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Finished 1st yr UoN without friends

I’m finishing my first year at uni and I don’t have friends in Notts, I think the problem is I got a studio far away from student area that’s why I didn’t get to meet and know anyone (there was miscommunication and thought I can’t get a room in halls)+downloaded bumble bff and had a lot of matches with girls but the convo is always dry and I don’t want to chat I want friends to meet with I don’t want to graduate without creating memories with friends in uni
so if anyone is interested to have a new friend I’m 22 girl doing UoN economics
Reply 1
Have you joined any clubs or made friends friends from your course?
Reply 2
Have you joined any clubs or made friends friends from your course?


No and no, I am an international student so I didn’t know we should join a club and my course mates I talk to them before and after lectures only and it’s just small talk +they grouped together based on halls and nationalities or ethnicity and I’m not in a hall and there’s no girls with same nationality as me in the course and I’m mixed ethnicity and both don’t claim me lol
Well, you can join a club next year 😊👍 it’s not too late tbf
Reply 4
Original post by Anonymous
Well, you can join a club next year 😊👍 it’s not too late tbf


Yeah that’s what I am thinking to do+changing my room from a studio to a shared flat so I can meet ppl and be closer to student area cuz I feel so left out here
Original post by Anonymous
Yeah that’s what I am thinking to do+changing my room from a studio to a shared flat so I can meet ppl and be closer to student area cuz I feel so left out here


I was gonna suggest that too, but I wasn’t sure u would want to. It’s definitely a good idea tho.

Also, keep an open mind when meeting new people and stretch yourself a little outside of your comfort zone. For example, I’m planning to try an indoor rock climbing society when I go this year and I’ve never done it before 😅

I hope it goes well and don’t worry too much. I’ve heard that sometimes ppl don’t make solid friends until second/third year so I’m sure you’ll be just fine 😊
Original post by Anonymous
I’m finishing my first year at uni and I don’t have friends in Notts, I think the problem is I got a studio far away from student area that’s why I didn’t get to meet and know anyone (there was miscommunication and thought I can’t get a room in halls)+downloaded bumble bff and had a lot of matches with girls but the convo is always dry and I don’t want to chat I want friends to meet with I don’t want to graduate without creating memories with friends in uni
so if anyone is interested to have a new friend I’m 22 girl doing UoN economics

Hi there,

I would say that one great way to make friends is by joining a society! This is a great way to meet people with similar interests to you and also for you to just do something that you enjoy doing! I would say to go to the freshers society fair when you go back to uni in September and have a look at all of the different societies that are on offer and see if there are any that interest you! If there are, you can usually do trials for them before you pay to join and this way you can see if you enjoy it and if it is something that you would want to carry on doing.
The socials are also great in societies and it is a lot of fun and a great opportunity to meet lots of new people!

Have you changed accommodation for next year? It's a good idea to try and make friends with people in other flats, or just see if there is anyone else around in your building - in any social areas that the building may have etc, as this can also be a good way of meeting some new people and making friends.

Joining uni group chats is also a good way of meeting lots of different people and making friends. Look on Facebook to see if there are any group chats for your uni, your course or your accommodation and talk to people on there! There will likely be second years on there too who are in a similar position to you who might want to make friends and meet up with you!

Also, just making sure you attend uni is a good way to meet people. Especially if you have seminars, it is a good way to talk to people and make friends!

I hope some of this helps,

Lucy -SHU student ambassador.

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