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The International Convenor leads the International Students’ Senate, an assembly that represents the views, interests and needs of all international students at UON.

The International Convenor role drives the identification of issues that affect the education, educational and out-of-class experiences of international students. The Convenor also ensures the Senate genuinely captures and represents the student voice of all international students at UON.

The Convenor will lead campaigns on all relevant issues and support the advocacy of international students and their issues. In addition to the overarching functions of the Senate, it is the Convenor’s responsibility to monitor and support the representatives to the Senate.

The International Convenor works closely with the President, UNSA staff, and the other members of the Executive to achieve all these responsibilities.

Shuang Zhang

Hi guys! My name is Shuang Zhang and I’m your International Students’ Senate Convenor at UNSA where provide a safe and positive place for you to share the realities faced when studying on campus. I aim to connect with international students who have encountered similar experience and help them in some way as we know a lot about how tricky it can be to live in a new country.

As an enabling and higher degree research student and as a UON Volunteer, I have gained comprehensive knowledge of university life. I am keen to make a valuable contribution and ensure a positive experience for all who engage with the University.

I love having a hiking with my friends on weekends, sharing some Asian food and joining parties. It doesn't matter if you don't have any experience; it is more about if you would like to build your confidence and communication skills by trying something new. There's no one right way to do UON so hopefully I can help you settle in and find whatever might work for you. There are endless support services available at UNSA so if there is anything you are unsure about, please do reach out.

I know the start of anything can come with a bit of an information overload so if you have any questions at any point like when you feel stressed, homesick or are struggling with some of the challenges of studying (me too and I promise everyone has) just send an email or come to UNSA say hi to me. I am always been by your side.