- Take pride in the fact that you have made someone's transition to university considerably less stressful
- Meet new people on your course
- Give something back to the university
- Demonstrate enhanced active-listening skills
After CityBuddies you'll be given help and guidance on how to best present what you've gained when talking with employers.
Every year from September - January.
You are expected to make initial contact with your buddy before they arrive at Uni and then to be available to answer questions or meet up when they arrive.
The number of meetings depends on the new student’s needs, but you are able to set expectations around your availability.
All undergraduate students who will continue studying in September (usually first and second year students but in some cases third year students on four year courses) can apply to become a CityBuddy. You don't need any previous experience or particular skills as training will be given. Most importantly it is the experience and knowledge that you've gained as a student that you share.
Students from all undergraduate courses are eligible to become CityBuddies.
Applying to become a CityBuddy mentor is easy:
- Complete our online application form.
- Your application will be assessed and if successful you will invited to an assessment centre in March.
- If you pass the assessment centre you will be invited to a compulsory training session in April.
- After attending training, you will be confirmed as a CityBuddy and matched with new students in August/September
CityBuddies | Careers, Student Development and Outreach
Level 1, Drysdale Building
|Liam Power, Senior Student Development Officer|
+44 (0) 20 7040 5001