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What can help with the transition to uni and reduce feelings of loneliness?

AifeAife Posts: 1,446 Moderator
edited November 2018 in Student Life & Education
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Heyy everyone,

Going to Uni can exacerbate pre-existing feelings of loneliness. What can help with this transition and reduce these feelings of loneliness?  


  • Lucy307Lucy307 UKPosts: 466 Rampant Poster
    Start a WhatsApp group with friends/family from home and post silly things in it when you are feeling lonely. It helps, and especially with home friends a lot of the time you can tell they are feeling it too. I also found surrounding myself with pictures of loved ones really helped. 
    Treat yourself as you would treat a good friend
  • CarolineVCarolineV Posts: 62 Moderator
    Take time to meet new people, but also don't worry if you don't find "your people" straight away, freshers week can be super overwhelming and not everyone makes friends for life then, despite all the hype about it! Go to societies that focus on your interests, and get chatting to people on your course. Chances are everyone is feeling the same way, so you're not alone!
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