Global Buddies Committee


Global Buddies is run by a committee of University of Edinburgh students who work to make visiting students feel welcome on campus. The committee matches people into Buddy Groups, organises regular events and activities, leads training and development opportunities for Buddy Group Leaders and Supergroup Leaders and makes sure that all Buddies benefit from the programme.

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Global Buddies Committee 2019-20




Ximing Huang

Hi, my name is Ximing Huang, an International Relations with Quantitative Methods student and will be your Chair in the Committee for this year. I have studied and worked abroad for 5 years now, and I am also keen on travelling in 5 continents. I am happy to share my experience with everyone. I cannot wait to help you to discover an Interesting Edinburgh.




Events and Activities Coordinator

Anna Sharrock



Hi, my name is Anna and I’m a 2nd year International Relations and International Law student. I love travelling and spent this summer in Colombia. I can’t wait to welcome all the new exchange students to Edinburgh and help them to have the best experience that they can! 













Communications Coordinator




Victoria Pi

Hi! I'm Victoria, a 3rd-year student studying Business and Law. I love exploring different cultures and meeting new people. My favorite thing to do in Edinburgh is finding a comfortable spot to relax in Holyrood Park. Feel free to ask me anything and I can't wait to show you what Edinburgh has to offer! 







Events and Activities Coordinator

Tea Myftaraj

Hey, my name is Tea and I am a fourth year Sociology student. I love attempting new things that I have never tried before (especially food!!) and going on adventures to new places! I am so excited to be an Events and Activities Coordinator this year and I can’t wait to show the international students all the fun things Edinburgh has to offer.