What to expect - Buddy Scheme - University of Derby

What to expect

Buddy Scheme 3

Learn about other cultures

If you are a Buddy you should:

  • Be friendly and welcoming.
  • Be open and respectful of different cultures.
  • Be reliable and in regular contact with your student through the first semester.
  • Help answer questions your student may have regarding the University, anything you do not know you should be able to point them in the right direction.

If you are a Student you should:

  • Remember that your Buddy is a volunteer, so you will need to be friendly and polite.
  • Be open and respectful of different cultures.
  • Respond to emails sent from your Buddy. 
  • Know that your Buddy is not a tutor; they are there to give you advice and support on your student experience, not to do things such as proofreading coursework. Your Buddy should be able to point you in the right direction if you do need help.