International Student Ambassadors

The #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador Programme is UKCISA's student network of global future leaders. This is an education policy and leadership development scheme for exceptional individuals from around the world who are currently studying in the UK.

Our vision for the programme is to empower international students to be key partners in shaping a quality student experience, using their knowledge and first-hand experience of studying in the UK to influence policy, lead the #WeAreInternational campaign and develop an inclusive global student community. Our student ambassadors will be equipped with policy knowledge and leadership skills to lead change, and forge an exciting network of global student leaders.

International students are at the heart of everything we do at UKCISA. We are proud to work with and learn from our student ambassadors to help deliver our vision for a world-class international student experience. 

The student ambassador programme application for the 2022/23 cohort will be open from Wednesday 6 October 2021, please keep an eye on our website and social media. If you have any questions about the programme or are interested in working with our ambassadors, please contact

The 2021-2022 Student Ambassadors 

Melody Noella Sequeira, University of Glasgow (UG), India 

Mary Wanjiru Wanjohi, University of Warwick (PGT), Kenya 

Juan Ramon Candia Jorquera, University of York (PhD), Chile 

Anna Tiffany So, University of Dundee (UG), Hong Kong SAR, China 

Simran Mahajan, Cardiff University (PGT), Kenya 

Ilona Susanna Myllyniemi, University of Edinburgh (UG), Finland 

Reese M. Chamberlain, University of Edinburgh (UG), USA 

Umme Sumaiyah, University of Portsmouth (PhD), Bangladesh 

Siqi Jia, University of Glasgow (UG), China 

Sagar Singh Grewal, LSE & London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (PGT), Canada 

Claudia Mylena Yanez Ospina, University of Glasow (PhD), Peru 

Natalia Nassonova, University of Leeds (UG), Estonia  


The 2020-2021 Student Ambassadors 


Michelle Jideofor, University of Bristol (UG), Botswana

Daniel Haid, Sheffield Hallam University (PhD), Germany

Anant Rangan, BPP University (PGT), USA

Khoa Nguyen, University of Leeds (PGT), Vietnam 

Nebu George, Bangor University (PhD), India

Katie Crabtree, Leeds Trinity University (PhD), USA

Adetoun Adebayo, Nottingham Trent University (PGT), Nigeria

Yunyan Li, University of Bristol (PhD), China



Watch the student ambassadors (2020-21) talk about what they want to achieve in their position, which services have been most useful to them as international students, and more: