Forming lifelong friendships
‘Sarah, Alison and I met during Welcome Week at Manor House. Sarah and I shared a room, and Alison was on the next landing. I met Liz on my first day in the English department as she was on the same course. We stay in touch and try to meet up every two to three years. This picture was taken at a reunion on campus in 2014.’ Annabelle
Left to Right: Annabelle Beckwith (BA English, 1992), Sarah Davies (BA Russian Language and Literature, 1993), Liz Dexter (BA English, 1992) and Alison Jordan (BA Russian Language and Literature, 1993; PhD Russian Language and Literature, 1997).
'On the first day of university, everyone was frantically unpacking and trying to meet new people while our parents left us for the first time. It was just after my parents had left that I was walking back down the stairs in Shackleton Hall to go to a Freshers’ event when I first saw Nicholas walking back up to his room. Our exchange was brief (he was very shy then) and I told him that he should definitely come out with my friends and I. We then became friends and eventually started dating. Both of us to this day remember that short but memorable passing on the stairs. He is my scientist, my best friend, my exploring partner and now my fiancé; all things we owe to our first university and we are happily engaged.' Zoe
Zoe Cass (BMedSc Biomedical Science, 2012) and Nicholas Tansey (BSc Environmental Science, 2013)
We asked our Twitter community to send us photos of their friendship groups that formed at the University, and are still going strong. Twitter user: Dominic David
We asked our Twitter community to send us photos of their friendship groups that formed at the University, and are still going strong. Twitter user: Jordan Shingleton