buddy(su) is a peer-to-peer support scheme, co-ordinated by uea(su), that brings students together and helps students make the most of their time at UEA. buddy(su) matches current UEA students with first year or foundation year students according to their needs, circumstances and interests - such as area of study and hobbies. A buddy(su) volunteer will meet up with their matched buddies and help them share their experience of UEA, find academic and social opportunities and be a friendly face through their first year at UEA. Trained by uea(su) and its partners, buddy(su) volunteers will share lots of valuable tips and useful information about UEA and the fine city of Norwich; a friendly and knowledgeable face for any new UEA student. buddy(su) volunteers have already gone through the transition of a new start: getting used to the campus; negotiating the different types of study; and have tackled the highs and lows of the first term, making them an invaluable source of knowledge as a new student’s ‘go to person’.