Tips on how to settle into university life.
With the start of the new academic year a few weeks behind us now, many students will have gone off the start of the next chapter of their lives at university. Especially with the great A-Level results this year.
This can be a very daunting period, most being taken completely out of their comfort zone and thrown into university life.
If you have recently started at university and are struggling with coping with the drastic change. Read on for some tips on how to settle into university life.
Put yourself out there and talk to people.
You will not be alone in trying to find new friends, everyone will be in the same boat.
Freshers week is great for this.
Attending a busy freshers event is a great way to meet new people. By pushing yourself out of your comfort zone a little bit and talking to people you can meet some friends in no time.
Being approachable to your housemates is also something to keep in mind.
You may not immediately click with them. But by being friendly and approachable, those friendships will eventually grow.
Explore the local area.
If you’ve recently moved to university, chances are it could be far away from home.
It is completely normal to feel homesick or be wary of the unknown.
By exploring your surroundings during the first few weeks of university, you can become more familiar with the local area, routes to university, shopping, leisure. This will make you feel more at home and you might even meet some new people along the way.
Get involved with societies.
Freshers week isn’t all about drinking, it is also useful to sign up for any societies that interest you.
These will be full of people with the same interests as you, this makes it innately easier to meet people you will click with.
Don’t be afraid to sign up for anything that you are interested in. Don’t be embarrassed about any interests you have. Many other people will also be signing up for that society who share that same interest.
University is daunting, but your experiences of it are often what you make of it.
These tips will help you overcome the biggest hurdle of university life, making new friends.
Once you have made new friends, university life will be easier on every front.