Hi, I am Rex, I am from France, and I am your International Students’ Officer. This might not make any sense to you for now but it mostly means that my job is to take care of you, the international student reading this. My office is on the level 4 of the Students’ Union if you ever need anything, you can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I hold drop-in sessions every Wednesday during term from 4pm to 6pm if you just want to chat, or have any ideas that could help improve the life of international students.
You studied really hard to get in our wonderful University of Sheffield. What you did is truly brave, you left home, you left your country not knowing exactly what was waiting for you here in Sheffield. Let me tell you what is here waiting for you: the most amazing international community! Welcome to your home away from home. Our University and especially our Students’ Union are built on the diversity of cultures of our students and we are proud to be international. We are proud that you chose Sheffield, delighted to have you as one of our own. I know you are going to have an amazing time here amongst us, you are a part of our Sheffield community! Welcome!
What is outstanding about the University of Sheffield and its Students’ Union is our internationalism. It does not matter if you are British or International: my greatest advice for you is meet someone from another country! Make a friend who was born elsewhere, you will grow in many ways. Your vision of the world will expand and you will get the chance to rediscover it.
I wish you the best and I am so excited to be working for you!
Students' Union International Students' Officer 2018/19