Hej! Xin Chào! And Hello!
Growing up in multiple countries, including Denmark and China, and coming from a mixed background, German and Vietnamese – I am aware of all things that international students face when arriving in an unfamiliar place and the importance of an international community in providing a place to meet new friends, to celebrate diversity, and to feel the warmth of home.
My involvement in this year’s International Students' Council as Cultural Events Officer, has enabled me to engage hands-on with students across international societies, and equip myself with invaluable experiences in fulfilling my role with determination and integrity. Furthermore, it allowed me to use the opportunity to recognise possible change to be made for the future well-being of students.
- Greater presence of ISC: Establishing continued efforts in widening awareness of ISC and its projects; including out-reach through social media and active interaction with students on campus.
- Providing a greater support platform: Encouraging students to turn to ISC for support regarding any concerns, and promotion of international-student-oriented academic/internship opportunities.
- Greater network among international students and societies: Strengthening the sense of community through celebration of diversity with focus on greater collaboration with societies.
ISC will strive to create inclusive events for all students to participate in, international and local as well as INTO and Post-graduate. From the get-go, Fresher’s Week opportunities will allow new and returning students to ‘meet and greet’ and make new friends. And in the spirit of diversity, ISC would also advocate for greater and regular communication and inter-society meetings among international societies for collaborative events and student network.
ISC’s stronger presence would be noted online and offline, through Facebook and Instagram as well as increased presence on campus and university events, to encourage students to reach out to ISC for support for any concerns, in student-to-student confidence. Furthermore, efforts will be made to campaign for more showcases for international and UK-based internship opportunities viable for non-UK students, and talks by former international students who have found work in the UK, after graduation.