Peer Support Network

Life as a student has its ups and downs. Sometimes it can help to sit down and have a chat with another student, someone who understands what you are going through. 

Looking for Peer Support?

If you’re interested in being matched with a peer supporter, all you have to do is send an email with your name to We’ll take care of the rest!

The Peer Support Network is a one-to-one meet-up service open to any student looking for a little extra company and friendship during their time at St Andrews.

  • The Network is made up of student volunteers trained in listening skills.
  • They are available for a coffee and a chat, or to accompany students to events or society activities.
  • Meet-ups are commonly once a week for an hour or so, but can be tailored to your individual circumstances.

Interested in becoming a Peer Supporter?

  • No previous experience is required, but applications are limited to second year students and above. 
  • You may be invited to a short interview with a couple of our current volunteers.
  • If your application is successful, you will be invited to a training session which will take place over a few hours later in the semester. Be sure to set aside time for this if you decide to apply!‌
  • For more information please email

Buddy and Mentoring Schemes

The University runs a number of peer-led academic buddy and mentoring schemes. The majority of these schemes are coordinated by student volunteers, and supported by CEED. The schemes are most active in the summer months before new students first arrive in St Andrews and can be an excellent way to ask questions and learn more about University life.

New students are invited to join the schemes via invitations emailed out over the summer months.