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On 16 November, we welcomed nearly 70 international students from across the UK to join UKCISA Fest 2022, an event that puts the international student voice at the heart of policymaking.
On International Students' Day, the OfS’s Student Engagement Manager, Ben Hunt, highlights issues faced by international students, and the importance of listening to their voices.
Sarah Rimmington, Advice and Training Officer at UKCISA highlights the main points from the ICIBI's latest report on the immigration system as it relates to the higher education sector.
Australia has set out an international education strategy to encourage more students to study in their nation.
On University Mental Health Day, #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador Sara reflects on her decision to study in the UK and offers tips for international students who may be feeling homesick.
As the only EU citizen in UKCISA’s first ambassador cohort, Daniel has worked as a co-leader of the EU/Brexit Working Group, a group set up by the ambassadors to tackle challenges faced by EU students in the UK.
Adetoun's dedication to helping international students has led to her recognition in The Future Leaders 2020/21 List of 150 of the UK’s Most Outstanding African and African Caribbean Students and New Graduates.
Born in India, raised in the United States, and educated in England, Anant has a unique, global perspective which he applies to his work as a Student Ambassador.
Nebu reflects on his growth within the Student Ambassador programme, his dedication to solving employability issues international students face, and his hopes for the future.
As a student from China, Yunyan is passionate about building a more inclusive and supportive community for international students in the UK.
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