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How to make friends at university watch

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    Hello TSR,

    I am currently repeating my first year at university. Last year I had a few friends thanks to one of them pre-fresher Facebook group chats. I didn't see as many as the year came to a close but it was nice for the first time to be able to chat with people especially since I had no friends from Primary school to Sixth form.

    However this year since I'm repeating I don't see people I saw last year (as I would only really see them in lessons), was in another pre-fresher Facebook group chats but I think they see me as some kind of retaker weirdo as any time I try to engage in conversation they usually aren't interested.

    It is now February and everybody has their friendship groups. In lectures, tutorials, laboratories, I am always sat on my own. I usually make my way to lesson early and nobody seems to even want to sit near me, let alone next to me. I did try to join a couple of societies but all there get together are after 6pm+, and since I travel to university from home my anxiety gets really bad when I'm out in the dark.

    Any help would be appreciated, would rather not go through the next 4 years without friends.
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    Community Assistant

    I would advise going to the societies and clubs at university and introducing yourself to people there.

    Also you could join social clubs outside of uni.

    In lectures, tutorials, try to sit with people who seem to be on their own or sit near them and ask "could you help with this topic" or "how are you finding about this topic". You could come early to lectures and tutorials and say hi and ask them about what course they are studying, why they chose out and what they hope to do in the end.

    Good luck
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