For many people, their student years are widely regarded as their most important years because of the experiences and opportunities they have, and the friendships they make. The friendships that develop at university can last a lifetime. Here at Ashcourt, we offer a few different opportunities which will allow you to meet new people and make friends. We have various accommodation options which allow you to move in with housemates if you would like to, meaning you could meet people with different personalities and from different backgrounds. We also host a yearly welcome event for our tenants, which allows tenants new and old to mingle and get to know people outside of their particular property. With free food, drinks, and music, this is a really great atmosphere to introduce yourself to others on our campus! But there are lots of other events and parties on during freshersí week which are a great way to meet people, and we also hold competitions throughout the year for our tenants. Although starting university or moving into a new property can be a nerve-wracking experience already, itís a good idea to have an approachable attitude towards others and try to be friendly. You should make an effort to chat to other people on your course and in your house. If they seem nervous too, try to make some small talk and get to know them better. They will appreciate your effort! Joining a club, society, sports team, study group or music group is a great way to get to know people too. It should also be easier to get to know the people in these groups, as they will all have similar goals or interests to you. Finding a common interest with someone is a great way to strike up conversation and make friends. Lastly, donít rush the process. Sometimes friendships can take time to build, just remain open-minded and you never know where a friendship may appear.