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How will I benefit from the Buddy up Scheme?

What is the Buddy Up Scheme

The Buddy up Scheme is designed to be a mutually beneficial scheme so that everybody who takes part benefits from it. 

  Benefits of being a Buddy   Benefits of having a Buddy
  • Improve communication and personal skills.
  • Develop organisational and time management skills.  
  • Increase your confidence and motivation.
  • Engage in a volunteering opportunity, valued by employers.
  • Enhance your CV.
  • Increase your circle of friends and learn about different cultures.
  • Gain recognition for your skills and experience.
  • Benefit from a sense of fulfilment and personal growth.
  • You get to help Student Services with Welcome Week providing you with a unique experience and a chance to develop your skills. 
  • Gain practical advice, encouragement and support in a range of areas.
  • Learn from the experiences of other students.
  • Develop your communication skills.
  • Make a wide range of friends.
  • Increase your social skills in new environments.
  • Become more empowered to make decisions.
  • Develop strategies for dealing with problems.
  • Identify goals and establish a sense of direction.
  • Be part of a wider Buddy up Scheme network that allows you to share your experiences with others.