New Chair and Vice-Chairs appointed to lead UKCISA’s Student Advisory Group

03 September 2020

UKCISA is pleased to announce the new Chair and Vice-Chairs of its Student Advisory Group:

  • Nebu George, PhD student at Bangor University, will be the new Chair
  • Daniel Haid, PhD student at Sheffield Hallam University, will be Vice-Chair
  • Anant Rangan, undergraduate student at University of Birmingham will be Vice-Chair

As Chair, Nebu will sit on the UKCISA Board of Trustees as a student representative; he will also set and agree future meeting agendas with UKCISA, helping to ensure UKCISA is effectively advocating for international students. Nebu will work closely with Daniel and Anant, to lead and support various activities, such as UKCISA’s student forum and the student charter.

Nebu George, said: "I am honoured to have the privilege of being the new Chair of the Student Advisory Group. We strive to positively enrich the experience of international students studying in the UK. By taking into account their needs and interests, the Student Advisory Group plays a vital role of providing feedback and recommendations for various policies aimed at international students - after all, we are the ones impacted by them."

Anant Rangan, added: “The student voice is at the heart of UKCISA’s work, and the Student Advisory Group empowers students to use our first-hand experience to shape UKCISA’s strategies. ”

Daniel Haid, said: “I feel honoured to be working with UKCISA and other international students to lead various projects that support the international student communities in the UK.”

Rex Béchu, outgoing Chair of the Student Advisory Group, said: "I have had the honour and privilege to work for international students in the UK as the chair of UKCISA Student Advisory Group, and every single Student Ambassador is a testament to the talent and resilience of international students. UKCISA is an outstanding organisation and I am proud to have worked with the incredible, passionate and dedicated team."

Anne Marie Graham, UKCISA Chief Executive, said: “I would like to thank Rex Béchu for her work as the first chair of the Student Advisory Group. Rex has made a significant impact in the past six months and has effectively and efficiently supported UKCISA’s work during this unprecedented time.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with Nebu, Daniel and Anant over the coming year to build on this work and continue to drive our vision forward.” 

More information

UKCISA’s Student Advisory Group is an official sub-committee of our Board of Trustees – its purpose is to provide UKCISA with the student voice and advise on major strategic decisions, projects, and policies. 

The group is made up of current international students, recent graduates, and students’ union officers who bring their lived experience to help shape the work we do at UKCISA.