Nurturing Supportive Relationships

Successful Student Transitions - A Time to Thrive by Louise Wiles and Elizabeth Gillies

Episode notes

A common concern for students when moving to University or new jobs is about fitting in and making friends.

We have a strong evolutionary need for connection and belonging.

In this episode we talk about nurturing support relationships. We discuss:

  • Why it is so important to us that we make friends - and quickly.

  • Some surprising research about friendship development.

  • Ways of developing new friendships - what to do and what not to do.

  • What we hope to find in new friendships.