Living Together 101: Breaking the ice
How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice.
If you're worried about meeting lots of new people and having to introduce yourself to them, don't. We've got your back!
These tips should help you out:
- Welcome events
If you've heard about something going on in your halls, at Hallam Union or in town, why not ask your flatmates if they want to go with you? Don't feel embarrassed about going on your own - if there is ever a time in your life when being a lone ranger and getting out there is totally fine, it's at uni!
- Movie night
Invite people over to your flat or arrange to meet in the common room for a movie or boxset marathon. This is the perfect way to get the conversation flowing, with the option to drop in and out when you please. Pizza is always a good incentive too!
- Put some music on
For one this lets your flatmates know that you're up and about so they might pop in and have a chat. Two - sharing tunes can be a great conversation starter, even if you don't have the same taste in music.
- Offer food or drink
If you can cook, invite people round for a meal or make food that you can share with your flatmates. Not the best cook? No worries, you could buy some cakes/sweets and eat them while discussing plans for going out later.
TOP TIP: Making multiple cups of tea or hot drinks of choice is always a winner. Everyone loves a natter over a cuppa!
Everyone is in the same situation when they get to uni, so just enjoy it and don't feel under pressure to be part of a close group straight away!
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