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    Hi, I am doing business management in September and wanted to know about the classroom situation. Of course I intend to try and make friends during University, and since I won't be living at my University, I was wondering what the classroom environment is like and if it encourages making friends?

    My worry is that all the sessions will be through a lecture, and I'd find it somewhat hard to meet people since it's hard to strike a conversation when the room is silent and the lecturer is giving a lecture.

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    Hi, I am doing business management in September and wanted to know about the classroom situation. Of course I intend to try and make friends during University, and since I won't be living at my University, I was wondering what the classroom environment is like and if it encourages making friends?

    My worry is that all the sessions will be through a lecture, and I'd find it somewhat hard to meet people since it's hard to strike a conversation when the room is silent and the lecturer is giving a lecture.

    Thanks
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    (Original post by r_username)
    Hi, I am doing business management in September and wanted to know about the classroom situation. Of course I intend to try and make friends during University, and since I won't be living at my University, I was wondering what the classroom environment is like and if it encourages making friends?

    My worry is that all the sessions will be through a lecture, and I'd find it somewhat hard to meet people since it's hard to strike a conversation when the room is silent and the lecturer is giving a lecture.

    Thanks
    It doesn't matter what course you are on or what university you attend. Lots of students in my class don't live at uni and we all get along just fine. We age range from 18years- 30- 40 and I am nearly 70. We have lectures yes, where you are expected to listen/take notes etc, but you will have seminars where you will work together presumably and you can make friends that way. You could also join some of the Societies at uni.
    Try not to worry too much about it. I am sure you will be just fine. X
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    (Original post by r_username)
    Hi, I am doing business management in September and wanted to know about the classroom situation. Of course I intend to try and make friends during University, and since I won't be living at my University, I was wondering what the classroom environment is like and if it encourages making friends?

    My worry is that all the sessions will be through a lecture, and I'd find it somewhat hard to meet people since it's hard to strike a conversation when the room is silent and the lecturer is giving a lecture.

    Thanks
    Hey!

    I am in my second year at the University of Bath and I study Management. In my experience, in first year, there was a lot of group work and we were allocated groups which meant I got to meet a lot of people on the course without having to worry about who to be in a group with! With group work, you spend a lot of time in group meetings and if you do well, it can be a real bonding experience!

    In terms of lectures, there is less opportunity to speak to people, but I remember when I first started, I just chatted to whoever I was sitting next to - you have nothing to lose! Remember, most people won't know anyone so you're all in the same boat - most likely, the person next to you will be relieved that you started a conversation!

    Something really simple to do in a lecture and a seminar is to sit next to someone rather than leaving a chair between - this makes you look much more willing to make friends!

    If you have any more questions, just quote me!

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    Hey!

    I am in my second year at the University of Bath and I study Management. In my experience, in first year, there was a lot of group work and we were allocated groups which meant I got to meet a lot of people on the course without having to worry about who to be in a group with! With group work, you spend a lot of time in group meetings and if you do well, it can be a real bonding experience!

    In terms of lectures, there is less opportunity to speak to people, but I remember when I first started, I just chatted to whoever I was sitting next to - you have nothing to lose! Remember, most people won't know anyone so you're all in the same boat - most likely, the person next to you will be relieved that you started a conversation!

    Something really simple to do in a lecture and a seminar is to sit next to someone rather than leaving a chair between - this makes you look much more willing to make friends!

    If you have any more questions, just quote me!

    Alice
    2nd Year Management
    Thanks! This helped a bunch
 
 
 
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