Staying in contact with friends over summer – from social media to arranging dates

Uni is coming to an end and for some you will be coming back next year whereas for final year students, it will be time to say goodbye to some of your friends for a while. Regardless of your situation, you’ll probably want to stay in touch with your friends over summer while you’re not in Lincoln. Don’t worry – here are a few ideas on how to keep in touch with your friends over the summer months.

  1. Make a group chat

You probably already have this – but if you’ve got this far through uni without one, it is a good idea to get one before you leave for the summer. It’s a great way to keep chatting whilst you’re all at home.

2. BeReal

This is a great app to use for when you’ve gone back to your hometown. You post photos of what you’re doing at a specific time of day. You can add all your friends so that even when you’re not talking you can still know what they’re up to.

3. Arrange a meet-up

Use your group chat to arrange a time that is good for you all to go somewhere. If you live far away from each other – catch a train to the same place and have a nice day out together. If you live closer together you could take a trip to each other’s hometowns. This is a great way to stay in touch but also get to know each other better.

4. Facetime

If you can’t afford to go and see each other or you live too far away then another way to keep in touch and chat is through Facetime or other video chats. You can do this from the comfort of your bedroom and you can chat as though you are sat next to them.

5. Arrange a time to come back to Lincoln

Another great way to have a meet up is to come back to Lincoln for a night or two. If you live in a house then this idea will be nice and easy to achieve. If it’s nice weather then you could have a BBQ with your house mates. If you don’t live in Lincoln then you can come for a long day out and explore the city.

6. If you’re a final year student – arrange a date to meet up as soon as you leave uni.

Sometimes it can feel as though it will be really hard to stay in contact with your friends. It is best to arrange a time to meet up far in advance to avoid people becoming too busy and not getting around to it. Arrange a time when you’re all free and stick to it so that you make sure you are all seeing each other regularly.

It can feel overwhelming to leave uni and leave your friends – but if you use these tips and meet up regularly and make sure you check in with them regularly it will feel like you never left when you see each other again.

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