International Staff Buddy Scheme

The aim of International Buddy scheme is to provide a friendly welcome for new international staff, helping them to settle into life in Belfast and at Queen’s University. We also hope that the scheme will further promote integration and cultural exchange at Queen’s.

It is expected that new international staff and their buddies will keep in contact as long as they feel is appropriate either by email, via our International Staff Facebook group or face-to-face meetings. It is up to you to decide the form of contact which suits you best.

New international staff can request access to a buddy by emailing the HR Business Partner who dealt with their appointment who will seek to pair you with an employee currently working in Queen’s, from the same country, where possible, and who has made the same transition to the University.