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Stanford - Union Affairs Officer

Talk to me about:

Educational and social experience of postgraduates

Issues facing international students

Postgraduate and International Student Networks

Hello, my name is Shubham Singh and I am currently Postgraduate Education Officer. My role encompasses representing Postgraduate (both taught and research) students at all levels within University and improving their student experience, particularly, in regards to well-being and academic affairs.

In September 2016, I came to Bristol to do MSc Gender and International relations. Outside my studies, I engaged with Best of Bristol (BOB) Lectures Committee, Course Rep role, Democratic Standards Committee and Badminton Club. Participation in extra-curricular activities supported by SU helped me have an enriching social experience and deal with the challenges that come along with moving to a different country for the first time and doing Masters.

If you are a postgraduate or an international student, feel free to get in touch with me through Facebook or email.


Here's what I want to do for you:

1. Making the University more affordable

Increasing the number of scholarships available for international students and broadening the criteria for the International Students' Hardship Fund

2. Improve the social experience of postgraduate and international students

Social life: Supporting Postgraduate network and International students network to improve social experience of postgraduate and international students.

3. Tailored job guidance for international students

International Students Empolyability: Tailored guidance to international students regarding their work prospects in the UK and beyond.

4. Educational experience

Educational experience: Address the concerns surrounding assessment, feedback, contact hours, teaching, supervision and other academic issues.

5. Career Support for Postgraduates who teach

Postgraduate students who teach: Address the issues surrounding the Hourly-paid teachers contracts and campaign for fair pay and better working conditions.


+ Policy

Full Time International Students Officer - 23/02/2017


Bristol University should improve it's contribution to neglected disease research - 23/02/2017


Lobby for Postgraduate Research Students to be paid monthly - 18/02/2016


  • PVC Research is following up with HR to gauge feasability

Transport for Langford - 01/12/2015


  • 22/3/16 - Laura met with Amy Heritage (Transport) and people from the school of vet science - they acknowledge the need but don't have the resource. The University is coming up to the process where they re-tender for transport contracts and are finding out how much it would cost to include a service to Langford that works for Postgrads to see if the central University is willing to fund it. The action from the meeting was for the students to put together a document detailing their ideal service and a service they would be willing to settle for

Support the reinstate alison hayman campaign - 10/03/2015


  • 11/05/15 Have been involved in the UCU campaign and expressed concern with senior management
  • 11/05/15 Yet to make statement on website
  • 22/03/16 The case went to tribunal and the verdict was in the University's favour, saying that Alison was not unfairly dismissed. 

Conflict of interest in Pastoral and Disciplinary roles of Professional Programme Staff Members - 02/12/2014


  • 11/05/15 Issues were raised at relevant committees and some wording was changed in Regulations and Codes of Practice

Supporting our staff over the USS pensions raid - 30/10/2014