Using The Internet To Meet People Before University


Most first year students will be moving into the halls of residence. These halls usually contain somewhere between 4-8 students so it's a good idea to get to know them prior to moving in to make meeting them a whole lot easier. This goes for your course mates as well.


There are multiple ways to begin searching for your flatmates, the first one being good old fashioned Facebook. Many universities or students will create Facebook pages for prospective students, this is a good place to post your flat number and await contact from your flatmates whilst you search through for other people who have already posted. You can also use these groups to post what course you are studying and find like-minded people who are on the same course.

The Student Room

The student room is the best place I found for finding my flatmates and course mates. The Student Room is a huge forum for UK students ranging from GCSE age to PhD students. Each university, including your own, will have their own sub-forum on the site. These forums are the best places to find flat and course mates. Usually there will already be a thread set up for posting your flat numbers and finding your course mates. There is a messaging system on the site so you can chat to the users you find and get to know them easier.


Although not the most effective method of finding fellow students Twitter can come in handy occasionally. The best thing to do is to search for tweets containing the name of your university, this way you can find students who have perhaps attending open or applicant days. It is also a good idea to put your prospective university in your description so that students who happen to stumple across your profile see that you are attending that university.

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