buddy(su) is about welcoming first year students to UEA and Norwich with help of our returning students who are trained for the role by the students' union and UEA counterparts, including Mental Health First Aid and services available to students. This is a great way to get to know students from different courses and schools as well as outside of university accommodation. The SU run specific Buddy events which showcase how diverse our opportunities are for our students. From Buddy Bake Offs, to Stay and Play, to Buddy Breakfast and more, there is something for everything to get involved with. The aim of buddy(su) is to have peer support available for students who want more information and support about coming to UEA and how to make the most of it within their first term.
The whole purpose of buddy(su) is to make sure our students know they have support from us and past/present stuednts to integrate into the life here and how to make the most of it while here.