Meet your candidates for International Students’ Officer 2020

This officer has the responsibility to ensure that the needs of international students are acknowledged and reflected throughout University and the Student Union

Louise Elali – ‘International Students: recognised, encouraged and cherished’

Louise is an international student and teacher here at Sussex. Her research is focused around international students and the difficulties they face. If elected, she intends to focus on issues of bureaucracy, funding and isolation – “the biggest hurdles that international students experience”.

Read Louise’s full manifesto here.

Collins Ejodamah Eromosele – ‘More Value for Tuition’

Collins Eromosele is a Nigerian MA student studying Human Rights. If elected, he intends to close the BAME attainment gap, with emphases on international students with learning and physical disabilities and access to information. As international students pay double the tuition fees of home students, Collins wants to ensure international students are getting value for money.

Read Collins’ full manifesto here.

Stephanie Habib – ‘For the Six Pillars – vote Stephanie!’

Stephanie is an MA student of Media Practice for Development & Social Change, who has studied and worked in four countries over the last decade. She intends to lobby for the ‘Six Pillars of Support’, which are: practical, social & emotional. economic, physical, language-based and academic & careers-oriented support.

Read Stephanie’s full manifesto here.

Ijlal Khalid – A Union for All

A former Sussex student and current Society and Citizenship Officer, Ijlal is now running for International Students’ officer, a position which he helped to create. He has lobbied for discussions about race and diversity within the university, and has been involved with multiple projects this year, such as the BAME Ambassadors project and BAME Leadership program. If elected, he intends to address BAME and international academic experience, student experience, wellbeing, hostility and employability.

Read Ijlal’s full manifesto here.

Revathy Nair

Revathy is a second year Law Student, with links to SMUTS, Harry Potter Society and the Buddy Scheme. As an international student, she relates to the experience of moving elsewhere to study, and aims to ‘make all International Students feel welcome at Sussex, regardless of their duration of stay’.

Read Revathy’s full manifesto here.

Ujala Sheikh – ‘Destroy the Invisibility’

Ujala is a Law with International Relations student. As an expatriate and international student, her outlook is one which addresses ‘the predicaments that come with fitting into a place that may not feel like your own’. If elected, Ujala intends to use her background in student leadership and debate to address the ‘gap in the representation of International Students at Sussex’.

Read Ujala’s full manifesto here.


Polls are open from 23rd March, so get voting!