Get to know your Student Representatives – Reem Alothmany


Tell us a little about you?

I am a third-year PhD candidate studying how HR practices impact on the wellbeing of employees. In particular, I am focusing on how western HR practices are implemented in other contexts. Cultural and contextual differences are a big part of my study. I’m interested in international human resource management, organizational change and culture.

I’m originally from Saudi Arabia, I was a lecturer at King AbdulAziz University and speak 3 languages – Arabic, English and Urdo. I moved to Adelaide in 2018 and joined Flinders University, I became a college rep in March this year.

What do you like to do for fun?

On a personal level I focus on healthy eating, working out and I’m a coffeeholic (as you can see from my photo).
I love sky diving, zip lining, paragliding and travelling!

Most of my free time is used up in volunteering, as I am VP for the Saudi students club in Adelaide, and I am pretty much engaged in most HDR-OGR related activities across the college and university.

Your favourite Authors?

Jim Collins, John Kotter and Erin Meyer

What do you enjoy most about being a Student Representative?

Being the HDR College Rep gives me the chance to lend a helping hand to HDR students. Weekly communication with the HDR coordinator makes it possible to quickly resolve problems, implement initiatives and most importantly have a voice that is heard on behalf of students.
I try my best to engage HDR students together considering how isolating the journey can be, through events, workshops or just casual coffees or chats.
This role is truly self-rewarding 😊

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