Bangladeshi couple study same course at university

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A couple from Bangladesh have travelled 5,000 miles to study the same course at the University of Portsmouth.

Masuda Tonima and Anim Hossain are studying for a Masters degree in electronic engineering.

The former teachers relocated from Dhaka to study on the same year-long course because the university offered the perfect course.

Masuda said: ‘We feel like we fit right in here, with everyone being so friendly and welcoming. The cultural differences only make it more interesting when meeting new people.

‘Everyone at the university – both classmates and tutors – are very helpful, it’s almost like we’re with family.

‘Apart from the weather 
– which seems to change every hour, everything’s been great.

‘We would definitely recommend the university to other international students.’

The couple had both completed degree courses in Bangladesh before coming to the UK – Masuda in applied physics and electronics, and Anim in electrical and electronic engineering.