Whether you’re joining the University of Chester this year or you’re a returning current student, we know that trying to make friends can be a nerve-wracking experience, particularly if you suffer from an anxiety disorder. That’s why we’ve teamed up Umii to make it easier than ever to find your people at UoC.

Umii is an app which works a bit like a dating app. You fill in your profile, including your course and interests, and the app will then work its magic and send you three possible friend matches every day. The app matches you to possible friends by looking at your data and then pairing you up with other students who have similar interests or who are on the same/a similar course.

When you receive your matches, it’s totally up to you what to do next – you can either reach out and start a conversation, or you can wait and say hello a different day. There’s absolutely no pressure.

Umii is completely free and you can download it from:

You can also access it directly in the UoC app. Just click on the ‘Umii’ tile and you’ll be promoted to download the app, or sign in if you have already downloaed it.

The app is available all year round – so if you don’t fancy downloading the Umii right now, don’t panic – you’ll have plenty of time later in the year.

Prefer to try and make friends in person? Don’t forget; we list events from all over the University on our Events pages – take a look today to see what events are coming up across our sites.

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