The Brunel Buddies scheme aims to support new students through their first weeks at Brunel. Buddies are trained Brunel students who use their own personal experience of being a new student to answer any questions you may have, as well as sign posting you to support services at Brunel.
Transition into University life definitely has its challenges! That’s why the Brunel Buddy Scheme was established, encouraging current students to utilise their experience to support new students during the first few weeks at Brunel.
And now we’re searching for students to make a difference by becoming a Brunel Buddy, by being a friendly contact before they arrive, helping new students settle in and signposting them to all the support services at Brunel.
Applications open on the 20th of April and choose how many students you want to be matched with; attend a Buddy training in May; be in contact via e-mail a month before your new student arrives and meet them (at least) once a week during the first four weeks of term.
We will guide and support you through the program, provide you with free coffee vouchers for your meet ups, give you a Brunel Buddies hoodie and recognise your volunteering through the Brunel Volunteers Award and on your H.E.A.R. For more information visit the Brunel Volunteers Shop or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information and if you would like to become a Brunel Buddy please visit www.buddies.brunel.ac.uk