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Making Friends

Now it’s time to make some friends! Throughout your uni life you will get to know many different people, but having someone to talk to in your first few days will make you feel so much more at home.

Don’t panic

First and foremost, relax. Everyone is in the same situation and wants to meet new friends, you’ll find people are really approachable and ready to chat.

You’re in the right place

Halls is one of the best places to make friends, there’s always something going on and everyone is keen to get to know each other.

Get out there

Staying in your room is not likely to be conducive to making friends, so take advantage of your communal areas. Whether it’s your kitchen or social space spend some time here and get to know your flatmates and neighbours.

Get involved

Take the opportunity to get involved in any welcome events you hear of, you’ll be amazed at how many people you meet and how keen people are to get to know you.

Be open minded

With so many new people it’s important to keep an open mind when meeting your flatmates and course mates, give them a chance and get to know them.

Be Yourself

People are drawn to those are confident and a key to confidence is being comfortable with yourself. Keep it natural and relaxed, be yourself and you’ll find it easier to meet new people.

Making friends through friends

This is how networks grow, if a friend invites you out or to an event then you’re bound to bump in to new friends as well as some familiar friendly faces.

Keep an eye out for events

Check out your halls Facebook page and the accommodation blog to keep up-to-date with what’s going on in halls. The Student Union and main Leeds Beckett University website also publish the biggest events taking place on campus.

Visit the freshers fair

Here you can find out about all the clubs and societies you can get involved with – or just go along to pick up the freebies!

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