It can be intimidating making friends but when you are ready to try here’s a few things you can do:
Say hello: Remember, you are not the only one beginning this new life journey. You are surrounded by people who are attending third level education for the first time. They will welcome a smiling face. Ask how they are doing? What subjects are they interested in? Do they want to go for a coffee? What bus do they get in to town?
Accept invites: to parties and other social events. Don't worry if you don’t know anybody, half the people there won’t know anybody either!
Social Networking: Tweet, blog, facebook and texting are all great ways to engage with new people. You can meet up for a walk, talk, swim in the Galway Bay, flash party or whatever takes your fancy.
Get to lectures early: It will give you an opportunity to have a quick chat, finding out if there is any socializing going on.
Be interested: in what other people are saying.
- Posted by Rab