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10 Ways To Make Friends At University

Staring off at university can be daunting, especially when it comes to making friends. We all worry that no one will like us or that university is so big will I really meet “my kind of people”? Being a fresher means going out of your comfort zone sometimes in order to experience all the new things ahead of you.

Adapting to a new way of studying

University is a vastly different experience. The autonomy enjoyed here is on a completely different level, and getting used to it often requires us to change our work habits. Sounds a bit daunting, but you’ll soon become a master of organization and time management!

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We all need it, a little bit of help - so that’s why our Advice Service is here to offer you free and confidential advice. Undergraduate or postgraduate, from the UK or overseas, straight out of college or returning to study, the Advice Service can help and support you through any of your worries. 

All you need to know about Clubs and Societies

Part of the university experience is making friends, and one of the ways in which you can do this is by joining Clubs and Socieities. Before you start joining, here’s all you need to know about them…

Going solo

I’ve missed out on going to events that I know I would have loved simply because I didn’t want people judging me for not being there with a friend. And the irony is that missing these events also means missing out on the opportunity to meet new people and make friends…

Welcome to TeamUCL

TeamUCL is the sporting community at UCL. Joining one of these clubs is a cheap way to get involved with sport at UCL, meet like-minded people, make new friends and release some of the stress of university life. Whether you are an elite athlete or a complete beginner, TeamUCL has something to offer everyone.

"It has been immensely helpful to apply the tools I have acquired from my studies to a real-world context."

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