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FINDING UNIVERSITY FRIENDS IN THE WEIRDEST OF PLACES


It’s common to assume that the friends you make at University will be from either your Halls of Residence or from the people on your course and though that is all well and true, I found that I made friends with a lot of people in the most unconventional contexts. Ah the beauty of University!


I went to DeMontfort University in 2009 and I remember on moving in day amidst all the rush and panic of trying to find my room I lost my Dad who had ended up


in the wrong block. I then asked the two people in the lift who I had just met to please watch my belongings as I went on a goose chase for my Dad. Pretty normal right? Funny thing is that the next day I had too many boxes of Jaffa Cakes (don’t ask!) and I went around randomly knocking on doors to see who would want them and one of those flats I knocked on was his. Once we both remembered where we saw each other from the day before we ended up just talking and got


along like a house on fire. He ended up being my friend for my three years at university and lived with him during second and third.


I met one of my closest friends through student nights at the Student Union. I was minding my own business and randomly this guy comes up to me, clearly he’s had too much to drink, and asks ‘Yo are you from Southall?!’. Now I’m not from Southall but he was adamant he had seen me before. I didn’t think anything of it but as the


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