The Buddy committee is a flexible, multi-national committee that aims to bring Dutch and international students closer together. During the semester, the committee organizes a number of activities related to integration and internationalization for participants of the program.

Wesley Lam

Hey Hello! My name is Wesley and I am a first year student of Human Computer Interaction & Design. As chairman of the Buddy Committee, I will facilitate and manage our awesome team, with the ambition to create an amazing buddy experience for you all! I like to wander around, cruise on my board, and as my picture may give away, I like to eat food. If you have any questions or want to have a chat, feel free to contact me. I’m looking forward to meet you!: )

Amy Soutendam

Hi guys! My name is Amy and I am a second year student of Industrial Design Engineering (bachelors). I’m the Secretary of the Buddy Committee which means that I make the minute notes during our meetings and take care of emails. Besides this I am active for my student association AEGEE-Enschede and I like to spend time with my year club. Looking forward to see you soon!

Anna Bruijning

Hi guys! I am Anna I am a second year student of Industrial Design Engineering (Bachelor). I am the treasurer of the buddy committee which means that I keep track of all the money. Besides that I love being active in committees as well as in my personal live (I love to play sports). I am looking forward to meeting you!!

Hizirwan Salim

Hey, bonjour, ola, ni hao! I’m Hizirwan (Hiz) and I’m a third-year biomedical engineer. Of all my hobbies, seeking new ones is probably the most interesting one. Not only do I participate in all the awesome events this buddy committee organizes, I’m also handling our external relations. If you would like to work with us, don’t hesitate to contact us by the contact form or just contact me. Hope to see you on our next events or as partner of Buddy!

Yfke Dotinga

Hi everyone! My name is Yfke and I am a second year student of Industrial Design Engineering (bachelor). I am in charge of the Public Relations, so I will give you updates about the upcoming events. You can also contact me if you have questions or things you want to share. Besides my study and the Buddy Committee I like to sport and to try new things. I am looking forward to meeting you at one of our events!

Akhyar Sadad

Hi, I’m Akhyar, I am now pursuing a master degree in the field of wireless and sensor systems. I'm the activity manager at Buddy. I love to turn creative ideas into reality. As many people said "If it is stupid but it works out, it ain’t stupid, isn’t it?" Do you have a great idea for an activity? Don't hesitate to contact me! Beside that, I like photography and traveling around the world. See you when I see you!

Email: buddy@union.utwente.nl
Phone: +31 53 489 8006