My name is Michael Murphy and I am this years International Officer. I am a final year Social Science student and a former WITSU Welfare Officer and President. Coming to a new college can be very difficult and coming to a new country must be even more challenging however WITSU is here to support you in this new exciting experience.
I would encourage all new International Students to join the “Buddy Scheme” with the International Office. I will be working very closely with the International Office in order to make sure the scheme runs smoothly. Joining the Buddy scheme would mean that you will receive a ‘Buddy’ who has spent at least a year in WIT who might be able to answer some more basic questions like “Where is the best place to get a haircut?” or “What is the nicest takeaway in town?”. I am here for all International Students who need help. I would be happy to act as a referral to the appropriate service for all International Students. I will also be organising various International events with our Entertainment Officer and the rest of our team.
My advice to you would be to get involved with WITSU with the various crews and to join a couple of clubs and societies and to remember that if you ever need any help then just ask as that is what we are here for!