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You belong at USC. Get the most out of your student experience by making connections and taking advantage of the range of social and cultural activities on campus. Make new friends and do something you enjoy by joining a student group or sports team, volunteer at student events, or contribute your ideas to making USC a happy, healthy place to learn and thrive.

Interpersonal relationships

Your time at university is an opportunity to connect with, learn with and learn from people from all walks of life and form new relationships. The more you engage with uni life, the more you can get out of the experience.

There are many ways to meet people. For example, you can form study groups, play social sport or join a student group.

If you are unsure how to start a conversation with another student, keep it simple: talk about this week’s lecture, chat while walking from one class to the next; or invite them for a coffee.

From time to time, there may be conflict between you and your friends, or other students. You can try to resolve conflict by:

  • Staying calm.
  • Communicating and being willing to compromise.
  • Respecting that everyone has different values, beliefs and expectations.
  • Listening to the other person’s point of view.
  • Accepting an apology, or apologising if you are wrong.