The GUSA Buddy System aims to encourage people who may not be comfortable exercising themselves to do so with the help of a buddy. Each buddy pairing will last for four weeks. If you are not a member of the university gym, throughout this four-week period you are granted access to the UoG Sport facilities only when accompanied by your buddy.

Why is the GUSA gym buddy system in place?

The GUSA gym buddy system aims to aid those who are not already exercising for any reason. We pair each student up with a volunteer buddy with similar availability and interests for a four-week period. We hope that during this four-week period the student will become more comfortable partaking in exercise, and will hopefully have made a friend in their gym buddy.

Finding your Buddy

We try to match our buddies as appropriately as possible on areas such as your interests and availability. If you are a student looking for a volunteer buddy, applications for finding a volunteer buddy in Semester 1 will open in September 2020.

Becoming a volunteer Buddy

Your volunteer role will involve taking part in social sport sessions alongside your buddy and arranging meeting times and venues, encouraging your buddy to be a confident, independent university sport user along the way. In return, GUSA will provide you with training before you begin, constant support and overall an invaluable experience. If you are interested please contact gusa-welfare@glasgow.ac.uk.