Join societies – societies are the best way to meet new like-minded people. During my first year I became a cheerleader and this helped me to branch out from my flatmates. I made friends with girls who had similar hobbies to mine.
Attend your lectures – It can be really easy to slip into unhealthy patterns so by going to your lectures you make sure that you are furthering your education.
Go to any socials – You never know who you might meet, some of my closest friendships have been made due to chance encounters. Even if you don’t have someone to go out with go on your own, people are friendly.
Make the most of staff support – Sometimes asking questions in lectures are daunting which is why lecturers let you know that you can send emails. Tutors also help with any general questions you may have.
Get some work experience – Don’t completely rely on the bank of mum and dad or your SFE, getting a part time job is a great way to up skill yourself, and extra income can come in handy.