If you are someone that is looking to pursue further education, it is likely that you have looked into universities far from home. Though education is your main priority, a big part of the university experience is heading out to a brand new location and completely reinventing yourself.
When people choose the university that they are going to attend, they usually pick a university as far away as possible. This is because they want to experience something that is completely different from the life that they know.
I know that when I picked my university of choice, I wanted to pick somewhere that would allow me to experience a world that was completely different from the world that I knew. If you are someone that was brought up in the city, then you may decide to head to the countryside for some more relaxed living at university. If you were born in the country, then it is likely that you want a taste of what the city is like and so you may decide to head somewhere a bit busier.
Unless you are incredibly lucky, it is likely that you will be traveling to a university alone. Though this may be an exciting prospect, nobody likes going somewhere new without having any friends.
This is especially the case if you are heading somewhere completely new, as you may be intimidated by your surroundings and so having a companion with you to explore these surroundings may make you feel much more secure.
Though you may arrive alone, the university is actually a really great place to make friends and build connections that will last a lifetime. It is said that the friendships that you make in university are the friendships that you will keep for a lifetime and so you may be eager to find these friends.
If you are someone that isn’t very outgoing and you consider yourself to be quite shy, the idea of trying to make friends with new people may seem intimidating. It is likely that you have had your current friend group for some time and you don’t even remember making friends with them, so the idea of having to start again could be overwhelming. Here is how to make friends in uni.
Don’t Be Afraid to Talk to Your Coursemates
When you head to university, you will have a whole new group of coursemates to get used to. University is not the same as the usual school, as it is not as small and you can have hundreds of people in one class.
With so many people in one class, it can be intimidating and you may feel as though you have to keep to yourself. This is the last thing that you should do, as it is important to make friends with people on your course. By making friends on your course, you will have someone that you can confide in when you are stuck in your studies and you will have someone that can offer you the support that you need.
Something that you have probably heard a million times is that it is very important for you to join societies when you head to uni. Not only will it make your CV look good, but it will also give you the perfect opportunity to get to know brand new people.
When you are in a society, you feel as though you are part of a community and you can meet people that share your same kind personality and interests.
Get Involved in Events
In University, you will be invited to a long list of events. It can be tempting to ignore these events and choose to focus on your studies instead. Though your studies are important, you should still try and take part in these events.
Something that you will encounter a lot is pub quizzes. Pub quizzes are a great chance to meet new people and they are never usually that serious as they are usually just questions from pop culture and so you can just focus on having a good time rather than trying to get it all right.
Ge to Know Your Housemates
Unless you decide to live alone at university, you will have a lot of housemates that you will have to get to know. The last thing that you want is to spend all of your time in your room, as you will just feel uncomfortable in the place that you have to live.
Even if your housemates don’t really seem like your type of people, you are going to have to live with them for at least a year so you should at least get to know them a bit. Ask them about their life and what they are doing at uni, and you may realize that you have a lot more in common than you initially thought.