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I want a mentor

The Buddy Scheme is here to help our new undergraduate students settle into life at Queen Mary. Starting university can leave you with a lot of questions, many of which current students are the best equipped to answer. Our mentors are trained to support incoming students socially and will work with you throughout the year to unburden some of your worries, help you to integrate into Queen Mary and make sure you truly enjoy your time here.

Why have a mentor?

Feeling positive and knowing that you have someone you can rely on can have a major impact on your academic performance – having a mentor can play a huge role in this, as it can help you:

  • Meet new people from your course and the University;
  • Learn more about the University and local area;
  • Gain practical advice, encouragement and support;
  • Help you to get involved with Students' Union activities such as events and societies and
  • Signpost you to services on campus.

How does it work?

Queen Mary students are the best! We have had so many of our current students across our schools sign up to be mentors that in many schools you will automatically get a mentor. 

During Welcome Week, you will be sent an invitation to sign up for Vygo where you can select your mentor and get in touch with them. If you miss the email, you can sign up with your Queen Mary email address.

After that, your buddy will contact you once a week to see how you're getting on, and will organise activities, event or drop-in session for you 4 times throughout the academic year. You will be able to get some tried and tested tips from current students and get access to support when you need it.

If you have not heard from a mentor by 6th October and you would like one, please email us at and we will do our very best to match you up.


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