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    Any second years feeling very lonely and homesick despite never having experienced this in first year? we're 3 weeks in to the term, (I've been at uni about a month) and I am so so lonely. I miss everyone at home and I keep finding myself close to tears in lectures or just out and about, I cry everyday andI just really really want to go home. I don't have strong friends on my course, just acquaintances (owing to living with my only coursemate last year in halls, pretty much only socialising with her on my course and now she has dropped out this year), so I find it hard in lectures as I feel like a loner. I like to be around people a lot as I'm pretty sociable but as many people will know, you can go nearly a full day without seeing anyone at uni owing to peoples timetablesand work, etc, so it's pretty depressing. I don't really know what to do, I don't feel that I can talk to my friends about it which makes it worse
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    Have you tried penpals? You never know,you can email someone and....

    Never mind that. These people are gonna be with you the entirety of your course, so man up and, in a spur of the moment, strike up a conversation with someone who's alone, or a group. You may find that you have something in common. Since you said you are sociable I don't know why you haven't tried this yet. As for matters of a relationship, there's sites called warming where you can find someone your compatible with.

    Sorry if this isn't helpful. My knowledge is limited in this area
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