Vice President (Student Activities)


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Welcome to Aston

Hi! I'm Juan Carlos, but you can call me "JC". I am a Business Psychology graduate and a MSc Psychology student at Aston. I am your VPSA 2023-24 which stands for Vice President Student Activities. My main role is to represent Clubs, Societies and Activities to ensure you have the best experience through your time as a student at Aston.


Your experience is more than a degree

Get in touch:

You can come to me regarding anything in the SU office or get in touch with me: @astonsu_vpsa.


About Me

What is your favourite motivational quote?

"Self doubt is an invitation to be greater."


Tell us a fun fact about yourself

I'm also a Fitness Instructor. You'll find me at Sport Aston working hard to loud & energetic music.


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

Wild Horse - they are known for their determination & endurance, traits which resonate with me.


What is your favourite book, movie or TV show?

Transformers Dark of The Moon.


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

This question requires a lot of deep thinking time. But if I had to choose, I would prefer to have a meal with someone alive; zombies are not my go-to dates.


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

More than change I would say create. I would like to create more events than ever within campus & outside of it. Providing the students with a wide range of activities throughout the academic year.


Why did you stand to be an Officer?

Throughout my time as an undergraduate student, I always believed I had the drive to be a good student representative. In my third year, I became a School Rep and to push myself even further, I decided to run for Officer. Now as your VPSA ;)


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

  1. Get out your comfort zone and enjoy new experiences. This is the time to discover and explore.
  2. Make new friends. Every day is different at uni and the people you come across too.
  3. Come to the SU. You can do both of the above in it.

What was your 'guilty pleasure' during the lockdown?

2 hour runs very early in the morning. Would it be considered a marathon?

Describe yourself in one word.

I'll go with 4: Devoted, Attentive, Transparent and Welcoming.

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

Super Speed. This power would help me manage all my responsibilities efficiently, making sure every club & society gets the attention they deserve.

What has been your best moment at Aston (so far)?

The journey to Astonbury! It was an incredible experience which I got to share with so many students. Having the opportunity to be directly involved in this festival was amazing.