The Buddy Scheme is a peer to peer support scheme coordinated by the Students’ Union that helps new students settle in to life at University and Brighton.
Starting at University can be daunting whether it’s leaving the family home, moving to a busy city like Brighton, or moving country altogether! Getting used to a new way of life is exciting but can leave some students feeling a bit isolated. The Buddy Scheme exists to help and support new students.
There is a series of events to provide a space for Buddy Scheme members to do something fun and different with each other and allow them to meet others on the scheme. The events are subsidised by the Buddy Scheme to make them cheaper and affordable.
The scheme is based around matching current students (Buddy Volunteers) with new students because they have lots of tips and useful information about university and Brighton which is really valuable to new students. Current students have been through it already and can identify with new students’ experiences, acting as the “go to” person for any questions they may have.
Students are matched depending on the preferences set in their application form. Please apply below. If you have a Sussex email address, we kindly ask that you use this when applying to the Buddy Scheme. We will communicate with you by email so please don’t forget to check your inbox!
The Buddy Scheme is open to every student at Sussex and you can apply at any point during the academic year up until March.
Please note you are signing up for the academic year 2019/2020.
This form is for current students at Sussex University who want to help new students settle in. ( * required )