I’m Saddam Patel, a final year student focussing on business and law. If elected I would:
• Support cultural acclimatisation. During International Student Freshers’ Week I would organise trips to nearby places to Birmingham, and tours around Leicester to help international students get a feel for life in the North East before the chaos of freshers’ week!
• Ensure that all international students have the opportunity to be involved within student union. I would approach this in a relaxed way, appreciating the individual experiences sought after whilst at University. But I would encourage integration by sending regular emails to all international students keeping them up to date with events and opportunities.
• Aim to be a constant point of contact. I will be living in so I will always be around should students need to chat about anything at all. I have already gained experience relevant to the role as a member of square mile campaigns. I will strive to represent the interests of international students and aim to fulfil the duties of the role to the best of my ability!