Being at university can be as daunting as it is exciting, which is why we have SU Buddies, to help new students settle into university life and current students get a bit of extra help when they need it.
Whatever your circumstances, SU Buddies connects new and returning Sunderland students together so that they can share tips, knowledge and experience they've gained about the social, non-academic side to university life.
SU Buddies are volunteers and are part of our new peer support programme of student networks and GOOD VIBES activities. Click HERE for more details!
New this year are SU Buddies Boxes!
To help say thanks for the huge contribution of buddies each month, we have a little box full of treats.
We’ve had loads of great nominations and buddies coming forward to let us know what they have been up to.
Thank you and congratulations
Talia has been a passionate and committed SU Buddy since September. During the year Talia has been proactive ensuring her buddies are well supported and getting them involved in the Mate Dates. She has also provided really useful feedback to help us develop our scheme for September 2017. Thanks and congratulations Talia!
Gabriel has been a brilliant Buddy at our Mate Date events and has actively helped students since September. He has also been involved in shaping our WEARSafe activities and ensuring students and Buddies are aware of support services and ways to stay safe!
Peter has been a really active and busy Buddy this year! He has taken on loads of roles and helped us over the Christmas and winter break, leading and welcoming students to events. Not only that, Peter has been a great help to his Buddies and gone above and beyond to ensure they settled in to University life quickly.
Wei Chen Ling
Wei has been a brilliant Buddy for a number of years and has supported lots of students this term. Wei has also engaged in all the mate date events as well as given lots of useful feedback on the SU Buddies programme to support the development and improvement of the scheme.
A committed buddy for a number of years, who makes every effort to ensure that his students are fully settled into university life. We have received much positive feedback from students who have been buddied with Shehzad!
Sammi has been great at getting all of her buddies together, creating her own little peer network! She continues to support them and contacts them regularly.
Vicki took a number of students to buddy this year and was a huge help during Freshers’, taking students last minute and helping them to attend events.
See what other Sunderland students think about SU Buddies here:
If you’d like a Buddy for 2016/17 watch this space for how to apply coming soon (...and look out for more information on our Facebook page too)