NUSU Buddies

Buddies aim to promote inclusion by building supportive networks to help new students. Organised via the Welfare & Support Centre.

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Returning this Month

NUSU Buddies We are a team of diverse and enthusiastic Newcastle University Students whose sole purpose is to help you integrate students into the community here, and ensure that nothing makes you feel alienated. Each Buddy has different background and perspectives to match new students with relatable advice and conversation. At present, the buddies below are not available but you can access all of the blogs that our previous Buddies have created below. A new cohort of Buddies will resume these services in September 2021.

We’re here to help everyone feel welcome but if you are experiencing any barriers in fully participating in University life and would like to chat about this, then get in touch!

Throughout this year we hope to share our experiences via UniBuddy - posting blogs and answering questions, through social media channels, and here, on this very page! We’ll also be engaging in a variety of campaigns to help Newcastle become your home away from home.

The Office for Students, which acts as the regulator for Higher Education within England has published a list of students that it considers underrepresented groups. This can be found here – Underrepresented Students 

If you are not sure where to go and need further support, then please get in touch with Rohit Sharma (EDI Coordinator) at 


Buddy Blogs

Take a look at some of the blogs our previous Buddies created from last year, as well as other students across the University who have participated in the UniBuddy Scheme.

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