Student Council

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The Student Council is a group of students who were elected by the student body to represent them at a university level. Their mission is to voice the concerns and needs of all UCLan Cyprus students, to strengthen the student community’s culture and create an environment in which all students feel welcome.

All students are encouraged to share any suggestions or ideas with the Student Council at any time throughout the year.

Meet the Student Council members:

Anton Chernov – President/Chair

Hello UClanians and everyone who would like to commence being a member of our friendly student community! My name is Anton Chernov. I am a Sport and Exercise Science student. On behalf of the Student Council, I would be glad to help you with any questions you may have and do my best to make your studying more interesting and enthralling!

Please do not hesitate to contact me. I am looking forward to seeing you and having a productive collaboration!

Joya Lahoud – Treasurer

Hello! My name is Joya, I am a third-year Law student and the treasurer of the Student Council. Do not hesitate to contact me, I am always ready to help.

Mkyeku Onesmo Kisanga (Kimberly) – International & EU Students’ Representative

Mambo! (Swahili for Hello), my name is Mkyeku Onesmo Kisanga, a 4th year Psychology student from Tanzania. Owner of the podcast “quilt patched up”. My core values are integrity, humanity, faith and empathy & during my free time I advocate for mental health, hate speech & gender equality and do a bit of activism. While my soft skills include adaptability, leadership, pliability, team player and resilience.

Being diligent, fastidious, and pragmatic person has led me to volunteerism where my passion for sustainability started. SDG 4,5 &10 are my zeal.

Alexandros Solomonides – Activities Representative

Hello everyone, my name is Alexandros and I’m a 2nd year Accounting & Finance student. My goal in life is to reach my full potential. As a member of UCLan’s Student Council my mission is to make everyone “feel like home” and show to my fellow students that if they need help or advice about anything they have someone to talk to.

Thandeka Nombulelo Matshikiza – Volunteering Representative

Hi everyone, welcome to UCLan for the new students and welcome back to the returners!! My name is Thandeka Matshikiza and I am doing MSc. in Forensic Psychology. An ambivert that is always up for a good laugh and fun adventures!! But can easily enjoy me time with a good book or some music. I would love to contribute to creating a more united culture at UCLan for the students, create a network that both international and local students can count on. We can only do this with your participation and interaction with the Student Council. Looking forward to meeting you.

To contact the Student Council, please email [email protected]