How to Stay in Touch With Family When at Uni

When you go to university for the first time, it can be an emotional time. While you want to have your freedom, you also want to stay involved and keep up with your friends and family.


It can be a difficult transition for both you and your family, but if you keep calm and keep the lines of communication open, it can really help to make things easier.

Read on to find 3 easy ways to stay in touch with your friends and family.


Make Use of Technology

One of the great things about the internet era is the ease of communication it allows. From texting, Whatsapp or iMessage allowing you to stay in touch quickly and in a low pressure way, through to video chat, technology creates lots of ways that you can stay in touch with your family at university easily.

It’s important that you take advantage of these methods to stay in touch with your family. Video chats can be a great way to keep in touch. If you haven’t got a webcam set up, think about getting one so that you can use Skype, or use Facetime or Whatsapp video chats on your phone.


Another great option to stay in touch in a low pressure way is to set up a Whatsapp group chat. You could include the whole family to make it as easy as possible to keep up to date with everyone’s goings on.

Lead The Way

You will be in a brand new environment at university. It’s natural to feel anxious about moving away and starting a new chapter of your life. It’s important that you give yourself enough freedom to meet new friends and start to join societies, finding your own balance at university. Chatting regularly with family and friends can give you that extra support while you are settling down.


Send Things in The Post

While technology has enabled us to stay in touch in a huge range of ways, sometimes it’s good to use the old-fashioned methods. Going away can at times be lonely and can bring about a big change for your family and friends at home. Exchanging presents, cards and notes by post can all help you to stay connected with one another and give each other a little boost, especially if you are home sick or missing one another.


Follow these three tips to make it easier to stay in touch with your friends and family when you go away to university. And if you are not sure which university is right for you, why not try MyUniChoices? It’s a great way to be confident in your higher education choices. Featuring university recommendations based on their interests and a robust research process, MyUniChoices is the best way to ensure you make the right choice.

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