Glass invited all candidates to submit a statement about why they’re running in the Guild elections and why you should vote for them. This statement is being published as received from the candidate.
Hello everyone, my name is Moin Rahman. I am an MPhil (Engineering) HDR student at Faculty of Engineering. I am running for the QUT Guild International Student Officer position and am looking forward to support you all in the most effective way possible. My aim is to strengthen international student advocacy, identify and address key localised and broader areas of international student support with overarching goal to make international students gain more sovereignty of speech, momentum, and wider early recognition for eventually becoming key drivers of the economy.
“What we plan today will build tomorrow” – This is a motto I believe in that needs to be collectively achieved with higher education being at the forefront of it for both domestic and international students. Whilst there are known accomplishment based on which the student community is progressing today, evident disparity on various counts continues to remain, especially for international students hailing from a multitude of culture, race, nationality, and ethnicity. As your incoming International Students Officer, I am focused to continue working to tap into these areas further and generate impactful outcomes to benefit both current and future cohort of students. In current term I have already co-ideated and am working to help establish the International Student Visa Assistance Service – ISVAS that will be developed and run as a service to provide visa assistance to all international students at an intermittent basis and in a solicited manner. This is a further testament of my commitment to deliver in addition to other recurring work that I look forward to doing as your next International Students Officer.
Reform as your representative body aims to achieve a space for all students that will nurture and foster growth of and unity amongst students. To be able to collectively work toward it, I encourage you to support my nomination in this year’s Student Representative Council election. I am passionate and progressive and as part of the Reform team would strive to support and deliver all students collective interests.