First year of uni and im so lonelyWatch
Student life, in partnership with UEA
I'm so sorry that you're feeling like this. University can be really challenging without a global pandemic in place - never mind WITH one!
It might be a good idea to speak to your academic advisor / tutor / wellbeing services about how you've been feeling. They may propose really useful, beneficial solutions for you at this stage. It can be quite daunting at first, but you may get some really great advice that really helps you out. As well, I know this is quite difficult during a pandemic, however are you involved in any societies? These are a great way to make friends with people that have the same interests as you - which is really good! If there aren't any societies that have caught your eye, is there any volunteering you can do with your student union, just so you can see some new faces and be yourself!
Hopefully that's helpful. As well, try not to compare yourself as hard as that is. It's so easy to believe altered perceptions of friendship groups on social media. In regards to your friends from home, maybe try to speak to them about how you're feeling - maybe schedule a weekly facetime?
Best of luck to you
University of Liverpool Rep.
Sorry you feel that way. It’s certainly been harder making friends this year. I think there are likely to be other people who feel the same way! I highly recommend joining a society even if it’s operating online to make friends or looking if your university has an buddy schemes where maybe other students can advise you about how they have made friends ? Have a look out of your university does any well-being events to chat with other people as well ! And maybe look for ways to communicate with your classmates, maybe talk to different people in lecturers or see if there are any class chats !
I’m sure there will be other people feeling the same, and from my experience at my uni you are never really done with meeting new people so you might meet them during other modules, years etc.
Good luck at university !
Lancaster university student ambassador Holly