James Upjohn / Vice President & Partnership Manager

Kia Ora,

I’m James, I’m 24 and I am from a small island at the bottom of the world called New Zealand. I first came to Europe about 3 years ago for travel and work during the summer. I had such an amazing time I decided to make the move permanent with studying somewhere in Europe being the ultimate goal. After looking at a few universities I found Malmö was the right choice for me.  I’ve been here for 1 ½ years and am currently studying towards my Master’s Degree in Criminology.

Why the ESN Board

Well having never heard of ESN before coming to Malmö I was impressed by the work they did during my initial introduction week. For my first year in Malmö, I participated in ESN events and began helping with the events as an active member. I felt like I would be a good fit for the board as I love people, socialising, organising events, having a beverage and being part of an international community so once the opportunity to join the board came about, I took it.

Fun facts:

- I love a good adventure. My future destinations for the next year include Ireland, Iceland, India and Vietnam.

- I love listening to live music here in Malmö, especially Jazz.

- I eat kiwis with the skin on. Don’t knock it till you try it.

Looking forward to meeting you all :D