Welcoming young people to your university
Buddy Programme

Be part of a team of enthusiastic undergraduate students, introducing 12-13 year olds to university life through an interactive one-day programme at your university.

As part of a team of volunteers you will welcome a group of young people to your university to help them understand more about higher education.

Buddy Days consist of a planned campus tour and an engaging workshop designed in collaboration with IntoUniversity staff.

The day will take place at one of our partner universities. However, students from any university can participate. All volunteers receive full training and will be supported in designing an interactive session. The visit will last from 10am to 2.30pm.

Previous workshop themes have included:

- Economics, in which students bought and sold shares in a live trading game.

- Medicine, in which students tried their hands at assessing symptoms and diagnosing illnesses.

- Law, in which students set up a mock courtroom and debated issues affecting young people.

 

 

 

 

Next steps

If you are interested in volunteering on the Buddy programme, please fill out the application form to register your interest.

All volunteers will be required to participate in a training session. Details of these will be available after you have registered your interest with us.

Quotes

"I have learned that university is important to our future, work and career" - Young person on the Buddy Programme

"Working with a young person has been a great experience for me so far and makes a pleasant change to my week
- Buddy Volunteer