Your President

Welcome to Aston


My name is Balraj Purewal and I am your President for the 2020-21 academic year.
As President I will be working to ensure your experience is the best it possibly can be especially after the pandemic.

I am committed to prioritising student wellbeing, advancements to the SU commercial facilities, sustainability and equality for all students.

Never be afraid to get in touch via email or my office hours if you ever feel like a chat or have an idea to share.


Ensuring the Union works for you



About Me

What is your favourite motivational quote?

"You have got to keep on pushing forward, seeking more knowledge and surround yourself with winners
because you have the strength within you to keep on getting better and better!"


If you had a spirit animal. What would it be and why?

A lion because I’m always hungry for more, to carve out the best for myself and to keep on building.


What is your favourite book, movie or TV show?

Peaky Blinders


If you could have a meal with someone dead or alive who would it be and why?

Maharaja Ranjit Singh was a leader of the Sikh Empire and I would have loved to know more about his rule.


If you could change one thing this year what would it be?

Not wasting my time being down about things that do not matter when you take a step back and evaluate.


What was your 'guilty pleasure' during the lockdown?

TikTok videos.


If you could have magical power, what power would you choose?

Heal and protect myself and others.


Why did you stand to be an Officer?

I stood for an officer role because of my love for the Students' Union in terms of talking to others, maximising my University experience with interests and making mistakes which would translate to the role in which I have already been doing these things.


What are your top three tips for someone starting at Aston?

  1. Keep an open mind but do not do something you do not enjoy.
  2. Maximise your experience, keep on networking always.
  3. Always surround yourself with those who reflect your values and stay true to yourself.