- International awards: the nominations for International Awards are now live and there are 7 different awards for students to nominate people for.
- Europe week: deadline for student groups to show interest is on Monday 8th April. Events for sq3 and sq4 are starting to be finalised for Colchester campus. Currently working with VP Southend to co-ordinate the events happening in Southend. Looking to hold some events on Loughton camous, however classes run 9-6 so trying to find events at times that works with the students.
- Conference: I presented at a conference around enhancing the international student experience, which was chaired by member of parliment Baroness Uddin, where I spoke on the extra-curricular activities available for interenational students at Essex and the support available through the SU. A number of delegates from different universities were interested in our SU Advice, the number of cultural societies, ISA and the global nature of Essex. Some universities also stated that they would like some advice on how to work with their SUs to create a VP International position as they do not have full time representatives at their unions.
One quote that stood out from the conference:
"We cannot simply play lip service to calling ourselves global and international universities, but we should work harder to live it"