5 Tips for Making New Friends at University
02 Sep 21
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Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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Categories: Clearing, Undergradute
If you’re feeling stressed and worried about starting university, you’re not alone. We can assure you that the majority of new starters feel the same way! After all, doing something for the first time is always a bit scary. We’ve got some good news, though; there are some ways you can get those anxiety levels lower so you can start looking forward to the experience.
Mentally Preparing Yourself for University Life
Lowering anxiety levels ahead of going to university is all about making sure that you are prepared. With that being said, here are some tips to help you out:
- Get yourself organised if you’re making a last-minute application - When things are last-minute, those stress levels can build pretty quickly. However, there is a specific procedure in place for last-minute applications, known as UCAS Clearing. You will need to use the UCAS Clearing 2021 procedure if you’ve already applied via UCAS and want to do a full-time undergraduate course. If this doesn’t apply, you can either use UCAS Clearing or Direct Clearing to find an available course and secure your place. We have a dedicated Clearing team to help you every step of the way. Simply request a callback by clicking on this link.
- Master the art of scheduling - One thing that university students can struggle with is scheduling their time. You’ve got those Fresher’s Events to look forward to, after all! Then there’s revision, lectures, and your favourite Netflix series. Master the art of setting yourself a weekly schedule so that you keep those stress levels low and manage your time effectively.
- Connect with other course members on social media - Social media has made it a lot easier for students to get to know one another before they meet in person. Facebook Groups are often made for university courses and year groups, so it’s worth taking a look at these and interacting with people so that you can chat with your course mates ahead of starting university.
- Get ahead with reading - If you’re stressed about the course itself, why not get ahead by doing a little bit of reading? You will likely have a number of textbooks that you will need for your course, so you can get a feel for what you’re going to be learning by having a brief look at these.
- Learn to cook - Are you worried that you’re going to have to live off Pot Noodles for the rest of your life? Learning to cook can make you feel a lot more comfortable ahead of university life. Start off with some simple dishes, like Stir-Fry and Spaghetti Bolognese, so that you’re not living off fast food.
Settling Into Life at the University of Bolton
Choosing a welcoming, inclusive, and friendly university is one of the best ways to keep your stress levels at bay ahead of this next stage of your life. At the University of Bolton, you can be sure that we tick those boxes.
We have been crowned No.1 in Student Satisfaction for the past three years*. Not only do we provide state-of-the-art facilities, excellent teaching resources, employer connections, and real-life working experience, but we are proud of our supportive and caring environment. We believe this is #UniAsItShouldBe!
If you have any queries about campus life in Greater Manchester, our courses, UCAS Clearing 2021 or anything relating to starting university, you can reach our friendly team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help.