Global Buddy Scheme

Our Global Buddy scheme is a mentoring scheme where we match new international students to existing Ulster students.


What is it?

Our Global Buddy scheme is a mentoring scheme where we match new international students to existing Ulster students. We understand that coming to live in a new country is very exciting, but it can also be stressful, and it may take time for our international students to adapt to their new surroundings. This scheme will help support this transition.

Who can apply?

  • New International students can join the scheme to be matched to a buddy (Mentee)
  • Existing Ulster students can volunteer to become a global buddy (Mentor)

How does it work?

Global buddies will be required to complete an online application. We then will match each buddy to their global buddy according to similar preferences or special requests.

Global buddies will introduce themselves to their buddies a week before they are due to arrive on campus and they will be provided with a brief training session.

A welcome event will be organised for each campus where everyone can meet in person for the first time to become acquainted. We recommend that buddies make regular contact each other and this can be via telephone, social media, e-mail or in person whichever the buddy prefers.

Matching will begin a month before the start of each Semester.

How long does it last?

The Global Buddy Scheme will last for one Semester only.

Global Buddies are expected to spend at least 1- 2 hours a week with their buddy’s and meet up in person every 2 weeks.

Apply

Global Buddy - Mentee

Are you a new International Student to Ulster? Would you like to be put in contact with a current student at Ulster?

Receive tips and knowledge about campus life.

Closing Date:  10 January 2020

Apply to become a mentee

Global Buddy - Mentor

Are you a current student at Ulster?

Are you familiar with the university and the local area?

Share your knowledge with an International student who is new to Ulster.

Closing Date:  16 December 2019

Read mentor role description Apply to become a mentor

Contact us

If you have any questions or need any additional information please email globalbuddies@ulster.ac.uk.