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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.
Registrations now open!
To participate in this scheme, you will be expected to:
Date and time
Wednesday 25 September
17:30-19:30 (from 16:15 for current students)
Global Buddies Welcome Event
First meeting with your buddies.
Booking: free event, but registration to the Global Buddies programme required.
Location: Headington campus. Room details will be sent to students who have registered.
Thursday 3 October
18:00 - prompt arrival essential
Join other Global Buddies for a new experience: a 9-hole jungle-themed crazy golf course in a club atmosphere!
Please make sure you bring your ID and student card with you
Booking: reduced-price tickets (£3) available from online shop from Thursday 26 September.
Location: Westgate Oxford, Oxford OX1 1NU
Thursday 10 October
Guided tour of historic Oxford pubs
Join our guided tour with your buddies and discover the stories behind some of the oldest and most popular pubs in Oxford. Learn about their history and fascinating anecdotes. Find out why these places are so special in the everyday life of local people.
If you want to buy a drink at the pubs, make sure you bring your ID with you.
Booking: free event but booking on the online shop is required (from Monday 30 September)
Location: details about the meeting point will be sent to students who have successfully reserved a ticket for the tour.
Monday 14 October
Board games & snacks
Enjoy a relaxed evening with your buddies. We’ll provide snacks.
Board games include (but are not limited to): Cluedo, Oxford Monopoly, Scrabble, Jenga, Pictionnary, mikado and playing cards. You’re welcome to bring your own too!
Booking: free event, registration required. Fill out our Google registration form (available from Thursday 26 September)
Location: JHBB, Headington campus
Friday 1 November
19:40-22:00 - prompt arrival essential
Disco Ice Skating
Come ice skating with your buddies in a club atmosphere – a great way to start the weekend!
Booking: tickets (£6.60) will be available from the online shop from Tuesday 15 October
Location: Oxford Ice rink, Oxpens Rd, Oxford OX1 1RX
Wednesday 6 November
Dinner at the First Floor restaurant
All-you-can-eat world buffet: Thai, Chinese, Indian cuisine and lots of desserts!
Booking: registration required. 2 reduced-price tickets:
Location: First Floor restaurant, Cowley
Week 8 onwards
Time for your own activities with your buddies