With 2nd years as parents and 3rd/4th years as grandparents, freshers are our children and the priority of the family system! Just sign up and we will allocate you into a family that can be your sense of comfort away from home, your sources of advice, guidance, mini outings and fun!
Look out for our Family System registration on our social media pages!
“A year ago, I was a bright-eyed fresher, eager to embark on a new chapter in the UK but I was terribly afraid that I wouldn’t be able to find a support system that rivals my family. Thankfully, I found it in my MSoc family that has provided me a sense of belonging and familiarity I could not find elsewhere.
I could still vividly remember being very overwhelmed in the first few weeks but my family, especially my MSoc mum was there with me along the way, guiding me from the first night out experience to the first mooting round. Having frequent gatherings also allowed me to seek refuge and comfort whenever I miss home because they are my new home away from home. Festive seasons felt less lonely, joyous moments are more memorable, while tough times seem more surmountable whenever I am with them. Looking back, I definitely would not have enjoyed my first year at UCL without them.”
- Quan Ying Yap
Coming from a different background compared to most people, I was absolutely terrified of not having trustable friends to rely on in uni. Despite our difference in terms of courses/ages/hometowns etc, my MSOC family turned out to be one of my closest group of friends (not exaggerating at all). Over the short course of 8 months, we’ve made lifelong memories and bonded so much, from bubble tea midnight chats to MNight rehearsals & birthday celebrations. They are the ones who were always there for me in the not-so-homey city (considering home is Penang the cute lil island). They are my home away from home.
Sign up for the MSOC family system to have a different group of friends to chill and hang around outside of the stressy uni life, and to have your home away from home!
- Carissa He
From Chinese New Year hotpots, to Winter Wonderland outings, you can always count on my fam to host some insane get-togethers for everyone to have a good time!But while the outings we had were great and all, to me, what made my family amazing was the little things, like seeing that friendly, familiar face when you’re cramming in the library, walking around campus, or grabbing some takeaway before your next lecture. Believe it or not, something as simple as a wave hello and quick conversation about your day can go a long way, especially when you’re combating any loneliness/ homesickness in university
The MSoc family system helped make my move into a new city that much easier, and gave me the chance to meet lots of amazing people along the way (especially useful since I didn’t go for PDC in my year ). Hope you guys sign up for it!