Your Vice President (Welfare)

Welcome to Aston

 

 

My name is Ellie Chambers and I am your Vice President Welfare for the 2019-20 Academic Year.

As VP Welfare I will be working to implement policies to ensure that every student has the health and happiness they need to thrive at Aston University.

I am committed to creating practical solutions and support for issues such as campus safety, student isolation and mental wellbeing.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email or my 1:1 office hours if you ever feel like a chat or have an idea to share.

 

Supporting Your Health and Wellbeing

 

What I'm Working On

Healthy Affordable Meals for Students

Tue 02 Jul 2019

Ensure students have the skills and knowledge necessary to cook healthy affordable meals

early stages

02/07/2019 Early Stages

 
Combat Student Isolation

Tue 02 Jul 2019

early stages

02/07/2019 Early Stages

 
Improve Student Safety

Tue 02 Jul 2019

early stages

02/07/2019 Early Stages

 
 

 

About Me

What is your favourite motivational quote?

Motivation is like confidence - fake it till you make it.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself

I spent my placement year in Paris and never set foot in the Louvre *shameee* I did, however, visit Disneyland Paris 3 times…

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

Turtle, they just seem so chill - I want that lifestyle.

What is your favourite book, movie or TV show?

HARRY POTTER – every time, any time, all of them, always

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

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She is one badass lady and I want to learn her ways.

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

To increase the number of students who feel supported by and welcome in their SU.

Why did you stand to be an Officer?

I like looking after people, lame but true. The SU is amazing but I know there are things we can build on and make better.

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

  1. BE NICE AND SMILE AT EVERYONE, not in a creepy way but seriously – this is your chance to start again and meet an entirely new set of people so make the most of it.
  2. Use the SU: Not joining a club or society until my final year is my only regret of Uni so just be brave and join something you’re interested in and prepare to have the best year ever!
  3. . Don’t buy the books – they’re so expensive and our library is brilliant so it’s just not worth it.