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    Hi I'm a first yr going to UEA in 2 weeks and am going to be house sharing outside campus with 5 other people who are a mixture of 2nd/3rd yr students. Of course I would have preferred to share with 1st years in the same situation but as it is so late I was unable to. I have met some of the other tenants and they seem nice and friendly so I am not too worried in that regard, however I am worried that I could become separated from other first yr students and potential new friends. I heard that most people make their best friends in halls, while not only do I not have accommodation on campus, I also won't be living with any other first yr's and so will it be a lot harder for me to make friends and meet new people?

    Also at freshers, most people will go in groups with their fellow 1st yr flatmates to events, but I won't be able to go with anyone as they're all older and already have their own friend groups... Is it fine to go it alone? I'm quite a shy guy generally so I'm worried.

    Has anyone got experience with this or any advice for me? Thanks
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    You'll make friends from your course and other things like societies. Irrespective of year people are still people and you might find things in common with them.
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