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How to make friends in school and university

Date Published: 11 July 2018

Author: Zainab Mohammed 

This blog was written by one of MODUL's Interns using their own words, ideas and writing style. 

Meeting new people requires trying to pull out of you day to day routine

A common issue which we all have is that we aren’t really sure of how to make friends and how to fit in a social life. There are some basic steps on how to make friends, it might seem simplistic but there is a lot to each point. People often struggle with social lives. we need to find the best possible ways that can help us to know how to make friends at schools and university:


Meet some new people

Getting more out of your current relationships can go a long way, but it doesn't always work. Sometimes you're at a point where you need to meet entirely new people. Where Not having easy access to potential new friends is a big barrier for many people in creating a social circle.

Overall, I will say that the easiest way to do things are:

Involve in communities where you’ll naturally meet a lot of people that you already have things in common and help to meet new people


  • Meet people in school as you will get to see the same faces day after day
  • Meet one or two people that you get along with and get to know their friends, so you can hang out with some of them
  • Make sure to have their contact


Meeting new people requires trying to pull out of you day to day routine, the easiest way to naturally meet a lot of people is just to live a fully interesting life and run into lots of potential friends. Once you're in a situation with some prospective friends around, you need to strike up conversations and try to get to know them. You won't form a connection with everyone you interact with, but if you chat with enough people you'll find that you get along well with some of them. Once you've done that you can say you're now at the Friendly Acquaintance stage.


Invite the potential friends to do something with you

Once you have met them and got to know them well ask them to hang out with you and do something outside of a situation you met them in. this is very important step in my opinion since you can meet all the people you want, and they think you’re a great friend but if you don’t take an action you won’t be able to form any new relationship.


Choose your friends wisely

While making friends make sure that the person whom you are friends with is non-judgmental, supportive, kind, trustworthiness, sensitive about your feeling. Find for someone who loves you for who you are. And rely on them and they support you.

Good friends allow you to experience life appropriately because you can always be your true self around them. You never have to wear a mask, and that is the most joyous way to go through life.

- Dr. Hyder Zahed

Posted by MODUL University Dubai on 11/07/18 09:54

Zainab Mohammed 

Intern at MODUL University Dubai

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