Volunteering with buddy(su) can be one of the most rewarding opportunities on campus. We all remember our first day arriving to uea - the joy, excitement, nerves and trepidations. For those who will just be arriving to UEA those nerves and trepidations are all too real. Our student handbook will help you as a volunteer to help your buddy make the most of their time at UEA.
Club and Society Resources:
These are resources for any club or society looking to set up their own buddy scheme. Buddy schemes can support new members to feel welcome ahead of an event and create a support network where members feel comfortable sharing any issues,
How to set up a buddy scheme
How to run an inclusive event
Training is complosury for all students wanting to volunteer as a buddy. Please view and note the training video below and read the student handbook. You will then need to complete the below quiz to show understanding of the role and training. We also have a range of additional resources to support you in your role.
Need to speak to someone?
The buddy(su) team are always here to answer your query relating to the volunteering role or more generally. Get in touch via emailing Amy.Rust@uea.ac.uk or popping into the SU Office, located upstairs in Union House.
Being a volunteer, you may get asked questions you may not know the answer too or feel uncomfortable to answer. If you are experiencing an issue that is affecting your ability to live well or study well, advice(su) is an impartial team of trained and experienced advisors. The team provide free and confidential advice and representation on a range of issues relating to student life. This includes; university procedures, housing, consumer & employment rights, money, and welfare issues. advice(su) completely independent of the University allowing us to represent you without conflict of interest. Find out more information about our advice service here.