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Buddy Scheme Volunteers Impact Form
Let us know how being the part of the Buddy Scheme, and taking the time to volunteer, has impacted on your experience as a student at the University of Sussex. If you have any questions, contact
Why did you join the Buddy Scheme?
I wanted to volunteer
I wanted to give something back
I wanted to help others
I struggled when I started at University and wanted to prevent others from experiencing that
I studied abroad and wanted to help an international student with the same experience
I wanted to gain new skills
I wanted to put it on my CV
I wanted to meet new people and network
I wanted to make new friends
I wanted to improve my cultural awareness
I needed experience for when I graduate
Did you find that being a Buddy Scheme Volunteer improved your employment prospects?
I have used it in an application form
I have used staff from the Buddy Scheme for references
I've put it on my CV
I have improved on existing skills
It has helped me decide a career direction once I graduate
Did volunteering improve your confidence?
Did being a Buddy Scheme volunteer help you feel part of the University of Sussex community?
Do you feel that you were well matched with your buddy (ies) and were you able to communicate with them?
Yes, I was matched well with all of my buddies and communicated with them all
I contacted my buddies but we were not a good match
I matched well with one buddy and we have communicated well
My buddy and/or buddies did not respond to me
I haven't met with my buddies but we have spoken online
I met with my buddy (or buddies) during the first few weeks of term
I met with my buddy (or buddies) throughout the term and we have become good friends
What did you gain out of the experience of being a volunteer?
I made new friends
I was able to attend events and try new things
I gained cultural awareness and I enjoyed the sharing of different cultures
I gained new skills
It made me feel good about myself and I felt like I was making a difference to another person
It helped me with my own mental health and wellbeing
It made me feel part of a global community at Sussex
What are your top tips for University and what do you wish that you had known?
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