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Finding friends

Everyone starts uni a bit nervous about making friends. But everyone’s in the same boat, so throw yourself into university life, and you’ll soon find like-minded people - and make friends for life.

Here are five ways to make friends when you start uni.

1. Join a society

Joining a society is the perfect way to meet people with the same interests as you- or to try something completely new. And if you can't find the one you want, we'll help you start your own.

Check out all the societies here and register your interest.

2. Play sport

Taking part in sport is one of the best ways to build friendships and try something new. We have sports and fitness options for absolutely everyone (even if you hated PE at school).

Check out the options.

3. Make the most of Freshers’ Week

In your first week, everyone’s in the same boat. Push yourself to talk to as many people as possible, be true to yourself, and enjoy the experience.

4. Explore Sheffield

With your new mates in tow, lose yourself in all Sheffield has to offer. Sample independent shops, taste the local craft beer, and find out for yourself why more students choose to stay in Sheffield than any other city in the UK.

To help get you started, check out our handy guide.

5. Be in the know

Don’t miss out! Make Hallam your home by keeping up to date with all that’s going on around campus. Follow us on Snapchat and Twitter for more information. Add us on Snapchat via our username sheffhallamuni.

And check out the Hallam Insiders blog for sound advice, handy tips and funny stories from our students.

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