I didn't really know who to talk to about this so I thought I would come to this app. Anyway, this September I have started my first year at university. Many of the students in my seminar group live in accommodation on site, different to my situation where I am commuting as I live near by.
I wouldn't say I find socialising difficult but there are so many factors holding me back such as not being able to go to parties because I would have no easy way of getting home in the middle of the night. To be honest, I'm almost scared. I am making friends but everyone sort of goes round in pairs or their flatmates and I just end up going around with whoever possible. I don't know what the answer is.
I guess you could say, I almost regret not going for accommodation as perhaps then things would be different and I wouldn't have to worry about my social life.
I don't want to just make friends in lesson and just talk about the work, I want to make good friends who I can hang around with in and out of university.
Is there anyone in a similar situation to me or can suggest anything?
Socialising as a Commuter Watch
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Did you join any societies when you started? Sometimes they can do daytime activities at the weekend, although it is true that commuting does limit your options. If you make a few good friends, you could stay over at their place after a night out?
Have you asked any of your course mates after your class if they wanted to get lunch with you or meet up for a coffee? You could also look at Facebook groups as a way of chatting to new students, which could be transferred to real life friendships?
You do state that you have made some friends already - have you made an effort to meet them more regularly outside of classes, during the afternoon? If the commute is not too far, you could invite them to your town/place.