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    Moving in tomorrow and I'm bricking it. Never been away from home, never ate together with a bunch of random people, never lived so far away.

    I've also always had difficulty making new friends, the friends I have now are people I met when I was in nursery. I am just really anxious about this whole thing.

    Can anyone give me so good advice for making friends and coping with it all?
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    Make sure to be social right from the start. Hiding away or not being around much will not do you any favours. Take a few risks (e.g. silly dare or everyone's doing shots? Go for it!) and have fun. Remember that almost everyone else is in the same boat as you: not knowing anyone and being away from home for the first time.
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    have a few drinks to calm yourself down
    introduce yourself to everyone and ask them what course they're doing from which the conversation should flow...

    good luck
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    I'm about to start my second year at Uni
    Before I moved into halls last year I had endless amounts of panic attacks about it and I was so close to not going through with it but honestly once I was there and settled in I realised how much space you have, its not like you're forced into talking to everyone that night or even eating with them! My advice would be introduce yourself to everyone and make small talk (ask what course they are doing and where they are from) this usually leads to a longer conversation because you all have so much to talk about, and even tell the new people how nervous you have been and you'll probably find that they feel exactly the same! Have you been on the Facebook groups etc to find more people in your flat?

    Just remember if you need space noone will think you're weird, everyones in the same boat and make the most of first year!
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    Other people will always think you're interesting….if you talk about them.
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    (Original post by stefano865)
    ah i know that feeling
 
 
 
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