Postgraduate Officer Linh PK Nguyen
I am an international student from Vietnam, doing my MSc in International Management at the UWE Bristol Frenchay campus. Prior to this, I have had the opportunity to participate in organising two competitions for The Students’ Union, which are the UWE Business Case Competition and the UK Southwest Business Case Competition. The role gave me a chance to increase the participation of my colleagues in the university’s academic practice, experience real-world business performance, and enhanced student’s capacity to prepare for the working environment.
As the Next Postgraduate Student Officer, I hope to achieve the following:
- Lead campaigns to raise awareness of the issues postgraduate students face and actively engage them in The Students’ Union activities, especially more career consultation and knowledge that is accessible to everyone.
- Attract more scholarship opportunities and funding for postgraduate students. Very few significant scholarships from the university are available to postgraduate and masters’ students. I aim to liaise with The Students’ Union’s other officers to make this happen for both PGT and PGR students. As an MSc student who has a scholarship for the course, I hope to share my experience to help other students achieve the best outcome.
- Connect undergraduate students with postgraduate students in academic and social activities, such as organising seminar guidance for undergraduate students, where postgraduate students can share their experience from the course and give advice.
- Improve the connection between incoming postgraduate students and the postgraduate alumni community. As a result of a lack communication between graduated students, many of us have lost the chance to widen our social network. My plan is to let students support each other and build a strong alumni network base even after graduation.
- Listen to every students’ opinion, and continuously empower, boost and make them ready for life post-study.
While considering applying for the position, I realised postgraduate students did not have many opportunities to join extracurricular activities due to the course time limitation, and had little chance to consult anyone about their career preference in the future. As my motto is “sharing is caring”, I hope to create a learning environment where postgraduate students can share their knowledge as much as they can, and learn from each other.
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