PPI London may seem foreign for student’s just arriving in the UK. They may not now why they should turn to them for help or how the organisation helps the Indonesian community abroad. Therefore, today’s post will be provide a brief overview of PPI London in order properly establish what the organisation is.
This account of PPI London is provided by Agassi Harsya, a third year BSc Business Management and Entrepreneurship student at the University of Westminster and the Vice President of PPI London 2020/2021.
PPI London (Perhimpunan Pelajar Indonesia) or Indonesian Students Association is a London based Indonesian student organization that has been actively fulfilling the needs and wants of Indonesian students in London. We constantly organize gatherings, sports and educational events for student to get together throughout the year. We are supervised by the Indonesian Embassy in London.
Students pursuing studies in London often feel homesickness and need some time to adjust to the culture and the environment. Therefore, PPI London is here to help the students adjust to the culture and environment in London by creating fun events and helpful events that will help them to pursue their career goals.
The members of PPI London consist of students from various educational backgrounds, namely business, law, art and science. PPI London members is mainly students pursuing Bachelor, Masters, and PHD. We also have members that already worked at the Ministry of Finance, Bank Negara Indonesia, Bank Mandiri London, Gojek, and Facebook.
PPI London is led by the President, Vice President and General Secretary. Below them, there is secretary, treasury, Head coordinator 1 (Media, Student Relations, Public Relations), Head coordinator 2 (Sports and Arts, Student Welfare, and Career Development), and head coordinator 3 (Entrepreneurship, Human Resource and Research Study and Strategy). The coordinators are responsible for coordinating and leading the allocated team.
Due to this pandemic, we usually communicate through zoom meetings and when there are events. PPI Members usually collaborate between related departments in order to have more collaborative ideas and improve their teamwork. For example, last month we have a career talk with speakers from Barclays, and Gojek which Career development team and Student Relation team is responsible to organize that event. During that event, student relation team responsible for the moderator and script, while career development is responsible in finding the speaker and creating the topic of the event.
For more information feel free to contact PPI London through the following channels: