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Global Chums Mentoring Scheme

Global Chums Mentoring

“As an international student from India flying out to the UK for the first time, I was scared and had a lot of doubts and questions in my mind about how my life was going to be as a student at the University. This global chums mentors program helped me in my initial couple of months to learn and understand many things not just about the living in Exeter, but also about the support and guidance that is provided each step of the way. My mentor has been really kind and patient with the questions I’ve had and helped me immensely. She even routed me to the correct point of contacts within the Uni for several queries and went out of her way to make sure I feel comfortable attending events especially organized by Uni for new students.”  Neha, international student

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 are crucial to getting the most out of your studies here at the University of Exeter and enjoying the UK. Global Chums can help you achieve this.

Benefits of having a mentor:

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

Find out about the scheme on your campus below:

Global Chums Exeter

Global Chums Exeer

Global Chums Exeter is a mentoring scheme designed to answer questions when you arrive, help you settle into campus life quickly, and provide you with some familiar faces around campus.

How does the scheme work?

  • We pair you with an existing student, often someone who is studying the same (or similar) course wherever possible.
  • Your mentor will email you in your first weeks you to introduce themselves and answer any questions you have.
  • There will be some online and in person events (depending on current restrictions) for you to attend. 
  • Deadline for mentee applications: 19 September 2021
  • Deadline for mentor applications: 1 September 21

Global Chums Cornwall

Global Chums Cornwall is a mentoring scheme designed to answer questions before you arrive, help you settle into campus life quickly, and provide you with some familiar faces around campus.

How does the scheme work?

  • We pair you with an existing student, often someone who is studying the same (or similar) course wherever possible.
  • Your mentor will email you before you arrive to introduce themselves and answer any questions you have.

How do I apply for a mentor?

First year International fee-paying undergraduates

Study abroad/Exchange/Erasmus students

We will automatically allocate you a mentor who will contact you before you arrive, so please check your emails in the month before you are due to commence your studies.

Postgrad students

You can request a mentor by emailing globalchums-cornwall@exeter.ac.uk

Current students: Become a mentor

If you want to help new students find their feet, and gain recognition for your time, please apply here.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email globalchums-cornwall@exeter.ac.uk