Guide to meeting your coursemates before university

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Here’s a list of things to do which will maximise your chances of finding coursemates, potential housemates and new university friends, all before you start next September.

1) Post your introduction

Make sure you include your course, your uni, your preferred accommodation or anything else you may think is relevant. We have over 100 new members joining the student community everyday, so it’s worth re-posting your intro post every week or so.

2) Invite all your current classmates

Once everybody does this, the process of finding your new coursemates and university friends will happen much sooner. Also, you’ll be giving your friends the opportunity to get that social head-start too. The bigger the group, the easier it will be for everyone. Join the group below and use the invite button to add your friends.

Top tip: share the University Applicant’s group across any local groups you’re a member of on Facebook.

UNIVERSITY APPLICANTS

3) Join your main WhatsApp & Snapchat groups

Joining these is a great way to interact with other uni applicants & have some fun getting to know each other before September. You can also use these chats to find your official uni specific groups & chats once they are released by Freshers Life.

WHATSAPP CHATS

SNAPCHAT GROUPS

4) Earn freebies & cash

Be on the lookout for challenges, competitions & online paid opportunities posted by Freshers Life or Student Jobs. This is the best way to get involved – and you can also earn yourself some freebies & cash by doing so. Student Jobs are currently recruiting College Ambassadors below.

COLLEGE AMBASSADOR

5) Turn on group notifications

Don’t miss-out on any important information posted in the group. Once the main university chats are released, you’ll need to act fast – WhatsApp & Snapchat only allow a certain number of members per chat. There’ll also be important applicant updates, events and plenty of other useful stuff. You can turn on the notifications by clicking the 3 dots in the top right, then ‘Manage notifications’ and select ‘All posts’.

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