Global Chums

Global Chums

Global Chums 2015, Exeter's biggest mentor scheme

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. It's the biggest mentoring scheme on campus with over 300 students participating every year.

Here's what some of last year's students and mentors said about the scheme:

"This way I would already know someone studying at Exeter who I could ask questions"

"...useful to have someone in Exeter ready to answer questions that I may have, help with everyday problems, [and] clearly explain some cultural differences."

"From being a mentor I have gained an insight into new cultures and have gained leadership skills in helping and answering my chums questions... I have also learnt many new things about the city from showing my chums around!"

Information for new students 

Benefits of having a Global Chums Mentor

  • Settle in to Exeter life faster
  • Someone to answer your questions
  • Someone to introduce you to societies, clubs and sports
  • A great way to meet Exeter and other international students

How the scheme works

  • You, and up to 3 others, will be matched with a student who has studied at Exeter for at least one year
  • They may not be in your academic discipline but we will try to ensure you have something in common
  • Apply before 11 December and your mentor will be in contact at the beginning of January
  • Apply after 11 December and your mentor will be in contact after 18 January
  • Places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
  • We will confirm receipt of your application within 5 working days
  • You must notify us if you no longer wish to be part of the scheme
  • The scheme runs for 6 weeks starting on 25 January
  • There will be 2 Global Chums organised socials for you to attend with, or without, your mentor
  • You can meet your mentors outside the socials - this is something you can talk about and organise yourselves

If you are tempted why not watch this short video. The Global Chums section starts at 1 minute 06 seconds!

Global Chum 2016 applications are now open. Please click here to go to the online form

Information for Mentors

Do you love Exeter? Do you enjoy talking to people? Are you friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic? Do you want to help new international students settle in? Then you are just the kind of person who would be a perfect Global Chumss Mentor!

Every year over 100 mentors sign up for the programme and are allocated up to 4 new international students.

Global Chum Mentor applications are now open. Click here for more information and to go to the online form.

Deadline for application is 1 May 2016.