Student Buddying Scheme

The Student Buddying Scheme matches continuing students with new students in order to help these students settle into university life and get the most out of their first year here. The Student Buddy makes contact with the students they are matched with a few weeks prior to Welcome Week.

All undergraduate students are welcome to apply for the voluntary role of Student Buddy. We particularly welcome applications from students in under-represented student groups, i.e. mature students; students with children; students who have spent time in care and students who are studying without the support of a family network.

If you are starting an undergraduate course at York in September 2018 you will be offered the opportunity to sign up for a Student Buddy if you are:

  • A mature student (over 21 on entry)
  • A student who is studying without the support of a family network