Making friends in your student accommodation

12th November 2015
Three student friends enjoying a Sanctuary Students common room.

Here are some ways to help expand your circle of friends within your student accommodation:

Go knocking!

It really is as easy as it sounds. Take a wander around your halls and start knocking on the doors of other students. Just make sure you do this at a suitable time of day and think of a conversation starter before they answer the door. Sure, there will no doubt be an awkward moment or two, but it’ll be well worth it if you can start the beginning of a long-lasting friendship. Just don’t get nervous after you’ve knocked and end up doing a knock-door-run! If knocking on doors is a bit too much for you, you can just strike up conversation with your fellow students when you see them chilling out.

Hang out in your common room

If your accommodation has a common room, hanging out in there is a great way to relax and unwind. As well as this, there’s more chance of fellow students being around. Break the ice with someone you’ve just met by challenging them to a game of pool, table football or table tennis.

Look out for events

Did you attend your welcome party? We’ll be holding more events across our sites, so keep an eye out for posters as well as up to date information on our social media accounts. If you’ve got an idea for an event to help people meet fellow students around your accommodation, have a chat with staff on site or send them an email with your idea. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box, we will consider just about anything!

Use social media

There might be a Facebook Group set up by someone in your accommodation. Have a look and find out, as events and local club nights are usually advertised. We can also help you meet other students, post on our Facebook page, and we’ll share the message for you.

Start trying some of the above methods and you’ll be hanging out in different social circles in no time!