The Vice-President supports the President of NUPSA and, in his/her absence, exercises the powers and carries out the necessary functions of President. The Vice-President also advocates for postgraduate students, acts as a focal point for postgraduate queries and ensures that all Executive members and staff meet their given responsibilities.
Hello, my name is Anish Saini. I am an international student from India and have come to Newcastle to pursue my PhD in Environmental Remediation. I completed my Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in India, and carried out my internship for my Master’s degree at NUS Singapore.
I have previously represented my class and house (in school) and been their voice to interact with the university/staff board. The exposure I received by carrying out my research in Singapore helped me understand how an international student faces varying problems and how they can cope with them. Before coming to Newcastle, I worked as Operations Manager for an international airline operating in India. That not only taught me how to manage and work efficiently with a team, but also how to interact with customers with differing backgrounds and mother tongues.
I am really happy to be elected as your Vice-President here at NUPSA. Being a postgraduate student myself, I understand the major problems we face. I also know from experience that most of us are so engrossed in our degrees that we do not voice our problems to the same degree as undergraduate students do. I would love to hear about any problems (big or small) that you face at the university, and I will do my best to help you with them.