BEL Buddies

University is so much more than classes and assignments: it’s also about the connections you make with the people you meet, the fun you have, and the contributions you make along the way.  

BEL Buddies are Business, Economics and Law student volunteers who contribute to the BEL community in many positive ways, from welcoming new students, sharing tips and helping peers settle into university life, to being a friendly face at student events and collaborating with staff and students on partnership projects. 

Becoming a BEL Buddy provides you with many personal benefits, such as: 

  • Increasing your social and professional network 
  • Gaining valuable experience for your resume 
  • Receiving a Certificate of Participation highlighting your annual contribution 
  • Achieving recognition towards the UQ Employability Award  
  • Contributing to real and positive change to improve the university experience for your fellow students

Think the BEL Buddy volunteer role sounds like you? 

Sign up to become a BEL Buddy now and we will notify you as volunteer opportunities become available.

For more information, contact


Other ways for you to get involved:

This student mentoring program is designed for current students (mentors) to help new students (mentees) make new friends, settle into UQ life and become part of our learning community. 

For more information or to sign up as a mentor or mentee, check out the Get Set website

Mentee eligibility: all interested first semester students. 

Mentor eligibility: current students who have completed at least one semester at UQ. 

Apply now to become a student partner!  

Draw upon your experiences and insights to contribute towards improving the UQ community through collaborating in partnership with students and staff members from across the University. 

Student partners receive payment for their contribution to these valuable projects.

Learn more about the Student-Staff Partnerships program, or check out BEL’s current project listings.