Be a Buddy

Existing first and second year students

Do you remember your first weeks at Brunel? Transition into University life definitely has its challenges! That’s why the Brunel Buddy Scheme was established, encouraging current students to utilise their own experience to support new students during their first few weeks at Brunel.

Here is what you can expect from us, we will:

  • Give you training on how to be a good Buddy
  • Give you a Brunel Buddies hoody collected from our office when on campus
  • Match and introduce you to your new students via email before they start at Brunel
  • Provide you with coffee vouchers for your meetings on campus (when it is safe for you to meet in person on campus)
  • Support you throughout the scheme with a dedicated staff member
  • Organise Brunel Buddies social events
  • Record your volunteering through the Brunel Volunteers Award and on your H.E.A.R

    Here’s what we expect from you:

    • Choose how many students you want to be matched with
    • Attend all the online training sessions
    • Contact your new students once matched and help answers any questions they may have over email
    • Arrange to meet up with them virtually (or in person if it is safe to do so) once a week for the duration of the scheme
    • Discuss any issues your new student may be experiencing and sign post them to different services at Brunel
    • Keep in touch with us to let us know how your new students are settling in

      Tell us about yourself