Your university adventure is an exciting time with lots to look forward to. At our London and Birmingham branch campuses, you’ll have the opportunity to new meet people from more than 100 countries across the world and form life-long friendships.

To get you started on your new journey, we have put together our top tips for making friends at university, to help you make new connections and get the most out of university life.

Get to know your peers

Students on your course will naturally share similar interests with you. You’ll be spending a lot of time with them throughout your studies, so it’s a great opportunity to build relationships.

Get involved in conversations

Don’t be afraid to get involved with new things and step out of your comfort zone. Remember, everyone is new so they may be feeling the same as you. Strike up a conversation with somebody and see where it leads!

Get to know your flatmates

If you are in shared accommodation keep your door open as much as you can when you first move in. Introduce yourself and find out more about your new flatmates. Ask if they need any help moving in and put some effort into getting to know them – you will be living with them for the next year at least, so it’s a great idea to make some friends.

 Join a society and attend events

Experience university life to its fullest and take up a new sport/hobby or join a team – there are a wide variety to choose from. Attend university events, you’ll already have something in common with other members and it’s an opportunity to try something new!

Hang out in communal spaces

Whether it’s in your accommodation or on campus, there are plenty of communal spaces to spend your time and meet others. People are more relaxed in these settings and will find it easier to open up.

Lastly, remember everyone is in the same boat. Embrace university life and try out something new. You’ll soon feel settled and enjoy your new home!