Candidate for the position of International & Postgraduate Officer

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Akshay Sarkate



  • Looking after continues pre and post offer support for all International students and heavily focus on their experience management.

  • Tailor made region-wise induction sessions to ease processes

  • Equal representation of the postgraduate and Research students irrespective of gender, race, and orientation

  • Strong representation for LGBTQ International students 

  • Work with the opportunities officer to design new avenues for inclusion that suit the Postgraduate students 



  • Ban racism on the campus 

  • Decolonise the curriculum

  • Encourage mental health awareness programs in the mother tongue/ National languages 

  • Fairness and Justice 

  • Strict rules against sexual harassment and bully on and off-campus



  • Encouraging placement year opportunities for Masters students 

  • Liberal Scholarships to International students to support their education / Cost of living

  • Work on easing process of hardships for international students and get a panel from respective countries to evaluate the situation from a cultural perspective

  • Make sure that all of us get the most out of our financial, aspirational, and emotional investment here at The University of Leeds. 

  • Vocational training to enhance online/ blended learning experience

  • Leveraging Alumni network and mentorship program to enhance employability of international students