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I’ll be moving to England in 2020 for University and I’m kind of worried about making friends. I don’t know anyone in England and I’d love to make some friends quite quickly. How easy is it to make friends realistically and will me being an international student affect it?
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I would suggest trying to make some friends on the official group chats of unis before you go, try and talk to people doing a similar course !

Are u staying in Halls ? If so it’s very easy to make friends, no ones going to steer away from you because you’re an international student. Chances are they’re going to be more intrigued and want to get to know you !
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I’m planning on staying in the halls yes. Thank you, your answer was very helpful(:
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I’ll be moving to England in 2020 for University and I’m kind of worried about making friends. I don’t know anyone in England and I’d love to make some friends quite quickly. How easy is it to make friends realistically and will me being an international student affect it?
Hey!

Making friends can be nerve-wracking, but everyone will be in the same boat!

Here at the University of Bradford, 15% of our students join us from more than 150 different countries, and there's always so many events and trips to make you feel really welcome. So I'm sure whichever university you choose, you'll be made to feel really welcome and included. You could also join clubs and societies to meet people with the same interests as you, it can help make conversation that much easier.

I thought this blog post might be useful for you, Bryan shares the challenges he overcame as an international student here

Good luck with everything, do let me know if you have any other questions

Becky
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Hi, I started uni a couple of months ago. Joining group chats (for your course and flat) before it has started can be useful. Maybe research some societies to join in with to meet people with common interests. As you're in halls, it's a good idea at the beginning to spend lots of time in the communal area to socialise with your flatmates. If you hear someone else out and about maybe go into the kitchen to make a coffee or something as a reason to say hi, stuff like that. Also just try and chat to whoever you end up around in your course before lectures.
Hope some of this advice was helpful!
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Hi, I started uni a couple of months ago. Joining group chats (for your course and flat) before it has started can be useful. Maybe research some societies to join in with to meet people with common interests. As you're in halls, it's a good idea at the beginning to spend lots of time in the communal area to socialise with your flatmates. If you hear someone else out and about maybe go into the kitchen to make a coffee or something as a reason to say hi, stuff like that. Also just try and chat to whoever you end up around in your course before lectures.
Hope some of this advice was helpful!
This was really helpful! Thank you(:
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Which uni are you going
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Which uni are you going
I’m still trying to decide between UEA, Brighton and Reading.
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