Wellbeing Wednesday: Introducing MATES

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Refreshers is just around the corner, so we thought we would let you know about our new and exciting MATES scheme! MATES pairs you up with another student with similar interests. It's a great way to make new friends and meet people you probably wouldn’t have bumped into otherwise! You can also use it to request a personalised induction to any of our clubs or society – perfect if you’re a bit nervous about showing up to an event!

How does it work? When you sign up, you will be asked a few questions about yourself. We will use that information to pair you up with someone we think would be a good match for you. As soon as we have found someone, you will receive an email putting you both in touch, and then it’s up to you! You can go for a walk or a coffee (within government regulations!), facetime, go to a virtual event together... The world is your oyster!

If you want to find out more about a club or society, we will use the same form to pair you up with a MATES ambassador who will be happy to have a chat, answer any of your questions and come with you to your first event! We know how daunting joining an event can be, so whether you’ve just started your studies or are in your final year, MATES is here for you!

You’ll find more information on our website soon, but if you have any questions in the meantime you can email Lara, our VP Wellbeing, at union.vpwellbeing@hw.ac.uk!

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