‘We just clicked’: How my flatmate became my uni family

17 Feb 2022
By Gioia D M., Student at University of Glasgow

Over the Christmas holidays, I was catching up with an old high school friend. We found ourselves reflecting on how close we’d gotten to some of the people we’d been living with. She said something about how she ‘clicked’ with one of her flatmates and I couldn’t relate more.

It is a weird bond to click with a stranger you have to live with and have been randomly paired with. Even though you’ve only known them for a few months, conversation bounces back and forth between you as if you grew up together. It almost feels like fate that you had to end up together.

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Currently studying English Literature and Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow! A little Italian making her way through the world, lover of all food and dead scared of pigeons! I lived in England for the past five years, but I’m also a massive fan of Scotland - and a little obsessed with Mary Queen of Scots…