Making Friends In UNILAG
Finding it difficult to put yourself out there in UNILAG? Here are some simple tips to help you get established in UNILAG.
After moving into that hostel, meeting people can be intimidating. If you’re someone who finds it difficult to put yourself out there, these simple tips will help you on your way to finding a new circle.
Get To Know Your Neighbours
One thing many people think about ‘Akokites’ is that they have it all figured out! That is just so wrong. You may see them put their head up high in confidence but deep down, they want someone to connect with them. Say ‘hi’ to that boy next door, say ‘hello’ to that girl you see looking at you.
Go To As Many Freshers Events As Possible
In the first week of uni, everyone’s in exactly the same boat as you.
It’s unlikely anyone will have formed strong friendships yet, so it’s the perfect opportunity to chat to as many people as you can, to find out who you get along with and who you’d rather avoid.
Find Your Local
Your nearest and regular spots (restaurants, malls, and library, etc) is likely to be the designated hang-out spot for your future circle of mates. In the meantime, it’s a great way to meet like-minded individuals.
Join Clubs Outside Of UNILAG
Did someone say “shared interests”? Joining a club off-campus increases your chances of making friends of all ages and backgrounds. Plus, you’ve already got something in common.
This one is probably the most obvious, but people aren’t likely to approach you if your body language is saying “leave me the heck alone.” The best you can do is have a warm smile and try to keep the conversation going.