Here are some ways that I’ve made really amazing friends and connections through uni. Although making friends at uni definitely wasn’t as easy as I thought it was going to be, I sure have met some great people throughout my 3 years!
Go on a group/short-term exchange
I’ve made my best friends at uni from going on a group exchange. This was a three-week intensive German course where not only did we attend classes together but went on excursions together, cooked and ate together and pretty much lived with each other. I am still such good friends with these people and we really enjoy catching up often. This was especially lucky because I didn’t know any of them before meeting them on the first day of classes in Germany, I guess I got pretty lucky!
I would also really recommend taking a language class. Not only is this a valuable skill to have but you’ll see these people twice a week therefore it’s much easier to make friends than with those you only see once a week in a tutorial. These classes are also interactive and conversational.
Mac uni gym
I have of course really enjoyed the uni gym and have made friends through the small group training sessions. Because these training sessions are small (groups of approx. 15 pre-covid), you get to know everyone quickly, especially when you attend at the same time a few times a week. It’s really nice because there are quite a few other students that are of course in a similar situation to me, as well as others that are excellent connections within the uni. Overall, these sessions are really social and fun, and the trainers really want you to have a good time.
I would also definitely recommend getting your LinkedIn profile up and running, you will be able to connect with tutors, lectures and classmates as well as looking at the first out-of-uni jobs of those that have done the same or similar degree to you.