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Basically, I've come back to uni after a few years out (due to illness) to finish my course. So, its been a couple of years and I'm not really in touch with any of the people I used to know here, so I've had to get a shared house with people I dont know. I'm nervous enough about starting again after so long, although the people here (in the house that I'm living in) aren't outwardly rude, they are very much keep themselves to themselves. I know its not personal because its amongst everyone, so I know I'm not being singled out or anything, but it just makes the house a very lonely place to be, and I cant help but find it disheartening that people wait for you to go to your room before they come out of theirs etc. I find it to be quite lonely and anti-social environment. I really want to make friends here, but at the moment I cant afford to join any societies as I'm broke at the moment. I'm looking for a part time job, but havent found anything just yet, as I've only been here for over a week. I'm stuck for ideas about what to do until my course starts on Monday. I'm also worried that unless I find a job soon, I wont be able to afford to join societies so less opportunity for meeting other people. I'm not really sure what to do as feeling a bit isolated and the mentality here seems to be 'housemates dont make friends with each other, only with people outside the house'. I find that a bit strange to be honest. Any ideas would be much appreciated.