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do you meet people other than in your course at uni?

do you meet people other than in your course at uni?
Yeah, when I was at uni, I joined societies and went to socials where I met other people outside of my degree :smile:
Original post by Anonymous
do you meet people other than in your course at uni?

Hi,

Yes! From my personal experience I have met lots of people from other courses, like the other post said societies and socials have helped me do this. Also living in student accommodation you are often with people from a range of courses and from part-time work I have met people from other courses.

I think it can be good to have friends from both on and outside your course as it opens up your social circle and gives you options of people to hang out with.

I hope this helps!
-Grace (Kingston Rep)
Original post by Anonymous
do you meet people other than in your course at uni?

Hi there,

From my experience, I did make friends with people outside of my course!

Whilst I was studying, I was a student ambassador which I applied for via the job portal through my university. I made a few great friends who I am close with even after graduating!

Like others have said, clubs and societies are also a great way to make friends!

Estelle :smile:
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Original post by Anonymous
do you meet people other than in your course at uni?

Hi,
You definitely can make friends outside of your course. Some of my closest friends are people I met though accommodation, societies and part time work! While you spend a lot of time with the people on your course, and will likely become good friends with some of those people, it is definitely not the only place to meet people.

Hope this helps! Faye :smile:
Original post by Anonymous
do you meet people other than in your course at uni?

Hi Anon,
Yes! There's lots of opportunities to make friends outside of your course at uni, this can include in your flat/building and in societies. Societies are a great way to meet other people as everyone there has the same interest so there's always something to talk about.
-Jasmine (Lancaster Student Ambassador)
Original post by Anonymous
do you meet people other than in your course at uni?

Hello!

Thank you for posting this- it's a really good question!

In my experience, you will definitely meet lots of people outside of your course. So there is no need to worry if you don't click with your course mates straight away.

When I started uni I lived in student accommodation and made friends with people from all different courses. From living with these people, i made friends with their friends and so on, so met people from all different courses. I also joined a few sports teams/clubs which allowed me to meet people from all over uni.

I also found working at uni great for meeting people. I do ambassador work and work at the uni bar and it is a great place to socialise with all sorts of people. i would really recommend this if you are worried about making new friends.

All the best!

Lucy
2nd year languages student
Original post by Anonymous
do you meet people other than in your course at uni?

Hey,
You do 100% meet other people than in your course. It can be as simple as the familiar face in the library, coffee shop, commute, living area...
My degree had different classes each semester and due to the size of the year it meant that often it was completely different faces. Those that I became closer to were people I worked with and volunteered with through uni, the sport societies I joined and from living on campus.
If you want to meet people there are lots of opportunities at uni.
Catherine - University of Strathclyde Student Ambassador
Original post by Anonymous
do you meet people other than in your course at uni?

Hi there

It is definitely possible to meet students that are not in the same course as you during University. 🙂 Many students often meet friends through joining societies. You can join societies any time throughout the year. Have a look at what activities/ societies interest you by checking out their social media pages and perhaps try out some that seem interesting. Alternatively, your student union may host different events throughout the year, so keep an eye on their website and you may find people with similar hobbies or interests. I would also echo the advice on attending volunteering or part time work if you get the chance.

Hope this helps.
Chloe
University of Kent Student Rep
Original post by anonymous
do you meet people other than in your course at uni?

Hi there,

Yes, I did!

While I sometimes spoke to the people on my course, I didn't become good friends with many of them. Instead, I met my good friends in my accommodation in my first year. I have also met people through part-time work as a student ambassador, on my study year abroad, in a class separate to my degree, through volunteering, and just out and about in the city!

There are so many ways to meet people at university, so don't put too much pressure on making friends with the people on your course. For example, you can volunteer, find part-time work, join a sport or society, find a club in the city, and go on nights out!

I hope this helps,

Isabella
Third-year Geography with a Year Abroad Student
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Original post by Anonymous
do you meet people other than in your course at uni?

HI there,

From my experience there has been lots of other opportunities to meet people outside of your course!

If you are living in halls, this is a great way to make friends as you will be living with a group of people who are also going to your uni which is fun and this is. good way of making friends. You will also be able to meet other people who are living in the same accommodation but in different flats which is good too as this is an opportunity to meet lots of people. In freshers week, you could always knock on other flats doors and see if they want to go out with you as this is a good way to meet lots of people! Also just by being around social areas around you building you will meet different people so there are lots of opportunities to meet people in the accommodation you choose to stay in.

Another way of making friends and meeting people is by joining societies as this is a great way of meeting similar people and you will get to see them a lot. I would recommend joining a society that you are interested in as there will be lots of people there and chances are you will get on with at least some of them. The socials are also a great way of making friends and they are really fun!

Also, if you decide to get a part time job you will make friends and meet people this way! I've met people through my job as a student ambassador as everyone is students so it is fun and you meet a lot of people. A job in a cafe, pub etc will also allow you to meet people and make money at the same time!

You also do meet a lot of people on your course as you see them a lot in uni and this is where you can form good friendships! Asking people to do things and go out after uni classes is a great idea of making friends too and you will get to know people a lot better by doing this!

I hope this helps,

Lucy -SHU student ambassador.
Original post by Anonymous
do you meet people other than in your course at uni?

Yes!

Clubs & Societies

Friends of friends (outside of course in same university)

Friends of friends (outside of university)

Student halls

Original post by Anonymous
do you meet people other than in your course at uni?

Hey there,

Yes, there are many opportunities to meet people outside of your course at university. You can join student societies, participate in university events, engage in sports clubs, or attend social activities. Keep an eye on your university’s website and take a look at student societies and different events available.

Take care,
Ilya
Hello,

For sure! I actually met my best friend who was in a whole different sector in our student accommodation party.

My fave place to meet people is in the library, cafes nearby, and even in the gym.

Our campus is very integrated and making friends with people outside your course is easier than you think.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Best of luck,
Haya
Hey 👋 some of my best friends I met were outside of my course! We met through some mutual friends who lived in different student accommodation and from there became a close group. Joining societies also helped me make friends with similar interests, plus I had a part-time job at university which also helped me meet new people. So I'd definitely say there's lots of opportunities to make friends outside of the course.

It's a really exciting time and I hope you have a great university experience 😀

Jennie

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