International Students’ Officer’s Report – Week 12, Sem 1, 2016

Hannah Elten, Alexander Shu, Jasmine Yu and Anqi Zhao

At the end of April, the first International Council to the USU took successfully place. One of the most prominent issues discussed was the possibility of more workshops around campus regarding fair work and labour rights for international students. Clubs and Society Executives should check their mailboxes for the invitation to the next International Council.

Furthermore, the Overseas Departments of SUPRA and the SRC held a very successful joint lunch event in Week 9, demonstrating the good cooperation between the two organizations. We also would like to draw attention to the Visa workshop held by SUPRA on May 24 in Merewether Lecture Theatre 2 at 12:45 pm.
The disappearance and subsequent murder of UTS international student graduate Mengmei Leng has raised concerns for the safety of international students in Sydney. We want to encourage all students who experience any concerns to their safety to report these concerns to the police or other trusted authorities.
Finally, we would like to congratulate Yifan Kong for being the first international student getting elected to the position of USU Board Director since 2007 – with an overwhelming number of votes.

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