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SU Buddy Scheme

Many of you may be finding settling into University even more daunting in the current climate. Knowing where you can meet new people, how you can get advice from returning students who've done it all before and how you are able to interact has become more challenging as we keep our distance to protect each other and our community. But the most important thing to remember is that you are not alone.
If you’re looking for someone to meet for a coffee, to try a new sporting or cultural activity with or just to have a chat with (in person or virtually), then sign up as a participant in the UPSU Buddy Scheme.
The Buddy Scheme is designed to be very informal – it’s just a chance to meet someone new, boost your wellbeing and combat loneliness through the support offered by a student just like you.

Please note, the UPSU Buddy Scheme does not replace existing UPSU or University services. If you need support that cannot be offered by your Buddy they will signpost you to other appropriate services, such as the SU Advice Centre, or the University of Plymouth Student Hub.

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Contact us

If you have any questions or just want to find out more, please get in touch with our Volunteering Team.