Buddy Scheme
Volunteer Support

Your guide to becoming a Buddy Scheme volunteer

The Buddy Scheme is run by the Students’ Union to help incoming students or current students who may be isolated by matching them with current students (Buddy Scheme Volunteers) who provide support by regularly keeping in touch and sharing their experiences and tips. The scheme offers the opportunity to make new friends from all walks of life and be a part of something that celebrates diversity in an informal, fun and sociable way.

Buddy Scheme projects could not function without people like you. The work that you will do in this role can really make a difference and this page is designed to support you to achieve the most out of your role.

Step 1: The Buddy Scheme Volunteer role

The purpose of this role is to match new students (or those that would like support) with current students (Buddy Scheme Volunteer) who provide them with informal support by sharing their experiences and tips, prior to Freshers Week and beyond.

Your role as a Buddy Scheme Volunteer is extremely important; you can really make a difference to another student’s experience at Sussex. By being a good, supportive Buddy, you will have a positive impact on the way a new student experiences Sussex.

Step 2: Training and information

Step 3: Matching

Step 4: Contacting your Buddy/ies

Step 5: Meeting your Buddy/ies (Optional)

Step 6: Come to our virtual events (optional)

The Buddy Scheme will be announcing our events here!

Step 7: Keep updated

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and Twitter

Step 8: Communicating with and supporting your buddy/ies

Step 9: Get rewarded and recognised

Contact us

We are there for you! Please contact us at buddyscheme@sussexstudent.com

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