How to deal with awkward silences

26 Sep 2019
By Rob Slade, Writer at Unite Students

If there is one thing I remember clearly from my first week at uni, it was the awkward silences. Moving into a flat full of strangers, I was excited to make a group of new friends, but this doesn’t always happen overnight.

I walked into my flat expecting to hit it off with my flatmates straight away, but it actually took a bit of time and a handful of awkward silences for us to really become comfortable around each other.

You’re bound to experience a few awkward silences in your time at university, but there are ways to deal with them. Here’s my advice.

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Rob is a writer at Unite Students.