Buddy Programme

Buddy Programme

PIER Helmholtz Graduate School

A Graduate Education Program of Universität Hamburg in Cooperation with DESY

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Buddy Programme

What is a buddy programme? The basic idea is that experienced doctoral candidates support newcomers and pass along their personal experiences to them.

Universität Hamburg and many other universities have been conducting successful buddy programmes for their students for many years now. The PIER Helmholtz Graduate School now offers this service to its doctoral candidates as well.

What services does the programme offer?

The initial contact between a new doctoral candidate and his or her buddy usually takes place via e-mail before the newcomer arrives in Hamburg. The new doctoral candidates are happy to have a personal contact and support, especially during the initial phase. This support may include, for example, accompanying the newcomer to the initial contact points at DESY, the university and the city of Hamburg; assistance if the newcomers are having communication difficulties; taking the newcomer on a tour of the city, barhopping or simply sharing experiences at the “social hour” events for the doctoral candidates.

Who can participate?

All of the doctoral candidates in the PIER research areas can participate in the buddy programme and benefit from the offerings of the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School.

Why should you become a buddy?

As a buddy, you enjoy many benefits. It's fun to get involved and take on responsibility. You get to know new people and new cultures. Every buddy receives a certificate from the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School concerning their buddy activities. In addition, your buddy activities can be counted as Component C (International Campus) on the Certificate of Intercultural Competence (CIC) of Universität Hamburg, if not counted for another official certificate of Universität Hamburg. Certificates of this kind are regarded very favourably by employers, because they document a job candidate's intercultural competence and social commitment.

How are the buddies brought together?

Buddy programmes offer an outstanding opportunity to do social and professional networking. The PIER Helmholtz Graduate School provides the setting for such networking. It regularly invites all buddies to welcome parties, shared activities and outings. When you register for the programme, you can enter your wishes concerning your partner's country of origin, languages, research interests and hobbies.

Please send your questions and suggestions to:

Jennifer Vix
Coordinator PIER Helmholtz Graduate School
Building 61, Room 117a
Notkestr. 85, 22607 Hamburg, Germany

e-mail: jennifer.vix@pier-hamburg.de
Phone: +49-40-8998-5503


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