Find your people
Meeting new people and finding your friends can be a top priority for all students, not just first years, and you can feel under pressure to meet your new bff in the first few days. We want to help take the pressure off and find opportunities to meet new people throughout your University experience.
You don’t need to have met your new best friends in your first few days or even few weeks on campus – building your friendships can take time!
Don’t just take it from us, hear how our students made their friends:
Here are a few ways to get you started
- #1 Guild Events
If you haven’t met anyone yet, coming along to an event solo can feel a bit nerve-racking! OOur pre-events meetups throughout Welcome Week are the perfect place to meet a whole new group of mates before heading off to our events!
Keep up to date with all things Welcome Week and sign up to our Welcome mailing list. Be the first to know about ticket drops and society sign ups and get ready to start building your ideal start to uni!
- #2 Connect before you arrive
You don’t need to wait until you’re on campus to start meeting people! Get connected before term starts by joining Unibuddy and find your course mates!
- #3 Join a Society
We have over 200+ societies for you to join for free from Ballroom to Booksoc and everything in between. Getting involved in societies is a great way to expand your friendship group and meet people with a common interest.
Meet a range of societies in person at our Welcome Fair on Friday 22nd September... and remember, joining societies isn’t just for the first week of term! You can join at any point in the year. Discover our societies and find your perfect fit!
Go on, check out our societies today!
- #4 Meet our Student Communities
If you self-identify as; BAME, LGBT+, Disabled or a Woman Students, or you are a post-graduate, mature, or international student, our Student Communities exist to support you in meeting likeminded people, expanding your network and making positive change to your university experience.
Discover our Student Communities and find out the first meeting details here