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Candidate for the position of International Students' Rep

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Oluwakemi Onibalusi

Diversity doesn't look like anyone. It looks like everyone.

Hello,

My name is Kemi, a Nigerian currently doing my MSc in Public Policy and I am running for the position of student representative for international students. 

As an international student myself, I am aware of the challenges international students are faced with especially during these uncertain times. Integrating into a new society, making new friends, and seeking employment opportunities are just a few examples of issues that international students try to tackle. This is why I am vying for this position to make your student life easy and enjoyable.

If elected I would aim to:

  • Create a platform for all students to negotiate professional development and work opportunities
  • Increase virtual social activities whereby students meet up and socialize. There are so many platforms on which social and cultural events would be organized at least twice a week. This creates an opportunity for students to learn about other cultures, make new friends and promotes a sense of belonging for every student 
  • Prioritize your personal needs, by seeking out various ways to increase funding and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Organize activities outside the university area as soon as the lockdown is lifted. Since we live and study in Glasgow we should explore all the city has to offer.
  • Develop effective communication between students. The creation of friendships and social networks helps provide students with an identity in foreign surroundings.

It will be an honor to serve as a representative for all international students in this prestigious institution.

Thank you.