The International Representative is the voice of all international postgraduate students at the University, advocating on their behalf and advising the President and other Executive members in areas of advocacy that effect them. They attend international student orientation sessions, as well as social events and programs designed to assist international students.
The International Representative also supports international students with specific questions and concerns, and works with international postgraduate clubs and societies if needed.
Hi! My name is Emy Guilbault and I am a PhD student in Statistics, currently in my 3rd year. I came to Australia about three years ago to pursue my dream of working in research in ecology, and decided to learn how to develop models for ecology and, in particular, species distribution.
But work is not everything for me. I value social activities and a lot of sport, as I have been playing basketball for years. I am very happy to join NUPSA’s 2020 Executive team as its International Representative, to help other international postgraduate students in their journey. I have also been involved with the University of Newcastle French society, in running events and spreading French culture.
I have been very involved in clubs and social activities for students back in France. I think it is what makes our experience special in a place. It can help us face any bad time and build some good memories. But most of all, living abroad is about finding yourself in a new place and sharing experiences within different communities. I hope that this year many students, international or not, take joy in NUPSA’s diversified activities and complete their PhD journey with success!
If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact me. I am always available for a chat! I look forward to seeing you at our events this year!