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    So I'm in the last bit of my first year of university and although I've made many friends, I have to say it wasn't quite the freshers experience I expected. I got put in a flat of 3 of us, and although I have no issues with them (we are close) I can't help but feel how lonely/boring it can get. I'm sooo fortunate that I don't have 'nightmare' flatmates or a messy flat like some, but I was expecting/kind of wanting halls to be mad, people always around, big block parties, flat nights in/out, etc. I don't know if it's just the way I'm looking at it - I've heard the phrase 'uni is what you make of it' a lot and I do try to look at the positives - we get on well, have other friends and are living in a house of 6 next year, but I also have to constantly see photos of my friends from home/other flats in my uni halls on social media having big nights with a load of flatmates. We could mix with the flats in our block but it's a bit late now, my flatmates are never up for it and although I'm open-minded and would love to, I'd feel awkward joining a group of people who already know each other really really well. I was just wondering if anyone else felt like this or has some useful advice?
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    Its a bit strange, which is wht its worth doing your research. I found halls which are all inclusive so they are more like hotels to be more social and have more the experience you are indicating. Its like a big house but with several hundred people in and you see them around uni. Flats are limiting for first year but get much better when you form close bonds in 2nd and 3rd years. Hopefully your hosue will be a social one like mine was in the third uear then you get many epople bisiting all the time. Also ise societies and other peoples network of friends to expand your circle.
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    Its a bit strange, which is wht its worth doing your research. I found halls which are all inclusive so they are more like hotels to be more social and have more the experience you are indicating. Its like a big house but with several hundred people in and you see them around uni. Flats are limiting for first year but get much better when you form close bonds in 2nd and 3rd years. Hopefully your hosue will be a social one like mine was in the third uear then you get many epople bisiting all the time. Also ise societies and other peoples network of friends to expand your circle.
    Our halls are kind of like that - big blocks with several flats in them but for some reason the block we're in doesn't have much mixing between flats although the others seem to, I guess we were just unlucky! Yeah I'd love something like that, I guess first year's almost over so hopefully we will get a better experience next time
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