Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    Basically, I`m in 2nd year and have struggled to make friends at Uni and have had nightmare flatmates for the whole of the year. For next year I`m panicking as the only accommodation left is either Studios (too expensive) or joining houses that are advertising on facebook but I`m worried about living with complete strangers again after a bad experience this year.

    I was just wondering if its too late for me to join new societies, there`s a casual running club I`m interested in but its mid-February and I`m worried its a bit late and would look weird just going along. Also, I was kind of hoping it would be a last ditch attempt at making friends and possibly if lucky finding people to live with for 3rd year. I missed the re-freshers thing after Christmas but yeah just wondering if it is to late.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    Nah, just join the running club. You might feel weird but that normal when you're trying something new, but it'll soon pass.

    Create an email study group with other students in your class to exchange ideas and support each other during study, and of course socialise!. Then pop the question on whether any of them rent and if their place has a room for you to join them.

    In class be more approachable and talk to people. You'd make friends easily that way.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by The Monk)
    Basically, I`m in 2nd year and have struggled to make friends at Uni and have had nightmare flatmates for the whole of the year. For next year I`m panicking as the only accommodation left is either Studios (too expensive) or joining houses that are advertising on facebook but I`m worried about living with complete strangers again after a bad experience this year.

    I was just wondering if its too late for me to join new societies, there`s a casual running club I`m interested in but its mid-February and I`m worried its a bit late and would look weird just going along. Also, I was kind of hoping it would be a last ditch attempt at making friends and possibly if lucky finding people to live with for 3rd year. I missed the re-freshers thing after Christmas but yeah just wondering if it is to late.

    It’s definitely not too late to join societies. I know the societies here at Derby are always more than happy to have new members. You may feel a little out of place but no-one else will be thinking this and the more you go, the more part of the club you will feel. If you want to find people to live with next year, you’re going to need to find a way to meet new people and the running club sounds like a perfect opportunity for you.

    Good luck!

    Molly
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by The Monk)
    Basically, I`m in 2nd year and have struggled to make friends at Uni and have had nightmare flatmates for the whole of the year. For next year I`m panicking as the only accommodation left is either Studios (too expensive) or joining houses that are advertising on facebook but I`m worried about living with complete strangers again after a bad experience this year.

    I was just wondering if its too late for me to join new societies, there`s a casual running club I`m interested in but its mid-February and I`m worried its a bit late and would look weird just going along. Also, I was kind of hoping it would be a last ditch attempt at making friends and possibly if lucky finding people to live with for 3rd year. I missed the re-freshers thing after Christmas but yeah just wondering if it is to late.
    not too late at all in my second year i joined a society in march and it was fine I made a load of friend and went on two trips i also joined the next year as well but got ill on the trip (attitude sickness)
    • Very Important Poster
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    I only joined societies in my 3rd year and met a friend whom I consider to be one of my closest friends today, so it's not too late at all.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Unless the society itself has some rules on when you can join (music societies, for instance, often have a restricted 'enrolment' period because they're going to be working on a termly concert or some such) you can join in when you feel like. Don't feel that you've missed the boat.
    • Official TSR Representative
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    A lot of uni clubs and societies have Facebook groups, why not request to join, and have a chat with the people there to see what opportunities they have coming up to get involved with?
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
    Useful resources
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.