board of advisors

Yemi Soile

Yemi Soile

Yemi is the Founder and Head Co-ordinator of the Nigerian Students Union UK (NSUUK). He is a public speaker, entrepreneur, youth empowerment advocate, and youth ambassador for Africa. Yemi, has risen to national prominence by delivering inspirational speeches that move young people into action by helping them shake off mediocrity, turn their potential into performance and live up to their greatness. Yemi sees himself as 'A Leader of Tomorrow in Action Today' and enjoys mobilising young people to act on social problems. Yemi holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics and Business from the University of Greenwich, London and an Advanced Diploma in Administrative Management from the Institute of Administrative Management, UK.

Thais Roque

Thais Roque

Thais is a PhD student at Oxford University and writing her doctoral thesis on Biomedical Engineering.  Thais is of Brazilian-Iranian origin. She was born and raised in Brazil but moved to Germany at the age of 16 where she completed her schooling and undergraduate degree.  She then moved to the UK to do her Master's degree at Oxford University. Thais truly believes in the power of education and for this reason has set up the Oxford Students Refugee Campaign (OxSRC) with the aim to create a scholarship fund for those whose studies have been interrupted by war and/or persecution.

Thao Pham

Thao Pham

Thao is from Vietnam has has been living in the UK for over 5 years. She is currently working on her second Master's degree in International Hospitality Management while setting up her own company, Vtree, a social networking site for the Vietnamese community in the UK. Vtree focuses on helping Vietnamese businesses establish themselves in the UK, but also provides a platform for Vietnamese students studying in or thinking of studying in the UK.

Ye Ye

Ye Ye

Ye is Chief Reporter and Senior Editor of the UK-Chinese Times, the UK's premier web portal and Chinese newspaper with a circulation of over 40,000 copies.  Ye is a graduate of Goldsmith's College, University of London, with an MA in Digital Journalism.  She also holds a BA (Hons.) in Society, Culture and Media from the University of East Anglia.  Ye is from Shanghai, China and has been in the UK for over 6 years.  Her work enables her to meet many international students (primarily from China) and document their experiences of living and studying in the UK.

Hiba Khurshid

Hiba Khurshid

Hiba is of Pakistani origin, born and raised in Saudi Arabia and a graduate of Leeds Beckett University. During her time at Leeds, Hiba was an active member of a variety of student union groups, projects and committees. Hiba served as President of the Enterprise Society and Vice President of the Islamic Society, and was also Treasurer and Presenter at the Student Air Radio station and journalist at Leeds On. Hiba holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management and a Master's degree in Childhood Studies and Early Years. She is also a qualified English language teacher.