Erica was elected to the position at the NUS International Students' Conference at the beginning of March 2018. This conference brings together international students from across the UK to discuss issues affecting international students, as well as allowing attendees to vote for their NUS representatives in 2018/19.
This means that in the next academic year, Erica will play a key role in representing and supporting 425,000 international students in the UK. She was also re-elected and still serves as the vice-president of MDXSU.
Her position within the National Union of Students (NUS) will make her the second most senior representative of international students in the country, working closely with Yinbo Yu, the full-time NUS International Students' Officer. Sharing her excitement, Erica said:
"There are almost half a million international students across the UK, and effective representation of these students is vital, especially in the current Brexit climate. International students play an important role in the country's economy, and this is the time they need the most support. I am absolutely honoured to have been elected to such an important role, and I am also thrilled to be representing Middlesex Students' Union nationally - especially because MDX is known for being such an international university."
As a member of the National Executive Council (NEC) - a senior committee within the National Union of Students' - Erica will work alongside the NUS President and Vice Presidents and other elected student representatives to direct NUS policy and will also be a representation of Middlesex University students on a national level.
We congratulate her and wish her well in her new role.
Read more about what happened at the conference on the NUS website.