Buddy Scheme Relaunches #2

Portrait of a Mentee

The Students’ Union Buddy Scheme is relaunching this year in a new, improved formula. Still unsure about applying? Read this interview with one of the current mentees and see for yourself.

This week we spoke to Khulan, a Mathematics with Finance student.



Name: Khulan Lodoidamba

Degree: BSc Mathematics with Finance and Accounting

Year: 1st

From: Mongolia

What made you choose QMUL?

My friend went here and, when it came to applying to universities, I knew I wanted to join her. I feel like QMUL has a great reputation and I really enjoyed the Open Evening that I attended.

What is the best thing about having a mentor?

In the first few weeks, it was nice to have someone that I can ask about the university life and the structure of the course, and I am not the type that approaches people first, so it was great to have my mentor come to me and chat. I sometimes find it difficult to make friends and I would say that being part of the scheme really helped me in that regard. I really believe that my mentor opened my eyes and guided me through university.

What was the most challenging experience so far and how did your mentor help overcome it?

I don’t think I’ve had many challenges so far. My biggest concern was about making new friends and handling the work load of my course, but after I first met with my mentor all of my worries disappeared.

How do you see your relationship with your mentor in the future?

I think we will continue to chat and maybe hang out after exams are over. In the further future, I think we might exchange career advice or even end up in the same sector, as we’re both interested in the financial side of our degree.

What advice would you give a buddy pair?

Be social and nice, you might end up close friends!

To find out more about the Buddy Scheme and how to sign up, click here.