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