Being a Student Buddy is a great way to give something back by supporting new students whilst developing yourself and having fun!
We are looking to recruit current undergraduate students, who will still be studying at the University (as either an undergraduate or postgraduate) in 2021/22, for the voluntary role of Student Buddy.
Student Buddies help new undergraduates adjust to University life by being a friendly first point of contact for a small group of students.
In order to be a Student Buddy:
As a Student Buddy, using the knowledge and skills gained from the training, you will be asked to:
Buddies will need to complete a compulsory online training module (expected to take approximately 2 hours) between Week 5 and Week 8 of the Summer term. This training will cover a range of issues which buddies could be faced with. In addition to the online training new buddies will also be required to attend a one hour live training session (delivered via Zoom) on either 15th, 17th or 22nd June 2021.
Each Student Buddy will have the support of an experienced Lead Buddy as well as the central Student Buddying team.
As well as the satisfaction you will feel from helping new students settle into life and study at York, you will also
In addition, Student Buddies develop and practice many transferable skills that enhance their employability prospects. These include skills in:
Visit our Your employability skills webpage for more information about skills and how to deliver them.
For help in presenting your skills and experiences in job or course applications visit the CVs and applications webpage.
If you would like to apply for the role of Student Buddy, please complete this application form from Monday 19th April, when the form will go live. The closing date for applications is Friday 14th May.
Once we have reviewed the information in your application form we will be in touch (by Friday 21st May) to confirm if we would like you to complete the Student Buddy training and with further details relating to this.
Prior to applying please check the compulsory training requirements.
For further information about being a Student Buddy please email email@example.com.
Being a Lead Student Buddy is an opportunity for experienced Buddies to take on additional responsibilities whilst continuing to support new students.
As well as helping new undergraduates adjust to university life, Lead Student Buddies will also support their fellow Student Buddies, passing on tips they've picked up through their Buddy experience to date.
In order to be able to apply for the voluntary role of Lead student Buddy you need to:
Lead Student Buddies will need to be able to commit 5-8 hours per week to this role between 1st September - 3rd December 2021.
In addition to all the Student Buddy responsibilities, Lead Student Buddies will:
Lead Buddies don’t need to repeat the Student Buddy training. However, they will need to attend a compulsory hour long training session specifically for Lead Student Buddies on either Monday 21st or Thursday 24th June. This will take place online.
The central Student Buddying team is always available to help and support the Lead Student Buddies.
Alongside the the benefits of being a Student Buddy, Lead Student Buddies will also develop skills in:
If you would like to apply for the role of Lead Student Buddy, please complete this application form from Monday 19th April, when the form will go live. The closing date for applications is Friday 14th May.
Once we have reviewed the information in your application form we will be in touch (by Friday 21st May) to confirm if we would like you to attend the Lead Student Buddy training and with further details relating to this.
Prior to applying please check the compulsory training requirements for the Lead Student Buddy role.
For further information about being a Lead Student Buddy please email firstname.lastname@example.org.