Buddy Scheme Ambassador


Buddy Scheme Ambassador

All current Buddy Scheme members have the opportunity to lead the Buddy Scheme and create a welcoming community for all.

About the roles

There are two types of Buddy Scheme Ambassador (voluntary) roles for you to apply for:

  • Buddy Scheme Ambassador (events)
  • Buddy Scheme Ambassador (social media)

Main tasks & responsibilities (Events role)

  • To feed-in your ideas to the programme of Buddy Scheme Freshers’ Week and term-time events, as well as help plan and attend these events

  • To help to plan, facilitate and attend a weekly networking event to help create a Buddy Scheme campus community and provide a safe space for students to meet up 

  • To make further suggestions for improvements to the Buddy Scheme wherever possible

  • To be an advocate for the Buddy Scheme by sharing your own experiences of the scheme to promote the Buddy Scheme at our promotional stall and talks during Freshers week and through term time

  • To communicate the benefits of being a Buddy Scheme Volunteer to current students 

  • To answer questions from students about study, life and your experience at university 

  • To help students find the right information and contact details for particular departments/people at the university 

  • To complete any training, and attend any meetings necessary to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the role

Main tasks & responsibilities (Social Media role)

  • To feed into the programme for Freshers’ Week and term-time events 

  • To help to promote the Buddy Scheme to new students during Freshers’ Week and through term time at our promotional talks, fairs, and stalls

  • To attend Buddy Scheme events and post photos on our social media Facebook group and stories

  • To help to run the Buddy Scheme Facebook groups for new students and volunteers (Buddy Scheme Members)

  • To ensure group rules are upheld and raise any issues with your supervisor

  • To encourage conversation within the groups and build up a friendly relationship with students by asking questions and being engaging 

  • To provide a real insight into your university experiences, popular topics include study, exams, assignments, accommodation, clubs and societies, sports, preparing for university, managing your finances, campus life, etc. 

  • To communicate the benefits of being a Buddy Scheme Volunteer to current students via our social media

  • To be an advocate for the Buddy Scheme by sharing your own experiences of the scheme

  • Answer questions from students about study, life and your experience at university 

  • Help students find the right information and contact details for particular departments/people at the university  

  • To complete any training, and attend any meetings necessary to fulfil the duties and responsibilities of the role

Time Commitment

  • Attend a half-day training session

  • 1 full day of volunteering during the Arrival Weekend (7 hours)

  • Up to 3 hours per week during term time (Usually Wednesday afternoons)

Reasonable adjustments/Access info

  • Activities and Events: Access needs have been considered. If you have access needs to contact the Buddy Scheme ([email protected])

  • Meetings these are usually held in Falmer House meeting rooms but locations can be changed if needed

  • Time commitment: flexible around you and your needs. For any absences required contact: [email protected]

  • You can book the coordinator in person here

  • Assistance with filling out the application form is available. Contact via email above or use booking link above

How to apply

Applications will open in summer 2020.

If you have any questions please contact: [email protected]