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    How do you make friends at university? What do you have to do make in order to be friends with someone(s)? What about in course degrees that requires a lot team work, like film and movie productions?
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    You make friends at uni lke you make friends everywehre else. It's no different.
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    Liquour.
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    freshers week usually forms some strong attachments, i find. :top:
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    Okay, other than being yourself, what advice would you give to someone (who is shy) who is going to university with no one they know?
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    (Original post by WildStriker)
    Okay, other than being yourself, what advice would you give to someone (who is shy) who is going to university with no one they know?
    See post 3.
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    jus be urself!
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    (Original post by teea)
    jus be urself!
    that is really bad advise for a shy person! If i did that i'd probably end up jsut sitting in my room hid under a duvet the whole time.
    Not that you'd have to act like someone else though, just that you have to force yourself to do things you wouldn't normally do (in my case, actually talk to people :o: )
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    Don't try too hard. Let it come naturally. Just strike up conversation with people etc.

    The same way you make friends normally... :/
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    (Original post by francescarella)
    freshers week usually forms some strong attachments, i find. :top:
    drunken :p: i'd have thought that most people forget 99% of people they meet in freshers purely down to alcohol apart from those who don't drink of course
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    drunken :p: i'd have thought that most people forget 99% of people they meet in freshers purely down to alcohol apart from those who don't drink of course
    thats what i meant:rolleyes:

    /sarcasm
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    (Original post by francescarella)
    thats what i meant:rolleyes:

    /sarcasm
    doesn't quite work online :p:
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    doesn't quite work online :p:
    i know :sad:
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    Can we please stop going off topic?

    Thank you.
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    (Original post by WildStriker)
    Okay, other than being yourself, what advice would you give to someone (who is shy) who is going to university with no one they know?
    Very few people go to University with people they know.

    Everyone is in your boat.

    Relax and talk to people.

    The more you hang out in a group the more you'll become friends with that group. Oh and groups tend to form in the first few weeks. As long as you're in with a group of people and you get along with them, you should be set.
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    Join some clubs / societies in Freshers week.
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    As you normally would. Simply be yourself, open to conversation, and most importantly, don't try to impress.
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    I haven't started yet but I used to be shy... I think the best thing is to allow other people to approach you and then try your best to act like you do in font of your current friends. Maybe you need to do some confidence building before-hand... why dont you try talking to people you dont normally talk to when you're out... if you go to someones party for example... if you're not much of a party goer then get a job, volunteer if you cant find anything and try and build up your people skills with that...?

    That's probably the only way if youre shy... Once you've gotten over the intro process, I imagine it will be ok!

    Is freshers really a huge alcohol fest? I don't like drinking too much...
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    Seriously this is a stupid question now I think about it. It isn't like a maths problem. There isn't one solution to making friends. You just go and do what normal human beings do: socialize.
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    (Original post by NotGivingRealName)
    Seriously this is a stupid question now I think about it. It isn't like a maths problem. There isn't one solution to making friends. You just go and do what normal human beings do: socialize.
    Everything in life is connected by maths...

    You + people + common interest (uni) + common need (to make friends) + opportunity (constant really) + pro-active socialisation = many friends.

    Even if your not a social person, your not alone; go talk to other shy people, you'll feel much better talking to them than some group of jocks :p:
 
 
 
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