Stand Up for the TUU

We Stood Up For State Council

Now It's the SRC's Turn.

Meet Our Candidates

Shafiq Sobri

International Students Officer

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International students are a large part of the University of Tasmania community, they often have travelled long distances away from their family and friends to study here. I believe that the SRC can play an incredibly signficant role in welcoming our international students and providing support for them throughout their time studying with us.

I I believe that international students from different faiths and ethnicities could be united through friendly activities that will promote social cohesion, not only among international students but all students generally. Being far away from friends and family in this land, is an arduous journey for international students. That is why I believe a stronger support system is needed to ensure students’ health (mental and physical) and wellbeing are taken care of.

What I Want To Do

  1. Seek advice from the university and other related bodies on any available avenues to reduce the burden of international students for their healthcare on campus to supplement the existing Overseas Student Health Cover.
  2. Seek a broader framework and strategy on international student safety on campus and in the vicinity of the campus.
  3. Work for the inclusion of international students in the activities of the TUU through the introduction of international student friendly activities such as community markets, dry events and cultural events which would suit students from a diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds
  4. Host monthly forums chaired by the Campus President (South) to bring together international students and representatives from international student societies to ensure that international students are aware that their concerns are being addressed.

Past Experience

  • IT and Marketing Director, Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia, Tasmania Chapter
  • International Students Leadership Program, Council of International Students Australia
  • Active member of Malaysian Students’ Society
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