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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

Applications for September 2024 will open in early September. 

If you would like to be part of the programme it is essential that you:

  • Reply to your mentor’s email / contact
  • Try to attend the online social events, which will be held during the second term.
  • Respond to the Global Chums Exit Questionnaire

Application deadline: 21 September 2024  

Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. 

Please only complete the form when you have a confirmed arrival date in Exeter. Complete this form as fully as you can. We will then try and match you with a suitable mentor who will be able to provide you with some support and friendship as you settle in at the University Exeter.

The information provided here will solely be used by Global Chums administrators and your chum for this purpose and will not be passed on to any third party, for any other purposes. Please contact with any questions or comments.

Click here to complete the online application form

Global Chums Cornwall

2024 information coming soon!