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Having a Student Buddy

If you are starting an undergraduate course at York in Autumn 2021 you will be able to request a Student Buddy from August 2021. 

Your Buddy will share their own university experiences with you and be on hand (either in person or over email) with friendly advice, whether it's telling you where a certain room is on campus; reassuring you that juggling family life and university is possible or telling you where to get the best cup of coffee on campus!

All new undergraduate students can request a Student Buddy, however, feedback from the past five years has shown that students in the following groups have particularly benefitted from having a Student Buddy: 

If you have a Student Buddy but no longer wish to be part of the Student Buddying Scheme please email It is absolutely fine to opt out of the scheme but we just ask you to let us know so your Buddy doesn't continue trying to contact you. 

If you would like to change Student Buddy you can also email and we will try and match you with a different Buddy.