Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Commuters!

This blog is dedicated to all those commuters out there! Being a commuter myself, a lot of people have been worried that they won't make many friends since they're not staying in halls or it will be more difficult to socialise. However I can guarantee you, that is not the case. There are many commuters out there and I would say that it depends upon you as a person and how sociable you are.

Most people do not live with their classmates in halls. There might be a lucky few who do, however most times there is a mixture of students living in halls and hence when we meet our classmates, we also have a chance of meeting our flatmates, then their classmates and so on. If you go out with the people on your course you increase your social circle instantaneously because you will most definitely bump into people within the University community.

So living at home does not necessarily mean you won't have as many friends or that it will be harder!Although joining some communities wouldn't hurt. There are many activities you can join such as sports clubs and societies. Not only will it look good on your CV but you'll also have the chance of increasing you social circle, because these days it is all about who you know! The more activities you do, the more variety you'll have as friends. Then you can always meet friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends and etc, if you know what I mean.

Good luck to all those commuters out there, and don't let not moving out hold you back, because in any case you can take a breather from all the friends you're about to make :P Most importantly, have fun and enjoy yourself! You are about to take on a new point in life and meet a whole load of new people, but an important thing to note is, it's quality that usually counts, not quantity ;)