most people in my seminars thought whats the point in talking to people I only see really one hour a week and might not see again after christmas/next year. And yes actually I did get talking to others in freshers week, however I'd spoken to some of them on our halls facebook group first rather than approaching them randomly.
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    Yeah I think most people in my seminars thought whats the point in talking to people I only see really one hour a week and might not see again after christmas/next year. And yes actually I did get talking to others in freshers week, however I'd spoken to some of them on our halls facebook group first rather than approaching them randomly.
    Did you manage to create Facebook group chats too? The wonders of the internet
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    Did you manage to create Facebook group chats too? The wonders of the internet
    Yes we did have a group chat attached to the facebook page. And going back to your original question that helped me recognise some people on my course when I started.
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    Its always good to put names to faces, and of course it'd be a good idea to have messaged them first before as by the time you meet them you'd have something to talk about!
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    I'm going to study on a course will smaller numbers in September and I'm really worried I won't make friends on my course because there is a lot of contact time (lectures,smaller group classes and a lot of practical work) and there are no halls on site so I will be renting privately. Hopefully everyone else will be feeling similar though..
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    (Original post by monstera)
    I'm going to study on a course will smaller numbers in September and I'm really worried I won't make friends on my course because there is a lot of contact time (lectures,smaller group classes and a lot of practical work) and there are no halls on site so I will be renting privately. Hopefully everyone else will be feeling similar though..
    What you may find is that, when there are fewer people studying on your course and there is a lot of practical work then people tend to get to find it easier to openly discuss about their thoughts?
    Would you consider staying at university campus / student accommodation?
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    Having long contact hours. If you are only together a few hours a week then people don't always bother making friends on their course (my experience).
    This doesn't explain why a significant amount of engineering students are lonely though
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    (Original post by Lawliettt)
    This doesn't explain why a significant amount of engineering students are lonely though
    I've never experienced this... I always found the engineers teamed up often to solve coursework problems together and regularly sat in friend groups in the lectures.
 
 
 
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