The University of Sheffield Students’ Union International Officer has won a major national award.
Alex Kohnert has been named International Officer of the Year at the National Union of Students and UK Council for International Student Affairs Internationalism Awards.
Throughout his year of office, Alex started the first student-led campaign in opposition to NHS charges for international students, organising a petition of more than 1,000 Sheffield students against NHS charges and sending more than 1,000 letters to Home Secretary Theresa May.
He also compiled a survey of over 1,200 Sheffield students’ views on the Immigration Bill and submitted evidence to the Public Bills committee.
He was involved in launching the ‘We Are International’ campaign to help promote the positive impact of international students to the UK, and has spoken at numerous events to raise the issue.