Who are the Reps? – 2014

The representative committee of the ISC consists of 8 representatives and the inclusions and welfare officer. The representatives each represents and supports students from a different region of the world, so if you are facing any difficulties please do contact your regional representative and they will do their best to help. Representatives also liaise with the national societies within their respective region when it comes to ISC events and supports these societies with their events and to utilise the resources on offer in the Students’ Union.

 In addition to this, each representative will be in charge of a portfolio which focuses on a different group of international students or an key issues international students face. These portfolios are Women, Mature, Post Graduate and Part-Time Students, LGBT students and Sheffield International College and English Language Teaching Centre students, Sports and Education. During the course of the year each representative will organize a campaign with the support of the Campaigns and Inclusions officer and the Welfare Committee.
The representative committee is comprised of

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 07.14.33 African Representative:Ammaarah Sachedina
Ammaarah represents all African students and societies will be in charge of the Sheffield International College and English Language Teaching Centre students portfolio.
Email: asachedina2@sheffield.ac.uk

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 07.10.07European Representative: Ana Gabriela Popa
Ana represents all European students and societies and will be in charge of Disabled and Dyslexic students portfolio.
Email: agpopa1@sheffield.ac.uk


Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 02.01.50Middle Eastern Representative: Alaa Al Sairafi
Alaa will represent all students and societies from the Middle East and will be in charge of the Women’s portfolio.
Email: aaaalsairafi1@sheffield.ac.uk


Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 02.12.00East Asian Representative: Xiaoke Xu
Xiaoke represents all East Asian students and societies and will be in charge of the Sports portfolio.
Email: xxu14@sheffield.ac.uk

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 07.10.03South East Asian Representative: Santhana Gopalakrishnan
Santhana represents students and societies from South East Asia and will be in charge of the LGBT portfolio.
Email: Sgopalakrishnan1@sheffield.ac.uk

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 07.10.12South Asian Representative: Ishita Ranasinghe
Ishita represents students and societies from South Asia and will also serve as the Cultural National Societies Liaison for Societies committee and will works to support and represent national societies.
Email: Ipranasinghe1@sheffield.ac.uk

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 07.09.38Campaigns and Inclusions officer: Devarshi Shukla
Devarshi will support the campaigns mentioned and will also chair the Welfare sub-committee of the ISC.
Email: dshukla1@sheffield.ac.uk

The representative committee will also include a Home Rep and an Americas rep who will be elected at the upcoming EGM.

To contact your regional representative or if you’re  interested in getting involved in the campaigns please do email them.

Campaigns & Welfare


Are you motivated to help the community? Do you strive to make a safer, healthier and more peaceful planet? Then look no further! The International Students’ Committee encourages you to take matters in your own hand and see the results for yourself. We at the ISC strongly believe in the betterment of the society. We aim to achieve this by active campaigning and representation for the community. This year we have shifted our focus to certain minority groups within the University. With each of the reps having their own portfolio, we aim to target as many of these groups as we can. These campaigns aim to increase awareness and further help increase integration within University. Some of the targeted campaigns include:

  • LGBT
  • SIC students
  • Womens
  • ELTC students
  • Sports
  • Education
  • Disabilites (DDSS)
  • Mature Students


The Welfare sub-committee has a dedicated group of members who continuously help and support our endeavors. Along with executing the rep portfolios, the welfare committee will regularly host weekly meetings chaired by the Campaigns and Inclusions officer to plan and organise various other events throughout the year. Example of events and campaigns that have been carried out include:

– Hate-crime campaign
– Fundraising for victims of the Philippines typhoon
– Selling sweets at the union to help fundraise for victims in a bomb blast in a village in Pakistan
– ISC Football World Cup

The welfare committee, along with supporting various causes throughout the year, adopts two charities each year to which we donate any revenue at the end of the academic year. Last year the two charities that were supported by us were Children with Cancer UK and MOBA, which is an organisation based in Bosnia. We look forward to continue working with them this year too!

All this may seem a bit daunting, but it is not all about work. The welfare committee regularly hosts socials for its members to help celebrate some of the hard work and effort put in by its members. So come along and make a difference, we promise it will be fun!