Bereavement & Loss

Difficulty making friends

"Have you made any friends yet? Just go out and meet people! I'm still best mates with the people I lived with in first year! Just make friends with the people on your course, it's easy!"

Does any of this sound familiar? Advice on making friends is so easy to give, but can seem impossible to follow. How do you 'just make friends'? What if you're shy? What if you have nothing in common with your flatmates?

Don't worry, although it's not as easy as some make out, making friends in University is achievable for everyone and you could make casual mates to help you get through the next few months, as well as friends for life.

We asked Swansea graduates, 'How did you make friends in University?'