When you move to University it’s common to worry that you won’t meet new people at University an about how it will go. You need to remember everyone will be in the same position as you and very few freshers will know anyone else either.
It’s easier than you think and it really does just happen when it happens. Here are some pointers to help you along the way.
1. Leave your door open in your accommodation while you’re unpacking in your room, or hang a friendly sign on it. You could wedge it open so when people walk past they should talk to you or at least say hello!
2. Ask your house mates or course mates if they’d like to explore the campus or the town centre. This will give you plenty of opportunity to talk and get to know each other. You could also suggest stopping off for some food or go food shopping together.
3. Have a stash of biscuits or teabags for group situations – you'll be instantly loved and they’re a good conversation starter.
4.Add as many people you meet on Facebook – this way you’ll remember their names – sounds pretty basic but believe us, you’ll be meeting so many people in the first few weeks and you can’t keep saying ‘Hi mate’ forever, you need their names!
5. Exchange numbers with people on your course and agree to go to lectures together – this sets you up for academic as well as social success. You could arrange to meet them before a seminar and walk together.
6. Explore different societies – this is not only a great opportunity to meet people with similar interests to you but a chance for you to try something different.
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Millstone is a brilliant place to live, Ive just book for my 3rd year. The staff are kind and caring. I have love living at Millstone as it has given me independence and a bigger family.
I had an excellent experience living in Brickworks during the last year in Dublin! All the staff members were always very friendly and did everything they could to make people feel welcome and we had a very good atmosphere among the residents. The flats themselves were comfortable and provided excellent living and working space, and the proximity to the city centre means you can experience the Dublin atmosphere. I have met many people and friends that I will take with me for life. If I were to live in Dublin, I would not hesitate to live in Brickworks again, it really was a great place to live!
Searched for loads of student accommodation before I found this gem amongst the rest. Really nice sizeable apartments in a great student busy location. Would highly recommend Mezzino.
I have been living in Brickworks about 7 months. Brickworks is a great place to live in. The location is really convenient (close to city center, good public transportation, near the supermarket and so on...). The buildings are pretty new (well maintained and very clean) it also offers study rooms, cinema room, gym, roof top party room and terrace. There are a lot of common areas for entertainment (PlayStation, Pool, table tennis...). Additionally, free coffee and tea services are amazing!
Brickworks team all of them are AWESOME. They are always up for helping... I highly recommend the Brickworks for people who need a place to call home... Thanks for everything.
For a very spacious space with great amenities, the price is very mucb affordable. Good views and great support staff to help out at anytime of the day.
I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.