Making friends at uni can take a little effort, but it’s so worth it! Here are some fun ways to find your varsity squad.

Attend faculty activities

Most faculties host events throughout the year. If you’re a first year student, these events are a great way to break the ice with other freshers in your course. You may also have the opportunity to get to know your lecturers and senior students. Attending faculty events offers you a great way to make friends, and also opens up an opportunity for you to exercise your networking skills.

Hang out in communal spaces

Go have a sit at your varsity cafeteria, student centre or any place where most students tend to hang out. This’ll help you get to used to the social dynamic in your varsity, and you can start conversations with like-minded people.

Sign up for social clubs

Varsity is a vibrant place. There’s always one thing or another happening. Most social events tend to be organised by student committees or clubs. You may want to consider being part of these social clubs. You’ll get more than just friends from doing this. There are so many skills that you can develop such as leadership skills, event planning and communication skills. Be sure to sign up sis!

Join social media groups

Join your varsity social media groups, follow your varsity online and if you like someone’s vibe, give them a follow or DM! It can be easier to break the ice online sometimes, plus it’s easier to communicate that way. You could also start an online study squad with cool people you attend lectures with.

Making friends shouldn’t be a dread. Try out these options and see which one works best for you. Remember, you don’t have change who you are to make friends. Connect with like-minded people, and work on developing healthy friendships. Good luck!

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