Buddy program

A buddy will help you get ready for uni life & connect with others - all on chat or text!

Starting at a university can be confusing, so our Buddy Program is designed to help ease the transition to uni life and provide a safe and comfortable environment for new students to ask questions. As a new student, you are paired with a current student to discuss preparing for your studies, finalising your Uni admin and understanding life in Australia, and more.

It’s also a great way to make friends! While the program runs through until week 4, you can continue catching up with your buddy beyond this if you become friends and both wish to do so!

Join the community

Get a buddy

male student and female student buddies

If you are new to Murdoch University and would like social support.

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Become a buddy

two male and one female student buddies

Want to make a difference and connect with a new student, register your interest.

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I have made friends far and wide and now cannot wait to visit them in their different countries.Nancy Mokera, Kenya
…One of the most rewarding experiences throughout my course. Not only do you gain a wider understanding of the world by being a buddy, but you also get to help new students find their footing when they first arrive.Jessica St John, USA
I made so many friends in the program and got to learn about their different cultures. As well as the activities in the program such as movie and Australian food nights, we all got together to do other things around Perth like go to the beach. One of the best experiences was beating a world record at the ACDC tribute concert. As I am going on exchange next year, many of the friends I made have offered to show me around their country if I visit, to repay me for helping them adjust to life in Australia. Being a part of this program has made me want to pursue a career working with students studying abroad.Leah Walsh