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    Sorry if I ramble on!

    I'm 23 now and in my second year at uni and recently I've just been feeling really lonely. I have a long term partner and friends from school but I don't feel as close to them anymore and as I commute into uni it can be hard to join societies and go to events etc. I think what I'm saying is anybody else in a similar situation where they feel lonely as a mature student? how did you go about meeting new people?

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    Are there social events that you can attend during the day? Perhaps there are course mates that you get on with who you could meet up for lunch or get a coffee with.

    Are there any volunteering options where you live? This can be a good way to meet new people.
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    thank you for replying .
    people on my course are all younger (not by much but enough to be in different stages in life so not as much in common) I do get on with coursemates but not enough to have more than a friendly conversation. No there aren't any really since I live in such a small area . I'm kind of stumped.
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    (Original post by happy_in_)
    thank you for replying .
    people on my course are all younger (not by much but enough to be in different stages in life so not as much in common) I do get on with coursemates but not enough to have more than a friendly conversation. No there aren't any really since I live in such a small area . I'm kind of stumped.
    Make an effort to get on with your course mates and chat about homework, the course, study groups etc.

    TBH they not that much younger than you and 23 is still young as is obviously 18/19.

    Maybe you aren't very social ?
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    (Original post by happy_in_)
    thank you for replying .
    people on my course are all younger (not by much but enough to be in different stages in life so not as much in common) I do get on with coursemates but not enough to have more than a friendly conversation. No there aren't any really since I live in such a small area . I'm kind of stumped.
    Looking for volunteering in the next town or city could be a good idea.

    Are there any Facebook or WhatsApp groups for mature students at your university? You could talk to other students who might feel like you and make friends in this way.
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    Hi. I'm also 23, first-year undergrad, and finding it hard to socialise with the younger folk. (I never knew how to socialise with them when I was their age either, so I guess that could be my problem!) They're all perfectly nice, but I haven't found much to bond over yet.

    What uni are you studying at?
 
 
 
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