Run by students for students!
The International Students Association (ISA) brings together all students who have come to the UK to study from another country. We care and drive the support and events for International students’ on campus.

We would love for you to join our network and help us:

  • Have conversations about the international student community and how to help them get the best out of their university experience.
  • Help drive events, conversation, support and services for the international community
  • Help raise awareness of the issues that international students face, and their contribution to the University and wider society
  • Work with us to provide a safe-space environment
  • Help organise events that are tailored to the needs and tastes of international students

International Students' Association

The ISA is a student body established to celebrate, value and promote diversity and culture. It aims build a sense of community, and inclusivity within the students at the University of Essex. We aim to achieve this by engaging and supporting international students/societies and minority ethnic groups to put on any event to celebrate their culture.

Alexandru Ilie
Hi, my name is Alex and I am currently studying my masters in Organised Crime, Terrorism and Security. In my own time, I'm also a piano professor, music enthusiast and vocal singer.
Audrey Hutabarat
Deputy Chair
Hi my name is Audrey and I'm a second year International Relations student. I don't play any musical instruments and I'm not too fond of long haul flights either.
Yi Shan Lim
Marketing officer
Hi, my name is Yi Shan. I’m a second year student studying law with business and I’m from Malaysia. I’ve been learning martial arts for 11 years now and I’m a food lover.
Rachana Reddy
Project officer
I am Rachana from India. I am a second year student studying Accounting with Economics and I enjoy studying Accounting. I am a friendly, enthusiastic person and a keen learner and would love to explore the world.
Samra Saddique
Project officer
I’m Samra a second year law student. I have a pet fish called tripstacey and I’m a lead tenant.
Yashodhra Sabu
Project officer
My name is Yashodhra, but they call me Tunni. A Data Science enthusiast and a professional Indian Classical Dancer, if I'm not present during lectures I'm probably somewhere grooving to Bollywood songs!

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