EPSOM INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OFFICER CANDIDATE

FOLAYEMI DAVIS

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ABOUT ME:

My name is Folayemi, but everyone calls me Yemi. I am an international student from Nigeria and I am very passionate about tech, music and art.

I am a friendly and very sociable person so I get along quite well with people.

When I’m not busy making music or designs, I am either hanging out with friends, watching TV shows or doing some creative thinking. Sometimes I even play badminton.

IF ELECTED, HOW WOULD YOU CREATE MORE OF A COMMUNITY?

I would like to organise events and activities that would appeal to students regardless of their course both within the campus and even across the other campuses.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS?

As I am running for the position of International Students officer, I will organise events (meet ups, talks, country/culture specific days, etc) so both international and home students can learn about other cultures and countries.

I am an international student myself and I know how it feels coming in to a country that isn’t yours for the first time. For some people,it is not alspways the best experience. My main objective if elected, is to change that and make sure international students (both current and new regardless of their course) come into UCA and feel at home.

HOW WOULD YOU INSPIRE STUDENTS TO HAVE A VOICE?

Students prefer to express themselves in various ways. Some prefer to actually speak out, some prefer to write/type it out. Some even prefer to make art about it. Regardless of their preferred medium of expression ever student has the right to have a say and be heard.

I would set up a system where students can submit comments/reviews (both positive and negative). They would also be able to upload not just text but other types of content (I ages, video, audio, etc). They would have the option of either posting anonymously or can even include their details if they wish to.

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Epsom International Students Officer Candidate (March 2015)