International students

  1. Buddy scheme to help international students

    A university has set up a buddy system to help international students who are isolated due to lockdown.

    Under the "check-in and chat" programme at the University of Northampton, staff and volunteers are matched up with students, who have stayed in the country and not returned home.

    So have more than 70 have signed up.

    Simi Chacko, from India, said was helping her as she did not have a "clue what to do" when the university closed.

    "Even if we wanted to go back to India, we didn't have the flights, we didn't have anything here to support us," she said.

    "We were in a dilemma."

    University of Northampton