Ivana Drdakova | Thu, 7 Mar 2019
Student Council voted on the Post-Study Work Visa to be this year’s Priority Campaign at the January Council meeting. The Campaign was proposed by the International Forum Convenor, Věra Erbanová and the forum’s Secretary, Mikael Fevang.
The principle purpose of the Campaign is to fight for international students’ fair opportunity to gain employment in the country that offered their higher education. Additionally, the Campaign seeks to increase awareness
about post-study work options for international students and to ensure that the University maintains support for international students.
"I was excited to see so many people interested in the campaign; it means that what we do matters,For this reason, we work together with student unions all over the country."
The Campaign launched in the third week of February with an open meeting that saw around 30 people in attendance. Manish Khatri, the International Officer for NUS Scotland, Titi Faruyuoke, the Black Students’ Officer for NUS Scotland and Franklin Jacob Babu, VP for Societies and Citizenship at the University of the West of Scotland, the three people who started the campaign on the national were guests at the event.
The guests spoke on how to run a successful campaign and provided campaigners with inspiration to continue the fight. The students also had the opportunity to speak up on issues that they may be experiencing as international students. Overall, the Campaign received considerable interest and students were keen to help.
As the forum drew to a close, the Convenor concluded: ”I was excited to see so many people interested in the campaign; it means that what we do matters,For this reason, we work together with student unions all over the country.”