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International Students' Officers

Suramya Singh & Zainab Noor



The Role

As the lead representative of the Students' Union, the President has a unique responsibility in representing all students. As chair of the Trustee Board and a member of the highest level committees of the University, the President leads on representing students on key issues with the University, nationally and in the community. From lobbying the University to provide free sanitary items across campus to overseeing the University's divestment from fossil fuels, the role is perfect for anyone whose natural leadership and initiative can be used to create impactful positive change.


About Us

We are NUSU International Officers for the year 2021-22 and are currently 2nd year undergraduates! Originating from South Asian backgrounds, we participated in multicultutural activities over campus pre-pandemic, which is where we met not just each other but a lot of other international students, causing us to understand their concerns over a personal level and encouraging us for this role.


Priorities

  • Protect the rights of all international students and actively embody the changes they expect to see
  • Campaign for a more flexible fee installment plan and increased scholarship criteria
  • Promote equality and diversity on campus through more multicultural events and campaigns
  • Increase approachability for all groups who feel discriminated against in societies
  • Promote equal employment opportunities for international students

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