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.
Throughout term-time we run events 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 matches current students (Buddy Volunteers) with new students as 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.
Sign up using the form below to be matched with a Buddy Scheme Volunteer based on your preferences.
Please note you are signing up for the academic year 2020/21
This form is for Sussex students that wish to participate in the Buddy Scheme and be matched with a Buddy Scheme Volunteer.