Name: Jan Noya
Preferred Name: Jan
Degree and year of study?
Bachelor of Arts (Major in International Studies) with Bachelor of Economics, 4th year
What inspired you to engage with the office and role(s) you currently hold?
The Ethnocultural office represents students with ethnic background. As one of these students, I am inspired by the growing diversity within the university but am simultaneously concerned of different challenges students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds may experience. My passion for thriving multiculturalism motivates me to find ways to create unity within the community.
What Clubs are you involved with at UofA?
Filipino club, Korean club, PIRA, Economics club
What led you to join the club(s)?
I joined clubs because I wanted to meet new people with the same interest and broaden my network while enjoying events held by the clubs.
Favourite holiday destination/activity?
Favourite place to study on campus?
Hub Central is my favourite place to study on campus.
What do you hope to achieve in your office and role(s) in 2020?
I hope that I can help tackle racial discrimination within the university and help celebrate different cultures through events. I also hold other roles within AUU: As a Club Representative, I hope to ensure that concerns and ideas of clubs are heard of, deliver bigger and better grants and advocate for improved services and connection with clubs. As one of the Student radio directors, I hope to help create different platforms for students to broadcast their interests and talents.
What advice would you give to students starting out at the University of Adelaide?
Don't be afraid to fail, take the risks and work to turn them into opportunities.