i-Buddies case study -Tanmay and Muaaz
Tanmay Shah is an Indian Postgraduate student Studying MSc Computing. He met and his buddy Muaaz Lunat an Economics and Business Management student at the i-Buddy welcome meal at the Riverside Café and hit it off immediately, keeping in touch every week and sharing common interests.
ibuddy-case-study-imgTanmay who heard about the scheme before joining DMU said: “The scheme has been really beneficial for me as you know that there is someone there to whom you can reach out to, who will be there to support you, who knows the city and the university.
“I have had such a great experience and will continue my association with the scheme.”
Muaaz said: “Joining the DMU ibuddy scheme was one of the things I wanted to do this year because it is a great way to help give something back to my university and to fellow students.
“It has been a great experience and I got to meet some great people who I would not have met otherwise.
“I would definitely recommend people sign up for this scheme as it is a richly rewarding experience for both the international students and the volunteers.
Tanmay also met up with other students on the scheme for a night of ten pin bowling followed by a meal.
However, it was quite a dramatic first term for Tanmay who also had to cope with being rushed into hospital to have his appendix taken out in an emergency operation.
He said: “I am thankful that the scheme was there to help me during a difficult start to my time at DMU.”
The scheme only runs for one term, but many choose to stay engaged and in contact with their i-buddy once the scheme has ended.