Accessibility statement

Having a Student Buddy

If you are starting an undergraduate course at York in Autumn 2023 and are in one of our Student Communities  you can request a Student Buddy once you have received your 'Joining Instructions' email from the University.  

Your Student Buddy will share their own university experiences with you and be on hand with friendly advice, whether it's telling you where a certain room is on campus, reassuring you that juggling the demands of university life is possible or telling you where to get the best cup of coffee on campus!

Request a Student Buddy

Opting Out or Changing your Buddy

If you are matched with a Student Buddy but later decide you no longer wish to be part of the Student Buddying Scheme please email

It is absolutely fine to opt out of the scheme but please 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 match you with a different Buddy.