New to Sussex? Join the Buddy Scheme to expand your network

Have you heard of the Buddy Scheme?

It was created for students like you, who are new to Sussex, to help you meet friendly people and expand your network.

When you sign up to the Buddy Scheme, you can choose to get matched with a current doctoral researcher who knows Sussex University and has experienced it during ‘normal times’.

Your Buddy can give you advice and tips on all aspects of being at Sussex, how to find PhD support, share the best places to visit in Brighton, and hopefully become a good new friend.

You get matched with a Buddy based on your preferences, such as studying in the same school, year of study, interests, age, LGBTQ+ community, ethnic minorities, language and more.

We also run a programme of online events for postgraduate students, from quizzes and game nights to yoga and craft sessions. It’s a wonderful resource if you’re not sure how to meet people in these strange times. You can join whether you live on or off-campus, or are studying remotely.

If you’re interested in joining and would like to get matched straight away, please sign up via the Buddy Scheme website.