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I've been offered an unconditional spot at Coventry University for a foundation course, but I've heard some negative things about it. However, I'm just focused on getting my degree and moving on. I also want to make lifelong friends, but being a Muslim girl with social anxiety, I might find it hard since I won’t be clubbing or part taking typical student activities. If I do decide to join a society, do you recommend any good ones? Do you have any suggestions for affordable places to stay near the university?
Hi there,

I am a student at Coventry University. As an introvert, I found it difficult to engage during workshops and socialise with others. This was especially difficult for me because I commute from home to Coventry University, so everytime I finish my workshops or lectures, I head straight home rather than staying at Coventry University for a few more hours.

However it all changed when I decided to partake in various activities.

Firstly, I decided to become a student ambassador and highly recommend that you become one too. I can't thank my supervisors as well as my colleagues enough for helping me improve my social skills. The role itself was amazing as I could complete a distinct number of jobs, which included working on open days and answering any questions the visitors have, working on graduation ceremonies, calling applicants up to double check they have all the details needed about studying at Coventry University, and the list just goes on.

Secondly, I decided to join the law society since I am a law student. Joining the law society allowed me to meet new people and again improve my social skills. I also recommend that you join a society too. Just to bare in mind and something I wish someone had told me, when you decide to join a society, it does not have to be related to the course you're studying at all. Furthermore, you can join more than one society as well. So let's say you study law like myself but you love dancing, for example, you're more than welcome to join a dancing society and not be in the law society.

Sometimes it's not easy to socialise between your cohorts because your cohorts might not be people who you feel comfortable with. Instead you end up being friends and being open and comfortable with individuals who study other courses. Although I did in fact make some wonderful, inspiring friends on my course, I also met many amazing individuals through my role as a student ambassador as well as during my time in the law society.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Narusha
Coventry University Student Ambassador
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