The SU Buddy Scheme has been successfully supporting new students as they begin their studies at Herts for the last 5 years. The scheme works by matching trained student Buddy Volunteers with new students - to support them as they settle in and to keep in touch with them throughout their first term.
Becoming a Buddy Volunteer can offer some wonderful benefits, such as:
- - Our in-house Buddy Volunteer training includes content about mental health awareness, active listening skills and how to effectively support others.
- - You can get some excellent experience to put on your CV.
- - Becoming a Buddy Volunteer counts towards the Go Herts Award!
- - Being a Buddy Volunteer is a great way to meet new people and make a difference in the UH student community.
- - It’s a great opportunity to improve your communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
- - It can give you the excuse to try new activities and get involved more with events happening on-campus.
Ultimately, without our wonderful Buddy Volunteers, there would be no SU Buddy Scheme! Therefore, if you are studying in the 2023-24 academic year....
Sign-up to become one of our SU Buddy Volunteers!
What does an SU Buddy Volunteer do?
- - Welcome your Buddies to the University of Hertfordshire; potentially including support via Zoom or WhatsApp before they arrive at UH.
- - Offer support and maintain regular contact throughout your Buddy's first term.
- - 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 to any services that your Buddy may require and ask the Students’ Union Advice and Support team if you’re not sure.
For more information about the SU Buddy Scheme, you can also e-mail email@example.com, or visit our webpages.