Campus Buddy Scheme

Campus Buddies are student volunteers who support new students who are on the Autistic Spectrum or experience Anxiety with some of the social aspects of settling into university life during term 1.

  • Increase confidence
  • Develop transferable skills
  • Gain a nationally recognised vInspired certificate
  • Gain experience of working 1:1 in supporting another student
  • Gain diversity awareness training
  • Enhance your CV
  • Meet new people
  • Connect one to one with a current student
  • Hear their experience of being a student at UCA
  • Support with attending Fresher's events
  • Meet new people
  • Increase your confidence or reduce your worries

Campus Buddies:

"Loved it. It was a great way to get to know someone I would never have met."

"I did enjoy taking part in the scheme. It's given me the confidence to continue to work with people."

 

New students:

"I found it helpful. It was nice pairing up with another student."

"I didn't mind being a part of something that would make me feel more comfortable at university."

"It made me settle better at University."

  • If you are a UCA student who has studied for at least one year at the same campus
  • Alumni are not eligible to participate
  • If you are a new student starting in September.
  • This scheme is run by Library & Student Services and is prioritised for new students who are on the Autistic Spectrum or experience Anxiety

 

For more information contact your Learning Support Manager.

vInspired

Find out more about volunteering with vInspired at UCA.

Contact Gateway

Canterbury
Email: gatewaycanterbury@uca.ac.uk
Tel:
+44 (0)1227 817 314

Epsom
Email: gatewayepsom@uca.ac.uk
Tel:
 +44 (0)1372 202 461

Farnham
Email: gatewayfarnham@uca.ac.uk
Tel:
+44 (0)1252 892 709

Rochester
Email: gatewayrochester@uca.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1634 888 734