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  • Global Buddies

    Welcoming new international students to Brookes

    Starting at university can be a challenging time, especially if you are also travelling to a new country. Being part of Global Buddies helps make this experience a positive and rewarding one.

    The Global Buddies programme brings together our current UK and international students with newly arrived international students. Our current students can share their experience and provide tips about how to settle into life at Brookes and our new international students will share their unique experiences and culture.

    There will be a number of free and subsidised organised events (see below) that you can go to with your Buddies as well arranging your own activities. This is a great way to make friends from all over the globe, and being part of a peer mentoring scheme looks great on your CV.

    How does it work?

    To participate in this scheme, you will be expected to:

    • Attend the welcome event on Wednesday 25 September from 17:30 to 19:30. Current students must also attend the training session Wednesday 25 September from 16:00 to 17:15. Current and new students will be matched during the event
    • Keep in contact with your buddies at least once a week
    • Meet up with your buddies at least twice
    • Be inclusive of everyone within your group
    • Choose appropriate events to do with your buddies. Remember not all students are comfortable going to clubs and pubs
    • Be ready to share your culture with others and have an open mind so you can learn from your buddies

    Global Buddies events

    The detailed events programme for next semester will be available in July 2019. Events usually include:

    • Welcome event to meet your buddies (Week 1), ice skating, crazy golf, historic pub tour, dinner at the restaurant.