How to make new friends in 3rd year?

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Left it too late but I feel so lonely what shall I do next year?

Is it weird to join a society as a final year and will I even have the time?
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Hi!

It is definitley not too late to make friends, I made new friends in my 3rd year. Most of my friends from 1st and 2nd year decided different modules and pathways, so often I was on my own. I started making friends by offering to help others with course work, by suggesting if they need help to come to me and I'll try to help, as much as I can. 3rd year is a mental battle but one that can be won, surrounding yourself with others who are sharing the experience will allow you to make friends easier. Joining a society at any time wouldn't be an issue, or made an issue of so try not to worry!

I hope this helps.
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Left it too late but I feel so lonely what shall I do next year?

Is it weird to join a society as a final year and will I even have the time?
It's fine to join a society as final year - be open to making friends from other years. It's definitely possible to make new friends in final year and meet new people. It's better to join a variety of societies, and you could also consider volunteering as a way to meet new people. As to whether you have the time, you will still have time to socialise. Just make sure you have a good balance between your studies and your free time
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Left it too late but I feel so lonely what shall I do next year?

Is it weird to join a society as a final year and will I even have the time?
Hello,

I am Millie, a final year Business & Marketing student from the University of Hull (as you can probably tell!). As part of my degree I did a placement year which was a fantastic experience however most of my friends didn't do one so by the time I had moved back to university they had graduated and moved away! I tried to get involved in more activites than I would have done previously through joining facebook groups for local gyms etc however some placement students in the some position decided to join societies instead. Personally I think final year is the time to prioritse studying but that doesn't mean you can't have fun, as long as you balance it right!

Best of luck!

Millie
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Left it too late but I feel so lonely what shall I do next year?

Is it weird to join a society as a final year and will I even have the time?
Hey,

It's definitely not too late, I met most of my closest friends in third year. I made friends through the course, as every year we have a change of seminar classes, so we get to work and meet new people. I also joined a society in third year and no one found it weird, I wasn't able to go to all the events due to my course work, however I still attended some and made friends. Third year can be content heavy but as long as you find the right balance for you, you should be fine.

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Left it too late but I feel so lonely what shall I do next year?

Is it weird to join a society as a final year and will I even have the time?
I can relate to an extent. I feel so lonely too, having no friends (in university) is so awful. Luckily I keep in contact with my friends from college but STILL.... I have no friends in university, so I know how it feels. I'm also feeling optimistic that things will change and will leave the premises will at least one person.
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I can relate to an extent. I feel so lonely too, having no friends (in university) is so awful. Luckily I keep in contact with my friends from college but STILL.... I have no friends in university, so I know how it feels. I'm also feeling optimistic that things will change and will leave the premises will at least one person.
Hi,

I can only reiterate what Millie mentioned in her previous post.

I would highly recommend joining a sports club or society. It is never too late to join one. I didn't become a member of a society or sports club until my masters year but I met so many new people through doing so and some of my closest friends now are those who I met through these clubs and societies which I joined.

Most students unions will have a list of their different sports clubs and societies which they have available to students. I would recommend looking through the list and seeing whether there are any which are of interest to you. Go along to taster sessions during welcome/freshers week and see whether or not they are something which you enjoy.
I know a fair amount of people who are involved in more than one society/club it's just all about balancing your time.

I would also keep an eye on events which your student's union runs during welcome/freshers week.

Hull Uni Union have run speed friending sessions as part of their welcome fest and its been a huge hit. They've also run give it a go event's which allows people to meet a variety of individuals through various avenues.

I hope this helps

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