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Hello, I’m Julius Ogayo, the International Students Officer at Bristol SU. My role is to support international students to integrate into the University of Bristol community and ensure that they have the best experience of Bristol as they undertake their studies here. In short, I seek to make University of Bristol home away from home for International Students.
I was a postgraduate student doing a master’s in public policy before being elected in this position. I was also the course rep for MPP in the 2018-2019 class and represented my department at the Staff Student Liaison Committee at the School for policy studies. In addition, I was a member of the Education Committee, East African Society, African Caribbean Society, Debating Club, Bristol Model United Nations, International Students Network as well as the Events Officer of the Disabled Students’ Network. Being part of all these diverse groups has enabled me to represent students in various capacities and allowed me at the same time to meet new people, make friends and integrated into the Bristol community and hence feeling part of this great family.
I’ll be working with different stakeholders in the University and Bristol SU to ensure that issues of concern for international students are addressed. I do understand the various challenges we undergo as international students due to the very fact that we come from diverse backgrounds with different cultures, education systems, and social lives. It upon this backdrop that I ran for this position so that we can create a better experience while studying at this great university. Therefore, I welcome your suggestions and feel free to be in touch, drop me an email, visit me at the SU at 3rd floor Richmond building for a chat or message me via my social media accounts.
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