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March 3, 2017 | by  | in VUWSA | [ssba]

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Dear reader, I’m glad you’ve decided to take solace in a copy of Salient during this busy time of year.

Throughout O-Week, a lot of first year students came up to me and expressed fears around one issue in particular: making friends.

“Making friends” is something you’ll be repeatedly encouraged to do. Not all of us know what that means though, and that’s okay; it’s a fairly vague instruction. I’m aware that this is a feeling that can extend beyond first year, and I thought I’d touch on it because I had the same feeling when I started.

Finding something in common with somebody is the easiest way to get to know them initially. But, if you’re not someone who likes to get on the piss, it can be tough to get out there and meet people with similar interests. Luckily you’ll be starting lectures this week, where everyone in the lecture hall has a few things in common: subject, university, city – boom! Instant yarns.

In saying that, you don’t have to have heaps in common with someone to be mates. One of the first and closest friends I made in my first year had differences in politics, music, and gender, but sometimes it’s these things that can spark a conversation, and frankly if you get along, nothing else matters.

It’s Clubs Week, and joining a club is a fantastic way to meet people with similar interests, and get involved. There are more than 100 clubs to pick from, so check them out! They’d love to have you.

However you feel, rest assured most people share that feeling. Just remember to look after yourself, be yourself, and take a breather every now and again. You’ve arrived, settled, now it’s time to explore.

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