International Student Officer

Yeganeh Soltanpour


Preferred (nickname): Yegs

Degree and Year of Study: Bachelor of Psychological sciences (Honours)

What inspired you to engage with the office and role you hold?

Coming to Australia as an international student was one of the best decisions, I made education wise, however, I remember the challenges I faced. Going through what I did, I remember coming across the SRC and seeing what they did for students, I knew then that I wanted to one-day be a part of that. I wanted to make changes and address the concerns of International students on campus, so they are able to have the University experience they deserve. 

What clubs are you involved in?

I love being a part of clubs and engaging with people I have similar interests with. Other than being a member of the University of Adelaide Psychology student’s association, I’m also the Vice president of the Society of Women in Space club and one of the general Committee members at the Adelaide University Society of Architecture & Built Environment club.

What led me to join the clubs?

I love getting involved with clubs, it’s the perfect way to meet other like-minded students to invest time doing things on campus that you’re passionate about, which are not always related to your degree. I enjoy getting involved in committees and clubs that are different to my degree, for example, I love all things space related and the society of women In space allows me to do just that!

Favourite holiday destination?

Dubai, which is the city I’m from. I love going back home to the warm weather, beautiful beaches, high sky rises and a vibrant nightlife.

Favourite place to study on campus?

I love moving around all the time and can’t pick a single place, but if I were to pick a spot, I would say the Barr Smith lawns on sunny days. Nothing compares to studying on the lawn on a warm day.

What advice would you give to students starting out at the university of Adelaide?

I know you’ve probably heard this so many times but, manage your time ! (not just so you excel at university), but also because you would be able to manage to fit in other extra-curriculars like joining clubs on campus, getting involved with organisations on campus or utilising what university life has to offer !