As part of our mental health campaign “Let’s Be Honest”, we the SU elected officers have decided to make a conscious effort to spend more time with students who might need a friend. We hope this will start to encourage students to feel comfortable talking about mental health issues and feel equipped to support each other.
This is why I have got involved with the iBuddy scheme. The scheme based around peer to peer support run for students, by students. I want to make sure that as many new students as possible receive a conducive environment for learning, catching up with their studies and helping them to stop feeling home sick.
Personally, I will be there to offer support based on my experiences as an International Student from the LAIBS faculty and currently as the Activities Officer for the Students’ Union. There will also be further support from other LAIBS international students.
The ARU International Office and LAIBS Student Engagement and Placements team are in partnership in making this a huge success.
“We were happy going to University to achieve our career goals and at the same time worried we are leaving our families, it is challenging at first and all students go through change whilst university because we experience new things and many students develop independence as we move away from home for the first time.”
Aim: The primary aim of the iBuddy scheme is to help new students feel settled, welcome and part of the Anglia Ruskin Community. Although there is a focus on International students, no one will be turned away so come by for a drink and a chat!
- I believe together we can help you achieve your academic and career goals, make the journey less stressful and help you have some fun.
- I believe the Students’ Union Officers will support you with available resources throughout your academic time here at ARU.
Location: MAB Refectory in Chelmsford and LAB ground floor in Cambridge
Time/date: Every Monday and Thursday this month between 11:00-13:00