It can be nerve-wracking meeting new people or going to a new place, and that’s why the college has Buddies. If you’d like to support new students who may be apprehensive about attending, becoming a Buddy might be the role for you! We may arrange for a Buddy to meet a new student in the car park or at the entrance to the building so that they have someone to walk in with. Buddies can also be called upon to stay with students whilst they’re taking part in a course, either to provide reassurance, or to support with any learning needs (eg: writing notes, or supporting in group activities). We recommend that all Buddies have been students themselves first.

To become a Buddy, the first step is to complete our Volunteer Application form, and then one of our team will get in touch with you directly to talk through next steps.