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Where do most people make their friends at uni?

Currently going into my term 2 of my first year and wondering where most of you guys made your friends?

I've been hanging around my housemates for a while but although they're lovely, they're just not the type of people I click with.
I've got a few odd friends from around but I rarely go out with them.

Where did you guys meet your main group of friends?

I'm thinking of joining a bunch of refreshers society evens just to meet more people.
Societyโ€™s rlly help but even in my course as well I found people
Original post by Anonymous #1
Currently going into my term 2 of my first year and wondering where most of you guys made your friends?

I've been hanging around my housemates for a while but although they're lovely, they're just not the type of people I click with.
I've got a few odd friends from around but I rarely go out with them.

Where did you guys meet your main group of friends?

I'm thinking of joining a bunch of refreshers society evens just to meet more people.

Hey,

If not your flatmates, I think you naturally make friends on your course over time, just through working together in seminars .etc! But also societies are really good as well for meeting people, especially with similar interests!

Best of luck with everything!
Natalie
Original post by Anonymous #1
Currently going into my term 2 of my first year and wondering where most of you guys made your friends?

I've been hanging around my housemates for a while but although they're lovely, they're just not the type of people I click with.
I've got a few odd friends from around but I rarely go out with them.

Where did you guys meet your main group of friends?

I'm thinking of joining a bunch of refreshers society evens just to meet more people.

Hi!

Societies are a great idea. I found most of my friends on my course - things like group projects will help with that. But societies are a great way to meet people that all like a similar thing to you. Also, don't be afraid to reach out to people and try to arrange things, people are normally scared of doing so and then nothing ever happens. Who knows maybe people are feeling the same way but are too worried to reach out ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope this helps and good luck with next term - I'm sure you'll do great!

- Jessica
2nd year, Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)
Original post by Anonymous #1
Currently going into my term 2 of my first year and wondering where most of you guys made your friends?

I've been hanging around my housemates for a while but although they're lovely, they're just not the type of people I click with.
I've got a few odd friends from around but I rarely go out with them.

Where did you guys meet your main group of friends?

I'm thinking of joining a bunch of refreshers society evens just to meet more people.

Hi Anon!

I made a lot of friends through workshops/practicals in my degree, as usually there's more opportunity to chat during those than lectures. i made an effort to speak to people around me and get their social media info so I could stay in touch.

Rebecca (Lancaster Student Ambassador)
Original post by undefined
Currently going into my term 2 of my first year and wondering where most of you guys made your friends?

I've been hanging around my housemates for a while but although they're lovely, they're just not the type of people I click with.
I've got a few odd friends from around but I rarely go out with them.

Where did you guys meet your main group of friends?

I'm thinking of joining a bunch of refreshers society evens just to meet more people.

Hi, my name is Adama, and what you asked here is really interesting because since COVID-19, peoples tend to be more comfortable and feel more confident having virtual friends on social media. They just don't know how to socialise anymore. However, we can change this, so whoever reads this post, please bring kindness and joy around you wherever you are or go. Try to go to people starting with greetings and smiles, and at Uni it can be either in class or residence halls, clubs, organisations, social events, study groups, part-time jobs, etc.
Original post by Anonymous #1
Currently going into my term 2 of my first year and wondering where most of you guys made your friends?

I've been hanging around my housemates for a while but although they're lovely, they're just not the type of people I click with.
I've got a few odd friends from around but I rarely go out with them.

Where did you guys meet your main group of friends?

I'm thinking of joining a bunch of refreshers society evens just to meet more people.

Hi Anon!

I personally met my friends through societies. I think itโ€™s a great way to meet people - you already have similar interests and something to talk about that you have in common and then you can build on that to branch your friendship past that by meeting up outside of society events etc.

Other than that, I also made friends through chatting to the people next to me in my lectures or labs. By seeing the same people regularly and talking to them, you get to know them and start to hang out.

I hope this helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

Estelle
Third Year Psychology
University of Huddersfield
Original post by Anonymous #1
Currently going into my term 2 of my first year and wondering where most of you guys made your friends?

I've been hanging around my housemates for a while but although they're lovely, they're just not the type of people I click with.
I've got a few odd friends from around but I rarely go out with them.

Where did you guys meet your main group of friends?

I'm thinking of joining a bunch of refreshers society evens just to meet more people.

Hey there ๐Ÿ˜€

I also did not become best friends with my flatmates. But do not worry about that too much, as we cannot click with everyone.

One of the most effective options already mentioned is joining societies. You will be connected with people with whom you share some commonalities, which makes it easier to get along.

I made many great friendships at every job I was doing. You spend quite a long time at work and share this experience with others so they become close to you quickly.

I hope it was helpful ๐Ÿ’ช Feel free to reach out if you have any questions ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can also chat with me or other students directly through The Ambassador Platform.

Take care,

Julia
Psychology student
De Montfort University
Original post by Anonymous #1
Currently going into my term 2 of my first year and wondering where most of you guys made your friends?

I've been hanging around my housemates for a while but although they're lovely, they're just not the type of people I click with.
I've got a few odd friends from around but I rarely go out with them.

Where did you guys meet your main group of friends?

I'm thinking of joining a bunch of refreshers society evens just to meet more people.

Hi Anon,

Please don't worry if after the first term you're feeling this way about making friends as you're still settling into uni life. Personally I made friends by joining a society and this felt quite natural as I was surround by those who shared similar interests to me. Same with some of the people on my course as we would work together on projects. I would have a look at what societies your university offers, attending refreshers society events sounds like a great idea!

I also made friends with the people at my part time weekend job, most of them where also students at the university from different years and courses.

All the best, ๐Ÿ˜Š
Sarah
Original post by Anonymous #1
Currently going into my term 2 of my first year and wondering where most of you guys made your friends?

I've been hanging around my housemates for a while but although they're lovely, they're just not the type of people I click with.
I've got a few odd friends from around but I rarely go out with them.

Where did you guys meet your main group of friends?

I'm thinking of joining a bunch of refreshers society evens just to meet more people.

Hey,

I found that I made friends with the people on my course as in the first year they gave us a lot of group work to make us familiar with all the people. We have also had quite a few field trips as well which were the perfect opportunity to speak with different people.

Don't stress over making friends as I've found across my three years so far I've spoken to different people and made more friends. There is no timing on when you will meet your people.

However, I'm sure there are lots of different activities you can get yourself involved with to help meet more people who will hopefully become friends look into the different societies available, at Edge Hill there are campus connectors and they hold weekly events with the purpose of making friends so maybe check if your university does something similar.

Hope that helps a bit!

Rebecca
3rd Year Geoenvironmental Hazards Student
Original post by Anonymous #1
Currently going into my term 2 of my first year and wondering where most of you guys made your friends?

I've been hanging around my housemates for a while but although they're lovely, they're just not the type of people I click with.
I've got a few odd friends from around but I rarely go out with them.

Where did you guys meet your main group of friends?

I'm thinking of joining a bunch of refreshers society evens just to meet more people.

Hi there,

I personally found that joining societies was the best way to meet like minded people who liked similar things to me. It is good to join clubs that you enjoy and you will find people who are also interested in those things. I would also recommend that you try and find some more people on your course, I found alot of my friends on my actual course as they have similar timetables and things.

I hope this helps,

Ellen
Y4 Medical Student
Uni of Sunderland
Original post by Anonymous #1
Currently going into my term 2 of my first year and wondering where most of you guys made your friends?

I've been hanging around my housemates for a while but although they're lovely, they're just not the type of people I click with.
I've got a few odd friends from around but I rarely go out with them.

Where did you guys meet your main group of friends?

I'm thinking of joining a bunch of refreshers society evens just to meet more people.

Hi there

Yes, I would really recommend joining a bunch of fresher's society events. These are really good environments to meet new friends. :smile:

I find that going to the same society consistently can also have an impact (as you are more likely to meet the same people again and form a long lasting friendship). You could always ask your flatmates to accompany you for the first or second time if you are not comfortable going alone. :smile:

For myself, I met most of my friends through the same course. It is quite easy to find something in common with them to talk about, and you are likely to see them quite frequently. So you could always try speaking to students in the same class. :smile:

I hope this helps.
Chloe
University of Kent Student Rep
(edited 2 months ago)
Hello,

Personally, I made my friends mainly through my course. We would hang out or go for lunch in between classes.

I also made some close friends in my accommodation common spaces.

Another interesting place to make friends is the gym. ๐Ÿ‹๏ธ If you lift weights sometimes you might need someone to spot you, so you can make friends that way.

Finally, if you like to study in the library you can often meet people there too!

Best of luck,
Haya
MBBS V
Original post by Anonymous #1
Currently going into my term 2 of my first year and wondering where most of you guys made your friends?

I've been hanging around my housemates for a while but although they're lovely, they're just not the type of people I click with.
I've got a few odd friends from around but I rarely go out with them.

Where did you guys meet your main group of friends?

I'm thinking of joining a bunch of refreshers society evens just to meet more people.

Hi!

I made most of my friends through meeting people on my course and their flatmates! I also recommend joining societies so you can meet people with similar interests other than your subject!

Hope that helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jamimah
(Lancaster University Student Ambassador)
Original post by Anonymous #1
Currently going into my term 2 of my first year and wondering where most of you guys made your friends?

I've been hanging around my housemates for a while but although they're lovely, they're just not the type of people I click with.
I've got a few odd friends from around but I rarely go out with them.

Where did you guys meet your main group of friends?

I'm thinking of joining a bunch of refreshers society evens just to meet more people.

Hi there,

I found a few of my friends though my course from just attending the lectures and seminars that I had. we also had quite a bit of group work in my first year so this allowed me to meet people and get chatting to them and we became friends.

I also did not really make friends with my first year flatmates so it was quite tricky but I would also suggest to maybe see if your building has any social spaces where you could meet people or if your building outs on any events where you could meet people too.

I think it is definitely a good idea to look into joining societies as lots of new people will also be joining at the time as it is refreshers time so you may make friends this way and societies have lots of socials too so people will be up for doing things.
Some universities also put on events too so you may also meet people here!

It can take a while to make friends or to find your group who you will stay friends with so don't worry too much as it will come!

I hope this helps,
Lucy - SHU student ambassador.
Original post by Anonymous #1
Currently going into my term 2 of my first year and wondering where most of you guys made your friends?

I've been hanging around my housemates for a while but although they're lovely, they're just not the type of people I click with.
I've got a few odd friends from around but I rarely go out with them.

Where did you guys meet your main group of friends?

I'm thinking of joining a bunch of refreshers society evens just to meet more people.

Hi Anon,

For me, joining a society was a really helpful way to meet new people, I ended up making friends with people outside of my course who shared similar interests so I'd definitely recommend having a look at what societies are available to join at your uni. Like others I also made friend with my course mates through meeting up for a coffee or in the library to discuss group projects.

You're only in your second term so try not to put too much pressure on yourself to make friends as I'm sure this will happen naturally during your time as a student. ๐Ÿ˜Š

All the best,
Sarah

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