Postgraduate study is a great opportunity to make lifelong friends and colleagues with like-minded people. If you're working, have a family, or are from a non-English speaking background, you will probably have to put that bit of extra effort into getting involved in University life, but it's well worth it. Whether you get involved in a study group, a discussion list or a sport, make sure you get connected!
Joining clubs, forming study groups and attending departmental seminars are great ways to connect to the scholarly community.
Even if you work full time or live far away from campus, you can get connected to others online.