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Help our international students settle into their new home

What is Family Link? 

The Family Link scheme pairs our international students, academic visitors and their families with local residents to help them experience British culture and to give them a warm welcome to their new community. The scheme is open to alumni, residents of local community and University staff.

How you can help 

As a Family Link Host, you'll meet up with your students once per term (or more if desired) for around 2 to 3 hours at a time. You could take a trip to Lakeside Arts, meet up for a coffee or invite your students over for a Sunday roast - the only limit is your imagination!  

About you 

  • You can choose how many students to host (usually 2 or more); we’ve found that hosts usually prefer to entertain a couple of students, or a student and their family, so that they feel more at ease. 
  • You'll need to be happy to host students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities – please be flexible.

How to apply  

Check out the role description, then complete an application form below.  We'll be in touch with you from late September to confirm the details. 

You'll then attend a matching event on Thursday 1st November, meeting your students for the first time! Find out more.

Applications close Friday 14th September.


Family Link Host and students

Two students waving to camera 
International student at the Family Link matching evening
Other ways to get involved

Alumni Relations

Portland Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 823 2408
fax: +44 (0)115 951 3937