Calling new international students
What is Global Buddies?
When you arrive on campus for the first time, you’ll be partnered with a mentor – a current student who will show you everything Nottingham has to offer. They’ll contact you before you land in the UK, and will be here to answer your questions before you arrive and when you get here. They’ll help you settle in and offer support, or show you where to find the help you need. You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved with our Monthly Meetups, meet students from the UK and around the world, and be a part of the SU community.
Applications for students starting in September 2019 are now closed, but if you are starting in January 2020 you will be able to apply for a mentor in December 2019 on this webpage.
Even if you are not part of Global Buddies, you can come to our Monthly Meetups! Check out our Facebook group to get all the latest updates and find out what’s going on. You can also follow us on Instagram @globalbuddiesuon
Find more useful information for new international students from the International Students' Network (ISN)
Volunteer with us
You’ll support a small number of international students, for up to four hours a week, helping them settle in, make new friends and make the most of their time at University.
You’ll get full training from us, making sure you’re taught everything you need to know about being a Global Buddy. So if you’ve got great social skills and empathy towards any issues that may affect international students, we want to hear from you.
Volunteering in Global Buddies was a really fun and fruitful experience. An amazing chance to meet with other people who are willing to help and keen on meeting other people from different cultures. It is also a chance to do something helpful and enjoy the happiness of giving. GB volunteer, January 2018
Applications are now closed. Check out our Facebook group and refer back to this webpage to get all the latest updates and find out when you will be able to apply. You can also follow us on Instagram @globalbuddiesuon
Get in touch
You’ll find her in the Get Involved Zone on Level C in the Portland Building, University Park. Alternatively, send her an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.