International student buddies
The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment hosts around 800 international and EU students from over 80 different countries. The International Student Buddy scheme is here to help you successfully integrate into the student life socially and academically.
Our team of buddies come from all corners of the world and we understand your position completely. We are ready to give you a hand, all year long:
- We support your transition to BCU.
- Build a global network and promote a sense of belongingness.
- Enhance your academic skills and mentor you.
- Help you engage in everything BCU has to offer.
How do we do all that?
- Every new student is assigned a buddy (ask them anything).
- Arrange mentoring sessions before exam periods.
- Bring specialised staff and guest speakers to present you the information you need (e.g. Careers).
- Have social activities such as movie nights and pub quizzes.
- Explore different cultures through fairs, trips and events.