Who doesn’t like making new friends? It’s a great way to expand your social circle, have fun with others and get help when you need it.
But sometimes it can be difficult if you’re in a new place and don’t know many people yet! We’ve put together some tips that will help you make new friends while studying at university or college.
1. Find a group with common interests
Finding a group with common interests is one of the best ways to make new friends at a new school. You can meet people who are interested in the same things as you and make them your friends, or try to find a group of friends who all have different interests, so that you can learn about different cultures and ideas.
Remember: meeting people with similar interests can be easier than meeting people with different ones!
2. Talk to someone who’s sitting alone
There’s nothing wrong with talking to someone who is sitting alone. You can strike up a conversation by asking them what they are doing. The answer could be anything, but asking this question will at least give you an opening line if they don’t seem excited to talk to you.
If they say that they are bored or don’t know anyone here, ask them what they like to do and how often they get the chance to do it. After that, ask if there’s anything interesting going on in school right now—most schools have clubs or activities such as debate teams, sports teams and drama groups that people can join if they want something more social than just classes and homework!
3. Help someone who needs it
Helping someone is one of the best ways to make new friends. It’s an opportunity for you to show that you care and that you’re a good person. It makes you feel good, too! Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
If someone asks, “Can I borrow your pen?” don’t hesitate to say yes! If someone asks, “Where do I go to find books?” tell them where they are! And if someone asks, “How can I get through this class without failing?” help them figure out their plan of attack!
Don’t be afraid of asking for advice from other people as well—they may have some great tips that will make life easier or even save your life (literally). Don’t forget about asking favors from people either—they may be able to give advice based on their own experiences with similar situations before!
4. Be friendly
Be friendly. Don’t be too pushy, but do approach new people if they seem like they might be open to it. It’s also a good idea to make friends with people you already know, who will introduce you to their friends.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the school and its culture. Ask other students about things like clubs or sports teams that are running at the moment so that you can get involved in something related to what interests you most!
Talking about yourself is another way of helping others feel comfortable around us so please do share your interests and hobbies with others when appropriate! It will also help if we try not too hard on our first day but instead focus on being ourselves because everyone likes authenticity more than anything else when meeting new people.
5. Don’t be exclusive
When you’re new to a school and feel like having a hard time making friends, don’t be exclusive. Don’t be the only one who doesn’t want to hang out with someone or go to a party or go see a movie.
If everyone else is going, join them! It’s important not to isolate yourself from people because you’re too busy trying to avoid them in the first place.
6. Take advantage of school events
When you attend school events, you have the opportunity to meet new people and make friends. You can even start a conversation with someone who looks interesting or is alone. Don’t be afraid to smile and say hello!
It’s also important that you find out about any school events that are happening soon so that you can take advantage of them as well.
7. Ask your teachers if you can join a group project
Ask your teachers if you can join a group project. If you’re lucky, they’ll have an open space for one more student.
Teachers are the most likely people to know what’s going on in school and will be able to put you in touch with other students who may also be looking for friends.
8. Volunteer to speak up in class if someone is unsure about their answer
If you’re feeling brave, try offering help to a fellow classmate who stumbles over an answer or has a question that they may not know how to ask. You can do this by volunteering yourself as the go-to person for all things related to the subject being discussed.
Keep in mind that it’s important not to interrupt the teacher or other students while they’re speaking; wait until there are gaps in conversation so that your input will be heard.
9. Offer to help someone with their homework or study
If you feel like you’re the only one who doesn’t know anyone, take a chance and offer to help someone with their homework or study. It might seem like an awkward offer because there’s a chance that they will turn down your offer, but it is worth the risk! Or maybe they’ll accept your help and give back by helping you later on.
The point is that if you don’t try anything, then nothing will happen and nobody will ever get to know each other! It can be hard talking to new people in general, so take it slow and don’t expect too much from others at first (or ever).
You have no idea how much time has passed since everyone last saw each other so make sure not to jump into conversations without knowing what’s going on beforehand!
Don’t worry if you don’t have many friends right now!
Don’t worry if you don’t have many friends right now – there will always be time later when your life opens up again and new opportunities arise!
So, you’re in a new place? Don’t panic! There are so many ways of making friends. The most important thing is to be open to meeting people and trying new things, even if it feels weird at the beginning. It’s also important not to worry about making mistakes – as long as you’re being yourself, people will see that in a good light!
Don’t forget: There will always be someone who understands your situation better than anyone else does. Even though it might feel scary at first, sometimes asking for help can make all the difference on how well you adjust into your new school culture.
Also, Read “Leverage Friendship to Make (Not Break) Your Well being Targets”
Remember that the most important way to make friends is by being yourself. Don’t try to be someone else because you’re worried about what people will think of you. That will only lead to disappointment when they don’t feel like hanging out with someone who doesn’t share their values or interests.
Instead of worrying too much about how other people see you, focus on being open-minded and friendly towards everyone at school!