Making Friends At University

Posted 28 Aug 2020
Two students share a drink in a social space at their student accommodation

Join Facebook groups

Before you make the move to university, ensure you join the private Facebook group set-up for your new accommodation. This is a great way to virtually meet those living in your building before you arrive. Comment on the posts within the group and add those that you get chatting to. 

Keep your door open

Don't forget to pack a doorstop! ...If you are living in a shared apartment, you will want to keep your door open so you can get to know your new flatmates. By keeping your door open, it allows your flatmates to pop their head around the corner and start a conversation.

Hang out in the social areas

At true Student Living, we have a huge range of social areas for you to use, so once you've finished unpacking be sure to pop downstairs and see what's going on in the Festival Zone. Be confident and introduce yourself to the other residents hanging out in these areas, the conversation will naturally start flowing. 

Join a society

Perhaps you're a keen netball player or fancy learning a new language? What better way to make friends at university than enrolling in a society? It's a great way to meet like-minded students that share the same interests as you.

Sit next to people in lectures

Turning up to a big scary lecture theatre for the first time can be overwhelming and you can easily decide that the best option is to sit on your own. But, if you want to make friends you'll need to sit next to other students and introduce yourself.

Organise a study group

A study group is an ideal opportunity to get to know others on your course. Invite those from your seminar and lecture groups, it's a great way to be sociable and even better for study tips!

Posted 28 Aug 2020