Vice President (Student Activities)

Welcome to Aston

My name is Balraj and I am your Vice President of Student Activities for the 2020/21 year.

As VP of Student Activities, I will be making the effort to ensure students enjoy their life at university with activities of interest or passion to them alongside studies. I am committed to raising awareness for mental health, provide opportunities for societies to showcase their achievements, charity events and weekly drop-in sessions to come and talk to me about anything of concern or achievement!

Please never hesitate to get in touch with me in office hours face to face, virtually or email if you ever need to talk. Stay safe.

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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.