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Brunel Mentor Buddies

Do you remember your first weeks at Brunel University? The transition to University life definitely has its challenges! The Brunel Mentor Buddy Scheme was established to encourage current students to be the support that they wish they had. 

About Brunel Buddies:

New students are often anxious about university and some struggle to adapt and settle in. Brunel Mentor Buddies is a mentor and support programme that aims to encourage and support new students through their first term at Brunel University. Brunel Buddies are influential students who are passionate and confident in sharing their personal and professional experience of being a new student.  As a Brunel Buddy, you will guide, mentor and encourage new Brunel students to embrace their new journey so that they can achieve their full potential.

As a Brunel Mentor Buddy you will:

  • Guide and support with situational queries such as where/how do I submit my assisgnments?
  • Navigate and mentor new students through their course and academic life.
  • Signpost students to different on-campus provisions such as Counselling, Mental Wellbeing and Careers Advice and Guidance.
  • Be a friendly familiar face.
  • Be proactive and committed to making a positive difference to a new students’ university experience

Be apart of Brunel’s supportive community, connect to encourage and grow, register to be a Brunel Mentor Buddy by clicking HERE

If you are a new student and would like to be matched with a Mentor Buddy, please register your interest by clicking HERE 

If you would like further information on the process and how you are matched with a student, please e-mail 

 Information to be confirmed -  For further information, please e-mail 

Recording your volunteering hours

  • Buddies should provide the Brunel Volunteers team with updates on the support they have provided to their new student(s) by sumbitting a Weekly Contact Form


  • You will be offered paid student ambassador opportunities.
  • We will provide you with comprehensive training on how to be a good Mentor.
  • You will recieve a free 'Brunel Buddies' hoodie.
  • You will be invited to various free Brunel Mentor Buddies social events.
  • This is a great opportunity to grow your network and socialise. 
  • Increase your employability skills and stand out in the job market.
  • Receive volunteering hours and you could be recognised for your commitment at the annual Brunel Volunteers Award Ceremony and you will receive HEAR accreditation.
  • Gain Brunel+ Points