New Chair and Vice-Chair appointed to lead UKCISA's Student Advisory Group

08 January 2024


We are delighted to appoint Adityavarman Mehta and Vartika Khandelwal as the new Chair and Vice-Chair respectively of our Student Advisory Group (SAG) for 2024.

As Chair, Adityavarman will lead this sub-committee on the Board of Trustees to ensure that UKCISA is advocating effectively for international students. As Vice-Chair, Vartika will support Adityavarman in his leadership duties. They have taken up their roles as of 1 January 2024 and will serve for one year.  

SAG is made up of current international students and recent graduates on the #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador programme who bring their lived experience to help shape the work we do at UKCISA.  

"It is an honour and a privilege to be presented with the opportunity to serve as Chair of UKCISA’s Student Advisory Group. Through this position, I aspire to work closely with UKCISA staff and #WeAreInternational Student Ambassadors on addressing the numerous challenges that international students face during their studies in the UK.  

I would like to extend my gratitude to Sára and Lindsay for the phenomenal work they’ve done as Co-Chairs of the Student Advisory Group. Sára and Lindsay's commitment and dedication to UKCISA's vision has been exemplary, and I will do my utmost to lead by example in the same way that they have." 

Adityavarman Mehta, Chair of UKCISA Student Advisory Group  

"I am elated to be announced as the Vice-Chair of the Student Advisory Group at UKCISA! Working with UKCISA for the past year, I have seen our student ambassadors' hard work and dedication to the role and I hope to keep the torch burning. I am also excited to work with Aditya, our Chair, who exudes passion for the position in every conversation we have had over the past year. Sára and Lindsay have raised the bar over the past year as co-chairs of the Student Advisory Group, and I hope to follow in their footsteps and do the same for the next cohort. I am beyond excited for the next year and to work with the UKCISA staff and ambassadors." 

Vartika Khandelwal, Vice-Chair of UKCISA Student Advisory Group 

We’d like to thank our outgoing Co-Chairs Lindsay Nygren and Sára Kozáková, for their hard work and dedication so far. Their service ended on 31 December 2023, and we wish them the best of luck in the future.