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Voting closed 3 years ago.
Position information: 
Number of vacancies: 1

The International Students’ Officer will be responsible for representing the interests of international students within the Union, within UCL and nationally. They will help and advise in the running of International Student Orientation Programmes and plan events aimed at international students. This is a part time role in which you will also:

  • Represent international students on issues within the Union
  • Convene the International Students’ Section
  • Plan events for international students
  • Be an active member of Union Executive, Union Council and other committees
  • Contribute to the International Student Orientation Programmes

Candidates

Affaf Qureshi

Manifesto summary: 

Affaf Ali Qureshi

For International Students’ Officer

I’m a 2nd year Economics student. I have the experience of leading my college’s entrepreneurial society. I want to provide a clear route for international students to raise concerns and encourage community integration.

Key Policies:

• Fixed Fees for international students to protect them from unanticipated and unfair increases in their fees.

• Career & Visa Sponsorship awareness so international students can target the suitable firms who are willing to support their visa extension.

• Improve the underfunded English Language Support Programme (WALS) run by UCLU. I aim to increase the bookable one-to-one sessions with peer tutors.

• Support for International Students’ scholarships

• Adequate provision of student accommodation by ensuring international students are given preference at UCL student houses.

• Increase the number of jobs that are specific to international students, posted on the UCLU Job Shop

These policies will help ensure that international students receive the standard of education and facilities they pay for.

I recognize that I have an obligation to do justice to this opportunity and will constantly search for innovative ways to move the international community forward. PLEASE VOTE AT uclu.org/elections. If you have any queries please contact me via email affaf.qureshi.14@ucl.ac.uk.

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