Be a Buddy

Existing first and second year students

Do you remember your first week’s 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; we’ll even throw in a Brunel Buddies hoody!
  • Match and introduce you to your new students over email before they start at Brunel
  • Provide you with coffee vouchers for your meetings
  • 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 the training session
  • Contact your new students prior to their arrival and help answers any questions they may have over email
  • Arrange to meet up with them 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

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