My Anh Hoang

MSc Marketing student

My Anh Hoang, from Hanoi, took 75 per cent of the votes to be elected as the North of England representative of the Vietnamese Student Association in the UK.

NEW to the UK, Vietnamese postgraduate student My Anh Hoang will soon get to know the North of England well, because that is her patch as the newly-elected representative for students from her homeland who are attending universities in the region.

Hanoi-born My Anh, aged 22, is midway through an MSc course in Marketing at the University of Huddersfield Business School.  She relocated to the UK after completing a first degree in English and while preparing to move overseas she learned about the Vietnamese Student Association in the UK (SVUK) and its activities.

After she had arrived at the University of Huddersfield and joined its own Vietnamese Society, she decided to become a candidate for the position of the SVUK’s regional representative in the North.

After furnishing a written application and CV, she was invited to the Association’s London HQ for a face-to-face interview.  Then followed a poll and My Anh received the votes of 75 per cent of the SVUK’s representatives.

Now, she will travel the region to meet and hold talks with fellow Vietnamese students across the North, visiting universities that include Liverpool, Sheffield, Hull, Lancaster and Leeds.

It was her interest in the organisation and promotion of events, and a desire to develop connections between fellow Vietnamese students that led My Anh to seek her new role.  She believes it will assist her University of Huddersfield studies and might furnish material for the dissertation she will write to complete her Master’s degree.  Afterwards, she hopes to move on to PhD study and her career goals include the prospect of working with Non-Governmental Organisations.