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Starting at University is exciting but it can be daunting for some, whether it’s leaving the family home, moving to a busy city like Brighton, or moving country altogether!

This is why the Buddy Scheme trains student volunteers to help new students settle in at Sussex.

Buddy Scheme events help new students and student volunteers get to know each other, Brighton and life beyond Sussex!

You can find out more about the Buddy Scheme at www.sussexstudent.com/buddyscheme


Tue 19th September

Buddy Scheme Postgraduate Coffee Morning
19th September 10am - noon
Room 76 in Falmer House
Join the Sussex Buddy Scheme for a free cup of tea or coffee and a free slice of cake.

Fri 22nd September

Buddy Scheme Volunteer Conference
22nd September 11am - 3pm
Fulton A and Fulton G15
Feel more confident in your role as a Buddy Volunteer and get to know other students involved with the scheme.
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Buddy Scheme Welcome Event
22nd September 6pm - 8pm
Mandela Hall, Falmer House
Welcome to the Buddy Scheme with our first social event; fun games and free pizza! This is a great chance to hang out with your buddy! Or arrange to meet them for the first time at our meeting point.

Sun 1st October

Walking tour of Brighton ending in Fish 'n' Chips
1st October noon - 4pm
Meeting at Brighton Station
Let the Buddy Scheme lead you on a guided walk through the streets of Brighton. Ending with a typically British Fish 'n' Chips on Brighton Pier.

Wed 4th October

British Airways i360
4th October 1:30pm - 3pm
Brighton British Airways i360
Raise above Brighton and get the best panoramic view in the county. Tickets go on sales on Monday 25th of September, all of them subisidised to affordable price.

Sun 8th October

Active US & Buddy Scheme Bouldering
8th October 5:15pm - 8pm
Meeting in front of East Slope bar
Ever wanted to try yourself in climbing? Brighton boulder makes a perfect place for those who will fight with the first few meters, but so does it caters for the most experienced climbers. FREE event! Sounds even better than free food!

Wed 11th October

Active US and Buddy Scheme Globalls
11th October 5:30pm - 20th October 7pm
Tickets cost £1 and will go on sale on Monday 25th September. They are only available to members of the Buddy Scheme Community.

Sun 15th October

Buddy Scheme Walk and Sunday Roast in Lewes
15th October 10am - 4pm
Meeting at Falmer House entrance
New in the UK and haven't tried the Sunday roast yet? Or you have and love it so much there is no way you miss this chance? Well, either way, hiking through the South Dawns will make this Sunday Roast better than ever!

Sun 22nd October

Buddy Scheme Tour of the Royal Pavilion
22nd October 1:45pm - 3pm
The Royal Pavilion
Tickets cost £4 and go on sale on Monday 25th September and are only available to members of the Buddy Scheme community.

Thu 2nd November

Buddy Scheme Afternoon Tea and Forum
2nd November 2pm - 4pm
Falmer House Common Room
This free event is a great opportunity for you to meet other students on the Buddy Scheme while enjoying free tea and cake.

Thu 9th November

International Food Party
9th November 6pm - 8pm
Meeting House
Hosted by the Buddy Scheme and International Student Support.  Free event.

Fri 10th November

Buddy Scheme Yoga session
10th November 1:30pm - 2pm
sports centre
Searching for your zen? Or simply want to switch off a bit and reborn yourself with professionally led yoga session. Either way, event not to be missed before starting a weekend!

Sat 11th November

Buddy Scheme and International Student Support visit Harry Potter Studios
11th November 11:45am - 8pm
Meeting at Falmer
All the fans of the Harry Potter, this is your life time opportunity to see how it looks like behind the scenes! Or even if Harry Potter is not one of your favourite characters, this is a great place to feed you curiosity.

Wed 22nd November

Active US and Buddy Scheme Ice Skating
22nd November 3pm - 4pm
The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink
Dates and times to be confirmed. Tickets will cost £1 and will go on sale on Monday 25th September, they are only available to members of the Buddy Scheme community.

Sat 25th November

Buddy Scheme Brighton Museum Tour
25th November 10:30am - 4pm
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Tickets will go on sale on Monday 25th September and will only be available to members of the Buddy Scheme community. More information coming soon.