The Buddy Scheme is a peer to peer support scheme co-ordinated by the Students’ Union that helps new students settle into life at University and Brighton.
The Buddy Scheme matches current Sussex students (Buddy Volunteers) with new incoming students according to their preferences, such as interests, course and language. The Buddy Volunteer will meet up with their matched buddies for at least one hour a week. It is a fleixble, informal scheme so it is up to buddies where they meet and what they do. We just say to be sensible.
Buddy Volunteers have lots of tips and useful information about university and Brighton which is really valuable to new students. They will act as a ‘go to’ person if a new student has any worries or questions. They have been through the transition into University life already and can identify with new students’ experiences. We feel that it is more meaningful to new students to be matched with a peer who will know exactly what it is like being a current student at Sussex, what problems they have faced and where to go to have the most fun.
More information is available on the website