Nervous/scared to start universityWatch
Hi everyone I am new to this site. I will be starting university in September and will not know anyone from my course and this is stressing me out as all the way through high school/college I was with the same friend group who will be now separated. I am an introvert kind of person and quite shy therefore worried I will not make friends during university and this is terrifying me and leading to me stressing out and not enjoying my holidays. Please can anyone who experienced this give me advice on how to deal with this.
First up, don't worry about making friends! I know it's easy for me to say that, but everyone is in the same boat when they first start at uni. Try finding some of your coursemates and flatmates on Facebook or TSR so you have someone you can recognize when you get there, especially since talking over the internet is often easier than face to face to begin with.
Secondly, if you feel comfortable doing so, try get out and join in Fresher's Week - your university/SU will have lots of activities running that aren't just club nights - they might have trips, casual games or movie nights. More often than not, there's something for everyone!
Lastly, do some little things - things like leaving your bedroom door open during the first few weeks of term or joining your flatmates in the kitchen/living space can help you!