‘What’s everyone studying?’
It's a good idea to trying to locate and get to know other students on the same course as you as you will more-than-likely be able to relate over shared academic interests.
‘Where’s everyone from? Any fellow Londoners around?!’
By locating other students who have come to Plymouth from the same city or area, you may be able to quickly forge strong friendships beyond your circle of new flatmates.
‘What’s everyone's favourite meals? Anyone know any good simple recipes?’
What better way to strike a rapport than to talk about food? There is a practical advantage to this too in that you may have some doubts or worries about cooking independently, so this can be a good opportunity to reassure one another before you move in.
‘A thread on the best Netflix binges.’
Who doesn't enjoy a good series binge? It sounds simple, but even sharing film or series recommendations can be a really effective way to get to know your hall neighbours, and to help you to decide upon the next six-season epic. Just watch out for those spoiler alerts.