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Buddy Scheme

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Buddy Scheme

Buddy Scheme

The Buddy Scheme is designed to help you settle into life as a Queen Mary student.

How does it work?

Two students talking about the Buddy SchemeYou'll be matched up with a more experienced student in your School, who can offer help and support as you adjust to student life. You will be grouped with other students in your cohort and be supported by a trained Queen Mary Buddy mentor.

What are the benefits?

Being part of the Buddy Scheme will allow you to:Students discussing the Buddy Scheme

  • meet other students from your School in your year and beyond
  • learn about all that is on offer to Queen Mary students
  • gain practical advice and support for any issues or concerns.

How do I sign up?

Students on the Buddy Scheme

The main Queen Mary Buddy Scheme cycle runs from September through to March. In many Schools new students will be allocated a mentor automatically in other School’s new incoming students will need to submit a mentor application form. However the deadline to apply for a mentor within this cycle is September.

If you are starting in January and would like a mentor, please email the Buddy Scheme team directly and we will do our very best to match you up with a mentor from the same academic School, as you as soon as we can. If interested in being allocated a mentor in January email us at: buddyscheme@qmul.ac.uk. Please include your full name, student ID number and academic School. 

For more information on the Buddy Scheme visit our webpage: http://my.qmul.ac.uk/buddyscheme/

I missed the email but would still like a mentor.

Don’t worry if you miss the initial contact from your mentor, all our mentors know how busy you can be! Just respond to your mentor’s email and let them know you would like to be part of the scheme.

Any other questions?

If you would like any further information, please contact buddyscheme@qmul.ac.uk