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  • Global Buddies brings together current Brookes students with new international students so you can learn from each other. The current student will be able to help the new international students settle into life in Oxford, show them the best places in town and in return the international students will bring the cultures of the world to Oxford. The scheme will help you develop your interpersonal and intercultural skills, make friends from all over the globe and gain an understanding of different cultures which looks great on your CV when it comes to applying for jobs. 

    To participate in this scheme, you must:
    - Attend the welcome event and the current students must also attend the training session 
    - 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  

    We run a series of social events which you and your buddies are welcome to attend. Where possible, we ask you to attend at least 2 events and to give us feedback about your experience on the scheme both when it is working well and not so well.
      • Events for January 2019 coming soon.
        DATE & TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION
        WEEK 1 - Wednesday 26 September, 17:00

        First meeting with your Buddies

        Headington Campus - details will be sent to everyone who has signed up.                                                                                                 

        WEEK 2 - Monday 1 October to Sunday 7 October

        Time for your own activities with your buddies 

          Up to you!
          WEEK 3 - Thursday 11 October, 20:00 - 21:30

          Guided tour of Historic Oxford Pubs   
          **SOLD OUT**


          Join our guided tour with your buddies and discover the stories behind some of the oldest and most popular pubs in Oxford. 

          This event is FREE but you must book a ticket on the online shop.
          Those who have successfully reserved a ticket will be contacted about where to meet.

          Learn about its history and fascinating anecdotes. 
          Find out why these places are so special in the everyday life of local people! 

          Drinks are not included, you will have time to order something if you want ... PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU BRING ID with you to show you are over 18.

            When you sign up the meeting place will be sent to you by email                                                                                                                                                                                             

            WEEK 4 - Tuesday 16 October (from 7pm - TBC)

            Junk Yard Golf

            Tickets from the online shop soon. £4 (normally £8)

              The Westgate Centre (ground floor), Oxford                                    

              WEEK 5 - Monday 22 October - Sunday 28 October

              Time for your own activities with your buddies 

               Up to you! 

              WEEK 6 - Wednesday 31 October

              Halloween 

              Join us for our Halloween Special - a ghost tour of Oxford!
              Wednesday 31 October 2017

              Leaves: 20.00
              Finish: 21.30

              This event is FREE but you must book a ticket on the online shop.
              Those who have successfully reserved a ticket will be contacted about where to meet.

              From legends of headless horsemen to TRUE stories of murders, grave robbers and hangings, come along and hear spooky tales told in Oxford’s darkest and most mysterious streets.

              TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT! 
              If this event is showing as sold out there will be no more tickets available.




              When you sign up the meeting place will be sent to you by email 
              WEEK 7- Monday 5 November - Sunday 11 November Time for your own social meetings with your buddies
              Up to you!
              WEEK 8 - THURSDAY 15 November, 18:30
              Please note the change of date.

              Dinner at The First Floor Restaurant

              Fresh, vibrant dishes from across the Far East, Asia and beyond

              Sample as many dishes as you like, as often as you like, at the set price buffet

              Free Meal
              if you send us a photo of you and your buddies together with a description - otherwise you will need to pay £10 (reduced from £14.95) from the online shop. (One report per person.)

                The First Floor Restaurant, Cowley Road



            • ‘Every person is a door to a different world.’ I feel this completely sums up my experience as a Global Buddy. We all have our own stories to tell and our own ways of doing things. Sometimes it is when we are taken out of our comfort zone that we learn the most about the world and grow as an individual.

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              Amy, Global Buddy-UK student

              Being a Global Buddy allowed me to explore my curiosity about British culture as well as the various international backgrounds of my buddies. This also enabled me think about my own identity. This is an amazing system to ‘bridge’ ties and bond regardless of the nation, and I am proud of being part of the scheme as it gave me the chance to spice up my life here at Brookes.

              Yumi, Global Buddy from Japan
            • UK Current Students

              • Wednesday 30 January from 16:30 to 17:30 in the John Snow Room, JHBB for the Training Session  
              • Wednesday 30 January from 17:30 to 19:30 in the Terrace, JHBB for the Welcome Event

              New International Students

              • Wednesday 30 January from 17:30 to 19:30 in the Terrace, JHBB for the Welcome Event