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    I am just wondering, is it really true what they say? like "oh there's so many societies, and so many new people, it is so easy to make new friends"

    How true is that?

    I am really looking forward to going university and am aiming for Exeter. I just want to meet new people so is it genuinely as easy as people make it out to be?
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    I've struggled with social anxiety all my life but I still made a decent amount of friends during my freshers. Maintaining friendships and making new friends during second and third year was tougher though, almost impossible. But If you're committed I'm sure you'll be fine.
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    (Original post by DTonesXD)
    I am just wondering, is it really true what they say? like "oh there's so many societies, and so many new people, it is so easy to make new friends"

    How true is that?

    I am really looking forward to going university and am aiming for Exeter. I just want to meet new people so is it genuinely as easy as people make it out to be?
    there could not be a bigger player than personality in terms of making friends
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    It's true, although you have to be patient and willing to try new things. Generally it takes a little longer to make friends in societies compared to flatmates and coursemates, and not every society will be for you, potentially even ones for hobbies you've enjoyed for years (however that's very unlikely).
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    (Original post by queenofswords)
    I've struggled with social anxiety all my life but I still made a decent amount of friends during my freshers. Maintaining friendships and making new friends during second and third year was tougher though, almost impossible. But If you're committed I'm sure you'll be fine.
    ooh this is particularly relevant to me actually, thanks
 
 
 
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