You can sign up here to be allocated a Buddy from your faculty

Welcome to 'ALSS' the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

We run a Buddy scheme especially for new ALSS students like yourself, where current 2nd and 3rd year students from your department have been trained to 'mentor' new incoming students in their first semester.

Due to popular demand, this has now been opened for students also to sign up from week 6 (w/c 30th October).
We also wish to support you with your first assignments, so please note in the below form if this is of interest to you.

ALSS Buddies, have already been through what you are experiencing - as a new student and are best placed to help you ‘find your feet’. Whether advising you on student life and how to make the most of your time at uni – provide practical advice if you don't know who else to ask - or simply just being someone to talk to.

We try to match up students on the same course, as far as possible, or at least in the same department as well as interests and other information you provide.

All students who participate need to be aware that this is not an academic mentoring scheme, although we do have some trained Buddies who can help with practical study queries and assessment advice, so please mention if this is important to you.

Obviously we expect all participants to be respectful to each other during the mentoring scheme and many stay friends beyond the time of the scheme. Buddies are volunteers, who just wish to help other students benefit from their experience.

Students who have participated in the past have found that it has made a real difference and a number of them have since trained to become buddies themselves!

So, don’t hesitate, sign up now and your Buddy should be in touch soon!

Best wishes,



Karen Sturt

ALSS Buddy Scheme Supervisor

Tell us about yourself  

* 1. Which campus are you attending?

* 2. Which course are you studying?

* 3. What are your interests/ hobbies? you may state more than one.

* 4. Your accommodation: are you?

* 5. Have you joined any clubs or societies? If not, what kind of activities are you interested in? (Answer optional)

* 6.

Why would you like a Buddy?

Examples: to have a a contact person at Anglia Ruskin, help find my way around, gain insight on fun things to do locally, meet a fellow student who can answer my questions about university life, get some advice and support with how to approach study and assignments etc. (write as much as you like) 


* 7. Would you prefer your Buddy to be

Nearly finished, now we just need your contact details 

* 8.

Please provide your personal email address***

* 9. Please provide your student email e.g.

* 10.

Student ID number

(The number consists of 7 numbers and will most probably start with a 1)

* 11. Hold old are you?

* 12. First name

* 13. Surname

* 14. Where is 'home'? (Country, town of origin)

*** Please note: personal emails will not be passed to Buddies, Buddies will contact you via your Anglia student email address.
Thank you for signing up and we will email you soon with all further details.
For any Buddy Scheme queries, please contact us at