Global Chums

The University of Exeter's biggest mentor scheme

To help you settle into life at the University of Exeter, we are happy to invite you to join GLOBAL CHUMS. It's the biggest mentoring scheme across our campuses with over 300 students participating every year.

This page is just for students studying at the Exeter campses (Streatham or St Luke's). If you are studying at the Cornwall campuses (Penryn or Truro), please visist the Global Chums Cornwall page.

Information for September 2017 students

How the scheme works

You will need to apply for a mentor if you are a new incoming student, or if you are a current student and want to be a mentor.

  • Each mentor will be matched with up to 3 new students
  • Places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
  • We will confirm receipt of your application
  • You must notify us if you no longer wish to be part of the scheme
  • The scheme runs for 6 weeks starting on 25 September
  • There will be 3 Global Chums organised socials for you to attend with, or without, your mentor
  • You are invited to join the Global Chums 2017/18 facebook page. We will publicise socials there and you can speak to other Global Chums.
  • You can meet your groups outside the socials - this is something you can talk about and organise yourselves

Global Chums restarts in January for our new intake of international exchange students.


All you need to do is apply! Use the Exeter Chum Application Form for new incoming students to request a Chum, and the Exeter Chum Mentor Application Form for current students who want to apply to be a mentor.