About Global Buddies

Global Buddies is a Buddying Scheme that supports International Students, run by Guild Advice. Our Buddies are established students who volunteer their time to help you settle in to life at the University of Birmingham. The Service offers peer-to-peer support and regular mixing events – an opportunity to meet our friendly volunteers and other students. Global Buddies are often a first point of call for knowledge and information - they can help you meet others and make the most of University activities such as sports, societies and events!

Benefits of having a Global Buddy:

  • A friendly contact for queries or support
  • Meet new friends from all around the Globe
  • Knowledge of the University and its surrounding area
  • Global Buddies trips and events
  • Support getting involved with University sports, societies and events

“Since the first time I met Poppy, we had a good connection. She helped by giving important advice about things on campus such as social groups and student discounts etc. It's good to know that I can ask her about anything: it makes me feel more confident about my journey at Uni.”

Flavia (International Student)

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You can apply to have a Global Buddy by completing the online form below. If you have any questions or require further information please contact globalbuddies@guild.bham.ac.uk

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Meet your officer team

Every year, you elect fellow students to your Officer Team, who represent you and lead your union. Each Officer has their own roles and remit which you can view below. You have a chance to make sure your elected Officers are doing what they said they will, by attending Officer Question Time held each term.

 Ellie Keiller - Guild President 2016-17
Natalie Cox - Activities & Development Officer 2016-17
Chris Wilkinson - Education Officer 2016-17
Izzie Nicholds - Housing & Community Officer 2016-17
Rose Bennett - Postgraduate Officer 2016-17
Brandon Hattiloney - Representation & Resources Officer 2016-17
Georgie Freeman - Sports Officer 2016-17
Ross Strong - Welfare Officer 2016-17

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