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    As long as all goes to plan and I haven't messed up my A Levels, I'll be studying journalism at the Uni of Sheffield in September. What is different for me is that I won't be living in halls and, instead, will be living with my girlfriend in university couples' accommodation on the same site as halls (Ranmoor and Endcliffe).

    I have already accepted that making friends will be slightly more challenging this way but I'm determined to make it work. But my one worry is that I won't be able to mix with people during freshers' week when I won't have met anyone from my course.

    Would anyone here be able to give me some guidance on how to socialise during freshers' when not in halls?

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    I lived at home and I found myself having to go to events by myself. It was usually easy to meet people, as nobody really knows anybody that well! I always had to leave early to get home though, which was a major obstacle to making friends. The fact you live on the same site will be really beneficial. Just don't be scared and know everybody is feeling worried about making friends etc, so be yourself And make an effort afterwards, I struggled to maintain friendships due to being relatively far away from everyone else, but again I don't think that'll be a big issue for you if you're living onsite. good luck!
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    (Original post by swamphag)
    I lived at home and I found myself having to go to events by myself. It was usually easy to meet people, as nobody really knows anybody that well! I always had to leave early to get home though, which was a major obstacle to making friends. The fact you live on the same site will be really beneficial. Just don't be scared and know everybody is feeling worried about making friends etc, so be yourself And make an effort afterwards, I struggled to maintain friendships due to being relatively far away from everyone else, but again I don't think that'll be a big issue for you if you're living onsite. good luck!
    So good to hear from someone else! My main worry was being on my own at events due to not living with other freshers, but it's great to hear a positive comment!!


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    (Original post by oli_mooney)
    As long as all goes to plan and I haven't messed up my A Levels, I'll be studying journalism at the Uni of Sheffield in September. What is different for me is that I won't be living in halls and, instead, will be living with my girlfriend in university couples' accommodation on the same site as halls (Ranmoor and Endcliffe).

    I have already accepted that making friends will be slightly more challenging this way but I'm determined to make it work. But my one worry is that I won't be able to mix with people during freshers' week when I won't have met anyone from my course.

    Would anyone here be able to give me some guidance on how to socialise during freshers' when not in halls?

    Thanks
    Hey,

    I've lived at home for 2 years whilst studying at Sheffield Hallam and I've never missed out on a Uni social so far! I agree, making friends is slightly more challenging when you're not living with a bunch of Fresher's, but if you put yourself out there I'm sure you will find it relatively easy. Everyone is literally in the same position during the first few weeks of Uni - so I'd be surprised if you didn't have people begging to be your mate, ha!

    Just be sure to go to most of the Fresher's week antics and attend any socials that your course offers. I'd also advise you to join a few societies that interest you as this is a great way to make different groups of friends.

    Finally, as the above commenter has mentioned, if you're living on site this is really going to boost the social side of your life!! - so, make the most of it.

    Hope this helps and Good luck!

    Anna
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    (Original post by annablagg)
    Hey,

    I've lived at home for 2 years whilst studying at Sheffield Hallam and I've never missed out on a Uni social so far! I agree, making friends is slightly more challenging when you're not living with a bunch of Fresher's, but if you put yourself out there I'm sure you will find it relatively easy. Everyone is literally in the same position during the first few weeks of Uni - so I'd be surprised if you didn't have people begging to be your mate, ha!

    Just be sure to go to most of the Fresher's week antics and attend any socials that your course offers. I'd also advise you to join a few societies that interest you as this is a great way to make different groups of friends.

    Finally, as the above commenter has mentioned, if you're living on site this is really going to boost the social side of your life!! - so, make the most of it.

    Hope this helps and Good luck!

    Anna
    Thank you so much for replying! I'm so glad to hear this, it is definitely making me feel a lot more confident before heading off to uni.

    I will be going to as many events as possible. I don't want to miss out!! Again, thanks for the input
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