International Student Ambassadors

The #WeAreInternational student ambassador programme is an education policy and leadership development scheme for exceptional individuals from around the world who are currently studying in the UK.

Our vision for the programme is to empower international students to be key partners in shaping a quality student experience, using their knowledge of studying in the UK to influence policy and lead the #WeAreInternational campaign, so that together we can develop an inclusive global student community. Our student ambassadors will be equipped with policy knowledge and leadership skills to lead change, and forge an exciting network of global student leaders.

Join the #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador Programme 2020-22

Applications are now open to become a #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador 2020-22. We are inviting all current international students aged 18 or over to apply. Successful candidates will be appointed for a period of two academic years, until September 2022. 

This is an exciting opportunity for international students to join the programme, lead the award-winning #WeAreInternational campaign, represent international students’ voices with various training and development sessions, and receive exclusive access to mentorships, events, and conferences.

Applications will close at 23:59 on Tuesday 10th November 2020. Shortlisted candidates are invited to online interview on Wednesday 25th November. 

To be eligible, applicants must be aged 18 or above and be a current EU or overseas student studying in the UK who is graduating after June 2021. Applicants must demonstrate the drive and interest in keeping up to date with policy, interest in international education, and passion to create positive change for students.

Please contact if you have any questions.

International students are at the heart of everything we do at UKCISA. We are proud to work with and learn from our student ambassadors to help deliver our vision for a world-class international student experience. 

The 2020-2021 Student Ambassadors

Please see the attached PDF to learn more about each of our current ambassadors, listed below. If you have any questions about the programme or are interested in working with our ambassadors, please contact


Parvathy Ramesh, University of Glasgow (PGT), India 

Michelle Jideofor, University of Bristol (UG), Botswana

Daniel Haid, Sheffield Hallam University (PhD), Germany

Anant Rangan, University of Birmingham (UG), USA

Khoa Nguyen, University of Leeds (PGT), Vietnam 

Nebu George, Bangor University (PhD), India

Katie Crabtree, Leeds Trinity University (PhD), USA

Abdullah Umar Zulaidi, Newcastle University (UG), Brunei

Adetoun Adebayo, University of Nottingham (UG), Nigeria

Yunyan Li, University of Bristol (PhD), China



Watch the student ambassadors talk about what they want to achieve in their position, which services have been most useful to them as international students, and more.