International Students Officer

Morika Georgieva I’m Morika Georgieva, a first year Psychology student. Living in Bulgaria until my sixteenth year, I have been actively involved in student representation, particularly raising awareness on discrimination and tolerance. For the past two years I studied in Thailand. Being a Head Girl provided me with experience in event organization as well as […]

Morika Georgieva

I’m Morika Georgieva, a first year Psychology student. Living in Bulgaria until my sixteenth year, I have been actively involved in student representation, particularly raising awareness on discrimination and tolerance. For the past two years I studied in Thailand. Being a Head Girl provided me with experience in event organization as well as confidence to fight for student rights and since my school was international, I learnt to unite people from countries across different continents. I am currently volunteering in the Conversational English Programme.

I believe the best thing about our university is its multicultural character and the bright palette of personalities it comprises. I have a strong enthusiasm to represent not only its international community, but also give local students opportunities to learn about foreign cultures and construct valuable relationships with people across the globe. If elected, I would strive to:

  • Give voice to any international students’ concerns and make sure no one is oppressed or discriminated against on any ground
  • Be open to any suggestions of improving international student’s experience
  • Provide advice to EU and non-EU students as to their visa/legal inquiries
  • Work closely with the international society to keep the university’s strong sense of international community

Cathy Steeghs

Hello! I’m Cathy Steeghs, a half Dutch, half Chinese and Indian first year History and Politics student. Since September, I’ve attempted to experience as much as possible of not only Glasgow and Scotland, but the great diversity of clubs and societies our University has to offer; including the Politics, the Feminist, the GU International and most recently the Dialectic societies. Coming from a multicultural background and having lived in the United States, Russia, China and the Netherlands, I consider an environment of cultural diversity to be of extreme importance in education and learning. International students represent the largest minority in our University and should be represented by someone who is as mixed as the community is and can thus truly empathize with their issues, be it walking on the left side of the road or Visa checks.

If elected, I will:

  • Collaborate with the many international societies of this university, creating more mingling opportunities for all pockets of the student community
  • Stay aware of issues concerning the status of both EU and non-EU international students in the UK
  • Listen to and voice concerns of the international student community within SRC meetings.

Vote Cathy #1 for International Students Officer!