Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

The aim of our Buddy Scheme is to help new students settle into University Life, and to enhance the student experience of all participating students. Buddies are current undergraduate students who have undergone training to help them perform their role.  

By applying to be a Buddy or joining the scheme as a new student you agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this document.  

Buddies and new students will be invited to select how they would like to engage in the scheme. They can choose to be: 

  1. Matched based on school OR/AND
  2. Matched based on experiences/characteristics

Buddy/New student Matching 

Buddies and New student matching will be undertaken by the Buddy scheme administration team.

The team will endeavour to identify suitable matches based on the information provided by both parties. There is no guarantee that all requests will be fully met. 

If either the Buddy or the new student feel that the match does not suit their needs, they have the right to request, via the Buddy scheme administration team, an alternative match. 

Confidentiality and Data Protection  

The University of Aberdeen is committed to protecting your personal information and being clear about the information we collect and how we use it. We take our responsibilities seriously as the controller of your personal information under data protection law. 

Data collected to register your participation in the Buddy scheme (as a Buddy or new student) will be used for the purpose of coordinating the Buddy scheme 2023/24 ONLY and will be deleted within 30 days of the academic year ending. Please note any information disclosed will NOT be shared with other parts of the University.

The relationship between Buddies and New students is at all times, a confidential one. Only in special circumstances such as welfare concern, misconduct or breach of the terms of conditions will Buddies seek extra support from the Buddy scheme administration team, and should this be necessary, they will do so with the full knowledge of the new student.