International Student Ambassadors

Last modified: 13 June 2022

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.

2022-2023 Student Ambassadors

Last modified: 13 June 2022

third cohort

Alvin Ch'ng, University of Warwick (UG), Malaysia

Annie Chan, University of Edinburgh (UG), Macau SAR, China

Diana Catana, King’s College London (PhD), Romania

Ilo Unuigbe, University of Huddersfield (PGT), Nigeria

Jayden Bookout, Royal Holloway (UG), USA

Jie Fei Lau, University of Aberdeen (UG), Malaysia

Lindsay Nygren, University of Glasgow (PhD), USA

Pannya Rajput, Staffordshire University (UG), India

Sára Kozáková, University of Portsmouth (UG), Slovakia

Sharif Safi, London Metropolitan University (PGT), Afghanistan

2021-2022 Student Ambassadors

Last modified: 25 April 2022

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 Yañez Ospina, University of Glasgow (PhD), Peru 

Natalja Nassonova, University of Leeds (UG), Estonia  


2020-2021 Student Ambassadors

Last modified: 03 March 2022

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

Student Ambassador Q&A

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:



Apply for Student Ambassadors Programme

Last modified: 08 December 2021

Apply for the Student Ambassador Programme 

Applications for the 2022-23 cohort are now closed.  We will open applications for the 2023-24 cohort in autumn 2022.  

Find out more about the #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador Programme here. 

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