Best of: Making friends at university

These are a few of our best tips on how to make friends at uni and find people you like being around!

Go to all of the welcome activities and meetings that your course offers – Emma Smedley

“During Welcome Week your school will offer lots of activities and meetings relating to your course. Although of course, these are important to attend in order to gain important information about your course, it is also a perfect opportunity to meet new people.”

Bake or bring something to share – Owen Liggins

“The way to any student’s heart is good food. Bringing some food, be it homemade or shop-bought, to share on move in day can be a great talking point. Baking is also a great team building activity to help build friendships too so get creative!”

Start a Facebook chat with your flatmates – Katie

“Depending on the accommodation you plan on staying in, you may be able to find the names of those who you will be sharing a flat, before the big move to uni. Starting a Facebook chat with everyone is a great way to familiarise yourself with your soon-to-be new roomies. Through doing this, you’ll be able to find out if any of them are doing the same course as you or have any similar interests to you.”

Join a society – Alex

“Joining a society, although advertised primarily through Fresher’s Week at the start of term, is something you can do at any point in the year! If you go onto the Student Union website at, go to Services, then A-Z Sports & Societies under Activities, there you can browse all the societies the University has to offer! Each society will have a contact email available for you if you want information, including finding out how to join them! Joining a society means you know for certain that everyone there will have at least one thing in common with you, and odds are that you’ll find you have more and more things in common too!”

Attend freshers fayres – Ellie

“The University of Lincoln hosts a variety of fayres during Freshers’ Week to cater for societies, sports and general information. Go along with your new housemates or course-mates to see if there is anything for you. Societies and sports clubs usually have taster sessions that you can attend for free so why not try something new, if its not for you then at least you can say you tried, so make sure you go to as many as possible and decide whether there are any that you’d like to join.”

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