International Students' Officer Role

RUSU defines an international student as anyone who self-defines as having an international background, whether that means anyone who comes to the UK to study or who have lived in or meaningfully interacted with two or more cultural environments. This includes students from both within and outside the European Union (EU) and those who pay both home and international fees.

You can self-define as an international student in your elections profile.

What's the role?

Representing International Students’ interests within the:

  • Union
  • University
  • NUS International Students’ Conference

What's involved?

You will be acting:

As a Contact

  • Key point of contact for International Students
  • Signpost students to the relevant services
  • Engage International students with the Union’s democratic functions
  • Lead a students' network

As a Campaigner

A campaign can consist of events, initiatives and projects

  • Run campaigns that create positive change
  • Plan awareness raising events and activities
  • Liaise with other officers on inclusive campaigns across multiple liberation groups

As a Representative

Represent International students’ interests within the union, university and nationally by:

  • Attending university committees
  • Attending RUSU’s Liberation and Representation Committee
  • Speaking up at Student Voice

All for the benefit of international students.

What’s in it for me?

  • Great networking opportunities both within the university and outside
  • A chance to create positive change for current and future international students
  • Build valuable relations with academic staff
  • Develop skills and get experience future employers will notice
  • Meet new people

Am I eligible?

If you self-define as an international student and are enrolled on a course during the academic year nominations are held then yes, you are!

How do I get this role?

You’ll need to nominate yourself for the role when elections open. You’ll need to submit a short manifesto detailing what you’d like to change as International Students' Officer. We have written a guide on how to write a great manifesto.

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RUSU President 2020/21 Rachel Osborne

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RUSU Education Officer 2020/21 George Ingram

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