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By coming to De Montfort University (DMU) you are beginning a life-changing adventure, but you may still need some help along the wayComing to live in a new country is exciting, though it can seem challenging or even a little stressful.

In a normal year i-Buddies offers to match you with a DMU student who has already been here for a year or more who would be your Buddy for your first term.

2021 is very different!  Due to regulations concerning COVID at present it is not  possible to organise in person social events. Many of you are currently studying in your home countries and students who have arrived in Leicester are not currently be allowed to meet up with other students from outside their household.

However, we are still very keen to make contact with our new international students. We are offering you the chance to register for our i-Buddy Bulletin. This is a regular newsletter including details of suggested activities around DMU and Leicester and some useful information about life at DMU.

How will the scheme work?

It is very quick and simple to register with i-Buddies.

Just email the following information

  • Your name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your programme at DMU
  • Your home country 

We will keep your details on file and when we are out of lockdown and authorised to do so we look forward to getting to meet you all face to face! 

If you have any questions, you can contact us directly at

The i-Buddies scheme is optional – you don’t have to take part if you don’t want to.