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    International student buddies

      In BLSS we have international student buddies but other faculties don't seem to also have this position available. In this position, students run events and assist the international students at our uni. This helps them to adjust to uni life and make friends. I think it would be beneficial for there to either be teams for each faculty or a central group that runs. I would like the SU to work with the team on a larger scale so that other faculties can see the benefit of having this kind of position.
    Deena Baskin-Atkinson
    12:24pm on 17 Dec 21 The Executive Officer team have met to discuss this Idea. They have decided to delay a vote to undertake further consultation on the Idea. They will update this thread at a later point with any updates.
    Polly Jones
    4:13pm on 31 Mar 22 This is such a great idea, it's a huge shame that the officers seem to have blanked and ignored it!
    Grace Reynolds
    1:05pm on 7 Apr 22 The officer team are waiting on more information from the Faculties in order to progress this idea.
    Grace Reynolds
    11:51am on 3 May 22 This idea is still pending updates from the Faculties
    Rachael Mears
    9:49am on 15 Jul 22 Is there any further updates regarding this idea?
    Luke McCombe
    7:38pm on 21 Oct 22 Hello! I was wondering if the Students Union has an update on this. The idea has passed the required voting threshold (both the old one and the new one) and I find it very interesting that no work has been done to forward this despite the idea being a year old.
    Dhanusha Hema-Reddy
    2:17am on 5 Mar 23 The Students’ Union will work with the four faculties to promote the implementation of a university wide international student buddies scheme

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