Complete application form at www.buddyscheme.com/apply
Receive an email notifying you of who you have been matched with. Matching will begin over the summer before the start of the academic year and throughout the Autumn and Spring Terms. You can apply whenever you like.
Contact your buddy/ies by email as soon as you can. Introduce yourself, exchange contact details/ Facebook/ phone (whatever you are comfortable with) and start getting to know each other before meeting up.
We recommend you meet up in a public place on campus for the first meeting. If you have a group of new students, discuss with them whether they would like to meet first in a group or individually. Choose a location that suits everyone.
Put yourself in their situation, consider how they might be feeling – they may be having a bit of culture shock or homesickness. Think about...
Your buddies need to acknowledge that you are studying too and have other commitments. Make it clear when you are available and when you are not.
Keep an eye on the website/Facebook/emails/newsletter to find out what Buddy Scheme events are coming up.
Continue to support your buddy for a minimum of an hour a week per buddy. This can be through meeting up, chatting online/phone, whatever suits you!
Arrange a meeting with Jane or come to her drop in session. We want to know how things are going, any problems, any ways in which we can help and support you, feedback and suggestions. We like to see you!
Get in touch with Jane to arrange: email@example.com / 01273 678288
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Changed your mind and out no longer like to be a part of the Buddy Scheme? That’s not a problem just let the Buddy Scheme team know: firstname.lastname@example.org