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Become an SU Buddy Volunteer!

Without our wonderful Buddy Volunteers, there would be no SU Buddy Scheme; volunteer to support new students at UH!

Become an SU Buddy Volunteer Become an SU Buddy Volunteer

The SU Buddy Scheme facilitates informal peer-to-peer support to help new students settle into life at University; however the scheme relies upon students coming forward to be trained as our lovely Buddy Volunteers. Without our wonderful Buddy Volunteers, there would be no SU Buddy Scheme!

 Sign-up to become one of our SU Buddy Volunteers and be matched with a Buddy next week! Training is online and self-led - so you can undertake it at your own pace (however it should only take about an hour and a half). 

 What does an SU Buddy Volunteer do?

  • Welcome your Buddy to the University of Hertfordshire.
  • Offer support and maintain regular contact (at least one conversation per week; either via messaging or meeting up).
  • Help your Buddy to find activities that they may be interested in, such as sports or Students’ Union societies – even better, try the activities with them!
  • Signpost any services that your Buddy may require and ask the Students’ Union Advice and Support team if you’re not sure.
  • Respect confidentiality, unless you feel that your Buddy is at risk to themselves or others.

What are the benefits of volunteering with the SU Buddy Scheme?

  • It’s a great way to meet new people.
  • You can make a difference and improve the University experience for your Buddy.
  • You can find out more about the amazing support services and fun activities which are available on-campus.
  • You can get some excellent experience to put on your CV.
  • It’s a great opportunity to improve your communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • The hours you spend volunteering for the scheme can count towards the Go Herts Award!

For more information about the SU Buddy Scheme, you can e-mail the SU Advice & Support Team (who facilitate the SU Buddy Scheme) via

Sign up to become one of our SU Buddy Volunteers!


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