You’ll be living with these people for the next academic year, seeing each other every day and more than likely seeing them in ways that you’d rather not during nights out; these people can be lifelong friends and you could even go on to look for a flat together with them for the next year of university!
So, it’s a good idea to get to know your flatmates and create the lifelong friendships that people always talk about when referring to university.
Try a few of these activities to help cement that relationship between friends:
- Baking – whether you’re the next Mary Berry or just enjoy baking for fun, try whipping up some cookies or if you’re feeling brave go for a cake to share with all your flatmates or even people on the same floor as you.
- Cooking – if you’ve ever watched the TV show ‘Come Dine with Me’ you’ll know you don’t have to be a brilliant cook, and that most of the time it’s all about the fun that you can have together! Try cooking for each other and just enjoy the calamity that ensues
- Movie nights – each pick your favourite movie and subject your flatmates to enduring it whilst you laugh maniacally or bawl your eyes out. This is a great way to find out what everyone’s tastes are and can help plan future trips to the cinema!
- Play board games – you find out a lot about a person when playing monopoly: they reveal their inner competitive and hostile side to ensure that they win the game! Or if monopoly isn’t quite your cup of tea, try a more modern game such as Cards Against Humanity, and find out how corrupt your flatmates truly are!