International Student Advisory Board

International Student Advisory Board

Improving the International Student Experience

Our International Student Advisory Board works in collaboration with Kent Union to ensure that the needs and voices of our international students are heard.

The purpose of this Board is:

  • To inform the inclusivity and accessibility of university-wide services and policies at both the University and Kent Union, for the benefit of all international students at the University of Kent
  • To provide feedback mechanisms to allow international students to actively contribute towards campaigns, awareness raising and submit suggestions for policy change
  • To support internationally focused activities and events such as, Welcome week, Annual Worldfest and International Education Week. 

Applications to be a Board Member are now closed.  Further details will be shared in 2024 if applications re-open

Why join ISAB?

Postgraduate Law student and ISAB member Eunice talks about why international students should join the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB)

Why join ISAB?

Hear ISAB member Eunice talk about why you should consider joining ISAB


This is a wonderful opportunity for you to join this newly established International Student Advisory Board and to represent and make a difference to your student experience while at Kent.  In return for your commitment and contributions you will:

  • Earn Employability Points 
  • Develop your skills in negotiation, public speaking and event management
  • Contribute to pursuing a better experience for international students
  • Learn to appreciate different perspectives, gain in confidence and work with others.

Frequently asked questions

  To apply:
- You must be a current international student at the University of Kent
- You must have enthusiasm and commitment to improving the international student experience
- You must be available to attend all the meeting dates advertised  

To become a member of the Board, there is an open round of applications followed by a short interview.  Applications are now closed.  Further details will be shared in 2024 when applications may re-open. 

The Board has a student membership of up to 35 including representatives from Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Research, and from a range of nationalities to ensure a fair representation across the university's demographic.

Yes, there will be a range of training provided including how to chair a meeting, negotiating skills, public speaking, event management, and setting goals.

There will be a minimum of two meetings each term, plus relevant training.  Each meeting will be 2 hours and will take place on Wednesday 5 - 7pm.  An initial induction session is planned for Tuesday 7 November 4-6pm.  Board meeting dates are likely to be held on 22 November, 31 January and 27 March. There will be an additional lunchtime meeting on 15 May. 

Duties will include participating in discussions during meetings, completing feedback surveys, negotiating with colleagues / teams from across the university and Kent Union who provide services to international students as well as produce awareness campaigns if required. 


Read the latest from our International Student Advisory Board.