One of the common worries students have when approaching their first year at university is whether or not they will fit in and make friends. It’s important to remember that you are not the only one with these fears as most other students will too! Meeting new people is actually easier than you think. Here are a few options that can help you ease the anxiety of meeting new people.
Join A Society
This gives you the chance to meet people who have similar interests to you but also a chance for you to learn about something different. Many universities have a societies day during freshers week that allows students to meet the organisers and sign up to different societies.
Join A Sports Club
Whether you like football, cricket or tennis, the chances are there will be a sports club available at the university for you to participate in. You are not limited to sports clubs at uni, as you could also try joining a club outside of the university and meet more local people.
There are apps available for you to meet people such as Meetup. You can find activities around your local area and meet others who may also be new to their surroundings and looking to meet people.
Add People You Meet On Social Media
You will be meeting lots of people in your first week at uni and it might be difficult to remember names. If you add the people you meet on social media then you will be able to keep in touch with them and arrange meeting up with them again in future.
Make Friends Before You Go
There are a number of ways you can do this. One of which is finding who is on your course and getting in touch with them. You could also join forums such as The Student Room to find others in a similar situation and communicate with them. They might be studying a different subject to you but you may find that you have interests in common. You could possibly arrange meeting up during the first week so that you both know at least one person before you actually start.
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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 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.
Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.
Highly recommend Mezzino Student living, it’s furnished to a high standard and is in the heart of the student area. Has very helpful staff and it’s well run in the office.
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.
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.