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How can my son or daughter make friends?

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Freshers’ Week is a great way to meet new faces and socialise with like minded people. There are also over 50 Sports Clubs and Societies for you to join, covering everything from feminism, football, games, and hockey, to snow sports, debating and rugby. Whatever your interests, we’ll help you find friends and have a happy and fulfilling student experience.

Our Students’ Union offers a buddies scheme and a peer support scheme so if you want make some new friends, we can connect you with other students to help and guide you through your first weeks and months of university life.

We’re known as the friendly University – we welcome students from all corners of the globe and have a number of events and activities to help your child make new friends and settle in. Don't just take our word for it – we were ranked 16th (out of 131 universities) in the ‘University of the Year’ category of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSC) 2019, and 9th in the 'Student Support' category. The WUSC are the only national awards voted for by students.