Why should I have a CityBuddy?
A CityBuddy is a second or third year student on your course who will mentor you in your first term.
They are there to show you all that City has to offer, answer any questions you may have and provide a valuable insight into studying on your course.
Find out what it is like to study your course from a second or third year student.
A CityBuddy will answer any questions you may have about starting university - even before you arrive.
Arrive at City with the confidence that you already know someone at the University.
You'll get the best study tips from students on your course.
Get an invite to exclusive events - including our CityBuddies Café.
Have a personal guide to the University showing you all that City has to offer.
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Frequently asked questions
What happens after I apply?
If there are available mentors on your course, we will match you within three working days. If not, you will be placed on our waiting list and matched if one becomes available.
How long does the CityBuddy scheme run for?
The scheme runs from August until Feburary though many students choose to stay in contact throughout their time at City and beyond.
Who is eligible to apply?
All undergraduate students starting their studies in August/September 2023 are eligible to apply. Unfortunately, we do not offer mentors to postgraduate students.
How will I contact my mentor?
Initially your mentor will introduce themselves by email but you can both decide how to stay in contact. We recommend that you meet them in person for the best experience.
How will I be matched with a mentor?
You will be matched with with a student who is studying on your course. The process is randomised and on a first come first served basis.
Can I choose who my mentor is?
No, you will be randomly matched with someone that is studying on your course either from Year 2 or Year 3.