Now that you’ve arrived in Melbourne, it’s time to connect with our incredible community of students and staff.
Making new friends is the best way to settle in and start making the most of your time in Melbourne, but it can be nerve-racking meeting new people.
Luckily, our campuses are full of thousands of new students just like you looking to connect. Here are some helpful tips on how you can meet them.
Top tips for making friends
At the University of Melbourne there are lots of ways to meet people and connect with supportive networks.
Sign up for a mentor
Another great way to connect with your peers is to sign up to the UMSU Mentoring Network. Through the network, you will be matched with a trained student mentor ready to help you make a smooth transition into university life. The network also runs fun events throughout the year when you can meet other new students looking to connect with peers.
Talk to an expert
Moving to a new country and making friends can feel overwhelming but you are not alone. Our Counselling and Psychological Services are always here to offer you advice and support on a range of personal development and wellbeing issues. Read through their tips for making friends, or sign up for a free student workshop.
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