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Buddy Scheme New Student Impact Survey
Let us know how being the part of the Buddy Scheme has impacted on your experience as a student at the University of Sussex. If you have any questions, please contact
Why did you join the Buddy Scheme?
I wanted to meet new people
I was nervous about coming to University
I wanted to try new things
I wanted to have events to attend
I was recommended it by support services (International Student Support, Student Life Centre)
I was recommended it by an academic (lecturer, seminar leader)
A friend had also signed up
I was nervous about coming to a new country
I felt isolated
I was homesick
I saw the Buddy Scheme at a welcome event/Freshers Fair
Did the Buddy Scheme improve your self confidence?
Did you feel that you were matched well with your Buddy?
Yes, we have messaged and met several times
Yes, we have messaged and they helped me feel settled at University
Yes, we messaged before and as I arrived at University
My first Buddy didn't respond but then I was matched with someone who did
My first and additional Buddy didn't respond to me
I didn't meet with my buddy but I did attend Buddy Scheme events and meet people
My buddy did not help me
What did you gain out of being a Buddy Scheme member?
I changed my mind about being at University
I met new people
I felt part of the University community
I was able to try new things
I was able to attend events on campus
I gained cultural awareness
I got advice on University
I felt less isolated
Being part of the Buddy Scheme did not help me settle at University
I am unsure if it was able to help me
How did your Buddy Scheme Volunteer help you?
Do you have any suggestions for events?
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