πŸ‘― Making Friends at University πŸ‘―

πŸ‘― Making Friends at University πŸ‘―

"I have the best roommates in the world! It creates a fun sense of family... and that's really important to me. Things can get so lonely without it." ~ Kristen Bell

I always thought my timed nature would be a barrier to me socialising and β€˜making the most’ of my university experience. I know it can be challenging sometimes to put yourself out there when it would be sooo easy to just sit in your room and watch Netflix all day, but personally my university experience would not be anything close to what it has been if it weren’t for the friends I have made here.

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🌊 Why Plymouth? 🌊

🌊 Why Plymouth? 🌊

I wont shy away from the fact that prior to my UCAS application, Plymouth was not my first choice. Many of my friends had their eyes set on larger city campuses far away from home, with some even considering university abroad! At the time I feared that staying locally in the South West would confine me, and that there would be more opportunities in the bigger central cities (particularly in the increasingly competitive field of law). As you can guess from the fact I am writing this post, my misconceptions of Plymouth not β€˜stretching my limits enough’ were quickly eradicated and now I cannot imagine myself being anywhere else!

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🌸 A New Girl in Town 🌸

🌸 A New Girl in Town 🌸

Before moving to Plymouth, I feared that I’d feel like a β€˜small fish in a big pond’ – a little country-bumpkin like myself would get lost in such a big city! However it wasn’t long before I started to consider the ocean city as my own little home, and was able to find my place here with ease.

My first day moving into halls I was introduced to my new flatmates – one of the great things about living in halls is that there are Facebook group chats where you can meet people beforehand, so I didn’t have to worry about an awkward first meeting as we were already familiar with each other. Another advantage of living in halls is that as part of the application process you complete a β€˜personality questionnaire’ so you are matched with people similar to yourself, so I knew I would get along with the girls I was sharing a flat with.

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