Be a buddy for a new international staff member!

The International Staff Buddy scheme needs YOU!

“We are particularly hoping to recruit more Engineering staff – particularly academics – to be buddies.”

The International Staff advisers, Clare Stephens and Rachel Coggins, are currently looking for volunteers to become a ‘buddy’ and help a new member of staff relocating from another country settle in to life in Bristol, and navigate the University.

Where possible they try to match staff members up with someone they have some common ground with in their Faculty. The scheme is currently particularly short on academic volunteers in Engineering, Life Sciences and Social Sciences and Law.

If you would like to get more information on what is involved and how to volunteer please email Clare Stephens and Rachel Coggins at

Take a look at the information available for staff members relocating from outside the UK: