Applications are now open for September 2013 orientation.
We know that finding out an answer to your questions (no matter how small!), settling in quickly once you get here, feeling comfortable and meeting some local students is crucial to getting the most out of your studies here at Exeter and enjoying the UK.
To help with all of the above we are happy to invite you to join GLOBAL CHUMS. Here's what some of last year's students said about the scheme:
"This way I would already know someone studying at Exeter who I could ask questions"
"It was great conversation, good to be introduced to other people"
"...useful to have someone in Exeter ready to answer questions that I may have, help with everyday problems, [and] clearly explain some cultural differences."
Information for new students
You will be matched with a Chum (an Exeter student). If you apply before the August deadline we will send you an email with your Chum's contact details and you can contact them with questions before you arrive. If you apply after 6 August we will send you your Chum's details at the beginning of the first week of term and you can start contact then. The scheme starts in week 1 of term. There will be two organised social events for you to attend if you want and you can meet as regularly as you need to outside the socials. Your chum is there to answer questions, to show you around and to make sure your first weeks at Exeter are as good as they can be!
Chums have been University Exeter students for at least one academic year. You will be matched to your Chum plus a number of other international students (depending on demand). Your Chum may not be in the same College as you but we will try to make sure you two have something in common.
If you are tempted why not watch this short video. The Global Chums section starts at 1 minute 06 seconds!
Places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. There will be a waiting list for those who aren't initially accepted. We will send confirmation of acceptance to Global Chums within 5 working days. Please note that if your circumstances change and you do not wish to be part of the scheme you must let us know as soon as possible so that we can re-allocate your place.
You can apply using the online form, at the INTO Induction or come and see the Global Chums stand at the Activities Fair on Sunday 22 September.
Deadline for applications
To receive contact from your Chum mentor before term apply before 6 August
To receive a Chum at the beginning of term apply before 22 September
Information for Exeter students
Want new students to enjoy Exeter as much as you do? Want to make friends from around the globe? ... BE A GLOBAL CHUM!
This is your chance to join an exciting volunteering programme welcoming new Exeter students from around the globe. It will look great on your CV and will really enrich the experience of our new international students. You really do get to make a difference to someone when you join this scheme.
Chum Volunteers must have been University Exeter students for at least one academic year. You will be matched with up to 4 international students. These could be Foundation, Undergraduate or Postgraduate students. We will endeavour to match Postgraduates with Postgraduates but this may not be possible in every case.
You must attend one of the following compulsory training sessions:
15 May 4-5pm, Queen's Building MR3
27 May 10-11am, Queen's Building MR2
24 September 5-6pm, location to be confirmed This last session is only for students who are studying outside the UK during the other two training sessions.
You will meet your buddies at an opening event on Thursday 3 October 6-8pm (to be confirmed). There will be two organised social events that you can attend if you want to. You will meet your buddies over the 6 weeks of the programme. It is up to each group to decide whether you choose to hold meetings in groups rather than one-to-one. It's up to you and your chum to agree the frequency of meetings and/or method of contact but you might find the weekly meeting space useful.
We are looking for over 100 enthusiastic, open minded Exeter students of all disciplines. Could you be who we are looking for?
If you are interested in the scheme and think you would like to be a chum, please complete the Global Chums Mentor Application 2013 and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please provide accurate and detailed information as this helps us to match you with a great Global Chum.
Deadline for applications: 10 May 2013
Global Chums Intern
Each year we employ an Exeter student as an administrator for the Global Chums programme. It's a great opportunity to fill your CV with experience of event organisation, administration and entrepreneurship. For further details read Global Chums Coordinator 2013 Applications to be made through My Career Zone
Deadline for applications: Friday 19 April 2013