International Friendship Day: Why making friends at uni is easier than you think

30 Jul 2021
By Hazel M., Freelance writer and journalist at Unite Students

Feeling anxious about making friends at university is normal, and we’ve all been there - but it doesn't have to be that way. In celebration of International Friendship Day, Hazel’s here to explain why making friends at uni will be easier than you think.

From meeting your flatmates for the first time to going to your first lecture with a load of strangers, those first days of university can be the hardest of all.

I mean, forget exams and coursework, wondering whether you’re actually going to make those vital social links is damn near terrifying!

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