ALSS Buddies is a voluntary mentoring scheme run by the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences since 2016, in which current 2nd and 3rd year students help new undergraduate students settle in to university life. As a Buddy you will receive training in how best to communicate advice and help to our new students.
Remember how it felt when you first started University? This is your chance as an ‘Expert Student’ to share your experience of student life at Anglia Ruskin, answer questions and help another student make the most of their studies. We will match you up with new students according to your course, interests and hobbies (as far as possible) and provide full support to your role.
This is also an opportunity to enhance your own personal and employability skills, gain valuable volunteering experience and make friends. Our Buddies enable friendly peer-to-peer support, within a formalised scheme. This benefits both buddies and new students, building both confidence and autonomy and engagement with our faculty community.
You can apply to become a Buddy via our Surveymonkey application form, where you can also select a training date.
As an ALSS Buddy you will be expected to:
As an ALSS Buddy you will receive:
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.