Chi Chi wins international NUS Award


Chidinma Nnenna Nwokoro, Vice-President of the Liverpool Guild of Students has been named as ‘International Student Officer of the Year’ by the National Union of Students (NUS.)

Sponsored by UKCISA, the NUS Internationalisation Awards recognise the officers and staff that go the extra mile in improving the lives of international students studying in the UK.

Chi-Chi, who is originally from Lagos, was presented with the award in acknowledgement of her work to support international students at Liverpool. Since her appointment, she has played a key role in the creation of the 360 Degrees Festival and has helped improve access to volunteering and job opportunities for students, as part of the Liverpool Life project.

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Chi-Chi with her award and certificate

The 360 Degrees Festival is a year- long celebration of the University’s status as one of the most international institutions in the world.

Open to students and staff, the festival features international themed performances, exhibitions, events, and lectures that celebrate British and international cultures. It brings together people from all over the world in a common enjoyment of, and respect for, each other’s cultures, faiths, food and festivities.

Offering his congratulations, Professor Michael Hoey, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation, said:” I am delighted that Chi-Chi has been recognised for her contribution to enhancing the experience of international students at Liverpool. She has been a source of inspiration to many students through her cheerful nature and ability to motivate international students to become more involved with the Guild.”

The University of Liverpool and the Liverpool Guild of Students were shortlisted for the award for ‘Innovation in Internationalising the Student Experience’ but was pipped to the post by Edinburgh.


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