Sussex Centre for Language Studies


Sign up to the Buddy Scheme, and make the difference to another student

Throughout Brighton, you notice an undercurrent of dedicated volunteers, helping tackle everything from homelessness to the refugee crisis. We know that Sussex is a University with dedication to the cause when it comes to volunteering. Each year, the Students’ Union sees and also greatly benefits from this, whether via those who keep the societies running or those who help us by being Student Union ambassadors during Freshers Week!

Another of our areas for volunteering, this being arguably one of our most successful, is the Buddy Scheme.

The Buddy Scheme is a peer to peer support scheme, which we coordinate and which helps new and also current students settle into life at University and in Brighton and Hove. Ultimately, changing their experience for the better. We work with a variety of different students, and ensure that the events we put on reflect that. This year, we have been on trips to places such as the West End to watch Mamma Mia, to Surrey to visit the historic Kew Gardens, as well as going to the studios where Harry Potter was filmed! Along the way, we collaborate with Active US to put on free activities and host buffets and film nights on campus for students to come to.

Buddy volunteers need only commit as little as one hour per week. Whilst we offer flexible hours, you will be expected to keep up a rapport with the student assigned to you. It will give you the chance to gain skills in communications as well as in leadership – showing off the skills and awareness you have gathered whilst being part of Sussex.

We are keen to get as many current students signed up as possible and can assure you that, along the way, you will get plenty of support from the Buddy Scheme team, so that you know what you are doing, and how to be the best kind of Buddy.

Follow this link to sign up and we shall see you in September for our Welcome Party! Any questions? Give us an email on 

Back to news list

Related items

Posted on behalf of: Sussex Students' Union - Buddy Scheme
Further information:
Last updated: Friday, 18 May 2018