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Hi everyone,

The first semester of my first year of uni is coming to a close, and I have surprised myself as I haven't really made any friends yet.

I like the people on my course but I haven't exactly 'clicked' with them properly. I feel like they like me too but it's not to the extent that we'd hang out much in our free time.

I've tried joining societies but I find it very intimidating. I overthink too much and psych myself out of going to events.

I'm looking for a bit reassurance, and wondering how and when other people met friends whilst at uni? Any advice would be appreciated.

I have hope, but it's been getting a little lonely recently.

Thanks in advance
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(Original post by lepianovache)
Hi everyone,

The first semester of my first year of uni is coming to a close, and I have surprised myself as I haven't really made any friends yet.

I like the people on my course but I haven't exactly 'clicked' with them properly. I feel like they like me too but it's not to the extent that we'd hang out much in our free time.

I've tried joining societies but I find it very intimidating. I overthink too much and psych myself out of going to events.

I'm looking for a bit reassurance, and wondering how and when other people met friends whilst at uni? Any advice would be appreciated.

I have hope, but it's been getting a little lonely recently.

Thanks in advance
The best chance of making friends is joining socities
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Hi lepianovache,

I realise it's easier said than done - but I wouldn't worry too much. While I met one of my housemates on literally the first day of uni, I didn't meet the group of friends I have now until the start of second year. They were all on my course, but we never really spoke until then (through one of the unis engineering projects, incidentally).

To echo what Rock Fan said above, societies and sports are definitely a great way of meeting people. At Herts we have Active Students, which is a bunch of free sport sessions run by the SU, and I've found them great for making friends - there's invariably someone new that turns up every week, so you're bound not to be the only one! Taster sessions for societies or events are often good for that sort of thing as everyone is more or less in the same boat. It's just a matter of making that leap to go 😊

Hope that helps!

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I think that you need to visit events at your uni, meet new people and not think much about becoming friends with someone. It will happen unexpectedly, most likely, I had that way. And my closest friends are not my coursemates.

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